@ Abrahams Sheepdawg But he can be that stupid. What do you really know about this man? How many hours of information of have you scoured over? It’s freely available to all who take the time to look. He continuously puts his foot in his mouth, and everyone says he must be up to something. Has it ever occurred to anyone he is what he appears to be? I have known many a rich man to be far dumber than the poorest of the lot. Being rich is not always a blessing from God, but a curse. Wealth does not prove the worth of a man; his actions, his words, and his morals do.
 May 20, 2016 at 3:55pm
How about we just let the “free market” work for once? People decide what goods and services to purchase, and if manufacturing jobs are being lost overseas that means the people have spoken and free market is functioning as intended. To force us to keep those jobs here and prop them up with tariffs that the people must pay for is no different than theft of our dollars, and more of the same government force we are fighting. The free market is a beast that cannot be tamed, and will always bite those that try.
We should be focusing on high tech job creation, let the other countries have the low tech, low pay jobs. America is great because of innovation, let them linger in the past, we will bring the world into the future. That is if we are allowed to be “free”.
May 19, 2016 at 3:49am
What is the difference between a moderate/rhino GOP and a Democrat? It seems to me one just takes a little longer to get us to hell. The country has been on a progressive spiral for decades, and that includes during times of GOP Presidencies. So someone please explain to me again why voting for the GOP is any different than voting for the Dems? It wasn’t long ago everyone on this dam site was preaching to the heavens that both parties are the same. What has changed? Nothing.
 May 19, 2016 at 3:46am
First of all the GOP hasn’t been conservative for some time. If your looking for a conservative party then closest thing you will find is the Libertarian Party. With that said if you ever plan on the GOP changing their Rhino ways, going along to get along will never provide a change. Having them loose election after election after election will sooner or later get it through their dam heads that a “moderate” or “rhino” isn’t gonna win them an election. And that morals and Constitutionalism mean more than winning. We can win all day by bending or morals, and what we stand for. But at the end of the day that is just a vote for sending America down the same progressive path it’s been heading for some time now. How is voting for a moderate or rhino GOP candidate any different than a vote for Hillary? One just takes a little longer to get us to hell.
 May 19, 2016 at 3:28am
@tico_mike That’s just not true. It’s similar to being married to a women/man who cheats on you, and you work it out. They cheat again, you work it out. Then again, you work it out. At some point you are not gonna work it out any longer. At some point your gonna throw your hands in the air and say to hell with it, I am done.
It’s the same thing every four years, some moderate rhino who isn’t much different than the Dem that is running. Why? Because they want to win. Winning is more important that what they stand for. So to hell with them, this isn’t a football game. It’s not about winning, it’s about standing up for your morals. If they other side wins, so be it, you stood by your morals.
 May 4, 2016 at 12:15pm
@Libs_Stink You stated, “Did Jesus or the apostles ever express interest in Roman politics? No. Vote, but don’t get wrapped around the politics of this world.”
The Pharisees and Sadducees where the politicians of the day. They not only focused on the laws of God, but that of man. Jesus was a modern day Libertarian. He had his morals yes, but he also never forced them on anyone by demanding laws be passed. He fought the system every step of the way, until the system proved him right by silencing him for good. So yes Jesus was big time into politics. Politics and Religion go hand in hand, and anyone telling you otherwise is a fool.
May 4, 2016 at 11:16am
We where taught as kids by our parents, and church to never pick between two evils. We pass that along to our kids, to never pick between two evils. The importance of taking responsibility for your actions and following the straight and narrow is expounded. Yet for some reason when it comes to this one thing, we are to forget years of moral conditioning and just do it. It’s like some bad after school special with you guys, like some test your mother always warned you about. It’s sad to see peer pressure tactics being used against adults to convince them to ignore their morals.
