This “we simply have a wealth distribution problem” view, which has been parrotted by the far left for a few years now, ASSUMES first that all money is essentially owned by the State — and that they can pull it back from you whenever they wish.
Harkin’s view is not socialism, however. It’s feudalism.
November 15, 2012 at 8:49pm
Well, it doesn’t.
Look, the Congress has never passed a budget. That means the money budgeted for Security has never decreased since the GOP took over the house.
And, even if the House HAD passed a cut for security, its up to State to decide how to allocate it so everyone is safe. If State didn’t have the money to keep the Benghazi consulate secure, you close the consulate.
It’s still the fault of the Admin, any way you cut it.
November 14, 2012 at 11:54am
Perfectly legitimate question from a political standpoint.
November 9, 2012 at 12:03pm
In a word: Yes.
Social conservativism was never conservativism. It is a statist belief (not conservative) grounded on religious beliefs (not constitutional).
The right approach, in my view: “As a party, we oppose . However, because of the size and scope of this great nation, and the 10th amendment, decisions on these matters should be left to the states. We will oppose national measures designed to force all americans to accept one view or another; likewise, we will not interfere with the states are they determine these issues of their own accord.”
November 8, 2012 at 12:44pm
Agreed. This is unfortunately true. I would wager that you’ll never again see two white males on the Dem ticket. We need to do the same. (Fortunately, we have more minority TALENT than they do. They have quantity, but we have quality).
November 8, 2012 at 12:42pm
I like him too, but he *sounds* crazy sometimes. Remember, optics matter. If a person doesn’t look sound like the president, they never will be.
Besides, he needs to run something first. No congresspeople or senators on the top of the ticket. Generals qualify, colonels don’t (and yes, I know, if you’re a colonel you DO run something — selling that fact to the public is another matter.
November 8, 2012 at 12:39pm
Ryan, Rubio, Paul: No go. Never ran anything. We need ex biz people or ex governors. Either could be a VP candidate, though.
McDonnell, Martinez, Jindal: Rock stars. Pick two out of the three and could be a dream ticket right there.
Rice – Fugget it. She won’t
Christie and Bush: Permanently toxic.
Many of us conservatives, i think naively, expected that one of these days, black Americans would wake up and realize that the Democrats were only using them for their votes, and start voting in a more balanced way.
It now appears that there are quite a few (for lack of another name) black supremacist politicians who are thinking along the lines “since the Dems can’t get us equality (really supremacy, since they want reparations in terms of cash or power to balance the scales that exist in their minds) our only option is to support political and religious structures that introduce enough totalitarianism so that equality (really supremacy) can be coercively enforced.
This appears to be the intersection where Black Liberation Theology, the Nation of Islam, and Socialism are about to meet.
October 25, 2012 at 3:04pm
Vegas. For an extra $50, they’ll say anything you want.
October 7, 2012 at 10:52pm
There is no risk of churches being taxes. First, tying the tax deduction to a restriction on free speech is most likely unconstuttional. Second, it is not at all a settled issue that DONATIONS are INCOME.
October 3, 2012 at 10:50pm
From my 12 year old daughter, halfway though:
“Romney’s mopping the floor with him.”
October 2, 2012 at 7:19am
Yes, it’s entirely possible that America will decide to go through four more years of crap presidenting before it changes parties.
Same as in 2004, wouldn’t you agree?
September 25, 2012 at 8:59am
“RationalHuman” (not), let’s not forget that these kids aren’t being given fresh vegetables sauteed with olive oil and garlic and oregano. They’ve been fed CANNED BEANS, CANNED PEAS, CANNED CORN, CANNED CARROTS…….and canned vegetables, to put it kindly, taste like ****.
You’ve taken away food they like, replaced it with food that even YOU wouldn’t eat, and you’re blaming them.
Pathetic. And Irrational.
September 25, 2012 at 8:56am
Look at the bright side. In less than five years, this will be the first college class in recent memory to vote overwhelmingly libertarian.
Assault and Battery is news though. Just because you are on a sporting field doesn't give you the right to act like a common street thug or spoilt child. Why these people get away with behavior that would have the average fan on the street in jail is beyond me, it is downright sickening. This goes back to include the Saints and their bounties for injuring players. If I paid some thug to kneecap my opponent as he's coming out of a supermarket I'd be serving 5-10 years in the State Pen.
CAVALLO, are you a cretin? Assault and battery??? He tried to talk to him and did what most people do when they are walking away.....he grabbed his arm....for a second!!!! Watch the video!!!!!!!
Typical of "journalists" to hype the headlines in a dishonest way. This is just as dishonest as the MSM.
September 23, 2012 at 11:12pm
Yea, There were clearly more voting for Romney,
September 22, 2012 at 11:11am
Would somebody please offer SE a better job so she doesn’t have to put up with these boneheads?
September 12, 2012 at 6:11am
Nobody is quite sure what Krugman stands for, but it’s not free markets. Label him as you will.
September 11, 2012 at 5:16am
Correct. The courts will ask if a REASONABLE PERSON (that leaves out the FFRF) would assume that the meal constituted a state endorsement of religion.
September 11, 2012 at 5:15am
You know, if you go to the University of Toronto, you have to be affiliated with one of the federated colleges that make up the University. The federated colleges, in general, are where you dorm, take your meals, and register for classes. Several of these federated colleges are founded and still funded by religious groups, for example, St. Michaels is funded by the Catholic Church, Trinity College is funded by the Anglicans. Or, you might choose to dormitory on campus at Knox College (funded by Presbyterians) or St Hilda’s College, part of Trintiy.
You can also, in Ontario, choose to send your children to Catholic or Jewish schools at state expense.
Anybody doubt that Canada has freedom of religion? Separation of Church and State?
These juvenile nutcases are nothing more than a bunch of control freaks that want everyone to operate down to their level.
Canada does not have a constitutional separation of church and state nor an equivalent to the establishment clause; see, the "not withstanding" clause in their Charter of Rights and Freedoms means that any provincial government can opt out of religious freedoms (or restrictions). Their founding articles directly name God. Hence, very different situation than the US.