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originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
That's a false equivalence and you know it.
A more accurate analogy would be building a wall only in the front of your neighborhood to stop "intruders", yet leaving every other side & port of entry untouched. Then you allow a lot of different people from all over the world into your neighborhood for specific permits, only to do nothing when they violate the terms of those permits. You even have agreements with other neighborhoods to allow their members to come to your neighborhood without any permits whatsoever, yet do nothing when they still violate the terms of the agreement.
Other people in your household & neighborhood hire those same people to do illegal things, purchase illegal things from them, and screw them over financially. But if the ones who are screwed over try to speak up, they're kicked out of your neighborhood. And if the ones who sell goods to your eager neighbors and family members are caught, then you suddenly pretend to have morals and arrest them... unless the sellers happen to be affiliated with your corrupt "neighborhood watch". If so, they get a slap on the wrist and are released so they can continue selling their goods to the happy customers in your neighborhood.
But when people point out how pointless the wall in the front of the neighborhood is, you act like you don't understand the issue.
originally posted by: Tardacus
if 2 or more illegals have ever murdered a U.S. citizen in America then what he said IS true. he didn`t say all illegals murder American citizens.
Repubs will be in control of all 3 branches of the federal govt once their Supreme Court nominee is approved, so all blame for any incompetence will fall completely on your side. No more scapegoats and no more excuses.
Dirty Wars is the most thorough and authoritative history I've read yet of the causes and consequences of America’s post 9/11 conflation of war and national security. I know of no other journalist who could have written it: For over a decade, Scahill has visited the war zones, overt and covert; interviewed the soldiers, spooks, jihadists, and victims; and seen with his own eyes the fruits of America's bipartisan war fever. He risked his life many times over to write this book, and the result is a masterpiece of insight, journalism, and true patriotism.
—Barry Eisler, novelist and former operative in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations
This is a great surging novel about the amassing of a colossal fortune, the political power that comes with it, and the operation of a curse laid on an Irish-American dynasty and the ruthless driving man who founded it.
I'd rather you guys spend all of your time pushing this stupid wall than pushing your other stated policies.
originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
As a Trump supporter, I could care less if he built the wall. I'd rather it be like the security system Area 51/Groom Lake has to be honest. Nobody crosses into that territory without detection.
Although I think it's too late in regards to people remembering those years.