1 - 10 Next
In response to:

Amnesty Lite Is Still Amnesty

rita182 Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 11:27 AM
Just think of the job creation associated with that idea! Skilled jobs, well-paying jobs, and the National Guards of the border states can do the patrolling (mainly because the US Military is not generally allowed to do police work inside the US). Geologists to set up and monitor the seismic equipment, construction and maintenance jobs. Processing centers, for sending home long-term IAs who are caught and scheduled for deportation, manned with bilingual US citizens. A boon to all the border states economically.
In response to:

Amnesty Lite Is Still Amnesty

rita182 Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 11:18 AM
Yes, yes, yes!
In response to:

Amnesty Lite Is Still Amnesty

rita182 Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 11:18 AM
And you are one of the reasons the rest of America won't take conservatives seriously. Nuke our neighbor? Seriously? Since when do we unilaterally declare war on sovereign nations? Clearing out our own house takes precedence over fixing someone else's. I would suggest you spend more time on working to get people elected who will focus on enforcing our laws, rather than ranting like an idiot about "fixing" someone else's problems for them.
There's a line from an old movie that comes to mind. "I didn't do it, and if I did, I'm not guilty."--Pa Kettle
Yes, all state and publicly funded colleges should be shut down immediately, and the money for them put into the state general funds. Root out all the progressives, and reopen the (significantly smaller) colleges under a mandate to teach students how, not what, to think. Revive high standards for entrance, and encourage collaboration with trade and vocational schools. Encourage high school students to go to work for a couple of years and learn a skill before deciding on college. If people want to go to college, they will be able to pay for it, as the cost of a college education will drop precipitously once the ideologues are out of the way. Leave the states in charge of funding the colleges instead of Washington. Students would get a better and more useful education. Fewer students would be pressured into going to college when learning a skilled trade would be more to their liking and talents. States would be more accountable for the education of their citizens. Win-win-win.
And what, exactly, is "over double digits"? 100%? 200%? 1000%? How is this lottery of horrors supposed to work? Spin the wheel and win an increase! Maybe they can get Sajak to run it a few minutes right before Wheel of Fortune, kind of like the Powerball or Mega Millions. Vanna can hand out vouchers to all those that qualify for subsidies (85% in CA); that should keep her busy. Now, about that website.....
No, but the idea of giving stuff to people who didn't do anything to warrant it was. And they disapproved of that. The federal government was not supposed to do anything but protect our rights to life, liberty and property (changed to "pursuit of happiness" in the final draft.) In the Constitution, they provided for a military, a postal service (having individual states do that hadn't worked well), and oversight of interstate commerce (ditto). They also had the power of making and enforcing treaties with the Indian nations. EVERYTHING else not specifically enumerated in the original document was reserved to the States, or to the people. Family planning did exist in the 1700s. Mothers breastfed their children for 2-3 years, which naturally tended to spread out children. There was a high mortality rate, so parents tried to have as many children as possible. That was the plan. Unmarried people were shamed into not producing children, which was a good plan. Public information services existed, but the federal gov't didn't pay for it; the states or local entities did.
PP was started by a eugenicist who wanted to reduce the "inferior" population. Abortion was a mainstay of that agenda from the first. Birth control was originally conceived of as sterilization, not pills. Sanger didn't want ANY minority babies being born. She said it over and over, in speech after speech, and convinced many black ministers to help her in her war on minority women. She wrapped it up in glowing words like "manageable family size" and "preserving the health of the mother." But it was all about death for as many poor and minority human beings as possible. Look it up.
They look too loose and stretched....saggy. Used, definitely used.
It's not the tribal system that's the problem there; it's the dictator statist Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe was doing very well under the colonial system because the Brits let them more or less rule themselves. When colonial rule was removed, the criminals took over, drove away the white landowners who were growing all the food, and gave the land to the blacks who supported them, none of whom were farmers, or any other kind of productive worker. The economy has been in freefall ever since, and the traditional tribal leaders have either been absorbed into the dictatorship, killed or driven from the country. The ones outside the country are waiting for Mugabe to die so they can go back and repair the damage to their beloved homeland.
1 - 10 Next