Go, Phillips! This is some of the most intelligent rhetoric I have heard on the subject.
Over and over again, throughout history, you see constant clashes of cultures. There is always trouble if not tragedy. One culture triumphs while the other disappears. IF there is any chance of very different cultures co-habiting, an intense study of culture and embrace of assimilation methods are required by all parties. From the beginning, the United States has accepted the idea of different appearances, different traditions. What we have insisted upon is language and values. This concept has been lost today. We do not require English as the first language, nor do we insist on the values that most of us grew up with: family, work ethic, honesty, faith, community, rule of law…..
Unless we get back to the way it was done in the past, we will lose the culture we have known.
It’s kind of like marriage. You may think your relationship can manage fine while you are busy working, living your life, but if you don’t pay attention to your spouse and you are not doing things to sustain and grow the relationship, the marriage will die.
Do you like America? You think we will still be free and lawful and united if we are not constantly working at sustaining and growing that relationship among our people? Other parts of the world truly do not admire our way of life, do not want to be part of it.
And some of those people who dislike our culture are living right here.
Holy moly. Wake up!
Assimilation is one thing. Takeover is another.
Muslims don't want to assimilate, they demand that the rest of the world - the infidels - be the ones to change to what THEY believe.
 January 26, 2016 at 10:59pm
Sad. Personally I think the militia group has a legitimate question regarding the federal government. Surely we all want a nation of laws. I’m glad for the questions being raised but I would rather they would have gone home sooner, with the outcome being televised debates over the issues.
but that's the problem...the media would NEVER have televised anything. This was the only way to bring attention to the problem of our western lands being stolen by the feds....and it worked. It certainly brought attention to the tyranny of the blm.
 January 11, 2016 at 6:00pm
Everybody here has known about this aspect of Clinton folderol for some time. I am predicting that Hilary comes down with some health problem that prevents her from running and Biden steps in. The whole Clinton mess just disappears. She and Bill are guilty as hell but they’ll never own up to it nor will they ever pay for their crimes.
A generation or so down the road, someone will make a bundle on a tell-all book.
 January 9, 2016 at 11:20am
Lucy, I really don’t believe anyone is against your quoted PETA activities. Most of us have beloved animals living with us. As with everything, it’s the few crazies or the extreme opinions that raise people’s eyebrows or ire. My daughter lives in NYC and I always see rats there. Yet I only occasionally see deer, raccoon, coyotes, skunks, etc. in my small town neighborbood where those populations are plenty healthy – I have NEVER seen a rat here. So you know the rat population is totally out of control in the Big Apple. I support whatever can be done to reduce the numbers. I assume that the terriers are naturally efficient; their talent goes to grabbing the rats by the back of the neck and giving them a good shake. The terriers’ owners would not want to expose their dogs to disease or poisons through contact with rats, so I can’t see cruelty here. As I mentioned before, it is nature at work, in my opinion.
 January 9, 2016 at 11:09am
Blackcrow – you must have grown up in my neighborhood.
Lucy_P – 1) please teach the rest of us how to look into other humans’ hearts so succinctly =”they get a sick thrill” 2) be sure to keep us up to date on your unnatural world = the one where there are no predators and no prey.
 January 9, 2016 at 10:51am
How can one know history and not be scandalized? When will Americans understand that those inside the beltway are all the THEM? The “us vs. them” does not refer any longer to political parties.
 January 7, 2016 at 9:32pm
Hah! Rat Fink. That’s a termI haven’t heard for what? 50 years?
 December 26, 2015 at 7:20pm
Actually weren’t slaves commonplace throughout history, all over the world? And African tribes captured and sold slaves. The Barbary pirates(Muslims) brought African slaves to the colonies and elsewhere. The first recorded slave-owner in the U.S. was … black.
Frankly, it’s pretty clear to me that professor is obsessed with race. If you are a good, hard-working person – nobody cares what color you are. “Methinks thou dost protest too much.” Get over yourself. Nobody cares what color you are.
 December 22, 2015 at 10:44am
“Nothing to see here, folks!” What It comes down to is TRUST. I expect the US government to protect me from foreign dangers in my own country, to make me feel protected, and to contribute to the maintenance of our culture.
