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GOP Platform: War Without End

johnm h Wrote: Feb 27, 2015 8:15 AM
I don't know what we should do about ISIS, probably supply weapons to Kurds, Jordanians, and intelligence and air support. Beyond that, I'd want to know more. But here we are granting asylum to all kinds of folks from the ME., regular visas, refugee status. Can anyone tell me why? Asylum to Jews from there and Christians perhaps, but Muslims? Iran is a different story. I'd like to see normal relations, an embassy and trade, but the main reason would be to know more about whats going on and what the vulnerabilities are.
I don't think there is anything here that Kissinger wouldn't agree with. Of course they want to replace America as the global hegemon. We are losing the marathon, they arn't winning it. All we have to do is return to sound domestic economic policies, including energy policy and we'll stay ahead for far longer than we can see in to China's future. Corruption and a materialism that we have no conception of is deeply rooted there and will continue to plague them domestically and as they expand abroad. That is the one place we are catching up with China, corruption of materialism. That has to change. Sound policy is simple, get the government out of the way in regulations, education, and other controls, reduce spending and taxes. We also have to come to a better understanding about how little we can really control external events. Leadership is different than interventionism.
What a stupid comment. Big government is influenced by whom? Us or big corporations, big pharma, big insurance, and now big cable providers and content providers, big unions? And who is for big government and complex tax and regulatory codes and taking over the economy? Are you aware of anything other than Democrat spin? Try actually reading, doing research and actually thinking. It's really quite obvious.
Don't let them in. It's part of the immigration reform we need. We can't change the M.E. It's beyond our understanding, we can't lead because we don't have a leader with credibility. Let's fix immigration, make sure those here, those dead can't vote. Take the country back then we can discuss what we might do in a post cold war world.
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America, Love It Or Leave It

johnm h Wrote: Feb 26, 2015 7:50 AM
The governing elite must have a narrative to justify the rents they collect by running things. It helps one's self image if one actually believes the narrative. The left believes its flabby adolescent marxism, and self absorbed nihilism.
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The Black Family in 1965 and Today

johnm h Wrote: Feb 26, 2015 7:42 AM
in the UK, mac insists on changing spelling, it's driving me crazy.
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The Black Family in 1965 and Today

johnm h Wrote: Feb 26, 2015 7:41 AM
As long as you're looking back, why not look at black statistics from post war to the sixties. Black families were expanding, incomes were growing, educational achievement very rapid. Yes the problem was caused by whites, white liberals, the war on poverty, welfare, affirmative action, destruction of the black schools. Chapman is just another liberal and as such must share responsibility for the destruction of the black family. do you have doubts, look at white welfare ghettos in the US, same thing, same behavior same result.
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Marijuana Laws: Going Up in Smoke?

johnm h Wrote: Feb 26, 2015 7:35 AM
We don't seem to be able to get anything right. Liberals celebrate destructive behaivor, some conservatives and liberals want to make such things not only illegal but impose severe punishment. In the mean time we're filling our jails up with two generation of youths, while the apparatus we've set up to stop drugs is daily intruding on our rights and freedoms. We've empowered gangs and organized crime around the world, turned our border into a war zone, destroyed the judicial systems in several countries, including our own. Could we begin by acknowledging that the war on drugs is a disastrous failure, but that all these drugs are destructive, not to be encouraged, fostered. Start there and maybe we could have an intelligent debate, not just marijuana, but all of them.
We've had amateurs running things for some time, it's that Obama is a whole new low. Many have tried to explain his policy in terms of anti american anti colonialst mind set. While this, by his own admission, is how he sees the world, I think he just wants foreign policy to go away so he can continue to transform America. The latest and next to socializing the medical sector, the most sweeping and dangerous move, is taking over the internet under the Orwellian name, Net Neutrality. Folks are focused on ISIS and the Ukraine, but in the mean time he's turning the US into a fascist state. There is nothing we can do about foreign policy as long as he is in office. We should stop his transformation of the economy, the constitution, the culture. Once we have adults running things, and return to a vibrant economy, we can reassert foreign policy leadership. But we have to figure out what that means in a post cold war environment. We haven't had that debate yet. Now's a good time to have it. Beating up on the Democrats for the chaos in the process.
Was Christ a Christian? So obama isn't an Obamaite, his followers are. He's the original, the first, the collective redeemer. He is who he is but like Jones and so many others using their power over weak people to great advantage, he will be remembered only because of the damage he is doing to the rule of law and freedom. If we lose it all, he may be raised from the dead as a poster. Which is about the right kind of depth.
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Decreasing the Surplus Population

johnm h Wrote: Feb 26, 2015 6:38 AM
do you ever read First Things. Here is a longish quote you'll like. ..".liberalism isn't a philosophy or an ideology It is instead a set of well meaning sentiments that are sufficiently vague to allow for pragmatic adjustment when necessary....This flexibility is one reason liberalism has not committed suicide but instead renews itself in every generation as something different yet recognizably liberal and always claiming the moral right to rule. ... Politically, it's a dream of social justice without virtue. Morally it's a dream of virtue without censure. Spiritually, it's a dream of redemption without repentance. " First Things Jan
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