“,,,glad they came home alive…” is the excuse used to commit crimes under the color of law far too many times. I have no idea what the details are in this case, but that phrase is used way too often to justify far to many crimes.
June 22, 2016 at 7:14am
If you cannot spell, your arguments are invalid. “You’re” to uneducated to have a cogent thought.
June 22, 2016 at 7:11am
All I have to do is say you said you are a terrorist, and you are on the lists. No proof needed, no due process, just an accusation. And you think that is a good idea?
[-14] June 16, 2016 at 3:41pm
Only a non-Christian like an Evangelical would have made this comment. Please go somewhere your hate can fit in.
“Wonder”, that is.
That is what I get for not proofing before hitting "send."
 June 14, 2016 at 10:28am
One argument. I saw Bill Clinton doing this group politics thing with consummate skill. At the time he left office, the country was more divided than it had been at any time since the Civil War.
Obama just does it flashier, and the divisions are deeper.
June 11, 2016 at 2:37pm
Exactly how does The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich even compare to the Koran?
 June 11, 2016 at 2:36pm
Long book, and it could be hard to follow, but I loved it. I am a history buff and it explained a lot of things. Speaking with people who lived through that time, both here and in Europe made everything about that time so clear.
That is very simplistic. There is no comparison. There are no parallels between 1920's-1930's Germany and the USA of today. Thanks to the Versailles Treaty and French and British hatred of Germany, helped create a fertile ground for those of the likes of Hitler. Germany was badly beaten, forced into onerous reparations, lost her overseas colonies, was bankrupt and was devastated by the worldwide depression. Inreality, it was the victors of WW1 who created Hitler and created the conditions for the NAZI rise to power and WW2. Your own prejudice and hatred for Trump colors your fallacious comparison. Intellectual honesty....you have none. You might as well be an issue from the loins of Glenn Beck.
Germany was a nation in defeat.
France & Belgium marched in about 1924 and started shipping entire German factories to their respective countries claiming Germany defaulted on war reparations.
The British had to move the fleet into positions of attack to get Belgium and France to stop looting Germany & retreat.
German children were starving after WWI right up to the 1929 crash, after the crash more so.
Radical conditions produce radical reactions.
Hitler did not spring up in a vacuum.
We have groups advocating ethnic cleansing in a time of peace, prosperity and a generous welfare state.
(La Raza, Mehica, Nation of Islam, Black Panthers, Brown Berets, North American Islamic Society, ect.)
Imagine how radical Americans could get after a military defeat, a dollar crash and people starving to death by the thousands in American cities.
Rumors are springing up about the EBT system malfunctioning in a number of regions, now.
Bingo! Hitler would look like a Boy Scout in a matter of days.
Venezuela would love to have a Hitler right now.
Their flirtations with Comrade Marx has destroyed their society.
Radical conditions produce radical reactions and are no ways confined to Hitler & Germany.
Keep your eyes turned towards Venezuela.
People demand order out of chaos,
that is the opening the tyrant is looking for.
" never let a crisis go to waste"
Thumper: I hear undertones of John Maynard Keynes in your rebuttal. Yes, the Treaty of Versailles was a treaty of revenge, but understandably so. You are probably aware that the French lost most men percentage wise to the population in WWI (about 4 million), but did you know that the Germans reneged on their war debts?
Suffice it to say that WWI was a prelude to WWII.
Suffice it to say that WWI was a prelude to WWll.
 June 11, 2016 at 2:32pm
I read this three times and still do not fully understand you.
[-3] June 10, 2016 at 11:24am
And because you want to keep out the child molester, you will make the kid caught selling a bag of weed pay for the rest of his life. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
People are so willing to give things up to feel safe, even when it's a false sense of safety.
Would not a prudent employer/ college admissions officer question an applicant on his offence and what penalty he received? Do you want an embezzler working in your accounting office? A rapist with kids or young women/men? A drug dealer working in a pharmacy?
