While I agree with your sentiments that the Feds should cede much of the Federal Lands, there is nothing in the Constitution that prohibits them from owning them. In fact Article IV section 3 explicitly give the Feds the power to manage Federal lands.
 January 8, 2016 at 11:40am
Jackie. Since when is enforcing the law racist?
 January 8, 2016 at 10:36am
” I don’t quite have my head wrapped around this newly conservative notion that ANY AND ALL people here illegally should NEVER be put on a path to citizenship.”
That was not what Cruz said, or for that matter what I have heard any conservative say. After she is deported she can get in line like everyone else and go through the LEGAL process to immigrate. Having gotten here illegally shouldn’t give her an advantage over those going through the process legally.
Well, first, I didn't attribute MY THOUGHTS to what Ted Cruz said. They were simply MY THOUGHTS on this issue.
This is the point I'm making. Are you aware of the LEGAL process to become a citizen? It's crazy!
I'm not advocating we treat people here illegally NOW any different than those standing in line doing it the right way. Take EVERYONE on a case by case basis, and expedite the process for EVERYONE, not just the one's who are here illegally now, but including those doing it the legal way!
If you want to expedite the ones standing in line first, ok, I'm fine with that. The bigger point is, if we do this on a case by case basis, we can be much more effective allowing those people who will benefit society to come in more quickly, while screening those undesirables more efficiently. The "system", which is a "blanket, one size fits all" approach is what I call "bloated bureaucracy", and that I believe THAT to be our biggest problem within the immigration process.
 January 8, 2016 at 10:12am
And how many cases have there been of “crazy husbands” going out and executing mass killings?
 January 8, 2016 at 10:01am
“ANY AND ALL people here illegally should NEVER be put on a path to citizenship.”
That is not what he said. Once she is deported, she can go through the LEGAL process and immigrate if she is eligible. She just doesn’t get to sneak to the front of the line at the detriment of those that are following the rules.
 December 29, 2015 at 10:51am
@Understand A war that doesn’t concern us? Tell that to the families of the 3000 killed in the WTC, or the 14 killed in San Bernardino, the 3 killed and 264 injured in the Boston Marathon bombine…… and the list goes on and on. Do you really think if we don’t fight Islamic terrorism it will go away?
 December 29, 2015 at 10:30am
Get your head out of the sand. Our military spending is near historical lows and radical Islam has been around for hundreds or even thousands of years. We didn’t create anything.
October 21, 2015 at 10:21am
SoWhat – I’ll say again, 4 bankruptcies out of hundreds of business deals is an exceptional record. I’d match that against any batting average for recent Presidents. Unlike the government, businesses can’t print money or force people to pay higher prices (taxes). The game of business is not to win every hand but to win the most hands and Trump has done that. To try to draw a parallel between how you manage debt in one of your businesses and how you manage the US debt is foolish. There may be reasons that Trump shouldn’t be President but the bankruptcies aren’t one of them.
 October 20, 2015 at 10:39am
None of which were personal bankruptcies. 4 out of hundreds of business deals? I’d say batting over 950 is pretty darn good.
 July 28, 2015 at 10:25am
Vague – that is exactly what we will have if Trump goes 3rd party. As disappointing as the Republican leadership has been, you would be a fool to believe that Hilary or Barry wouldn’t be worse than any of our current R contenders.
December 19, 2014 at 5:57pm
Farmer – there is nothing incompatible between fracking and farming. If anything fracking reduces the footprint of oil drilling.
December 19, 2014 at 5:55pm
Yes – Even the EPA has indicated that fracking has not had harmful effects.
 December 6, 2014 at 12:09pm
Baloney. The lender insists on an appraisal because he does not want to lend more than the house is worth. If he loans $200k on a house worth $180k the lender has no collateral for $20k and would loose at least that in a foreclosure. Go to your bank and say you want to borrow $200k on your house that is worth $180k and they will laugh you out of the room.
 November 26, 2014 at 9:03pm
Libertarian Socialist?? You do realize what an oxymoron that is. But then I am not sure what to call someone that is comfortable with the President making jokes as he is shredding the Constitution. Socialist yes. Libertarian, certainly not.
November 23, 2014 at 10:19am
You are right Simple – the voters didn’t forget.
 October 15, 2014 at 9:37am
The key is the construction of the Constitution. The Vice Presidents role is defined in Article II which addresses the executive branch.
October 6, 2014 at 10:28pm
Third – so I take that as a concession that our effective rate is higher than elsewhere around the world. We only have control of our rate and as long as it is higher then elsewhere, we will have inversions, exported jobs and cash parked off shore.
Again the reality is that corporations don’t pay taxes. You pay their taxes in the price of the product you buy.
October 6, 2014 at 6:11pm
So if rates aren’t really high why are companies inverting?
Fact is, corporate rates should be zero. They don’t pay taxes they merely pass through your payment.
 October 6, 2014 at 5:26pm
No the state decided and the lower court overturned the law. The Supreme Ct chose not to overrule the lower court. Thus the state law was overturned.