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LGBT Strikes Again: Comply or Die

Behog05 Wrote: Oct 13, 2014 11:11 AM
"They" didn't!
When we overhaul this government back into resembling something that can work I would suggest making it a law that a president (or any elected official) CANNOT appear at any function other than strict government business. NO FUNDRAISING, NO CAMPAIGNING. He should concentrate all of his time to doing his job. Re-election would be determined in how he does that job, not as a result of his extraneous political activities. Also, any elected official will not be allowed to earn money in any activity as a result of their service in office. No lobbying, no speeches and no jobs with any company or individual that has business affected by the government. First offense is the forfeiture of all pensions and benefits, second offense - prison. Just maybe we would then have people who serve for the right reasons.
What is also missing from the discussion is the responsibility of the people in those countries in continuing to bring children into the world of misery they live in. Having spent 35 years as an airline pilot flying to all those countries I have watched generation after generation of misery that nobody in this country can understand. Simple fact is that reducing the birth rate would improve the lives of every one of those countries and their failure to control their reproduction IS NOT OUR PROBLEM. Those "loving" parents are responsible for the misery of their children.
What's the difference between Obama, Bush, Clinton, millions of other successful people and so many of those who's lives have been ruined with criminal records from drug arrests? The first group didn't get caught for doing the same thing. What is criminal is the hypocrisy of so many of those in power who have presided over the "war on drugs." Now it is an industry involving the jobs and bureaucracy of hundreds of thousands, a large percentage of whom have done exactly what they are prosecuting others for.
The massive immigration during the first 200 years of this country occurred when there was NO welfare state, no earned income credit, no bilingual education, no free healthcare and no other benefits provided by the taxpayers. Prior to the massive liberal changes people who came to this country were entitled to nothing but an opportunity. That fact is what made those immigrants successful. Any comparison to what is happening now is completely invalid.
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Budget Hawks Question Doomsday Scenarios

Behog05 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 6:57 PM
Our government is so corrupt and it has infiltrated the media to the point where it completely controls the argument.
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Unlearning Liberty

Behog05 Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 4:08 AM
Several generations of this country's children have been effectively conditioned to not even be aware of the very special liberties that used to exist in this country. With mis-guided attempts to "protect" children from drugs and alcohol these generations have lived a life where their protections, as outlined in the Constitution, no longer exist. They readily accept intrusions of liberty from locker searches and drug testing to the gestapo tactics of the TSA. Combined with the "revisionist" history taught in schools and the virtual elimination of education about government they have no true understanding of those liberties for the simple reason that they have never had them.
1) That would be the Dot-Com Bubble which when it collapsed in the late 90's cause a severe recession. 2) That would be before 9/11, Afghanistan and Iraq occurred. 3) The Euro rode high for a while, how they doing now? 4) That would be after two years of democrat control of Congress and the deflation of the dollar by the Fed who continued the looting of the world's treasuries by the financial institutions. How many of those villains has Obama sent to jail? Only if the people realize what is really going on and quit being played by the partisanship scam will this country have a chance.
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The Fallacy of Redistribution

Behog05 Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 9:40 PM
I always am amazed when the teachings of Jesus are used to bolster the argument for social justice. I'm sure that Jesus would be strongly in favor of government programs that enable an 80% illegitimate birth rate or generation after generation existing solely on government sustenance. Another strawman argument is to assume hypocrisy in those who are against socialistic policies but rely on Social Security and Medicare. Although incredibly failed programs, they were sold on the basis that their benefits are earned by the lifetime labor of its participants. The fact that those lifetime contributions were squandered does not mean that those programs equate with any "redistribution" through giveaway programs.
The fault of the thinking within the 47% as well as those who defend the entitlement expansion is that if there isn't reform the free ride is either reduced or disappears. The mentality that seems to have come over so many, and I would included many of the 1%ers from the financial industry to defense contractors, is get everything you can while you can get it with no regard to the destruction of the very system that is providing for them.
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