 May 3, 2016 at 7:18pm
Farm subsidies, etc…food stamps is just the tip of the iceburg :(
May 3, 2016 at 8:05am
@noblablabla Crime in Colorado has not spiked to the levels you are claiming first off. A simple Google search sheds light on what is really going on. Again, as an adult in a free society, do I have a say over what I do to my body? Do I have the right to poison myself with nicotine and alcohol? If so why not add pot to the mix? In a free society I should have the right to put a gun to my head and pull the trigger. It doesn’t matter what your opinion is, as long as I do not harm others person or property. At that point protect your person and property as allowed for by law. For every horror story you have about weed, I have an opposite story to tell. You can make up statistics to support your narrative but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if it’s good or bad, it’s up to the individual. Only when that individual steps over the line and affects your person or property do you get to have a say.
 May 2, 2016 at 1:53pm
The question shouldn’t be is it good for you, is it not addictive, etc.. The question should be do I as an adult have the right to consume marijuana? Imagine a prohibition on cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or alcohol. Adults would argue that it should be their decisions to make. I believe the same argument suffices for marijuana. We are not asking you to agree with the uses for marijuana. We are not asking you to agree with the consumption of marijuana. What is being asked is that you do not force your morals on others through the use of violence that is government. You do not have to agree with marijuana itself, but any non fascist, non communist, non big government adult should respect others rights to use it.
Agreed, I'll do a bong hit on that one. Lets examine the dangers we face. Casualties:
Deaths from Cannabis use: 0
Deaths from Prohibition driven violence since 1970: over 1 million and counting worldwide.
The Prohibition Prison Complex is 5th largest employer/racketeering vehicle in US
Militarized,Fascist,Police State, largest prison population on earth, free country?
Hundreds of billions a year for Cartels and PPC
Collateral damage, gang warfare, robbery, auto theft assaults, murders, burglary, all prohibition related violence.
Millions of children in single family homes, father dead or in prison, kids turn to drug trap.
Most have no interest in drugs still suffer from all the unintended consequences.
Every politician who takes money from the PPC to wage a for profit war upon their own citizens should get life in prison and have all assets seized.
The corrupt, murderous "war on drugs" is a complete unmitigated disaster
@south texan - Crime in colorado has spiked from almost the exact moment that marijuana was legalized and this includes murder with about 30% more occuring this year. Yes marijuana kills people because stupid potheads need money to be stupid potheads because they can't get decent jobs.
@noblablabla Crime in Colorado has not spiked to the levels you are claiming first off. A simple Google search sheds light on what is really going on. Again, as an adult in a free society, do I have a say over what I do to my body? Do I have the right to poison myself with nicotine and alcohol? If so why not add pot to the mix? In a free society I should have the right to put a gun to my head and pull the trigger. It doesn't matter what your opinion is, as long as I do not harm others person or property. At that point protect your person and property as allowed for by law. For every horror story you have about weed, I have an opposite story to tell. You can make up statistics to support your narrative but at the end of the day it doesn't matter if it's good or bad, it's up to the individual. Only when that individual steps over the line and affects your person or property do you get to have a say.
As long as you are prepared to live with the consequences of it's use then by all means, light up. Most companies where you can get ahead require drug testing in order to work for them. I have no idea what you do but I would guess there is a small limit to where you can go there without a drug test. Driving impaired is another concern as it does impede the thought process.
May 2, 2016 at 1:24pm
Thank you for understanding the difference between Anarchy (no government, free market, privatization of everything) vs these lawless morons. To bad most have never heard of Anarcho Capitalism.
 April 23, 2016 at 2:52pm
Still confuses me why so many Conservatives love Lincoln. He literally wiped his *** with the Constitution. He was one of the most detrimental things to happen to this country. His actions are all laid out in black and white for all to see, but everyone seems to overlook it.
 April 20, 2016 at 2:09am
@mrca…A new party that represents and listens to the middle class? Why does anyone need a party period.
The government is suppose to protect us from foreign and domestic enemies, arbitrate disagreements between States and citizens, uphold the Constitution and that’s about it. So why should any group have the power of the Federal Government to force their will on other groups?
How about we get rid of all this party crap> The Federal Government according to the Constitution has very limited power. That is why we have the 10th Amendment. 50 separate States where you can play around with forcing your will on others, but only in your State. Keeps the disease from spreading as fast.
