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A Crisis Born of Inaction

rkoehl Wrote: Jun 20, 2014 1:56 PM
Congress does not need to rewrite our immigration laws. When the problem is that your laws are not being enforced, the solution is neither "more laws" or "rewritten" laws. The answer is to hire people who will actually enforce the laws you've got. When someone enters our country without permission, the law states they are to be imprisoned, fined, and deported. 8 U.S.C. Section 1325 paragraph a. Well, the "imprisoned" part isn't really being enforced, which has led many pro-illegal activists to make up this lie about illegal entry only being a "civil penalty." In truth the "civil penalty is only for those caught at the border TRYING to enter. See paragraph b of the aforementioned law. Now, Obama doesn't even want to deport. Well, when you tolerate crime, you get more of it. The answer isn't to write new laws. The answer is to enforce the laws you've got.
This article betrays a failure to heed Ecclesiastes 7:10's warning against looking at yesterday's world and assuming it to be somehow better than today's world. Modern culture is no more or less evil (or tolerant thereof) than any culture we've had since the dawn of humanity. Evil changes forms. Evil changes its sales pitch. But the culture and any "modern" developments are just window-dressing. Consider: In the 1940s, the Germans murdered six million people in extermination camps while we Americans largely looked the other way (it took a Japanese attack on our soil to wake us up). The world experienced evil on a scale beyond anything before or since. Would you say that the culture which turned a willing blind-eye to such horror was morally in a better place than today's world? In the 1950s, we had lynchings, Jim Crowe, and the paranoia of the red scare. There was also a frightening epidemic of alcoholism. Our entertainment may have been clean, but it was a cultural whitewashed tomb. We were otherwise just as culturally ill as ever. Then there was the 1960s. Enough said there. I could go on, but you probably get the point. Today's culture is no better or worse than any we've had in this country's history. Yes, we just saw two 12-yr olds commit a murder. I remember a similar news story in the 1980s. Back then it was a "Dungeons and Dragons" game. How was that any better or worse? Shocking acts of murder and other forms of evil have always been with us. We've always been shocked. And we've always wondered what was wrong with whatever the modern culture of the day was. The answer was and still is this: it's not the culture--it's the same evil that's been with man since the dawn of time.
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The Christie Crumblers

rkoehl Wrote: Jan 15, 2014 1:56 PM
Dear Brent, Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. The liberal media is saving conservative Republicans the trouble of having to stop Christie's presidential campaign before it saddles us with another Romney or McCain. Those of us who are sick of beltway GOP insiders picking "electable" candidates find this turn of events refreshing. Now, can we please have a REAL conservative in 2016?
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The Right to Decency

rkoehl Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 9:57 AM
1. This article is slightly disingenuous in its repetitious use of the "1.5 million complaints" statistic. When 1.5 million people click on a "complain" button in a blast email sent out by whatever interest group wants them to complain, that's not the same thing as 1.5 million people actually being offended enough to take the time to complain themselves. I'm not saying that all 1.5 million of those complaints were the result of prodding from interest groups, but I personally received enough blast emails from self-appointed "concerned parents" groups to make me suspicious. I would be very interested in seeing how many of those 1.5 million were genuine complaints.
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