While there does seem to be an upsurge in Americans seeking the freedom and individual agency of socialism, it is not really a majority...
...give it some time, however....eventually, the tyranny of capitalism gives way to the individualism of socialism....
 July 3, 2015 at 11:04am
Any climate scientist could tell you that if you want to keep getting treats from the government, you have to give them the desired result.
 July 3, 2015 at 9:46am
Yes that’s true but it’s also the problem. Since republicans haven’t been defending the constitution, now doing so puts them in an awkward situation. Now defending the constitution means taking “goodies” away from nearly half the population. They become the bad guy because now they must take something the government had no authority to offer in the first place. The only unconstitutional federal program a politician could possibly shut down without severe political backlash would be the war on drugs. It’s also the one program republicans promise to ramp back up if they win. Democrats have two advantages: First they don’t have to convince their constituents of anything. Socialists look to their leaders to tell them what to think anyway. Second they want the constitution to be undermined. They want European socialism, so anything that makes the constitution hard to defend politically works to their advantage. The republicans have backed themselves into a corner.
 July 3, 2015 at 9:09am
Now we know what straw men are going to be used to keep us distracted from real issues next election. All we’re gonna hear is republicans are mean and it’s time for a woman president. All while Rome burns down all around us. In other words, business as usual.
 July 3, 2015 at 8:43am
What about welfare?
 July 2, 2015 at 5:24pm
Here are the answers:
A woman, without her man, is nothing.
A woman: without her, man is nothing.
See the difference?
 July 2, 2015 at 4:23pm
Ask a man and a women to correctly punctuate this sentence and you’ll see the difference:
Here are the answers:
A woman, without her man, is nothing.
A woman: without her, man is nothing.
See the difference?
July 2, 2015 at 1:16am
Analog signals require more bandwidth than digital. They are probably gearing up to switch radio to digital (like what was done for TV) to make room for more channels.
[-2] July 2, 2015 at 12:40am
“More importantly how society is harmed. We are harmed by government imposing its own false definitions on us. Society is harmed when those false definitions are allowed to destroy an institution such as marriage.”
Where were you people when the government redefined “shall not be infringed”? Oh yeah, you were agreeing with the idea so the war on drugs(another unconstitutional jihad of the government given to us by the religious right) would be safer for the police to fight. Not to mention republicans always point to increased costs of unconstitutional social programs as how “they are hurt” by peoples behavior. Republicans always complain about democrats but democrats are usually only guilty of running with republican ideas.
 July 1, 2015 at 10:29pm
“Employers will still have to employ someone for those 20 hours to make up for the employer that was essentially working those hours for free,” Perez said.
This shows the static thinking of politicians. I’ve worked fast food and I’ll bet managers will just be expected to do more in less time or they’ll add more part time assistant managers to fill in. They’ll probably even attempt cutting their wages. All fast food managers I know were expected to put in 50 hours per week for the little bit extra they got in salary. A decreased workload could be used to justify cutting their pay. Point is because government has no real world business experience they have no clue how creative business can be at controlling costs and so are ill equipped to try and control business. How can you have business sense and be able to print money. The government always thinks regulation creates jobs. Fact is it only increases costs which can usually only be made up with lower wages or fewer jobs. Most people don’t understand that labor is the only place most businesses have any wiggle room anymore. All other costs are generally guaranteed, because of government regulation, to increase every year. The only business experience a politician might have is creating shell corporations to award government contracts to for the purpose of enriching themselves without risking their own wealth. If they had to start a small business under their own rules, not one could last a week.
July 1, 2015 at 7:13pm
I have to warn the Blaze I’m considering a lawsuit over this poll. Since there was no option for “Never been on Facebook” I feel I’m being marginalized. The emotional scars from being felt left out has left me feeling that #Facebookfreelivesdontmatter. A cool million would help me feel better though. Just throwing that out there.
 July 1, 2015 at 7:02pm
But Glenn what about when they took property rights (war on poverty) or personal rights (war on drugs) or privacy rights (war on terror) or even stole our unborn children (national debt) and sold our national sovereignty (“free” trade).
This so called culture war is not the problem. The “culture war” is actually a symptom of the government losing control. It’s a tool used to distract us while they try to figure out how to emerge from the looming disaster they’ve created unscathed. Truth is in their lust for power they’ve created a beast they can neither control nor contain. Their only goal now is to escape both blame and repercussions from creating it. People forget that the government does have a place to hide in case of an apocalypse. They even built it with our money. It’s very comfortable and the only thing any of us who survive will have to look forward to is their tyranny if they survive.
I think the loud noise republicans are making now is just to deflect from their part in destroying the country. Just like the democrats simply try to blame republicans for all our woes. Neither party has really stood up for the constitution in over a hundred years. It’s called a slippery slope not waterfall. Our decline didn’t start this week and the attack on our constitution didn’t start with gay rights.
 July 1, 2015 at 5:41pm
“cops are someones family also.”
