This bill sucks. I understand the emotion behind it and the idea that Saudi Arabia should be held accountable for any role the Saudi government played, but this is not a good way to do it.
It’s a can of worms that we, as the strongest, most visible nation on the planet with our fingers, rightly or wrongly, stretched to every corner of the glob, should not want to open.
 September 28, 2016 at 10:47am
The biggest bridge between us will be built when “moderate muslims” who disagree with the “extremists” speak out against them so loudly they cannot be ignored and put their lives on the line to denounce that brand of islam and defend christians and others from them.
This is what christians did a few centuries ago to put an end to europe’s “dark ages” and many of our forefathers died to “fellow christians” for their efforts.
What exactly is a moderate muslim? Is that like a moderate Christian? If there is such a thing as a moderate muslim they would be considered an infidel by their own book, in the same way as a moderate (luke warm) Christian will be rejected.
Moderation in seeking to save others lives , either physically or spiritually, is a bad thing for those Not Saved. It is in how we understand salvation Should and will be accomplished that makes the difference. Salvation cannot be by force or compulsion or threat but only by the powers of reason and prayer and spirit.
There may be moderate, secular-leaning Muslims. There is no moderate Islam.
 September 28, 2016 at 8:51am
And for in-depth coverage of politics tonight, let’s got to an NFL back-up quarterback…
 September 27, 2016 at 2:57pm
I’m not sure why the “Dukakus Rule” would apply to a man who will never seek another election in his life (unless he somehow manages to pull off a one-party North-Korean style coup where we all get together to re-elect him every so often).
Trump’s a good show man. Not many of us thought he could win the nomination for many of the same reasons they are saying he can’t win the general. He did and he can.
September 13, 2016 at 2:40pm
Sports franchises aren’t about bringing revenue into the city. They are about politicians losing their jobs if they allow them to leave. Everyone knows they are a money pit for everyone in town except the players and owners, but they are very popular with the voters none-the-less.
I disagree. It actually applies COURAGE to the choice they make by giving consequences. Kaepernick has zero risk, therefore its not really a protest. Its like gambling with monopoly money. If these kids REALLY care they'll kneel the next game. How much you want to bet they don't. Shows the TRUE value to their view on this subject.
 September 13, 2016 at 1:47pm
That’s what I’d do, but no liberal university is going to do that. They’d be more likely to boycott games in NC.
 September 13, 2016 at 1:30pm
Now topping the list for dumbest reasons to be arrested.
 September 10, 2016 at 11:06am
If the leaker is not coloring the leaks and they are in the public interest and/or the politician is truly corrupt, then why would I care about the other edge? Corruption cuts both ways, so exposing it should, too. The public interest is exposing any corruption, not just that of your political opponents.
 September 10, 2016 at 10:59am
That was my thought, East. Why is this even a question? I can’t remember taking photos at memorials ever being taboo before. But now that everyone has a camera in their phone and they want to be in the picture, too – it’s some kind of crisis?
 September 9, 2016 at 4:53pm
I hope that wonderfully though-out and insightful argument didn’t tax you too hard. I’d hate for you to slip into a comma and miss the chance to vote for your savior.
 September 9, 2016 at 9:49am
If you actually knew and had the capacity for it, you’d be the one embarrassed. The Constitution is not about justice. It’s a framework for a system of government. It sets rules and limitations on that government to protect the creator-endowed, inalienable rights of the people.
Defining and prosecuting justice is a matter for the individual States to resolve. To that end, the Constitution demands the States be just, but it does not define justice.
 September 9, 2016 at 9:43am
You think a handful of overly-privileged athletes disrespecting the country that was “socially just” enough pay them millions of dollars to play a silly game and worship them as if they actually worth worth it constitutes “pressure?”
All people have both the capacity for good (made in the image of God, and God is good) and for evil (due to our corrupted human nature.) Which we do is a choice each of us makes. Choosing evil is never acceptable. Every one of us does it from time to time, but it is never acceptable.
But continuing your analogy about burning down our house – we’ve been voting to contain the fire now for decades. When do we get around to rebuilding? We had a couple of carpenters step up this time around, but we chose another arsonist instead.
Who do you vote for? Hitler or Stalin? Pol Pot or Idi Amin?
September 8, 2016 at 11:21pm
What do you know of my customs?
September 8, 2016 at 11:21pm
I respect your conclusions. I have not made my discussion on whom I will vote for or whether I will vote at all.
[-1] September 8, 2016 at 11:19pm
No, not at all costs. I won’t sacrifice my freedom or this Republic just so it can be destroyed by someone other than a Clinton.
Moral people do not side with evil. there has to be a better solution. If there isn’t, we are doomed regardless.
 September 8, 2016 at 11:16pm
I’m glad you find him refreshing. I’m happy it works for you. But this core of your argument is another “he’s not quite as bad as her” speech.
What do I have against Hillary? She lies, she desires fame and power for herself over the good of the country, she has shown either ignorance or utter disregard for the Constitution and the rule of law.
What do I have against Trump? He lies, he desires fame and power for himself over the good of the country, he has shown either ignorance or utter disregard for the Constitution and the rule of law.
What’s the difference, again? Oh right, she’s better at it than him.