Just a few quick thoughts…
If a Liberal Progressive is nominated and approved to the Supreme Court, we might as well kiss out individual liberties goodbye and welcome a dystopian 1984 world. Those who have read the novel will understand.
I’m not surprised that President Obama will not be attending Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s funeral. He has always regarded the Supreme Court as an impediment to his “transformation” of the United States to his vision.
Besides, it will get in the way of his trip to visit the Castros in Cuba…
There is one campaign promise that Obama has kept, and that is of a transparent administration – transparently corrupt and anti-American…
Power does matter. How else could the Clintons have been involved in so many scandals, left so many bodies behind them, and still stay out of jail?
From the glass house category – It was very disturbing to hear the Pope calling gun manufacturers and owners Christian faith into question, and making statements about how un-Christian it is to build walls when the Vatican is surrounded by both walls and armed guards.
Too bad the Bible is full of references about building walls around cities (ref the Book of Nehemiah) and arming oneself (ex Luke 22:36) to defend oneself from harm. Perhaps the Holy Father should study the Bible more and keep away from the political issues of the world…
Seventy-four years ago yesterday (Feb 19), FDR signed an order placing 110,000 American citizens and immigrants into incarceration camps without any due process of law. They had committed no crimes whatsoever other than looking like the Japanese that the United States was at war with.
Let’s remember 2 things from this:
1) This was the greatest civil rights violation perpetuated by the United Stated Federal government.
2) Anyone who believes that this cannot happen again is fooling themselves – If We the People elect another narcissist to the White House and they percieve a threat to themselves, the full weight of the Federal Government will be brought to bear upon those deemed “undesirable” and a threat to the country.
Restricting immigration is not inhumane – it’s common sense, especially if there are questions concerning the person or people wanting to immigrate. One only has to look at what is happening in Europe with unrestricted immigration to understand that the people of the countries are in danger and under attack.
Apple’s reluctance to hack the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone is understandable. Apple has spent a great deal of time and money to secure the user’s data within these devices. To open a backdoor into a user’s data is not only a potential public relations disaster, but opens up the devices to exploits by hackers – or an unscrupulous government…
The “no-fly” lists are a violation of a citizen’s rights under the Fifth Amendment. When coupled together with other restrictions upon a person, the power of the government becomes overwhelming and complete.
The Constitution and the accompanying Amendments are “living” i.e., that they are indeed the founding basis of law for the citizens of the United States. They will die if the rules of law are subverted and ignored by the same elected people who are sworn to uphold them. Laws that are non-discriminatory are what creates the atmosphere for equal opportunity for everyone. Laws based on a perception of “leveling the playing field” and social injustice (ex. tax the rich) create the inequality that such laws claim to correct.
Think of the current crop of Presidential candidates, and choose the one that supports the Constitution, supports the People of the United States equally, and supports the United States around the world.
This is how America will become a greater nation than before.