My nephew died of a heroine overdose 2 days after his 21st birthday.
My neighbor died a couple of months after from the the same thing…he was 22.
This was only 4 years ago.
I live in a semi-upper middle class neighborhood – drug abuse knows no socio-economic boundaries.
Those that are against the war on drugs are misguided.
I don’t care if our jails are full of ‘non-violent’ drug offenders – that’s a good thing!
Just like with the war on poverty, Democrats and Republicans can never admit when their big government programs fail miserably.
Sorry for your pain brother_ed. Some of us know it as well.
If only your neighbor and nephew were felons in solitary confinement instead of getting treatment, they'd be much better off.
 February 5, 2016 at 3:34pm
You are right…everyone has a right to decide for themselves how to live their life – and I would never take that right away. But, unlike some, I don’t want to take away the consequences for those actions.
However, most people see church as a place to be taught correct principles, not just a place to be accepted. Different churches are free to teach those principles that they feel are correct.
There is, however, only ONE truth…all of these churches CAN’T be right; they teach conflicting doctrines and God is not the author of confusion.
Hence, it is not up to us to judge, but we must also have the ability to speak out against that which we see as erroneous.
The people of Noah’s time were free to not believe his words or in his God, but they were not free from the consequences. Same for Moses, Abraham, etc.
I don’t care what others do, but I will not let my voice be not heard.
What this church is doing is wrong!
 February 5, 2016 at 12:08am
I know you meant North Korea, and your point is valid.
The problem is, I’m not sure the Left believes any of the above nations pose a threat…in their mind, the biggest threats are 1) Global warming, 2) Income inequality, 3) The Koch brothers, and 4) Where the gender confused can go pee.
Oh, good grief! Thanks for catching that, brother _ed. That's what I get for sitting up late watching this craziness.
And you're right about the delusional Left. I just cling to the hope that there really aren't that many of them, and that the voters can be made to understand what is at stake if we cannot get good people to staff our intelligence needs.
 February 5, 2016 at 12:01am
You know the truth.
I know the truth.
Most of us here know the truth.
Unfortunately we are in the minority.
 February 3, 2016 at 11:21pm
If the American Dream is dead – a regular Joe has no chance.
Wait…a community organizer has been President twice! A rags to world renowned brain surgeon can run for President. Three sons of immigrants are running for President. Two women are running for President.
Do these people even understand how great this country is? No…they don’t.
 February 3, 2016 at 9:20pm
A snake’s belly in a wagon rut would actually have to lower itself to even be on the same stage as anyone from the Weather Underground or its ilk.
While I would never agree with their methods, certainly you cannot question the commitment of the members of the Weather Underground to the ideas and ideals of the a United States, right?
I guess we shouldn’t question the commitment of your fellow Socialists, the Nazis, either. They were very committed to their ideals, much like Ayers was committed to destroying the ideals of America…..and apparently you are as well.
robbing armored cars and killing Nyack’s first black cop ever sounds like great ideals to emulate.
and oops- what about the time they killed three of their own gang?
that was really impressive.
it’s a shame the Weather losers’ other acts didn’t produce results as idealistically as their Greenwich Village townhouse debacle did.
"certainly you cannot question the commitment "
Did this idiot just commend that anti-American terrorist Democrat .... because he was committed to the cause. And I noticed that you used the present tense buffoon.