Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
In the 2012 presidential election, one candidate got it 100% correct and the other got it 100% wrong. Its too bad we elected the dumb one.
The general welfare is encompassed in the enumerated powers. Would you consider, for the sake of liberty and freedom, reading the Federalist, and Anti-Federalist papers? I believe it would help you to see how much danger your ignorance has put you in. You are smart enough to profit from it. Should you have children they will have a reason to thank you.
Do you believe it is the federal government's role to execute every idea? The CDC is a reasonable defensive response to a defensive problem.Same reason we have the CDC, and fund medical research.
Do you believe that firemen are a part of the federal government?Same reason we NO LONGER have extortionist criminal firemen. (watch " gangs of NY" for a example)
The rich will be fine. Consider the nation. Consider the citizens. If Obamacare stands we will no longer be a free people in just a few short years.if the rich are to live, Obamacare needs to stay.
Whose role should it be to determine the post conflict strategy? In the past the state department had the responsibility. Should it be the department of defense?
I have never trusted the state department to act on the nation's behalf. Now I place the Executive branch, less DoD in the same category.
As opposed to a person who planned to invade another country, completely dismantle the entirety of its state infrastructure, rebuild that state entirely.... all in an effort to reshape the world in America's image to create the new American century? It is one of the most insane and naive endeavors ever undertaken and only people who have no idea of how the world works would have ever undertaken such an endeavor!! Obama is incompetent and is accountable for a lot, but this is Bush's mess NOT Obama's.
Moving on to ISIS, or "The Islamic State" as these maniacs want to be called, the entire world should be worried about these fanatics. One of the people I went to grad school with is a Syrian journalist and knows more about them than the vast majority of people, and she says they scare her more than anyone she has ever come in contact with. He has been covering the Syrian civil war from the beginning, so she has seen a lot of scary people.
While I was working in Palestine, a Palestinian student told me that ISIS made him, for the first time in his life, be thankful for occupation, because he knew ISIS would never come there. If that doesn't tell you what sorts of monsters you are dealing with, I don't know what will.
Lastly, this is not like the technocratic Muslim Brotherhood, whose members tended to be Middle Class and invested in the status quo. They were a fake boogeyman, distorted by right wing war mongers and bigots to promote their sick agenda. ISIS is a real boogeyman, they are made up of radicals and they are a danger to not only Iraq, but everyone around them. I have opposed essentially every American intervention in the Middle East. However, something has to be done about these fanatics, or real humanitarian crisis could be on the horizon.
Last edited by Frodly; 08-11-14 at 08:41 PM.
I'm a Tarte, what!! You want some of this??
To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead. -- Thomas Paine