It’s a one party system and the masses are not invited. Republican and democrat voters will ensure it stays that way until we are Venezuela. The politicians will be enjoying the party we’re paying for in the meantime.
 September 26, 2016 at 2:26pm
Adults emulate their leaders the same way children emulate their parents. Considering the state of leadership in this country this is no surprise at all. In fact it’s amazing it isn’t worse.
 September 26, 2016 at 2:23pm
The founding fathers also created a senate that was voted in by state reps instead of popular vote. So much of our founding has been changed or ignored that any conversation about their intent is moot. There are no longer any checks or balances and the constitution does nothing to regulate government which was it’s sole purpose when it was written. Now government represents the wishes of those who employ lobbyists, everything else is just window dressing to hide that fact from the public. The founders would view what we have now as worse than what they fought a revolution to rid themselves of. The founders that were federalists would also have to concede to those that were anti-federalists that the latter were 100% correct and federalism is the seed of tyranny no matter how hard people try to prevent it.
 September 26, 2016 at 1:29pm
Calling these events debates really stretches the meaning of debate. They’re more like a series of mini campaign speeches and bumper sticker slogans. Actual debate is impossible in todays PC environment.
September 26, 2016 at 11:25am
Why do people believe that adding additional layers of bureaucracy between them and their doctor will somehow save money? People also seem to be very confused about what non-profit means. People still get paid while working in a non-profit company. In fact they tend to get paid much more than a similar for profit company because there is no pressure to make a profit. They can just as easily consume any profit through higher wages and bonuses as by lowering prices to the consumer. Since operators of non-profits are just as human and greedy as those running for profits it should be easy to understand that the former choice is always taken.
 September 26, 2016 at 11:13am
Republican and democrat are synonyms. One or the other the result is always the same. Bigger government, less liberty and more debt.
knows: Confucius says, "The negative is easy. Keeping the faith is an art."
 September 25, 2016 at 11:50pm
Sensible people would rarely find themselves in a position to be stopped by police. Which is probably why those who the police feel the need to stop aren’t sensible enough to follow directions. If you don’t want to be stopped by police then stop breaking the law or acting like a fool.
I have never seen the blackliesmatter or other black klan spokesmen explain why if police are gunning down blacks in the street are they not gunning down black females? If it is a racists thing with the police as the black racist believe, then gunning down black females would only improve the pool of candidates / opportunities for officers to shoot. The answer is obvious, and that is all too often black males start the contact with the police with a hostile, aggressive, non-cooperative attitude, and it goes south from there.
I have to disagree with you.
If you operate a vehicle you are under surveillance and depending on where and when you drive subject to any manner of roadside check point.
If you perform banking transactions you are under surveillance and a deposit or withdrawal is subject to law enforcement action at any time.
If you bring a child to a government school you and your child are under surveillance and subject to law enforcement action at any time.
If you participate in local government meetings you are under surveillance and subject to law enforcement action at any time.
If you express your opinions on a whole host of issues either in print or on the net you are under surveillance and subject to law enforcement action at any time.
If you own property, real estate or animal, you can be subjected to law enforcement action at any time regardless of how right, correct, reasonable and lawful that action may be.
If you use mass transportation (aircraft, train, bus, boat) you are under surveillance and subject to law enforcement action at any time.
If you live within 100 miles of any national border you are under surveillance and subject to law enforcement action at any time (the Constitution free zones).
I wish what you write was still true but in the new America it is not.
"Sensible people would rarely find themselves in a position to be stopped by police. "
You're ignorant or just flat out stupid. I've been pulled over for touching a solid line with a tire. I've been stopped by a cop for starting to cross a road outside of a crosswalk.
WTF is wrong with you people. You all accept the premise that we need to have VIGOROUS and authoritarian policing and yet call yourselves limited govt conservatives. I'm at a loss to define what means because you people keep yammering about it, but don't seem to know what it means.
September 25, 2016 at 9:38pm
Looks like the polls are showing 90 percent of Americans are idiots twice over. Once for picking a party and again for believing there is a difference.
 September 25, 2016 at 6:00pm
Why isn’t Comey being accused of conspiring to cover up a crime. Seems he’s the only reason nothing is happening. Isn’t it illegal to help criminals get away with their crimes? It seems we should also be asking what good congressional hearings are if congress is completely impotent to do anything. Do they get paid extra to be on these committees? If so then why isn’t congress being accused of conspiring to defraud the taxpayer? It would seem that defrauding the taxpayer is the only purpose for having congressional committees to begin with.
 September 24, 2016 at 9:08am
So the shooting is a direct result of our open southern border. Well I guess that makes it OK then.
 September 23, 2016 at 4:24pm
The polls are for the NSA. They’re making their lists.
 September 23, 2016 at 4:15pm
Why? Simple. You must have a crisis before you can take advantage of a crisis. Now these city folk who have already given up their 2nd amendment rights will be begging government to take more liberty for the promise of security.
 September 23, 2016 at 12:52pm
The FBI is a waste of taxpayer money. So is congress and the federal government. We should dismantle it and go back to the articles of confederation. Federalism is a failed experiment. Central power can only grow tyranny which always happens at the expense of liberty. It didn’t work out well for Europe either.
 September 23, 2016 at 10:02am
So Trump will act the way democrats did after the 08 election. Further proof we have a one party system.
 September 22, 2016 at 8:08pm
I’m sure no child has ever seen their parent passed out drunk. If drugs were legal then this parent couldn’t use addition as an excuse, making it harder for her to get custody of the child back. As a “drug addict” she’ll be ordered into rehab and given back her child the day she gets out. I suppose you believe gun control laws prevent criminals from getting guns too.
 September 22, 2016 at 2:29pm
What percentage think the news media is actually the propaganda ministry?
Goebels is laughing maniacally in his grave in regards to the Liberal media. One of the many reasons I refer to the witch queen as Hitlery.
 September 22, 2016 at 2:17pm
I see reading comprehension isn’t strong with Blazers. While it’s still a bunch of bureaucratic hot air the story being pushed is that Trump wouldn’t increase the debt by 14.3 trillion while Hillary will increase it by 9.2 trillion. You people need to learn to read. From the above article: “Unfortunately, both candidates’ plans to increase the debt come on top of current law projections that already estimate debt to grow by $9 trillion over the next decade.”
It also says the study wasn't based on real numbers so the study isn't worth the paper it's written on.
 September 22, 2016 at 2:06pm
So what. Republicans are more useless than the debt ceiling. It’s beyond obvious at this point.
 September 22, 2016 at 1:17pm
raising tax here or there? More like anywhere and everywhere.
 September 22, 2016 at 12:56pm
What a load of bs. These are government estimates on top of government estimates. Since when is the government good at estimating the effects of it’s legislation? How many people saw a $2500 reduction in their health insurance premiums? The debt will nearly double regardless of who wins. It’s a function of fractional reserve banking based on money created from debt instead of work. It won’t get any better as long as money is just produced form thin air instead of being backed by an element of finite supply that requires work to obtain and refine. Central banks will turn the entire world into Greece. Thank the republicans for eliminating the gold standard.