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  • Beheadings: Brought To You By “The Religion Of Peace”

    09/21/2014 6:04:24 AM PDT · 11 of 28
    backtothestreets to Kaslin

    I hate Islam, but what is really troubling to me is that Islam is making a mockery in the USA of our freedom of religion constitutional guarantee to entrench itself in the USA... and almost no one wants to do a darn thing about it. The only viable solution will have to be addressed with a constitutional amendment so that no judge or court in the land can overrule it or declare it unconstitutional.

  • Removing intolerant organizations that teach and practice the elimination of non-members.

    09/20/2014 10:20:07 PM PDT · 10 of 19
    backtothestreets to Nifster
    Thank you all!

    I am extremely and unapologetically anti-Islamic. I am also unapologetic in my embrace of our founding principles and traditions. I do not well tolerate criminal elements that use the goodness of people as a instrument to eliminate those same good people. Such is being done by Muslims with their extremely perverse adaptation of our freedom of religion.

    I expected criticism. As I mentioned, my amendment proposal is not ironclad. It is merely to show that a constitutional amendment is a means of stopping Islam here in the USA.

    I also mentioned my hope that others would see this through. I cannot. I am terminally ill with very little time left. My sole contribution was to raise this suggestion for consideration.

    It is but a matter of time until another concerted effort by Muslims will wreck havoc on our nation, killing hundreds, thousands, or possibly millions of innocent civilians if left unchecked.

    What other truly viable alternatives for addressing the Islamic threat in the USA are being discussed?

  • Removing intolerant organizations that teach and practice the elimination of non-members.

    09/20/2014 8:53:44 PM PDT · 1 of 19
    backtothestreets
    Knowing that no judge or court in the land can rule our constitution as being unconstitutional, I am quite seriously suggesting a constitutional amendment as the most rational and realistic means of addressing Islam within the USA. I am also suggesting the other western nations would follow our lead ...... but we must first lead.

    Please note I did not specify religions in the proposed amendment as I believe the amendment should apply if ever another political movement such as the Nazi party arises.

    I hope other will seize upon this opportunity and see this through. The suggested amendment is not ironclad and should be seen as a possibility and starting point toward crafting a sound constitutional amendment that will protect our way of life.

  • Iraq Premier Nixes US Ground Troops

    09/19/2014 1:31:31 PM PDT · 25 of 25
    backtothestreets to gandalftb

    If we send ground troops, we play directly into their hand.

    ISIL has all but begged for US ground troops to return. ISIL is relying upon historical Islamic warfare. First the jihad commits unspeakable crimes upon the civilian population. Their opponents respond by going into the Islamic controlled areas where they are eliminated by whatever means necessary. In the meantime, Muslims not involved in the fighting stay out of the way, but may take part in scolding the Muslim combatants. In this way they present the illusion of “moderate, or peaceful Muslims. This too is necessary as part of their conquest scheme.

  • Flames of War (ISIS propaganda video)

    09/19/2014 1:12:32 PM PDT · 20 of 21
    backtothestreets to winoneforthegipper

    Islam, not just ISIL, must be stopped.

  • Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

    09/18/2014 11:10:42 PM PDT · 39 of 56
    backtothestreets to mandaladon

    When push comes to shove, we have our constitution on our side and used properly, no judge or court in the land could rule such legislation unconstitutional ..... NONE! The only question that remains is where are the leaders with the fortitude to use our constitution properly?

  • Oklahoma politician refuses to apologize for cautioning people to ‘be wary’ of Muslim-Americans

    09/18/2014 9:00:24 PM PDT · 57 of 57
    backtothestreets to re_nortex

    He’s still taking heat for his honesty.

  • Australian cops thwart ISIS beheading plot

    09/18/2014 7:10:03 AM PDT · 17 of 23
    backtothestreets to Truth29

    Islam is a social cancer and it’s just a matter of time until such crimes are carried out in the USA. Islam MUST be stopped!

  • College Students Sign Petition To Support ISIS… On 9/11

    09/16/2014 4:07:36 PM PDT · 5 of 24
    backtothestreets to Political Junkie Too

    Whoops! Yes, please.

