Mention of the President and Liberals on this forum.
This sort of talk from about a constitutional lawyer is disheartening. Civics is not lost on constitutional attorneys but it was lost on the knee jerk reaction of the former president who decided it was okay to tap phones of its citizens with gag orders attached.
'Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.' Benjamin Franklin
The talk of liberals taking away freedoms are tiresome on this forum. Does everyone forget the RIGHT trying to impose theocracy on people?
Hmmmm..... this country was founded on Christian principles... hence it would be logical that the country follow those Christian principles.
"I took an oath to protect the people of this country." - President George W. Bush
"Actually you took an oath to uphold and protect the CONSTITUTION which in turn protects and defends the people." - Me
Thanks to Glen Beck, Fox News, and conservative talk radio, I now understand that "Democrat" (Left) and "Republican" (Right) are just shades of the same "progressive" agenda... and both share the blame for screwing up our country.
I agree with you about those "progressives" having taken an oath to protect the Constitution... but they ignored it/are ignoring it instead. And I don't see Obama being any better at following his oath either.
Since this is my first post let me introduce myself. I am a well educated, active duty military currently in the middle east as I type. I carry concealed herewhen I am outside the wire and will be relocating from the San Antonio,Texas(sanctuary city)to the great state of Virginia on orders when I get back home in a few more months.
Thank you for putting your butt on the line so my butt doesn't have to deal with terrorists here at home.
I am an advocate of for weapons, hate unions, a true believer in Government healthcare. I am against affirmative action (its time has come and gone), for the ACLU when it comes to major issues (overturned the patriot act which violated attorney client privalege and .
I am a secular and can defend my lack of circular self serving logic that many religions bring to the table by stating that the Federal Bureau of Prisons statistics on religion of inmates. Atheists (secular) equate to 8%-15% of the population of this country and account for .06 of all inmates in prison.
I gave up on organized "religion" a long time ago since "religion" comes from man making rules for God. I prefer to deal with Him directly. But that is just my beliefs in that area... everyone else is free to believe what ever they wish to.. or wish not to.
However... inmates in prisons learn quickly that one of the ways to suck up and be treated nicer is to suddenly "get religion".... so I am skeptic about statistics about religion in prison.
I intend on open carrying a glock 23 when I get to Virginia; my wife will carry a glock 19. I will later list several incidents that have occured in San Antonio while residing there that more than justify my wifecarrying a weapon.These same stories will reflect that total disregard of illegal immigrants of the law.
I am an American doing my part to defend my country, and exercise my rights. Please get off the liberals are evil horse since I too earn my money but believe in reform. I feel the welfare system lacks oversight to the point of failure.
Please understand that the word "liberal" has undergone a change in meaning in the past little while and now is more often synonymous with "radical leftist" than it's original meaning. Kinda like how the meaning of the word "gay" changed.
I believe that treating 30M illegal immigrants with healthcare and education on my dollar is against the basic intent of government. Government exists to serve first and foremost its tax payers.
The true role of government is NOT to serve it's taxpayers... it's role is outlined quite nicely in the Constitution and has much to do with protecting the country by keeping the borders secure and defending against enemys... but has precious little to do with serving the taxpayers.
I think that republicans are a bit out of their minds with the whole stay out of our houses and away from our guns, but come into our bedrooms and make laws about abortion. Its okay to tap our phones because we got attacked by a few terrorists, but out of the other side of your mouth you claim the democrats are trying to take away your rights.
If one looks carefully at the "Republican" vs "Democrat" in relation to which one is screwing up the country it is plain to see both are guilty. Neither one is any better, or worse, than the other although Democrats do it faster.
Government healthcare equates to me not working my entire life and than coming down with say cancer. All my investments and hard earned money does not mean squat when I get hospital bills that cost what they do for treatment that I need. Socialism is that after my paying with every penny I have and going into debt, I then qualify for medicare to continue treatment. The other person who had $25K in credit card debt and never had a house to sell qualifies without sustaining the loss that I just did. THAT is socialism. That is when everything you did financially your entire life amounts to squat because you became sick and you had health insurance. THAT is not the American Dream!
Uh oh... we certainly disagree on the health care thing because............. why should your investments and hard earned money be protected by tapping into my investments and hard earned money to pay for your cancer? Or... why should your investments and hard earned money be used to pay for my cancer?
Whenever one segment of society gets free stuff from another segment of society... that is Socialism. Doesn't matter if that free stuff is cash for clunkers or health care... someone who didn't get that car, or didn't get cancer, paid for it.
I have noticed too much blame on one party when clearly people are overgeneralizing what a liberal is. I am an eco-friendly military member, who packs a glock 23 openly when I am in a state that allows it. People are spoiled and criminals are not scary to me, but an annoyance. I have seen the real big baddies who want to do more than take my TV, but I refuse to be walked on by some coward who thinks that $100 is alot of money and working for it takes too much time.
I think with my brain and don't vote because some guy goes to a church that I do but because he potentially do a better job at supporting many issues that we as Americans have asked our leaders to address. I will be posting an alternative view about many issues but an intelligent one.
I think you will find that many who frequent this forum also have a brain and know how to use it. I am quite sure many folks here, and out there all over the country, actually do think beyond what they hear in church... or on TV... or what their local/regional/State/Federal politician says.. and vote according to what they have been able to objectively think through. I am absolutely sure that those who voted for Obama were not using their brains but were so eager for something new they only heard what they wanted to hear when Obama spoke... and followed like lemmings. To be fair... McCain wouldn't have been any better... just a slower walk down the same "progressive" road.
No I am not a democrat but simply a civics minded voter who feels that people forget thatwe are at war and would vote onjacked up priorities such as if their neighbors Bob and Jack can get married rather thanwho can conduct federal business as an adult and protect the constitution. I don't vote parties I vote policies and reality check to the members of this forum, bad people are the cause of problems. Uninformed voters are the cause of problems, lack of accountability, soft judges, and in my own humble opinon, A COMPLETE LACK OF ARMED CITIZENS THAT DO NOT SIT IDLE WHILE CRIMES ARE COMMITED.
Actually... 100 years of "progressive" policies in government and education is the real problem. Those policies have changed how people think about the whole "freedom" thing from individuals being born with freedoms the government isn't allowed to take away to.... freedom being only what the government allows people to do. For example... very few people understand that the Bill of Rights is NOT a list of things the government allows citizens to do but is a list of things the citizens will not allow the government to take away. And that change in the American psyche was brought about through slow and gentle nudging through policies and educating our kids.
By the way... that education in schools and those policies are what caused people to not only be afraid of openly carried guns but to not understand what it is they are seeing when they see a citizen with a gun.
Carry the weapon, make a difference, but stop blaming people. Senator McCain was no harder on illegals than President O'bama as they stood the same on the issue. Infallable conservitives have made many bad laws, and same with democrats.
Glad to see you understand that both Republican and Democrat are both to blame.
Be responsible but blame is not helpful. Create answers, solutions, and write your representitives to enact them. Stay informed, vote with thought.
On the contrary... blame is helpful if those responsible are blamed for the things they do and that blame sticks enough to get those responsible out of the way so this great country can experience some real "change".... and change back into what it was intended to be... a country filled with free citizens.
Writing our congresscritters has become an exercise in futility for the most part with letters and phone calls ignored. Some congresscritters actually are trying to do what they were elected for but they are not only few and far between but they are also ridiculed in Congress and in the media.
The recent elections in Virginia and New Jersey.. and even Dist. 23 in New York... are prime examples of people giving government a mandate to return to common sense. It is a start.