posted on Sep, 29 2007 @ 08:39 AM
reply to post by Justin Oldham
Justin Oldham Don is going to get his wish. With few exceptions, the Dem candidates sent a loud and clear message. A vote for them is a vote
for open borders. I'm not wild about that, but there it is. I'll have to give them credit for being not even a little wishy-washy on the topic. I
don't care about ideology. I do care about what politicians actually say.
Well, there are no borders for money. You want to buy stock in a French company? Get on the internet and buy it. Daimler-Benz thought
they could make money in the American auto market. Instead of making a better mouse trap, they bought Chrysler Corp. No borders for big business but
for little people, we want BORDERS! There is a disconnect here.
We all know there is a genuine need for some border control measures. The measures need to be realistic. There are at least 2 major problems border
control forces must confront. 1)
Vast numbers of undocumented persons entering the country apparently at will. 2)
terrorists to enter our country meaning to do us harm.
It was decided at the highest levels of government to merge the TWO enforcement agencies, customs and immigration. I disagree with that decision.
There are no similarities between goods entering our country and people entering our county. Bad thinking at the top and bad initial decisions are
unlikely to ever produce a good outcome. Let’s go back to the OLD INS - Immigration and Naturalization Service - and the old US Customs Service.
Each task has its own difficulties and never the twain shall meet. Except at the borders.
America must not become a police state. We have taken several steps in that direction. We do not need a Commander-in-Chief on permanent duty.
Especially not one who believes the office of C-in-C is UNLIMITED. That any act HE ALONE determines to take, ostensibly to preserve the nation, is
LEGAL. Seig Hiel!
Justin Oldham I'm sorry to see that our politicians jumped in to the electoral 'fight' so soon. I think it was a real mistake to start
the '08 race so early. I hope that nobody does this again.
Oh how I do agree! Time = money. Money = time.
Why has no one explained this outrageous mess that we have worked ourselves into? This did not
happen by itself. I have the feeling it came as an unintended and unforeseen consequence of the latest bumbling effort at CFR - Campaign Finance
How can the candidates keep from being boring? How can the public keep its interest up for the long campaign? How can it possibly be beneficial? Why
do we want to be the FOOLS of the World? To label this asinine is to elevate the scheme. Who planned this? Is it some kind of conspiracy to sate our
appetite for tomfoolery?
Is is a giant conspiracy to make us think we have anything to do with what the Power in W-DC decides?
[edit on 9/29/2007 by donwhite]