I have no trust at all in Obama’s interest or efforts in doing these basic things.
 December 21, 2015 at 11:39am
Mika makes me nuts. And “white men with guns” sounds racist to me, just as “black men are thugs” is racist. Bringing up the one in the discussion about the other (Muslims attacking the cancer of radicalism) is illogical. We all need lessons in logic.
“Greeks who drink wine are philosophers.” “Greeks, who drink wine, are philosophers.”
or better yet:
•All English professors are boring (major evidence or premise)
•Lauren is an English professor (minor evidence or premise) ◦Therefore, Lauren is boring (conclusion)
or even better
•Yesterday, you left for work at 7:15 a.m. and arrived at work on time.
•Today, you left for work at 7:15 a.m. and arrived at work on time. ◦Therefore, if you leave at 7:15 a.m., you will always arrive at work on time.
I really worry about the thinking processes of Americans these days, particularly those in the media spotlight.
That was Mika's ill attempt at " Oh look a squirrel" No one ever told her you can't detract from stupidity, with greater stupidity! She deserves to live with ISIS and wear a Burka, she has earned their kindness and respect.
 December 20, 2015 at 9:16pm
I feel like I’m horning in on the old boys’ club here, but I just have to put in my two cents worth.
My prediction: we won’t really make a decision. Things will just keep going along until people are so desperate they have no choice. When that happens, I know my progeny would fight for the Constitution. And live the Ten Commandments.
Very true, Grandma. The American people will do nothing until it hurts them personally. But by then it might be too late.
 December 12, 2015 at 10:21pm
Don’t forget Russia Russia- far worse than the US.
 December 12, 2015 at 7:16pm
The climate change issue is the most insane debate I could ever imagine. There has always been climate change. There will always be climate change. Whether humans impact climate or not, the climate WILL change!
As a Christian, I believe in being a good steward. However, the incredible audacity of these few puny humans, to think that mankind can keep the climate from changing when that is what climate has ALWAYS done – that’s just ridiculous!
I defy any scientist to show that, regardless of recorded SCIENTIFIC history showing a pattern of climate change, humanity will be able to keep the climate from changing in the future.
 December 8, 2015 at 5:38pm
Real, you are semi-right about a person’s sexlife being private. No one can force another to live by an artificial code. However, there is something to be said for wisdom and learning from history. Societies that believe in specific constraints function more smoothly. Following what you might consider arbitrary rules can actually lead to a more stable, productive and happier life. What one might see as boring, another finds fulfilling. Cosmopolitan Magazine and our current culture does not value restraint. In my opinion, that’s a big source of our problems here
I prefer to go with Franklin when it comes to liberty and security.
dont you mean puberty and sexurity?
November 11, 2015 at 7:36am
Hah! 70′s kids – you got that right. From your moniker to your observations about the FB team, which frighteningly describes a generation – I agree. I was surprised at the vehemence on my son’s part when he accused this current crop of young people of being pantywaists – although his precise expression was something involving multiple expletives and female cats, as I recall.
I do believe that this cultural shift (from being rugged individualists to dependent crybabies) could be more of the fundamental transformation we heard about, part of the planned divide of our population. It is bizarre to observe and reminds me too much of dystopian science fiction future world coming into existence before our very eyes. It’s alarming that so few see it and even fewer speak out against it.
Like a lot of other people here in flyover country, I have my gun in one hand and my bible in the other. That,along with a heritage of determined fighters and a belief in my like-minded fellows, gives me hope in the face of this modern idiocy.
 November 5, 2015 at 9:34am
You get to pick your facts, Katie. But one fact is that if you throw out the major crime cities- like Chicago, Detroit, LA, Baltimore…. The U.S. statistics look entirely different. Most of us live in peace and harmony, without suffering from the issues you claim the rest of the world finds shocking.
This does not mean we don’t need to address these issues; it’s just that the vast majority of us are unaffected in our daily lives.
Your viewpoint is formed by a narrow lens. I know it is difficult to imagine the enormity and diversity of America. But I wish the rest of the world would try harder to envision the liberty we still enjoy here, and at what cost it comes.
 November 5, 2015 at 9:21am
We all live in our own little worlds. Apparently Tarantino has shown us his.
Which is not mine.