  • College Students Sign Petition To Support ISIS… On 9/11

    09/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PDT · 1 of 24
    backtothestreets
    This should alarm many people. We as people of a freedom loving nation are indeed screwed if our own people are ignorant to the threat we are facing. Islam must be stopped!
  • Bill Maher absolutely crushes Charlie Rose for comparing Islam to Christianity

    09/16/2014 2:35:10 PM PDT · 56 of 56
    backtothestreets to NKP_Vet
    It is good read the many replies to this post that acknowledge what Bill Maher accomplished. I personally cannot stand Maher’s politics, but he spoke my mind on the subject of Islam.

    Some other respondents to this post felt it necessary to try sidetracking the extremely important theme of Maher’s effort and instead continue their assault on Maher. That's a shame. Maher isn't the one pledged to murder them. These few should be recognizing an issue that could unite conservatives, liberals, democrats and republicans.

  • ABC News Projects Republican Rand Paul to Win Kentucky Senate Race (Tea Party wave starting )

    11/02/2010 5:32:22 PM PDT · 8 of 8
    backtothestreets to SeekAndFind

    Rand Paul will do well. He’ll be working to keep the entire Senate in line with the Constitution.

  • Want Peace? Give a Nuke the Nobel

    11/13/2009 12:42:25 PM PST · 1 of 13
    backtothestreets
    Well worth the time to read the entire editorial.
  • D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad is executed in Va.

    11/10/2009 8:57:00 PM PST · 141 of 167
    backtothestreets to pnh102
    "Now we know he will never kill again."

    Replace the word kill with murder and no truer words can be spoken or written regarding this event. It is a statement that should be spoken loud and clear every time someone falsely claims the death penalty is not a deterrent to murder.

  • Ending death penalty could save US millions: study

    10/20/2009 2:32:27 PM PDT · 1 of 59
    backtothestreets
    Despite what the study claims, the death penalty is absolutely the most effective deterrent used to keep a murderer from committing another murder or serious bodily crime. If not, someone needs to provide actual numbers and case studies of murderers that have repeated the crime of murder after being executed.
  • Can Obama Rise to Harding's Level?

    10/13/2009 6:56:27 AM PDT · 7 of 22
    backtothestreets to Kaslin
    Nice piece. Thanks for sharing.
  • 50 million new patients? More primary docs a must

    09/14/2009 12:30:42 AM PDT · 1 of 13
    backtothestreets
    This article touches very lightly upon the real problem with healthcare in the USA. What it does not tell is that CONGRESS controls the number and size of our medical schools. In 1985, and again in 1998, Congress passed legislation that was signed by President Reagan and Clinton respectively, that closed some medical schools and reduced the capacity of the remaining schools.

    Medical services are no different than any other service or commodity. Cut the supply and the costs will rise.

    The current "healthcare crisis" is a sham created by the two political parties.

  • Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest (gathered legal team, contemplating lawsuit)

    07/25/2009 3:15:15 PM PDT · 71 of 258
    backtothestreets to Dubya
    I've been away, but have listened carefully to reports of this incident. Weighing all that has been made public, I've reached the conclusion Gates was the one profiling. He made the assumption that a white police officer would be profiling based on race.

    In the wake of this incident, President Obama acted stupidly by judging the police actions without full knowledge of the facts. By weighing in without full benefit of the facts, President Obama has created racial conflict.

  • Sotomayor to Senators: 2nd Amendment does not apply to states

    06/11/2009 3:43:26 PM PDT · 32 of 69
    backtothestreets to All
    To make such a change stick, Sotomayor, if confirmed, would first have to wait for the court to hear a case that challenges the “Incorporation Doctrine” by which the Supreme Court extended the limitations set upon the federal government to the state government.

    Until the “Incorporation Doctrine” ruling and subsequent rulings based upon it were made, states enjoyed the freedom to dictate prayer in public schools, indeed, declare a state religion, plus place limitations in behavior the federal government could not.

