1.No one owns private property abutting Mexico. If the Federal Government has any right to own land outside of Washington DC it is for purposes of fortification.
2. The Iron Curtain was not crossed with anything but desperation and terror. Recall the jubilation when the Berlin Wall fell. Such jubilation occurs only in the face of a major change.
3. The instant the physical barriers keeping East Germans imprisoned were gone the Easterners fled westward.
 February 9, 2016 at 1:54pm
Well thought and well said.
 February 9, 2016 at 1:52pm
The underlying error of all utopianism is that life is a game: that planet earth is a game board and all outcomes have to do with the game rules or dumb luck. Thus no-one wins or succeeds without the assistance of “unfair rules” or dumb luck. Life-as-a-game implies that this is a closed system. A game has a goal and rules for achieving that goal. Outside of the Game there is no higher reality. IOW it is irrelevant if one is playing Monopoly on a kitchen table or a picnic table. A Chess Game can occur online or against a computer as readily as in person. But in all games we never forget that it IS a game. We would be insane if we tried to use Monopoly money outside of the game.
Life-As-Game elevates Creation over the Creator and in fact denies any role or any existence to a Creator.
That Life is a race, means we are pieces on a game board, without any agency. That there is only one Prize and this cartoon clearly shows it: money. This is of course based upon Materialist philosophy: i.e. the distribution of matter and energy accounts for the entire Universe.
[-1] January 8, 2016 at 10:53am
Justangry: “There’s no such thing as an atheist theo-fascist.” Maybe that is so. BUT the Post-Modern leftist progressive is NOT an atheist. He has a god, it is himself, and/or humanity. Most religions have a millennialist ideal. The secular’s messianic age is the “enlightened” State practicing marxist collectivism.
[-1] January 8, 2016 at 10:48am
How many opining here know that the Pilgrims and other Puritan sects outlawed Christmas as being a non-biblical day of licentiousness? Ebenezer Scrooge was Charles Dickens’ caricature of the Puritan. Obviously by Dickens’ times the whole religious ruckus of the 16th and 17th centuries had cooled to a Victorian primness alternating with pomp. The jaded worldly English could not reflect on those days of Biblical fervor without toe-curling embarrassment. Dickens’ portrait of Scrooge was a vicious parody of the Puritans who made up the new phenomenon of the Middle Class.
[-1] January 8, 2016 at 10:38am
I believe the Vandals were Christians; Arianist “heretics”.
January 8, 2016 at 10:35am
Do you have specific examples, or are you just a troll?
Partly correct; but if there are no local churches, many of which also contain lost people, than what “churches” were being addressed by the apostles in I Corinthians, II Corinthians, Galatians, I Thessalonians, II Thessalonians, Revelation 2-3, etc.? Paul never took it for granted that he was only addressing those who were saved in his epistles (II Corinthians 13:5). Yes, the saints are collectively “the Church, which is His body” (Ephesians 1:22-23), but the basic definition of a “church” is an assembly of people. Even the heathen have churches (Acts 19:37).
Are you Jewish? If so, there a many rituals that were commanded by Jehovah of the House of Israel. And, the Ten Commandments would still need to be followed including the 4th commandment of honoring the Sabbath.
I am a Christian and know that Christ was and is the promised Messiah. Christ fulfilled the Law of Moses and gave new commandments, which included meeting together oft to partake of the Holy Sacrament in remembrance of Him. He also raised the bar on the expectations of his followers by making it known that thoughts along with works may condemn a man.
By the way, the reason the Jewish leaders were so mad when Christ spoke can be summed up in Christ's statement...before Abraham I AM. Christ is Jehovah. Jehovah of the Old Testament was the Pre-Mortal Christ.
Ignorance. While the concept of ‘being the church’, universal, is true, Jesus, by his example demonstrated regular attendance at temple and in the epistle to the Hebrews Paul spoke of “not forsaking our own assembling together”. Christianity is not limited to the spoken words of Jesus.
[-1] January 8, 2016 at 10:30am
Riddle me this: who is always shown in red garb? And who is said to live in a place of howling desolation? Who is very, very interested in whether we’ve been good or not? Whose name includes the letters AANST?
Clue: more than one answer.
That’s easy, Satan is the answer. I learned that from SNL skit “Church Lady” Santa=Satan spelled differently.
