Letís be clear: Democrats shut down the government because of DACA and they refused to give @realDonaldTrump the border wall trade off in return. The problem for Dems is that @POTUS holds the cards. He can do away with DACA anyway in March. Dems in trouble.
Democrats are far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great Military or Safety at our dangerous Southern Border. They could have easily made a deal but decided to play Shutdown politics instead. #WeNeedMoreRepublicansIn18 in order to power through mess!
Meanwhile Chuck Schumer, my Senator, is happy and laughing because the Fake News Industry will never blame him for this. All weekend long they are going to repeat the propaganda that it's Trump's fault.
You know different. I do. And I don't read twits. But that's not what's going to be on tv.
For those asking, the Republicans only have 51 votes in the Senate, and they need 60. That is why we need to win more Republicans in 2018 Election! We can then be even tougher on Crime (and Border), and even better to our Military & Veterans!
I think the "Traitors" element is something that merits exploration. I think we're experienced a diminished sense of just what is treasonous.
I, for example, have a real problem with undermining the rule of law by selectively turning a blind eye to some folks who have entered the country illegally.
When we elected folks, who swore an oath to protect, defend and uphold the laws", we placed faith in them . . . we did NOT confer the latitude to pick and choose the laws they "protected, defended and upheld" based on pop culture, the current direction of the political winds, and personal predisposition.
Using that logic . . . I feel that Ferris, I and others who have received certain advanced training and have experience operating vehicles at speed . . . . should be exempt from speed laws.
Take a bit of this in concert with some of the egregious acts of the prior administration and I confess I feel less "safe" sequestered safely in the midst of the world's "super power.".
These folks started with greedy and a bit of a self serving mindset and have had their hands in the cookie jar for so long that they forgot who the jar belongs to.
Treason is a topic that certainly merits discussing.
I'll be eager to see that memo. . . . Nothing would please me more than to see Obama in a perp walk in cuffs.
Let us say, hypothetically, that Obama was in favor of pot laws being stricken.( I know no such thing ) He could have made the case in public about the history of pot laws, pointed out that the vast bureaucracy created to battle alcohol was simply turned to battle another recreational drug, and how high the cost in money, lives, and respect for the law was not worth the self righteous feelings of old white rich men.
Maybe something about hemp and rich ecologically destructive villains in the tree cutting business? ( I got an earful on that one from a college student last year )
He did no such thing. Although a pot smoker himself, ( allegedly in the White House, I'm looking forward to the books from greedy former minions ) his Social Justice dept was hard core at putting smokers in prison, and ruthlessly attacking States and localities that favored by free votes, the legalization of pot for medicinal or other purposes. ( to get high, of course, deny it as some might, Why else smoke pot or drink Vodka? )
This hypocrisy is understandable, Obama hated "State's Rights" believing in a central, dictatorship, and resenting any boundaries on his personal power. He was raised in the "do as I say, not as I do" culture, and cheerfully broke the law his entire adult life. ( with whatever rationalizations he came up with ) But let others break that law? No way. Prison.
Then.... for no reason I recall ( please fill this gap in my knowledge ) the Obama Social Justice Dept. stopped leaning on and persecuting the Pot War. As we know from other Obama declarations of "I don't like that law so I won't enforce it", this came as direct, if carefully concealed and erased orders from the Top. The Smartest Man In Any Room had spoken, and the stoners were free to petition for votes on their special interest. ( a most democratic, small "d", action for a system run for the people, by the people. ) And California, Colorado, etc. proceeded to break federal law with relative impunity, based on the word, and decision, of one man, acting from secret motives, with no responsibility for his actions.
If you want to argue "pot laws", I'd be happy to. By all means enlighten me, and fill the gaps in my education. But without speaking to the merits of these laws, ANY laws, the proper way to make them go away is to get your Representatives to vote to make them go away. Not to declare them "against the tide of history" or some other Marxist sales pitch.
That just encourages disrespect for the law in general.
And we have more than enough of that.
I here delete a long winded rant on how speed limits, drug laws, and gun laws, written with ulterior motives, and enforced badly and unevenly, encourage contempt for the rule of law, and law breaking, as a matter of daily life. After all, how many here broke the speed limit this month?