    I doubt there's even the slightest chance of the court hearing a case that would overturn the “Indoctrination Doctrine”, be it a Democrat or Republican court.

  • California Breakup?

    05/26/2009 7:17:09 AM PDT · 66 of 66
    backtothestreets to calcowgirl
    "Others on FR have proposed similar break-up alternatives in past years."

    Yup, I'm one of those that proposed a division of the state, but almost entirely along political divides that would assure a gain of conservative US senators.

    Anyone that has studied state election results knows the proposal in this article would most likely produce four additional liberal senators with possibly a gain of two conservative senators.

    Not to worry though. This proposal hasn't even the slightest chance of happening. It would require the voters in the southern parts to give up water from the northern parts. Would never happen. That is a key reason I proposed a political divide. That could happen.

  • Grisly slayings brings Mexican drug war to US

    04/19/2009 5:37:50 PM PDT · 25 of 35
    backtothestreets to SwinneySwitch
    Thanks for the pings SwinneySwitch. Americans must be made aware there is a clear and present danger, in the form of foreign criminal elements, very present in our nation. This is not a time for Americans to shrink in fear, as that would play into the hands of domestic forces that would use the crisis to elevate government control over the lives of law abiding citizens. It is a time for Americans to demand the government rid our nation of the foreign criminal element and those that provide them camouflage.
  • Thousands Protest at Tea Parties (7,500 at Fresno/Central Valley TEA Party)

    04/17/2009 8:49:19 PM PDT · 65 of 86
    backtothestreets to Jim Robinson

    WTG Fresno!!!

  • The Lie Told 'Round the World: Islam Is Peaceful

    04/11/2009 2:27:02 PM PDT · 13 of 47
    backtothestreets to All

    Islam has no peace, not even among their own is there real peace. That is the most revealing aspect of Islam. If Islam cannot deliver true peace to their own, it most assuredly cannot deliver peace at all.

  • Obama to call for nuclear-free world

    04/05/2009 1:57:02 PM PDT · 128 of 130
    backtothestreets to Jet Jaguar
    Ideally, the world would be free of nuclear weapons. Ideally it would be free of lies, deceit, aggression and treachery too.

    Realistically, the world will never be free of lies, deceit aggression or treachery, and therefore the USA must retain a nuclear arsenal.

  • Why We Must Fix Our Prisons

    04/02/2009 12:50:08 AM PDT · 22 of 23
    backtothestreets to cradle of freedom

    I too found the perspectives you mentioned very insightful.

    Again like you, I am at times bewildered by our justice system including the penal system. An example of a criminal that was released, yet posed a grave threat to society was the parolee that murdered four Oakland, California police officers less than two weeks ago.

    The whole system needs fixing as near as I can tell. If the efforts of Senator Webb can cut our prison population by releasing those that pose no threat to the lives and property of others, while freeing up money to crush the violent gang activity overwhelming our cities and states, I could fully support that effort.

  • Why We Must Fix Our Prisons

    03/30/2009 2:20:37 PM PDT · 2 of 23
    backtothestreets

    Whoops ... I forgot to give the PARADE Magazine link for the article. Here it is:

    http://www.parade.com/news/2009/03/why-we-must-fix-our-prisons.html

  • Why We Must Fix Our Prisons

    03/30/2009 2:17:53 PM PDT · 1 of 23
    backtothestreets
    A few more statements from the article:

    "And, in the face of the movement toward mass incarceration, law-enforcement officials in many parts of the U.S. have been overwhelmed and unable to address a dangerous wave of organized, frequently violent gang activity, much of it run by leaders who are based in other countries."

    "Against this backdrop of chaos and mismanagement, a dangerous form of organized and sometimes deadly gang activity has infiltrated America's towns and cities. It comes largely from our country's southern border, and much of the criminal activity centers around the movement of illegal drugs. The weapons and tactics involved are of the highest order."

