Clauses 15 & 16 of Article 1 Section 8 (written before the second amendment) gave Congress the power to call forth and govern the militia for the purposes of the Union. The second amendment had nothing to do with the absence of a federal militia.
 April 11, 2016 at 1:11pm
Mike, the vote wasn’t stolen, there never was a binding vote, not this year or in years past. The Colorado legislature (not the Republican Party) has decided to go with a caucus rather than primary. This year, as in the past, delegates were free to vote for whom they wanted. As someone that was on the floor in Colorado Springs, I can tell you, Cruz’s organization far outperformed trumps in getting the grassroots votes.
[-11] April 10, 2016 at 9:30am
Rosech : how was this a case of voter cheating? These were 4000 delegates selected by their county caucuses and assemblies who, at their Congressional District level (groups of about 500) and at the national level, knew which candidate each delegate was supporting, if any, had opportunities to read their literature and talk with them. They then voted for their delegates of choice. By the way some 40-50% of the delegates had never been to an assembly before.
 March 10, 2016 at 10:20am
So should someone who declares the earth to be flat be prosecuted?
 March 9, 2016 at 4:20pm
” It clearly states that the only land the “Federal” government has any right to is Washington D.C”
rvick – could you please provide the exact article and section where it states that is the “only land” that can be held?
February 19, 2016 at 9:44am
Actually they do pay ordinary taxes on their initial income. The majority of their income is the annual management fee on which they pay the ordinary rate. The “carried interest” is their investment in the fund. Like the other investors, they pay capital gains tax (if there is a gain) on their investment gains. The whole carried interest issue is merely a populist attack and is virtually meaningless in terms of the additional tax dollars it would raise.
 January 19, 2016 at 9:43am
“The Fresno Police Department urged residents who would like to help the homeless to donate to a charity organization instead of giving their hard-earned cash directly to panhandlers.”
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.