Today a 16 yo cannot get a job at the dollar store if he was arrested/charged with shoplifting; does that seem unreasonable?
June 10, 2016 at 11:22am
So, because of the mental illness if this type of offender, you think it is alright to punish everyone beyond the price they already paid? The most sure fire way to make someone re-offend is to lock them out of the society they have to live in.
Could we use some common sense and do a background check when hired to work around children? It doesn't really matter when a molester is in college classes. It only matters when the molester is around the children, so I guess when the students start working with kids a background check for crimes against children. Not for stealing a car when they were 18.
jfc1068. Jun. 10, 2016 at 2:28pm -
The unattractive and the socially inept get locked out of life and society. Life is not fair nor can it be made fair. Taking away an opportunity from someone who keeps their nose clean to give it to a criminal disincentives being good for society’s sake. If you lock out the non criminal out of society and jobs for the sake of the criminal, as you state, than the non criminal will now offend and reoffend. Using your method, we have now reduced the non criminal population and increased the criminal population. Liberal plots and plans never ever ever work. If YOU love criminals, take them home with you but sleep with your brown eye open.
June 10, 2016 at 11:19am
94% of people in this country, based on a study I read a few years ago, have broken a law that would get them in jail if caught. Most do not even know they did something wrong, but they still broke a law of some sort. They get to enjoy all the privileges of society.
Those who have been caught and incarcerated have paid their debt to society. It is not right or moral to keep punishing someone even after they have paid their debt.
Pedophiles have not paid their debt and need to be locked up for life.
This is true, but employers and others have a right to know what your crime was and deserve to be convinced that you’ve turned a new leaf. To blindly accept that somebody has changed is foolhardy.
To quote something I read once: “when you choose the behavior you also choose the consequences”. The real world is not subjective, it IS.
And as we all know, people of color are convicted more often and get longer sentences than whites who are convicted of the same crime.
firey, I agree that employers have a right to know of your crime, but "others" do not have a right.
And please people, most of us think pedophiles should not be allowed to work with children, so businesses and schools who care for children should do a background check for child abuse or pedophiles.
I somewhat agree. But, I work for a security company, and we'd be foolish to blindly accept some one who will be in and out of our customer's homes. Too much liability. Should be a case by case basis. Common sense.
June 7, 2016 at 9:33am
John? Dang Glassman, if you want to insult a religious group, you might want to get ALL you info straight first.
June 7, 2016 at 9:30am
The problem with your simple question and answer is that there are many Christian sects with slightly differing beliefs. I would fail the lent question because it is not part of my religious training.
Not all Christian sects believe that Jesus is the one God, but instead, the Son of God. Some believe that dancing in the aisles and speaking in tongues is the proof of true Christianity.
Be careful of the hatred you spread in the attempt to decide who is and who isn’t a Christian.
A true Christian follows the teachings of Christ, tries to emulate his life and tries to accept Him into their hearts, minds, and souls.
A very reasonable statement. Even , very often I see needless hatred being fomented against Muslims. Remember, some of them are at heart really good people just trapped in a bad situation. Many do not even know their own books and cannot discern what is genuinely from their prophet and what is fiction . It is wrong to revile ( a listed sin ) them or anyone else.
Jesus declared Himself as God. He said, "..before Abraham was I AM." (John 8:58). He was referring to Himself as God and those whom He was speaking to understood that and proceeded to pick up stones and threw them at Him. "God said to Moses, I AM, WHO I AM..." (Exodus 3:14).
Those who do not believe Him must then consider Him a liar. Jesus Christ is God...God the Son. Almighty God is One...Father, Son Spirit, united as the One true God.
 May 19, 2016 at 5:43am
Yeah, we “got it.” But all the sound and fury over this sounds suspiciously like demanding safe zones.
May 10, 2016 at 1:20pm
 May 7, 2016 at 6:11am
You need some professional help for your Mormon Derangement Syndrome.