    "The Mexican drug cartels, whose combined profits are estimated at $25 billion a year, are known to employ many elite former soldiers who were trained in some of America's most sophisticated military programs. Their brutal tactics took the lives of more than 6000 Mexicans last year alone, and the bloodshed has been spilling over the border into our own neighborhoods at a rapid pace. One terrible result is that Phoenix, Ariz., has become the kidnapping capital of the United States, with more than 370 cases in 2008. That is more incidents than in any other city in the world outside of Mexico City."

    "The challenge to our communities is not limited to the states that border Mexico. Mexican cartels are now reported to be running operations in some 230 American cities. Other gang activity--much of it directed from Latin America, Asia, and Europe--has permeated our country to the point that no area is immune. As one example, several thousand members of the Central American gang MS-13 now operate in northern Virginia, only a stone's throw from our nation's capital."


    Before faulting Senator Webb solely on the basis of being a Democrat, keep in mind he is a strong Second Amendment advocate, and was among the strongest voices against Amnesty for Illegal Aliens. If his efforts lead to curtailing the vicious infiltration into our nation, I wish for our nation he finds success.

    Please take the time to read the entire article before commenting. Senator Webb has related information provided on his site: http://webb.senate.gov/email/criminaljusticereform.html

  • Victor Davis Hanson: Thoughts About Depressed Americans

    03/25/2009 10:15:39 AM PDT · 58 of 66
    backtothestreets to All
    Excellent. I believe Victor Davis Hanson is on the verge of forcing historians and economists to rethink the “Great Depression” and our current situation. Could it be that economic depression is not the point in time when society dips into a collective depression, but instead the accumulation of depressing events that lead to economic depression.

    I personally believe the latter to be the case. Society must be in a depressed mood before an economic depression can find a foothold.

    If the latter is true, our debt situation has played a role creating such a sense of depression, and increasing debt, personally or collectively, will not alter that perception, but ultimately add to the perception and lead to an ever deepening sense of depression throughout society.

  • New Report Predicts "New Global Ice Age"

    03/23/2009 12:39:58 PM PDT · 21 of 33
    backtothestreets to neverdem
    "In reality, we're very confident about this report. That's because we are not so much predicting colder weather, but are instead observing it.

    More important, we're attempting to coax our readers to view recent weather data and trends with a neutral perspective

    The initial two quoted sentences sums up well comments I hear from most people discussing the current weather. They use the phrase "Global warming" in an appropriate sarcastic manner while shivering due to the colder weather.

    Of the final quoted statement, people should absolutely be coaxed to approach the climate change issue with a neutral perspective in addition to their own personal observations. If they find they are freezing their butts off while some cavalier drone is telling them it's just their imagination, they had better listen to themselves.

    Personally, I am very skeptical about the reports concerning global warming and climate change overall, and especially those that heap all the blame on mankind. The Earth experiences climate change regardless of what mankind does, or does not do. I’ve never experienced two consecutive years in any location that had weather exactly alike. There were climate changes at work, and nothing to be alarmed about.

    Lastly, I do have issues with the pollution in the air that causes very serious health problems. An example is vaporized mercury. I was impressed when Alaska Governor Sarah Palin made reference to such pollutants during the Vice Presidential debate. She may be more aware of this due to the health factors surrounding the birth of her youngest child, or because Alaska has experienced the highest measured concentrations of such airborne particulate matter originating from China and Russia. Whatever, we would all do well with air free of particulate matter that has such dire health consequences, of which mercury is one.

  • Santa Ana's jail will house more immigrant detainees

    03/21/2009 1:07:55 PM PDT · 7 of 8
    backtothestreets to freedumb2003

    Not certain, but I seem to recall something whereby our federal government bills the government of the country of origin of the illegal alien to recoup costs. I could well be wrong on this count. If not wrong, would enjoy having this article transmitted beyond our borders to discourage others from coming to the USA illegally.

