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A Halo for Selfishness

Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 08, 2014 3:42 PM
DoctorRoy Wrote:59 minutes ago (2:41 PM) If money is free speech then why is bribery illegal? Simple. Because in the case of bribery, you are trying to get someone to do something illegal or to overlook or cover up someone else's illegal doings. Your comparison with legal campaign contributions is invalid.
So now we know that the media has chosen Jeb Bush as the Republican candidate, the question is what are we going to do about it? Do we vote for him in 2016 and hope for the best? Do we stay home on election day, ensuring that we get Hillary? Or do we vote for a third party like the Libertarians or Constitution Party?
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Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz

Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 08, 2014 11:53 AM
"I happen to like it when the market comes down hard and fast, even though the risks include widespread panic and massive fear." The only time anyone should like it is when they have converted their positions to cash and can buy back in after prices have fallen. Anyone who has money tied up in securities when markets crash, will not survive.
This is the equivalent of placing gun owners under house arrest with an ankle monitor.
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Anti-Liberal Liberals

Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 08, 2014 11:22 AM
This reminds me of when the gays sued eHarmony because they did not allow for gay searches on their site. eHarmony caved even though they were founded on Christian principles.
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A Halo for Selfishness

Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 08, 2014 11:13 AM
traitorbill Wrote:6 minutes ago (11:06 AM) No. But we do have Obama. And he slept in a Holiday Inn, once. Obama: I'm not really a President, but I play one on TV.
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A Halo for Selfishness

Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 08, 2014 11:08 AM
EssTeeEffYou spews, " Money is not speech, Sowell. Why can't some conservatives understand that?" Actually, how you spend your money IS speech. If you like Raisin Bran, then you go to the store and buy Raisin Bran and not Cheerios. That is a form of free speech. You are supporting one product over another and you aren't limited as to how many brands of products you can support unless you run out of money. So applying that to politics, let's say the Democratic party represents Raisin Bran and the Republicans are represented by Cheerios. You support the Democrats, so you give money to them but I don't so I give mine to the Republicans. Now here's where it gets interesting. There may be many different companies that make cereals like Raisin Bran or Cheerios. Why should you be limited to eating only one brand? Campaign finance laws are like telling you that you MUST eat Post Raisin Bran and ONLY Post Raisin Bran.You are not allowed to try Raisin Bran from any other company. Eliminating the law means that you are free to sample a different brand of Raisin Bran or multiple brands if you choose.
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A Halo for Selfishness

Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 08, 2014 11:00 AM
As I understand it, in the UK the civil service is not under direct control of the politicians. The staffers who work under the elected officials do not work for the elected official per se, but under their own supervisors and managers. The politician does not have control over hiring and firing of staffers, that is a matter for the staffers superiors within the civil service to see to. Civil service staffers are also only permitted to assist the politician in their official capacity. Getting the politician re-elected is considered a personal matter and the civil service cannot get involved in that.
They won't miss it. They''ll just sue his estate to keep those checks rolling in.
We didn't steal the land. The concept of ownership of land was completely foreign to the "native" Americans so how could they have owned it? Also, there technically is no such thing as a "native" American. If you believe current evolutionary theory, all human life came out of Africa and expanded around the world. This means that the "native" Americans are not native to this land at all but came here from somewhere else just like the rest of us. Even if you are a creationist and believe that humans were created by God in the Garden of Eden, then that places the origin of humanity in the Middle East, most likely somewhere in Iraq. So no matter which origin you believe, there are no "native"Americans and they have no greater claim on the land than anyone else.
A country can only have one government. As soon as you allow one minority group to have their own, then every group will want one.
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