There’s a lot of people who have been foolish enough to think that, most of them died screaming.
 September 1, 2015 at 1:36pm
They won’t comply, so do what you will. I’m going to speak metaphorically for a moment, so try to keep up. Always remember that sword you swing to punish your enemies has two sides, and many people have used it recklessly only to end up with it biting into their own flesh in the near future. I learned it as the boomerang principle, whatever you throw it will eventually find it’s way back to you, and the more tyrannical you become, the worse it will be when one day you no longer have the protection of the politicians as you companion.
gosh, hadn't heard that used in years. some call it karma but "boomerang" is much more appropriate.
Fundamentalist Christians understand democracy as a sort of moral bread-and-circuses where they can dictate the behavior of others. The last batch of Pius-popes did the same. But democracy, as you point out, is about preventing others from too easily dictating your own destruction. The same crowd which now demands that religion have unlimited sway over all other rights may one day be faced with a majority of Catholic Mexicans taxing non-Catholic churches. That same crowd may one day be faced with Sharia Law, and horrors much worse than jizya taxation. They don't realize they'll have to lie in the very bed they've made.
Christians aren't natively conservative, but something like RINOs: Conservative Until Persecuted - at which point they go all liberal and clutch-the-pearls and demand personal exemption from law as if they were Black thugs burning and looting and rioting in the street.
It won't come back if you impale your enemy with it.
 September 1, 2015 at 1:30pm
Well you start crucifying people and they have a bad habit of rebelling, then it becomes a vicious cycle, you have to get increasingly more vicious to put down rebellions that gain more support the more vicious you act. That’s the eternal problem with trying to force compliance, especially when it is dealing with a divisive issue.
Lord: You are correct but it's a great way for dictators to gain control due to the chaos .
September 1, 2015 at 12:19pm
Do you realize in how dangerous of a position your side is in? The power of the government is real, but not as grand as people like to think, and all it takes is 1 – 2 percent of people making the government do their job to render the justice system inoperable. What are you going to do after that? Hold people at gun point for a license? This is a suicidal course, especially when all sides are fed up with the government already, and striking out like this is only driving you further down that course.
[-1] September 1, 2015 at 12:07pm
I seem to remember that being that start of the novel Atlas Shrugged, not that you ever actually read that. A very poignant warning about an out of control government on a suicidal path.
September 1, 2015 at 12:04pm
Don’t know, but it won’t take many to clog the entire justice system up worse than a Carnival Cruise bathroom.
 September 1, 2015 at 12:03pm
Always seems to be the problem, what happens when you use force to make your point especially when it isn’t necessarily a popular one? Some of the rainbow brigade really needs to read The Prince.
[-1] September 1, 2015 at 12:01pm
But what happens when more people do it? Same thing to them right. How about once there are too many for the justice system to deal with? It doesn’t take that many people doing it to shut the government down by basically forcing them to do their job.
[-1] September 1, 2015 at 12:00pm
I don’t know if this is the moment, but it looks like people are starting to care less and less about the authority of government. This isn’t good, a lot of the power the courts and legislation wield is perceived as in, “isn’t nearly as impressive as it seems.” You know how large of a rebellion it takes in a country of 300 million to completely overwhelm the legal system?
Let me put it in perspective, the court system has a difficult time operating when around 1% of all criminal proceedings actually go to court, the rest are taken care of in plea bargaining. The prison system is already overwhelmed population wise, so basically a movement of 1 to 2 percent in the country has the power to render the justice system impudent by just making the government do its job. After that what do we resort to in order to maintain power of government, military force? I seem to recall a line from Star Wars, “the more you tighten your grip, the more (star systems) will slip right through your fingers.” Cloward and Piven could easily substitute Grand Moff Tarkin, especially for their tremendous miscalculation of people’s ability to resist the governments threats and to scoff at their perceived power
We are in a precarious position, you have rebellion brewing on all fronts against the government. For people like me its rebellion against an out of control bureaucracy, for others its rebellion against the police force. How much more pressure do you think the system will bear before it all fails
You should be more specific. Radical christians are caring less and less about the law. In this case it's a radical christian trying to take personal control of a part of the bureaucracy. But you're right about it not being good.