  • Santa Ana's jail will house more immigrant detainees

    03/21/2009 12:29:38 PM PDT · 3 of 8
    backtothestreets to NormsRevenge; HiJinx; SwinneySwitch

    This article may interest you

  • Santa Ana's jail will house more immigrant detainees

    03/21/2009 12:18:11 PM PDT · 1 of 8
    backtothestreets
    What can I add other than to say, finally the illegal aliens are serving a legimate purpose, helping local government balance the budget.
  • House passes bill taxing AIG and other bonuses (HR 1586: Tax 90% over $250,000)

    03/19/2009 1:42:44 PM PDT · 154 of 252
    backtothestreets to ConservativeMind

    Your position is correct. As much as I find the AIG bonuses to be extremely distasteful, passing a law that essentially imposes a retroactive tax is extremely dangerous as it establishes a precedent that could be followed in the future to increase government revenues.

    How would people feel if this law were one day cited to levy a tax on their lawfully gain incomes from some past period?

  • Obama says immigration overhaul still needed

    03/18/2009 6:47:24 PM PDT · 11 of 30
    backtothestreets to NormsRevenge

    I’d like to see a comprehensive immigration reform bill too. My version would give all illegal aliens a pathway out of the country and reward those trying to enter the country legally.

  • Does a woman still need to Pray with her head covered

    03/16/2009 1:02:40 PM PDT · 36 of 54
    backtothestreets to DesertRhino; ReformationFan

    Excellent point DesertRhino.  

    Some years ago a woman sought my opinion regarding 1 Corinthians 11:3-6.  She had a specific concern, and as I came to find out, it was a concern shared by many women in her predicament.  The woman was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, losing her hair, and considered shaving her head to end the her discomfort over the hairloss.  The woman had Christian women and men pointing to 1 Corinthians 11:3-6 telling her that shaving her head was forbidden as it would be shameful.  

    Having reason to question the words of Paul, I sought the consul of the highest authority, God.

    Numbers 6  

     1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When either a man or woman consecrates an offering to take the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself (My note:  himself and he throughout this passage means the person, male or female) to the LORD, 3 he shall separate himself from wine and similar drink; he shall drink neither vinegar made from wine nor vinegar made from similar drink; neither shall he drink any grape juice, nor eat fresh grapes or raisins. 4 All the days of his separation he shall eat nothing that is produced by the grapevine, from seed to skin.
    5 ‘All the days of the vow of his separation no razor shall come upon his head; until the days are fulfilled for which he separated himself to the LORD, he shall be holy. Then he shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow. 6 All the days that he separates himself to the LORD he shall not go near a dead body. 7 He shall not make himself unclean even for his father or his mother, for his brother or his sister, when they die, because his separation to God is on his head. 8 All the days of his separation he shall be holy to the LORD.
    9 ‘And if anyone dies very suddenly beside him, and he defiles his consecrated head, then he shall shave his head on the day of his cleansing; on the seventh day he shall shave it. 10 Then on the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting; 11 and the priest shall offer one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, and make atonement for him, because he sinned in regard to the corpse; and he shall sanctify his head that same day. 12 He shall consecrate to the LORD the days of his separation, and bring a male lamb in its first year as a trespass offering; but the former days shall be lost, because his separation was defiled.
    13 ‘Now this is the law of the Nazirite: When the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall be brought to the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 14 And he shall present his offering to the LORD: one male lamb in its first year without blemish as a burnt offering, one ewe lamb in its first year without blemish as a sin offering, one ram without blemish as a peace offering, 15 a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and their grain offering with their drink offerings.
    16 ‘Then the priest shall bring them before the LORD and offer his sin offering and his burnt offering; 17 and he shall offer the ram as a sacrifice of a peace offering to the LORD, with the basket of unleavened bread; the priest shall also offer its grain offering and its drink offering. 18 Then the Nazirite shall shave his consecrated head at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and shall take the hair from his consecrated head and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offering.

    Searching further,  

    Deuteronomy 21:11-13 

    11 and you see among the captives a beautiful woman, and desire her and would take her for your wife, 12 then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails. 13 She shall put off the clothes of her captivity, remain in your house, and mourn her father and her mother a full month; after that you may go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife.  

    What Paul meant is subject to much debate, but this I know.  Regardless of anything Paul wrote, Jesus said He did not come among us to rewrite the law, nor did He intend any of His followers to rewrite the law.  I believe both the Old Testament examples above mute what Paul wrote on the subject.  People would do better to trust the law as given to Moses by God, and amplified by Jesus.