The problem we have now with our Federal Government is that for almost 200 years it has been passing laws, rules, regulations that are not in its power to enforce. All because the people screamed and threatened that if their will wasn’t forced on others they would not vote for them. Then we turned it into a game, where you pick teams and battle it out every 2 or 4 years. There is little difference anymore between the D and R placed in from of government officials names, but the average person will blindly cheer their team. The GOP has done nothing in over a decade to stop progressive ideas from infecting the country, they use fear mongering and threats of Dem’s winning office to do as they please. They believe we will vote GOP purely out of fear of a Dem winning. Well those days are over, for me anyway
 April 19, 2016 at 1:00pm
Once again I will try to explain it. I have never had such a hard time trying to get so called “people of common sense, logic, and reason” to understand such a simple concept but here goes. I will use a parable in hopes it helps better to understand.
A man breaks in your house and steals $5, and you shoot him.
Liberals, and emotional twits would say how could you kill a man over $5.
Practical, rational Conservatives would say why would he risk his life for $5.
Me choosing not to vote for whatever piece of **** the GOP tries to force down my throat is not causing the GOP to loose the election. They are causing themselves to loose the election by not running a decent candidate. As long as we have a two party system we will always have it forced down our throat.
The only way to solve this dilemma is for the States to enforce the 10th Amendment, doing away with any party system (as it was in the beginning). This gives the States the power, the President no power (so who cares who wins), and allows us 50 separate States to enjoy, each with its own style, unaffected by the others. You get to live by your States morals without the Federal Government forcing a one size fits all government on you. You can even have tons of social welfare, but you pay for it yourself. No using the Fed to steal from other States to fund your habits.
April 19, 2016 at 12:44pm
Same thing I have been saying about GOP candidates. The same people that will mock Bernie supporters for voting for Hillary, mock others for refusing to vote for the GOP candidate blindfolded. Getting harder and harder to distinguish between the left and right. Especially when so many are basing important decisions on pure emotion and ignoring reason. Only reason someone like Trump and Bernie are even in the race is pure idiotic emotion. Emotion has it’s place, but when it conflicts with common sense you know you are about to make an ass out of yourself.
 April 11, 2016 at 12:06pm
They won’t legalize it because of all the money and jobs that will be lost. Last hearings that where held a ranking official in the DEA pleaded that thousands of jobs would be lost, and law enforcement lived in fear of legalization. What a horrible reason to trample rights, and keep these drug cartels in business, to create jobs. In that case lets make everything illegal and create millions of jobs.
Yep, I've come to the same conclusion. Keep them illegal in order to keep the job money train running within law enforcement. Also, civil asset forfeiture is another avenue to have legalized theft from the citizens.
March 28, 2016 at 5:46pm
Have the guts to comment and debate. Don’t thumbs down a comment because you don’t like facts. Grow a pair, stare the facts in the face, and hopefully we won’t end up with our gun rights taken in the future.
March 28, 2016 at 1:46pm
@dnewton The chemical reaction your talking about is the same thing our military uses to heat MRE’s.
March 28, 2016 at 1:34pm
Enough already. Either we are at war or we are not. If we are then stop doing business with these Muslim countries that have anything but our best interest in mind. If private business chooses to do business with them, that is their right, and up to the consumer to voice their opinion about such actions with their dollars and cents. But as far as the Federal Government is concerned stop doing business with these animals, and start dropping bombs. Don’t rebuild, don’t start drilling again, move on and let the desert swallow them up. You can’t have your cake and eat it to.
March 28, 2016 at 1:29pm
If States would take back their 10th Amendment powers, then the whole thing wouldn’t matter. You could elect a ham sandwich to office of president. READ the Constitution and stare in wonder at the lack of power the Federal Government actually has. When the shock wears off, demand your State put on their big boy pants and take back their power and responsibility that they have given to the Federal Government. The biggest freedom we have in this Country is CHOICE, which is being taken from us by a one size fits all Federal Government mandate. Imagine a Country with 50 different choices of how you want to live your life, each paying their own way, and accepting the consequences of those choices. No intervention from the Federal Government forcing other States to bail out those that made bad decisions. Your anger should be focused at States who take the easy road and sell their/your rights to the Federal Government for road, education, and other grants and promises, which at this point in time is all of them.