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AltseHashke: I agree with that quote completely. It seems for this debate, that the concept of "open borders" is one of immigration and leads me to wonder what personal loss akin to no home or car security, is experienced through the invasion of illegals.
flagmantexas: There is something disquieting about that. "They" is actually "we" as in "We the People". And we also elected GW twice right before Obama. It is impossible for there to be a discernible drop in intelligence of the electorate in such a short time; so we are either stupid or not. That fact begs the question: Are you stupid?. I would say no as you offer no reason to think otherwise. And since you are not stupid, what are you, superior to the people or not a member of the people?
Optimista: Hmm...that reminds me of when no-fault insurance became law. Well, I'm perfectly willing to let anyone opt out who will sign a waver that states if sick or injured and unable to pay up front or have sizable credit available you can be left on the street to die. And for those who support the elimination Obamacare state unequivocally that they want all healthcare facilities to refuse service to all who can't pay. See, before it became politicized and was a conservative initiative, affordable healthcare was viewed much as why we needed no-fault car insurance. And of course, I wasn't forced to buy Obamacare. I already had health insurance and I even got to keep my doctor; but I know it has been different for others. I was afraid this would go to the kneejerk of the AHA. I really wish there was some substance behind the rhetoric posted here.
dhancock: I'm not sure about your first part. I'm all in favor of expanding hunting, but does that mean I should let people hunt in my back yard? The same could be said for those of us who support expanded oil drilling. I like your second point though.
Tibby2: Buy what? What are we being forced to buy?
Sorry: should read, "many good reasons".
19john37: Personally, I can think of may god reasons to oppose the idea of an open border; but I am curious as to what tibby had in mind. I'm interested in you too, of course; but ask the same question. Giving a one word answer really doesn't tell much and using all caps doesn't actually enhance the answer. Rather, I wonder if you have any depth of understanding at all. All too often, people rely on old folksy clichés like the one above to sound smart, especially when implying that the opposition is stupid. Yet when examined closely, I usually find that these saying have different meanings to everybody. I find this fascinating in light of the premise of this column being only conservatives should be allowed to vote because only they understand.
Why is that?
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MikefromDE Wrote: Dec 23, 2014 11:49 AM
Woz: “Voting for one dictator over another isn't much of a choice” I have to agree with that statement. Fortunately, we’ve never been in that predicament. Just because we are far from Utopia, doesn’t mean we are in a dictatorship. Government isn’t single scoop ice cream that comes in so many flavors that everyone gets what they want. I suspect your thinking makes no allowance for people who disagree with you and as such, you equate being in the minority with living in a dictatorship. In a similar vein, you have probably never been truly oppressed therefore, you inflate any intrusions by the government and decry a loss of individual rights and liberties that is basically false.
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MikefromDE Wrote: Dec 23, 2014 9:42 AM
Mark: In a sense, I agree; it is about “The People”, but just who are “The People”? You are, but so am I. Barber is, but no more than any non- Bible-believing conservative Christian. And therein lies the problem. By all means, I call for each of us to vote as we think is best. In addition, we should work to influence the party for what we conceive to be its betterment. Barber however, has gone beyond that. Therefore, I say go, knowing full well that he will marginalize himself.
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