    As for the woman I mentioned, she did shave her head to end the great discomfort of daily hairloss due to the chemotherapy.  She has since recovered.  She was not alone in her consternation caused by 1 Corinthians 11:3-6.  Women with a wide array of health issues face the same dilemma, which is made all the harder for them because they are told it will shame God.  I absolutely believe the laws given to Moses were not intended to shame, but to honor God.

  • More on Jesus and government programs.

    03/14/2009 9:38:32 PM PDT · 13 of 28
    backtothestreets to Raycpa
    I'm in agreement with you, and something more. I detest those that try to use Jesus for their own political purposes, regardless of where they are on the political spectrum.

    I dislike taxes as much as the next taxpayer, but it seems to me Jesus spoke of taxes fairly clearly.

    "Matthew 22:15-21"

    15 Then the Pharisees met together to plot how to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested.

    16 They sent some of their disciples, along with the supporters of Herod, to meet with him. “Teacher,” they said, “we know how honest you are. You teach the way of God truthfully. You are impartial and don’t play favorites.

    17 Now tell us what you think about this: Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

    18 But Jesus knew their evil motives. “You hypocrites!” he said. “Why are you trying to trap me?

    19 Here, show me the coin used for the tax.” When they handed him a Roman coin,

    20 he asked, “Whose picture and title are stamped on it?”

    21 “Caesar’s,” they replied. “Well, then,” he said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.”

  • Obama reverses opposition to Mexican trucks

    03/13/2009 9:43:05 AM PDT · 19 of 42
    backtothestreets to screaminsunshine
    "It should be obvious we are being sold down the river by both parties."

    Nothing is obvious to people that place blind faith in others, then refuse to hold those others accountable when the betrayal is uncovered.

    The fundamental problem that plagues our nation is not the Democratic Party or the Republican Party, but their party loyalists that follow blindly, of which both registered Democrats and Republicans are responsible. It is they that provide the vehicle upon which the betrayers ride. In the ultimate ruse, the party loyalists do not even hold themselves responsible for the part they played in elevating the betrayers.

  • Bastiat: The Seductive Lure of Socialism, Proper Function of Law

    03/12/2009 11:22:42 AM PDT · 11 of 20
    backtothestreets to Loud Mime
    Thanks for the ping Loud Mime.

    To further advance knowledge of what constitutes socialism so as to try to stem its advance, it would be extremely beneficial to make available to the general public examples that illustrate what can be defined as for the general good of society and what is not.

    Example (maybe not the best, but here goes): Public roads, highways and waterways that promote commerce do serve all of a society, directly or indirectly, and as thus should not be construed as socialism. Highway funds raised by government under the guise of being earmarked for highway maintenance and construction, but used instead for highway beautification projects to the immediate financial benefit of a very small segment of society is an act of socialism. This is especially true when those enjoying the immediate financial benefits are compelled to reward the legislators, by way of campaign contributions, that made such projects available.

    I am hopeful that you or another reader of this thread knows of a well-written, short and concise presentation of what constitutes socialism. Such a piece, when presented to the general public, could go a long way in stopping the long push of socialism.

    Thanks again for the ping.

  • Lawmakers challenge border security priorities

    03/11/2009 6:43:45 PM PDT · 6 of 7
    backtothestreets to TKDietz
    Thanks for the information and links. I didn't mean to imply illegal aliens used most of the drugs brought into our country from Mexico, but to state that not all drugs brought into this country are consumed solely by our citizens and legal residents. As you noted, the reports do not differentiate between legal and illegal Hispanic usage.

    Spurred on by your post, I checked various DEA reports in an effort to find what percentage of confiscated marijuana was grown here in the USA. Oddly, every DEA report I read reported the number of plants confiscated, but no tonnage. There were reports of domestic marijuana growing operations controlled by Mexican drug cartels.

    Thanks again for taking the time to respond.

