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Hollowing-out the middle class is exactly what the Progressive/Liberal agenda has been doing and is doing. It is just good politics for the Dems, because for every millionaire they make through monetary policy, they get a 1000 government dependent voters through fiscal policy. Thus, reelection for ever.
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Bordering on Madness

Jeff2422 Wrote: Jul 22, 2014 12:28 PM
Dr. Sowell, as usual makes more sense than it appears the public, and definitely most politicians, can deal with. He hit upon the hidden agenda when he stated that immigration "can permanently change the composition of the American population and the very culture of the country." There is no doubt that Hispanics favor Socialism and religiously favor Reverend Wright's brand liberation theology which is a Central and South American reaction by the church to banana republic dictatorships. Western ideals of individual liberty and responsibility with limited government brought here by Europeans for 200 years escaping European monarchies and wars by-and-large is not the orientation of the Hispanic peoples coming to the US of A. Obama and the Dems know it, thus no border enforcement. As Edward Long Shanks says in "Braveheart" about the Scots, "if we cannot get them out, we will bread them out." That is the real long term agenda of the Democratic party and it has been working for decades.
Regular order would be great, but that requires everyone to come to the table with honest proposals, not every little thing being about group politics. The founders didn't expect that half or more of the country would be dependent on federal programs like drug addicts on drugs. The Dems divide and conqueror these self-created federal constituencies every election cycle, especially in POTUS election years. As long as the Dems maintain their well-funded ground game (including fraud) and control nearly all the major cities, not enough non-dependent people to overcome the growing dependents. The children coming across the border in droves is a prime example. It is a clear message by Obama and the Dems to Hispanics that if you want to stay and you want your cousins, nieces, nephews, kids, etc. to stay vote for Dems. The founders didn't expect that kind of lawlessness and a country filled with dependent voters, but it is alive and well in today's US of A.
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The Coming Christian Revolt

Jeff2422 Wrote: Jul 21, 2014 3:18 PM
In the old Roman days they just fed Christians to the lions. Usually a fairly quick process that took no longer than an afternoon. Now Christians are fed to ACLU, NARAL, NOW, and Government lawyers and it takes years. The Romans were much more humane.
Basically, the liberal view of everything can be summed up with a quote from this article, "we'll call that a "For", at least until it stops being useful to them.
It is a local problem until Texas tries to do something about it, then it is a federal issue if what they do is politically incorrect per the White House and DOJ.
The answer to most of the problems domestic and foreign can be resolved or significantly affected as a positive for the US if we just dump the enviro whackos off a cliff. A vibrant economy always makes us much more influential in the world. For example, Europe would be in our corner on the Ukraine situation if they could get their natural gas from the US which we have a couple hundred years worth from known reserves. Our economy could be growing if we just stop the green nonsense and tap our other fossil fuel reserves, like coal, that we have centuries worth known reserves. Billions of tax revenues could had at the local, state and federal level, and billions saved when people have good paying jobs that are produced by energy jobs and jobs to service those in the industry. For example, they claim coal plants need to be curtailed or shutdown because of global warming, yet China is putting up a smoke stack per day and buying our coal. The same is true for the rest of the world, but not us. This is complete and utter nonsense. But, it does keep people dependent on the government and voting for Dems, and that is the real energy policy in this country.
Race, gender, age, etc., today's political scene is all about group politics. The political class in this country, especially the Dems, have specifically created what Obama called in one speech, "a constituency of the government." There has been an overt approach to get as many people into these "constituency" groups as possible based on dependency on one government program or another. In other words, the government has been turned into a drug dealing operation with handouts or special treatment being the drug. This type of politics will be our undoing because we cannot afford to have most of the country dependent on the drug of government programs.
It has been what made us exceptional and the most generous country in the world, not our recently acquired wealth after WW II.
Eisenhower said that the great dangers to America were not from abroad, but from within. How true.
Marxism, Leninist Marxism, Socialism, Fascism, Feudalism, Monarchialism, Progressivism, American Liberalism, lead to the same thing, Totalitarianism to one degree or another. The Founders were "Classical Liberals", and drew upon the ancient republican and democratic ideals of Greece and Rome. Combining the rationalism of the Renaissance with a common faith in God (if not common understanding or worship), they took their historical knowledge and created something new, a country dedicated to the individual's life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Constitution, after the failure of the Articles of Confederation, was the means to form a government that protected the individual without the government defining for the individual what life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness means. All the isms above, believe there are "correct" or "right" definitions, and each individual should be molded, by force if necessary, to accept those definitions that are promulgated by their elite betters. In the real world, what you get is what we are seeing when too much power is concentrated into the hands of the few, corruption and coercion.
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