So were the 547 people killed by cops so far this year. 31 were killed by Taser. 478 were shot and 119 of them were unarmed. Not all of them were guilty. Some of them were just doing their jobs and ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time. This compares to 63 officers who have died in the line of duty. Only 16 of those were gunfire which ties with traffic accidents and is followed by heart attack 11. Statistics would suggest cars are as dangerous as guns and that it’s actually more dangerous to be a civilian than a cop.
The most dangerous people with guns are those who are fearful and paranoid. They will shoot at any sound and go see what made the noise later. When I was young I could get pulled over for speeding and not even be asked about the 3 rifles in the window rack. Now just having the window rack can get me pulled over and having a gun in it would get me a couple hours face down in the dirt (for the officers safety) while they got backup, searched my truck and verified the legality of the weapons. I do not think a police officers service is worth that cost. They’re not protecting me and it’s not their job to begin with. They exist to enforce the authority of the state and will put their own protection above anyone elses anyway. Like I said above they are 2 hours away from me. How much protection do you expect me to believe I get for that? No one deserves an open pass with other peoples (no matter how stupid) lives.
 July 1, 2015 at 5:10pm
You can be happy my ancestors didn’t follow your advise with the British. You can’t fight tyranny while succumbing to it. By way of contrast, the Germans followed your advise in the thirties.
 July 1, 2015 at 4:14pm
It’s only a bad idea with trigger happy cops around otherwise it is just silly.
 July 1, 2015 at 4:13pm
Except when they mistakenly serve a no knock warrant on your house instead of the house on the warrant and shoot you when you reach for your gun to protect your family?
 July 1, 2015 at 4:11pm
Typing “Cops shoot unarmed citizens” into a search engine nets 76,400 results. Your definition of no one is rather puzzling.
 July 1, 2015 at 1:23pm
So the same people who don’t want to be judged for wanting to own guns are judging those who would have a fake gun. If a cop can shoot you just because he sees you with one of these why can’t they shoot you if they see your legal gun? No one is saying a cop should verify before elevating the situation. If a cop notices your concealed weapon should they be able to shoot you then ask if your gun is legal? Being a cop is like being a soldier. Your being paid to take above normal risk to defend freedom. The only way to make that job safer is with tyranny. When cops start shooting legal gun owners first and asking questions later then will you so called 2nd amendment advocates start backing the idea of innocent until proven guilty? Frankly I don’t need someone so timid and trigger happy protecting me. Get a job and McDonalds and I’ll protect myself. It would take 2 hours for them to respond to my house anyway.
what drugs are you on?
This iphone gadget is a bad idea...period.
1-officer is patrolling neighborhood when he notices one of these in the back pocket of a younger kid ( by younger kid i mean late teens to early 20s ish) . He stops and confronts the kid about it. he doesn't draw his weapon the kid stupidly reaches for it to show the officer. the officer see's what it is and chuckles to himself as he breaths a sigh of relief.
2-same situation, same kid, same officer. The only difference is this time its not a phone case, its an actual firearm. the kid stupidly reaches for it and shoots the cop killing him.
technically the officer responded properly in both scenarios, except in the 2nd scenario he ended up dead.
I imagine this would be less of a problem in states that allow open carry as cops are probably used to seeing guns. If its a conceal carry only state then that is where you will see incidents. if it were a real gun the carrier would be breaking the law by displaying, accidents happen when the idiot carrying the phone gun thinks the cop is being ridiculous because he thinks its a real gun and stupidly reaches to show him and gets shot. Put yourself through the above mentioned scenarios and try to imagine the quick thinking that is required to decide "threat or no threat" before we all start screaming tyranny! tyranny! cops are someones family also. and after all the training and experience at the end of the day they are still just people...just like us
An officer who sees a properly holstered firearm will probably just ask about it. What seems to be an unholstered, and unsecured weapon will most likely cause the officer to draw his sidearm. Once that happens, we are just one foolish move away from a tragedy.
Its a judgment thing. Cops aren't going to shoot a person who carries that but they will be questioned and frisked frequently. They will likely be thrown out of stores and restaurants. I conceal carry in a gun hostile state and the last thing I want to do is have confrontations because of a fake gun.
I won't judge those who want to use it but I wouldn't walk down the street nest to them either.
NO ONE GETS SHOT FOR HAVING A GUN ON THEM, THEY GET SHOT WHEN YOU HAVE A GUN IN YOUR HAND WHEN CONFRONTING A POLICE OFFICER
 June 30, 2015 at 11:23am
I find millennials to be liberal not libertarian. Liberals are always confused. They believe they have absolute right to everyone elses stuff but no one has right to theirs. Wanting to be free from consequence while doing whatever “feels good” is a childish attitude that only children and small minded people buy into. Toys R Us kids make confused adults. It’s time to grow up. Life doesn’t hand out participation trophies.
 June 29, 2015 at 10:29pm
Hillary will promise student loan forgiveness and all their opinions will change back. It’s doubtful any of them will even remember come next fall. I think 2012 showed that the liberals are the majority. Which means Greece is our future. Watching how things unfold there may be a good indicator of things to come. We can’t pay our debts either.