  • Lawmakers challenge border security priorities

    03/11/2009 11:57:46 AM PDT · 4 of 7
    backtothestreets to Tailgunner Joe; SwinneySwitch
    I posted the following to another thread earlier today (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2203420/posts?page=14#14).  I may keep posting it to related threads until either the Mods stop me, or preferably, when my concerns start delivering reliable answers.  I hope the Mods will indulge my concerns as answers may help bring the Mexican drug cartel violence in this nation to a heightened sense of urgency.

    ~~~

    I've a serious problem with this report and all news stories regarding the Mexican drug cartels. They all conclude that the drug trafficking is a cross-border operation. I disagree, but have absolutely no facts, only conjecture to support my position.

    Yes, there is a tremendous amount of cross-border drug traffic. I don't believe it is limited to that though.

    The Central California is among the most prolific areas of production for methamphetamine in the valley areas and marijuana farming in the Sierra Mountains. Daily, the local news reports include stories of murder involving illegal aliens, drug busts, and gang activities. I strongly believe much of this activity is controlled by the cartels headquartered in Mexico. If my hunch is correct, we're no longer speaking of only a cross-border drug trafficking problem.

    Comments anyone? Does anyone know of any news service that could do an investigative report on this hunch to see if it has merit?

    Also, I've heard years of whining from Mexican authorities that it is the drug appetite of Americans fueling the drug trade. Those Mexican authorities and the news media may find this difficult to believe, but many of the illegal aliens from Mexico now in this country are the very ones buying the drugs brought in from Mexico. It shouldn't surprise anyone to learn that these illegal aliens not only had outright contempt for our immigration laws. They have great contempt for our drug laws too.

  • 15 Steps to Better Border Security: Reducing America's Southern Exposure

    03/11/2009 10:23:56 AM PDT · 14 of 14
    backtothestreets to SwinneySwitch; All
    Thanks for the ping SwinneySwitch.

    I've a serious problem with this report and all news stories regarding the Mexican drug cartels. They all conclude that the drug trafficking is a cross-border operation. I disagree, but have absolutely no facts, only conjecture to support my position.

    Yes, there is a tremendous amount of cross-border drug traffic. I don't believe it is limited to that though.

    The Central California is among the most prolific areas of production for methamphetamine in the valley areas and marijuana farming in the Sierra Mountains. Daily, the local news reports include stories of murder involving illegal aliens, drug busts, and gang activities. I strongly believe much of this activity is controlled by the cartels headquartered in Mexico. If my hunch is correct, we're no longer speaking of only a cross-border drug trafficking problem.

    Comments anyone? Does anyone know of any news service that could do an investigative report on this hunch to see if it has merit?

    Also, I've heard years of whining from Mexican authorities that it is the drug appetite of Americans fueling the drug trade. Those Mexican authorities and the news media may find this difficult to believe, but many of the illegal aliens from Mexico now in this country are the very ones buying the drugs brought in from Mexico. It shouldn't surprise anyone to learn that these illegal aliens not only had outright contempt for our immigration laws. They have great contempt for our drug laws too.

  • Border mayors insist drug violence is not spilling over

    03/10/2009 9:17:48 AM PDT · 24 of 36
    backtothestreets to NativeNewYorker
    There may be a MSM blackout in your area, but the news stories you refer to were published by MSM. They are likely the same news stories referred to by the Brownsville, Texas mayor in the article above:

    "“We have not seen any evidence” of violence spilling over, Brownsville Mayor Pat Ahumada said."

    "He blamed media hype for harming his community economically."

  • Senate votes to give DC citizens vote in Congress

    02/26/2009 4:37:41 PM PST · 121 of 230
    backtothestreets to All

    For decades I have strongly suggested The area comprising the District of Columbia be returned to the State of Maryland, and a new demographically centered federal district established. My reasoning all along has been to thwart any attempt to grant the District of Columbia statehood, or any similar status.

    Notes: When the federal capital was established the demographic center of the nation was near Baltimore, Maryland. It has since moved westward and is currently in western Missouri, approaching Kansas. Having a more demographically centered federal district makes it possible for the various elected representatives to better represent their districts and states, rather than allowing a single region of the country control over the national government.

