Both candidates have been talking a big game about jobs, economy, war, and effective governing. One doesn’t have to look hard to notice a severe lack of specifics on how they both would actually go about tackling these important issues. To be honest I think that the debate is going to be like watching the Shamwow guy verses Billy Mayes.3 AnswersPolitics8 years ago
Rick Santorums continued promotion of social conservatism has been repeatedly quoted to be in favor of instituting religious based laws. The result could mean a political move to force everyone, believer or not, to adhere to a single religious ideology. The promotion of such a thing is counter to even the basic level of individual freedoms that should be granted not just in this country but globally. I’m confused with the conservative mantra of “less government” while most far right conservative leaders continually push for a reduction of the individuals ability to make their own choices. A government under the leadership of people like Rick Santorum will have a tough time trying to avoid being compared to similar governments such as, the Taliban7 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
Would ridding the Apportionment Act of 1911, thereby removing the 435 member limit in the House of Representatives be better for our country?
Currently our representatives, represent an average of 300,000 people per congressional district. With the Constitution outlining a minimum number within a district at 30,000 wouldn’t our citizenry be better represented if districts were based on 150,000 district limmit?6 AnswersPolitics10 years ago
I personally cant stand Pat Buchanan, but he did say something I wholeheartedly agree with. He once said his solution to the border controls with Mexico would begin with the federalization of National Guard units and ordering them on to the border with Mexico.
Not only to I agree with the small step, but I also think that the Federalized troops should also be ordered to place minefields, particularly in areas used by drug smugglers.
I’ve absolutely no issue with legal immigration how ever I do think our country should revisit the laws our country has and match laws used by some of our NATO allies who have far greater expectations set on immigrants.16 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
If Palin supports freedom of speech why then did she inquire on how to remove books from a public library?
Although she never specifically identified what books, Palin did ask on how to go about having books removed. The president of the Alaskan library association responded that under no condition would book ever be removed. A few weeks later the librarian was fired, only to be reinstated after a public outcry.
No one , not even shooting victim Rep. Gabrielle Gifford suggested that Palin be censored, Palin is playing the situation off as if her freedom of speech is being victimized.
There is very little room for her to shy away from the hypocritical position she’s placed herself in.12 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
Granted the gunman is acknowledged as being mentally unstable but who is to say that there aren’t more out there planning copy cat style attacks.
There is also those members of the extreme who see this as an opportunity to be equally violent.
What are the chances that this may happen and would any of you be shocked if it did?2 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
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"'Obviously, we've got to stand with our North Korean allies,' she said on the radio show of fellow conservative icon Glenn Beck14 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
If you remove any political connections and focus on “of the few, for the few, at the expense of the many”?
would that describe the world we live in?7 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
How pro American is Fox news if its run by a family of expatriated Australians and the ex president of Spain?10 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
While I’m on the fence as to the cause of our current climate issues, particularly after reading Michael Crichton’s essay on the topic I do believe that global climate change has and will continue to occur. Especially after reading studies written by climatologists, geologists, and historians that note specific periods on our global history that climate events have happened.
If you are non believer in global climate change could you give real scientific data that supports the debunking of the phenomena of climate change on a global scale? Specifically on topics such as the ice age ( from onset to its end) and from the “little” ice age and its proposed causes?
While I am a believer I’m open to changing my position if perhaps someone could please explain why and how. Simply making a claim that it doesn’t exists particularly without any substantial data does not promote a counter theory well. I'll need a bit more than “just because”.15 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
Would he (Michael Steele) support her first amendment rights even if it is inflammatory and offensive?
Does Dr Lauras first amendment rights allow her to ignore the rules outlined in her employers ( the owners of the radio station) codes of conduct within the work place?
Is her downfall attributed to her actions or is it due to some other group and why?
Just think about all the jobs that could be created if we built a real wall, with real protections against drug traffickers.
Thousands of jobs that would be created in such a project
larger border patrol force
Technology and manufacturing ( all the electronic upkeep and increase the workforce to build needed tech based items)
Road building workers
I’m sure the list could be expanded.
I live on the east coast and this all makes sense to me.
How many victims living within the United States do we have to have before an effort of substance will be made on OUR side of the border?
We’ve waited patiently for the Mexican government to do more about these illegal crossings. How much longer does OUR government need before THEY see what we already know?
If our government cant seem to react to the increased victimization of the US citizenry by the Mexican drug trade would the creation of thousands of jobs attract their attention?
I’m an unaffiliated independent voter. I’ve no qualms about legal immigration.
I served 5 years in the Army and made one tour in the gulf. During that time I had a chance to get to know some of my buddies well enough to know their political views. It wasn’t hard, after being with them for years. Some were conservatives, some liberals and some independents like me.
We neither cared nor worried about what their personal political views were. What we did care about was watching out for each other and making sure we all got to go back home to our families. We were all proud of our service, proud of our country and proud of the support we received from our country.
Seven guys from my unit wont ever have to worry about being called un-American because they died over there. But it still hurts me to see people defame their names and their service when its done.
There are places as big as Arlington and as small as a local grave yard filled with people who served this country. They were conservatives, liberals, and independents. Even though they ALL died in the service our country, some people still feel the need to spit on the sacrifice they made, call them un-American. Simply because they didn’t follow a political viewpoint.7 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago