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Bordering on Madness

Gene236 Wrote: Jul 22, 2014 7:51 AM
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In response to:

Bordering on Madness

Gene236 Wrote: Jul 22, 2014 7:50 AM
Mr. Sowell has struck at the heart of the matter, it would seem, for the most part. Yet, are not all such people actually, defined by noun, aliens? And consequently, by law, thus, illegal aliens? It is true that they would like to be here permanently, as an immigrant; however they may not, by law. At the outset they did emigrate, but it is only by our laws that such a one may become an immigrant. If one's status is illegal, one is not an immigrant at all. It is Democratic partisan spin that is selling the concept of illegal immigration; at best this is a migration. Popular hysteria would be reduced if the American press would use more accurate terminology.
First of all, I must say that I very much like the term "presstitutes". The spelling is Fine Second Dr. Ron Paul would evacuate each and every US military base on foreign soil. George Washington would have liked this, as do I. Our presence/occupation is one reason they hate us. Would we not despise any occupier? We are admonished to keep no, and bi-annually to re-appropriate funds for, an army. In other words, no standing army. We are required to maintain a Navy, which includes in our case includes massive air power, and the United States Marine Corps. We are advised against entanglements. Why have we not listened? I would say Dr. Ron Paul is the only one who "gets it". He was the only totally honorable man in Congress. He never voted to raise taxes, or to increase the deficit, or to give himself a raise.
Barry Soetoro, is like "turd in the punch bowl"
Putin is at least a true political "strongman" in the traditional Chicago sense of the word. Obama is a gym basement "down-low man" in the modern Chicago sense of the words.
If Jefferson had his way, we would have been four nations.
An excellent & relevant article.
I neglected to mention that these two amendments were ratified early in 1913; just in time for WWI, and the first US involvement in a European war.
The ratification of the 16th and 17th Amendments to the US Constitution ushered tyranny into the Republic.The Bankers ascended, and The States were disenfranchised. We were warned by Dr. Franklin: "If you do not exclude them from these United States, in this Constitution, in less than 200 years our descendants will be working in the fields to furnish them substance, while they will be in the counting houses, rubbing their hands. I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude them for all time, your children will curse you in you graves." God's will, or the powers of evil men? Who can say, but free will allowed money changer, always evil men, to cripple the American Republic, and only repeal of both articles will right this ship of state. And what of our political parties? “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”– John Adams Finally, this observation: "The American people, North and South, went into the war [Between the States] as citizens of their respective states, they came out as subjects... And what they thus lost they have never got back." -- H. L. Mencken Amen.
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A Lame Duck Country?

Gene236 Wrote: Jun 24, 2014 8:22 AM
Mr Sowell has reminded us of the obvious; to what end I, I can only wonder. Aside from this, I am left with a question inferred much too often: why is the noun "democracy" ever used as a synonym for a Constitutional Republic? The framework of our Republic is so succinctly described sans the use of that noun which, in practice, foists upon sovereign individuals the rule of the mob. Surely it may be inferred by any discriminating reader that we are not to be ruled by "most of the people", but are rather to be governed by the words of a document. If we are a democracy, why is that never stated? Why give readers the wrong idea, if edification and accuracy are desired, prescribed, and required? Mr. Sowell knows better.
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