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I am with you, brother.
I hope Visa and other companies understand there are usually more than one side in matters. I can understand a business taking a particular action for business reasons. But if they think they need to cave into these Leftist terrorists (because that is really what they are, using coercion rather than persuasion to achieve their goals), they need to realize they will suffer the wrath of the other side's supporters, not just the loss of business from the NRA and its members.
I am an American of Asian ancestry who is married to an American who legally immigrated from an Asian country and I say "NO!!!!" to so-called immigration reform. Do laws matter any more in the USA? You wouldn't think so watching how Obama changes laws as he pleases, issues waivers to laws as he pleases, and enforces parts of laws as he pleases. Both the Dems and the establishment Repubs want so-called immigration reform because they have been bought off by corporatists that want cheap labor. The Dems particularly want it so the Repubs never win another national election again. Both the Dems and the Repubs are dishonest in their characterization of being against so-called immigration reform as being anti immigration. I am anti lawlessness. Being anti illegal immigration has NOTHING to do with legal immigration.
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The Inequality Bogeyman

GeoInSD Wrote: Jan 28, 2014 9:43 AM
Who is to say what is too much? What if I found a cure for cancer and the treatment is cheap and painless and it cost me 3 decades of my life and an investment of 20 billion dollars for research and development? How can you place a price tag on that? Let a free people decide how much it is worth to them. I have been involved in startups most of my career. I have found that the general public, including Leftist politicians, have no appreciation for the RISK involved in building a business. Statistically 90% of startups fail in the first year. If the potential gain is not very large, few would risk starting a business. The more the expected profit is lowered the fewer startups are made. Government should just stay out except for enforcing the law EQUALLY.
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The House GOP Sounds Retreat (Or Should.)

GeoInSD Wrote: Jan 27, 2014 10:32 AM
I agree with Mr. Hewitt on most things. However, his suggestions are merely playing defense. You cannot win anything just playing defense. The GOP needs to educate the public about how liberty as protected by the Constitution, private property rights, free markets have made the USA the greatest nation the world has ever seen. Americans haven't learned these in school for over 40 years and is why the GOP is directionless and how a president with such a lousy record could get reelected.
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Top 10 Conservatives of 2013

GeoInSD Wrote: Jan 11, 2014 12:28 PM
Some people criticize Mr. Cruz because he fought a battle that couldn't be won - making the assumption that there is no value in fighting the battle if you will lose the battle. I strongly disagree with that idea. The British won the Battle of Bunker Hill in the Revolutionary War but they won at a great cost of deaths on their side. They know they couldn't keep winning like that or they would lose. If the French had put up a better fight and made the Germans win France at a great cost the Germans might not have been so keen on rolling through Europe. If the Republicans hadn't been rolling over so easily over the past few years and made the Dems work hard for each victory, I think they be less arrogant in and demanding in furthering their Progressive agenda. I say fight for what is right and fight hard. Make the other side work for their victories and make their victories painful so they don't come back so eagerly demanding our liberties next time.
I heard the audio of Obama making the Selma march claim. I really don't get that one at all even by the most contorted interpretation of the English language except he lied. The Press made such a fuss about Dan Quayle's inconsequential gaffs but nothing about Obama's clear lies.
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Obama on Obamacare: This Law is Working

GeoInSD Wrote: Dec 03, 2013 8:51 PM
He isn't delusional. Obamacare is doing what he planned: rob Medicare, increase taxes, increase gov't control over the people, people not actually sign up so Obamacare can't be sustained and requires a gov't bailout and further control, addict the people to a new entitlement, throw people off their private policies to progress to the real goal of single payer socialized medicine, divvy out our money to Obama cronies, etc. Obamacare is working VERY well. The problem is most people assume Obama's definition of "working well" is the same as their own.
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Obama on Obamacare: This Law is Working

GeoInSD Wrote: Dec 03, 2013 8:44 PM
Whether Obamacare is "working" depends on your definition of "working". If the definition of it "working" means it greatly extends government control over the people, then it most certainly is working and working well. The Progressives are constantly playing word games so you never be sure what they really mean and therefore cannot trust what they say. It does not matter how simple and clear a statement is, such as "If you like your policy you can keep your policy, period". (But it this instance, Obama was simply lying, not twisting the English language like he usually does.)
I definitely believe that Obama "has vision", his vision of "fundamentally transforming America". The problem is that vision is not good for the United States or its people, in my view. Why does the wealthiest and more powerful nation need fundamental transformation?
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