Nancy Reagan is the correct answer. You want the answers of Santa or Satan, 2 fictitious beings designed to scare children (and gullible adults) into submission. Don't worry the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, Cupid, Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster are all inventions based on folklore and they won't hurt you either.
[-6] January 8, 2016 at 10:23am
I am no open borders guy. BUT, this 30 year old woman has been here since she was a teen. One must have made a heartless idol of “the law” to think her being deported to a country in which she has no direct knowledge is “just”.
IF a law abiding woman brought here by her parents as a child is to be deported she should be one of the very last to go. AFTER every illegal is turned away at the border rather than being brought to a “processing station” where lawya’s will finagle a residency permit; after every illegal who has brought himself/herself over as an adult and has used phony ID is deported; after all illegal aliens convicted of felonies and of more than X (fill in the number) of misdemeanors is deported; after the Wall is built, IF we still feel someone like this woman ought be exiled from the only home she really knows then have at it.
Law without mercy is not the Biblical way.
"deported to a country in which she has no direct knowledge" - liberal hogwash! That twisted thinking is right up there with the 'affluenza' defense: ' he's too rich to understand that driving drunk and killing 4 people is wrong'.
Do you think her parents kept her in a box until they got to the US? Do you really have no direct knowledge of where you lived for the first 15 years of your life? What nonsense!!
Spew your Biblicalness all you like, show compassion and mercy, Then do the same x's five million or so...
Seein' a fault in your thinkin' yet?
If she confronted Ted on this issue, THEN SHE DID HAVE DIRECT KNOWLEDGE OF HER BEING ILLEGAL, regardless of this UNRIGHTEOUS, ILLEGAL DREAM ACT. She is an illegal AND she has made no effort whatsoever to become LEGAL. What does that say to you about her CHARACTER or lack thereof?????????????????
The Bible allows for mercy, but NOT STUPIDITY. Laws are here for a reason, a good reason. They are to keep order. WHY SHOULD WE OBEY THE LAW, BUT SHE GET AWAY WITH IT? Why? There is already a way for her to become legal, so your MERCY does not apply here. IT IS AN EXCUSE.
I take it you didn't actually read ATLAS SHRUGGED?
"Law without mercy is not the Biblical way."
Actually, the bible makes it clear that Mercy can be granted, but the price of our offenses must still be paid. Through Christ's Mercy, we can be redeemed from our transgressions and obtain Eternal Life, but someone had to "PAY" the penalty for our violations of God's law. That is what Christ did when he suffered in Gethsemane before being crucified - paid the demands of justice. Mercy cannot rob Justice.
I'm surprise you have that view with the Attila avatar. He just murdered everyone in his path, no questions asked and took what he wanted.
Mercy would be to allow apply for entry the legal way if she takes the responsible action of leaving (self-deportation). Mercy is not amnesty.
January 8, 2016 at 10:09am
Congrats on California for using their God-given rights to choose to dwell in tyranny. Thank God the Constitution allows us in more free states to live a more chill life. Dude.
 January 8, 2016 at 10:03am
Actually, not. No the hedonistic yutes and their yuppie parents have sterilized sex and do NOT make babies to replace their aging carcasses. That is why in the 21st Century we will be Los Estatados Uninidos de’Latino America.
January 8, 2016 at 10:00am
Entertainment, not polling. I do not believe these were actual comments.
 January 5, 2016 at 12:11pm
That just does’t make sense. “A far left radical Democrat in Illinois” would probably NOT be defending the Police charged with shooting a black kid.
They are climbing on top of each other to keep from drowning.
 December 22, 2015 at 11:19am
Watch for the constant linking of the two words: “gun + violence”. The Left breath it out as if one word “gunviolence”. This is similar to “Climatechange”. BY SETTING THE LANGUAGE they control the debate! NEVER CONCEDE THEM THEIR RE-DEFINITIONS. Human violence is perpetrated using guns, knives, cars, hairdryers etc.
 December 22, 2015 at 11:13am
***“In the end, police officers are professionals, so we just observed that stuff and sucked it up.”***
What has happened to America’s sense of nationhood? Could you imagine if there were dozens of Japanese or Nisei CHEERING in Honolulu on Dec. 7, 1941???
The police would either have quickly arrested them or have had to protect them from being killed!
How any red-blcoded healthy American male could have passively observed such celebrations is beyond me!!!