a reply to: DonVoigt
1 I'm guessing that your talking about paying off terrorist nations ransom for kidnapping American citizens.
A. Why would you assume I'm in favor of paying people who kill us? I'm not. Making assumptions about others has undoubtedly limited your social
2 e verify responsible citizens report their employers for hiring illegal immigrants, illegal immigrants get fired or businesses owners lose their
license to do business. Deny them any kind of government funding for anything, they self deport because they can't freeload off of us anymore.
B. How many years do you think it would take, using your way, for all of the 11+ million illegals to be filtered out of society? Who's going to pay
for the enforcement of your policies? Would those individuals be federal government employees?
3 parents take personal responsibility for raising their children, children grow up to become good people, some people will still be bad but the
problem gets better.
C. Taking personal responsibility doesn't just happen, like a flip of a switch. It's part of education. It comes from being part of a society, as
opposed to being marginalized. If you're talking about increasing the education budget, and augmenting social programs to promote responsible
behavior, I'm all for it.
4 yes only a minority of people in this country believe in changing it, that's why the minority of people who want it change it keep trying to chip
away at it.
D. I think the majority of American favor strickter gun laws - at least that's what many independent surveys indicate. Of course, those surveys are
usually discredited by the NRA, and gun manufacturers, which then spend millions on influencing our government into working for their interests as
opposed to the American peoples' interests. But hey, that's a conspiracy that even ATS won't touch.
5 another issue of personal responsibility by politicians. Only people who can't stand on their platform resort to mudslinging
E . As I said, mudslinging is subjective. Who decides what constitutes mudslinging? If a Politician gets a DUI, and I call her a drunk, am I
mudslinging? Does it make a difference if the politician that gets arrested is an 'R' or a 'D'? Does it matter if I'm an 'R' or 'D'?