Any chance someone could run her over with a Chevy?????? I hope so......
I agree that "the sky is not falling" on the USA , but rather the groundwork and foundations are being slowly but surely eroded away under our feet. Much as the relentless pounding of the waves change the rocks of a breakwater protecting a safe harbor. You don't see it in a day or two, or even a couple of years but come back in 20 years or 50 and be amazed.
Obama, imo, is not THE downfall of our country, but rather the accelerator of it. His disregard for the Constitution's limits on government, our country's breakwater, combined with a enabling Congress, sets a precedent for others to follow who may be even more radical than him. He didn't even really hide his agenda but, I believe, most folks thought it wouldn't come into play the way it has.
Most of us don't recognize our country now from the one we grew up in but this is still a relatively slow pace. Combine a charismatic (real) Muslim President, elected in the name of "tolerance & diversity", that is willing to disregard contracts, impose fines/criminal penalties for not participating in government programs and then appoint some avowed fundamentalist "czars" in place of some of the ones like O has put in, who don't believe in a traditional America. and don't have to be approved by Congress. That could be a nightmare that this country might never wake from.
"It's not that government is inherently stupid, although that's a debatable question."
Rand Paul CPAC speech 2011
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Stuart, 1791
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Expressing "your own thoughts" takes all of 5 minutes. What else do you have to enlighten us? More of your own stupidity?
I don't claim to have the answers like you and your Dimmycrat socialists. So I post some writings of those that say things I believe in...and more importantly, things this batch of sheeple need to hear and read. But like them, you just go along to get along.
When we had the Soviets breathing down our necks, prior to the Reagan years, it's my guess you would have allowed them on US soil, and would have only objected when their tanks made a left turn onto main street of your hometown, New Mexico. You are lucky a real American that had principles kept this nation safe.
As I have repeated frequently, Obama isn't the problem, YOU and your ilk are the problem in this nation. As long as you continue to vote your feelings, you would put the anti-Christ in the POTUS chair.
I no longer pity people like you, just those unsuspecting offspring that haven't a clue where you are leading them. Someday the realization will hit you between the eyes, but by your way of thinking, it will be too late. When you can just poo-poo what's happening in the muslim world, and gloss over their up-front warnings of how they intend to kill you and those you haven't protected, you may decide you shouldn't have been so close-minded to what the founding fathers are rolling over in their graves about what you libs have brought down on this nation.
When the one you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.
But...wait...wait...I'm wrong again.
You have lots of company over there.
They are all shouting, " be afraid, be very afraid, the water might rise above our heads."
"Then what should we do?" They warble.
"We must get out of the pool." They cry.
Then most on the shallow end reach for the ladder, and pull themselves to safety, rather than learning how to swim.
One cannot reason someone out of something they were not reasoned into. - Jonathan Swift
never have so many filibusters been threatened as in the first session of the 110th Congress. In just the first year, Republicans filibustered more legislation, and required more cloture votes to break those filibusters, than in any Congress in recent history. By the time this term ends, Congress could well more than double the number of cloture votes of previous Congresses ó including the ones that Republicans controlled and complained of Democratic 'obstruction.'
I will agree with you Hew, that the current administration has proven to be incompetent in providing effective leadership and progress in solving the problems they inherited. My question for you is pretty simple. What is the alternative? Can you, or anyone else articulate to me what it is the Republican party is proposing that is different than the failed policies of the previous administration that brought us to this point? I want to know. I'd love to switch back and support them. But for the life of me, I haven't heard of ANY ideas yet.
Don't need to reference your links. Do you know what "deliberative" means?
The filibusters are a part of the Senate living up to the Founders expectations. I commend to you Federalist #62, "The Senate" which includes:
"Another advantage accruing from this ingredient in the constitution of the Senate is, the additional impediment it must prove against improper acts of legislation. No law or resolution can now be passed without the concurrence, first, of a majority of the people, and then, of a majority of the States. It must be acknowledged that this complicated check on legislation may in some instances be injurious as well as beneficial; and that the peculiar defense which it involves in favor of the smaller States, would be more rational, if any interests common to them, and distinct from those of the other States, would otherwise be exposed to peculiar danger."