  • Stimulus bill to reward Filipino vets

    02/23/2009 11:24:02 PM PST · 38 of 38
    backtothestreets to wac3rd

    The answer to your question is simple. The Philippines were a US territory until shortly after WWII. While it is true the Filipino service members were liberating their lands, those lands were a territory of the United States of America, and not an independent nation.

  • Separation of Television and State

    02/17/2009 9:13:57 PM PST · 19 of 19
    backtothestreets to GSWarrior

    Television transmission type should have been left to the free market to decide, not government. Government intervention was not needed to push most listeners from AM to FM preferences.

  • Call to action: Regional FReeper Conventions: California

    02/17/2009 8:52:38 PM PST · 198 of 235
    backtothestreets to Jim Robinson

    Sounds like a plan Jim. Count me in.

  • Attn FReepers: Defeat Porkulus!! Call/email your senators NOW!!

    02/06/2009 5:43:17 PM PST · 182 of 210
    backtothestreets to Jim Robinson
    Thanks for the Ping Jim.

    We're in an economic recession, and some claim we're in the early stages of an economic Depression. Throwing money at the problem will not avert a Depression.

    Looking back on the history of the Great Depression, many credit FDR with introducing programs that pulled us from the Depression. Other history buffs claim it was WWII that ended the Great Depression. I'm going to go out on a limb and claim it was a sense positive accomplishment that pulled the nation out of the Depression. I'd like to explain.

    A definition of Depression is, “of or pertaining to the life, welfare, and relations of human beings in a community”.

    The USA is a community. Our community as a whole is in a state of depression. Depression cannot be treated by doing over and again the very things that caused the depression. The best treatment for depression is accomplishing new higher goals.

    In the instance of a community depression, government is not the answer, especially when Congress has a negative 36% approval rating. Government may have a role in stopping the depression, but it needs to be a limited role.

    From our history, I would argue it was our victories in WWII that gave the nation the confidence needed to close the Great Depression. Those victories were provided primarily by our fighting forces and our industrial supremacy. I would likewise argue that it was the space programs undertaken during the Eisenhower and Kennedy years, and carried forward, that averted another Depression for many decades.

    Now, I'm not suggesting we have another war to pull us from our community Depression. I do believe our nation needs another great challenge though. Of all the great challenges we could set for ourselves, I do believe developing an inexpensive alternative to oil would be the best challenge.

    Whatever our country undertakes to raise the confidence of the nation and put the nation and the economy back on track must be positive. Seeing how large we can make the national deficit is not a positive undertaking.

  • A Prayer Request For Our Grandson (Vanity)

    02/05/2009 9:44:24 AM PST · 92 of 130
    backtothestreets to afnamvet

    Your grandson and all the family has my heart and prayers. May God be with all of you.

  • The Guarantee of a Republican Form of Government – Notes from the Convention of 1787

    02/05/2009 9:39:24 AM PST · 24 of 25
    backtothestreets to Loud Mime
    "Of course, having a republican form of government doesn’t mean that only republicans should hold office any more than a democracy would demand that only democrats should hold office; the guarantee refers to a type of national government."

    You have expressed an extremely valid point most citizens do not understand.

    As to where the nation strayed from a Republican form of government, I believe the answer is the Fourteenth Amendment. This single amendment essentially rewrote the Constitution. Supreme Court decisions based upon this amendment, particularly the "Incorporation Doctrine" adopted by the Taft Supreme Court in the mid-nineteen twenties, stripped states of the guarantee of a Republican form of government.

  • Mexican instability needs close scrutiny

    01/26/2009 12:17:01 AM PST · 24 of 31
    backtothestreets to spikeytx86

    When the time comes, and I’m more inclined then ever to believe it will come, our military will occupy Mexico, the entire country will be declared US territory, and 5,000 US Marshals will be sent to bring peace much as they did in our western territories. Once peace, order and justice is assured, allow the territories to enter the Union as states upon Congressional approval of each state constitution.