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Al Sharpton Sends His Condolences

Arley2 Wrote: Dec 21, 2014 12:18 PM
Al Sharpton is a rabid racist. He's the flip side of that David Duke idiot who ran the stupid KKK organization in days gone by. Sharpton wears only "race colored glasses" and likely sees racism in the sun rise every morning.
Continued: There's somewhere in the neighborhood of 130,000 pages of Federal laws and regulations, and 74,000 pages in our tax code..........and more added every year. If Congress were to confine itself to dealing with responsibilities assigned it by the Constitution, half or more of those pages would go away. The 74,000 page tax code could be reduced to one page saying, "All earners will pay 10% of all their earnings to the Treasury Department", and the IRS form could be one page, even half a page. Ahhhh, welllll
Yep. The men and women in Congress lie like crazy to get elected and then seem to think they have to pass some legislation to "appear" to be doing something for their constituents. So they look for "problems" to solve and nearly every "solution" is very expensive and make the so called problem worse, not better. Do nothing Congresses are pretty good for the most part. I'd consider voting for a pol who'd run on a platform where he or she promised to propose no legislation and vote against nearly all bills.
Continued; I'm an 80 year old white guy, and I've come to think that a certain level of "us against them" will always exist whether we're talking about race, religion, language, heritage. It's not likely to go away entirely, BUT each of us have choices about how to handle our impulses. I've come to think it is a "management" issue more than anything, and I'm responsible to manage my self and my impulses in ways that DO NOT harm other people regardless of race, creed, color, or heritage. My behavior will always tell the truth, while my words might not.
A fine article Mr. Dupree! Keep up the good work. You are absolutely correct. We all have choices to make, and most often they are made anew every single day Most are not one and done decisions either. I have many opportunities daily to be honest or not, to be responsible for my own behavior or not; and, it's through our decisions and subsequent behavior that we control our lives, thereby making life heaven or hell............or something betweeen.
"Is Government Faithful to the Constitution?" No. Now Judge Napalitano, you've seen lawyers operate in your court room for many years so you know they're not fond of firmness and clarity. Part of the problem is there are too many lawyers in Congress. Lawyers are trained to argue EITHER side of ANY issue with equal energy. Most don't have a clear, solid set of core commitments for which they would "go to the wall." Lawyers are necessary when the rest of us get ourselves in trouble, but they are the least likely to make good law. The least likely to stay within the bounds of what the Constitution permits the Federal Government to do.
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Yes, Michelle, It's Because You're Black

Arley2 Wrote: Dec 18, 2014 8:44 AM
"Yes, Michelle, It's Because You're Black" John, my man, you didn't quite finish your title, which ought to read: "Yes Michelle, it's Because You're Black and Stupid." No need to thank me for editing the Editor.
Very good point! In my view you do "torture" when you deliberately inflict physical damage on a person. But scaring people (waterboarding) isn't torture. PS: Torture does work and has always worked.
If Waterboarding Works, Does That Make It Morally Acceptable? Yes.
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Should Profiling Be Banned?

Arley2 Wrote: Dec 17, 2014 9:45 PM
My personal view is that profileing is a good thing. Years ago I lived in a CA county with a Mexican population of 40$ where 60% of the crimes were committed by (usually) young Mexican males. For law enforcement to conveniently overlook that fact would be imcompetence on their part.
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