 August 30, 2015 at 7:53pm
Whiny little primidona doesn’t know dictatorships well, if it was he would have been taken out back and shot with his next of kin being charged the price of the bullet. Sadly some of the regime’s Mr. Jorge has praised have done that and worse.
 August 30, 2015 at 7:47pm
I think we crossed the war crime line a long time ago, at this point it’s like adding jaywalking to arson and murder. Still sad to see destruction of such history, what a waste.
 August 27, 2015 at 1:39pm
You fools want a war, then get ready because unlike the last set of wars we’ve fought, you and the people you love are going to die in droves until you lay down and surrender. We won’t suffer fools any longer, and when these young idiots finally get enough courage to wage their war lets give them a war that will burn a horror so great they won’t forget it for generations of time!
 August 27, 2015 at 1:11pm
Dur Hur, like I haven’t heard that one a million time ThomP. Would this guy have fitted your definition of “gun nut” after all he was a good black gay man with a job as a reporter, why he filled at least several boxes of the liberal “can’t ever be an aggressor ever,” checklist.
Now if you say we need a mental evaluation to have our beliefs, how about we have a test to see who has a basic understanding of law before their allowed to vote? If we’re going to shoot down one constitutional right why don’t we throw them all in the air and see which ones survive?
 August 26, 2015 at 1:08am
I’m just glad someone is bucking the Illegal Immigrant Suicide Scheme they are running. I don’t know what possessed the GOP strategos that they needed the illegal immigrants who are inevitably going to vote democrat, but if we can purge that idea from the party it will be a great place to start. And if Donald Trump is the man to do it, I’m happy to give him my support.
 August 26, 2015 at 1:03am
Cruz would definitely be my first choice, but as long as Trump keeps destroying Bush and the rest of the establishment I am happy to let him take whatever shots he wants. Honestly as long as Republican isn’t going along with the Illegal Immigrant suicide scheme I’ll give them my vote.
 August 26, 2015 at 1:01am
He does have some real substance to him, but he isn’t Obama. The secret of Obama was he was a blank slate anybody could write what they wanted on him. Trump is known commodity, extremely brash but keen about business, talks straight but also believes in greasing the wheels necessary to get the job done. I find him interesting, not necessarily enough to gain my vote in the primary but enough to pique my curiosity. Honestly though all the doom and gloom about him being the death of the Republican Party is hilarious, that fact Obama has been able to proceed with barely a speedbump in his way will be the death of the Republican Party long before Donald Trump.
I agree. What I'm implying though is that the unquestioning support of Trump is very similar to the type of support Obama received during his campaigns.
That's a big mistake. one should never support a candidate unquestioningly even someone like Cruz. In can get a nation into trouble as we all know.
Say what you like or hate about a candidate. But the time to commit to one is still a long way off.
A "blank slate" covered by millions of dollars in legal fees to stay hidden.
August 26, 2015 at 12:56am
Well at least it will be against an actual admitted socialist, not all that vague hopey changey nonsense that anyone with a brain would have realized equaled the same thing. Bring on the Bernie, let’s see just how lost this country really is!
 August 26, 2015 at 12:53am
I don’t like Trump, but he’s the first person I’ve seen who is doing what I’ve always wanted, completely defying the media and conventional wisdom in a meaningful way. Granted, there have been many who have tried, but what has helped him is he has such a big microphone that when he starts defying them the media can’t just ignore him and put words in his mouth.
I don’t know if he is going to win, but if he can break the monopoly on politics that the liberal media and the republican establishment have been running for decades, then I say more power to him. After all the republican strategos have become possessed of the notion that suicide is the only option specifically in regard to illegal immigration.