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Bob from PA Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 12:03 PM
the people won't because they like Santa Claus government. Franklin mentioned about keeping this republic but the people don't like it so it disintegrates and we all suffer. And it is Constitutional principles, not Tea Party.
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The Stupid Party Acting Stupidly

Bob from PA Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 11:10 AM
And yet we are supposed to believe tis was a strategic decision so they can win in November and then what? Vote the way they did before. You are correct. This is why they fear the Tea Party.
I guess Jefferson was a radial. "We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude." I know. This is the year that they stay pragmatic and when they win, they will act differently than they have in the past 20 years.
A check and balance is not a compromise. If one side goes to far, the other checks it so nothing gets done which it then balances. That it the way it was designed. The Senate checks the House and they check the President. The states check the feds in their areas, etc. How does doing nothing create totalitarian government? It doesn't. Compromise is when you want your street paved this year and I want the same. You agree to my street this year but I agree to give you an extra $100 to help with costs for your street next year. Compromise is not throwing out the Constitution merely because we both want something contrary to it.
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The Stupid Party Acting Stupidly

Bob from PA Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 10:29 AM
So the GOP leadership is saying we are doing this to win in 2014 and maybe in 2016. Then we can really govern. Like what? Democrat lite as when the GOP controlled the House, Senate and had Bush? When it passed Ted Kennedy's No Child Left Behind only to take the blame when it wasn't that great? When it handed out $$ through grants like there was no tomorrow because it didn't want to articulate a plan except to act like Democrat lite? It is easy to blame the Tea Party for taking a stand that the GOP should have taken years ago. Instead, we get the rubric of "give us one more chance and allow us to act pragmatic this year so we can win in 2014."
But once the Constitution was adopted it was not to be compromised out of existence. They created a procedure for amending it so there was not to be any more compromising on it.
What did they do when they had the House, Senate and Presidency under Bush? Let's see, Medicare Drug Prescription, No Child Left Behind....... They acted like Democrats fearful of offending people as to why the Constitution and its republican form of government provide for economic security. Of course, the Dems harped on the deficits in 2006 and lied like crazy to get into office so they could enact higher deficits and their radical agenda.
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Bob from PA Wrote: Feb 13, 2014 7:32 AM
Immigrants today have no desire to assimilate. It is all about "diversity". My great grandparents arrived here from Germany and Poland. They knew America was great and adopted its principles. Now, we must abandon what made the US the place to go. Immigrants in general do not desire to live in a federal republic and the Democrats encourage the largesse to ensure their vote. We are on a downward spiral and the Founders must be distraught at the course we are taking with Obama and the RINOs who fail to obey their oath of office. Of course, it is always for the children.
i haven't insulted anyone. The Dems are the master insult/race/calass baiters.
before the Tea Party, the GOP did the same type of negotiating, never shrinking government, expanding the debt limit, etc. The Dems used this in 2006. Our own lying Senator Casey harped on the deficits only to get in office and increase them tremendously. The GOP has not held firm to any line in the sand and we continiually moving to the edge of the cliff. The GOP is like a smoker who is told to stop before he has a heart attackor lung cancer and then cuts from 2 packs a day to one. What is needed is more GOP leadership to espouse why we need to slow down more than ever seek.
Orwell's freedom of speech is used at most universities. Their speech is more equal than others.
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