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  • Walker Responds to Cruz: 'I'm Going to Stand With the American Worker'

    04/25/2015 6:02:13 PM PDT · 87 of 88
    Finny to P-Marlowe
    Once the cloture vote was in, it was a done deal. His vote meant nothing. He had better things to do than hang around and watch the RINOs sell out the American People.

    Well said.

  • Ted Cruz knocks Scott Walker's immigration position

    04/25/2015 3:59:53 PM PDT · 55 of 55
    Finny to Norseman
    That said, however, the above rationale reminds me very much of the way liberals have moved the country closer and closer to nationalized healthcare. First, you mess with the markets and the providers and the insurance system, and then you come in and “fix it” with an even worse system.

    Banning better skilled, better educated immigrants from other countries who seek to become American citizens, is tampering with the labor markets, a form of government protectionism. Say we put an embargo on such immigrants, and for the next 20 years America's talent pool is by government decree limited to the folks here. They don't have to be their best because they're protected. Our education system is lousy and minimum wage (among other things) has created a piss-poor work ethic in our youths. You want to limit America's future to THAT?

    Cruz wants to repeal ObamaCare, as well as Common Cause. Repealing and replacing are two different things. Repealing it IS the "fix," and restoring States and individual rights in health care and keeping the Federal government far away the solution. Any Republican candidate who offers a replacement "fix" is only calling for more different government meddling, and my vote will go elsewhere.

    Cruz is consistent right down the line. Allowing for the same kind of legal immigration that we always have instead of enlisting the Federal government to offer "protection" against its own "high-skilled workforce" by refusing to allow the same other countries to immigrate here and adopt America as their country the way most of our parents, grandparents, etc., did, is very far removed from the same rationale that caused Obamacare.

    The principle is simple: LIMIT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

  • Ted Cruz knocks Scott Walker on immigration

    04/25/2015 2:13:23 PM PDT · 374 of 389
    Finny to conservativegranny; All
    Maybe they're out of a job because there aren't enough entrepreneurs to employ them.

    Boogie is not only a skilled machinist, he's the kind of guy that would help get any concern off the ground if he committed.

    Who employs all those American guys you know?

    I stand by my position that it would be suicide stupid to put an embargo in legal immigrants, especially highly skilled and educated ones. They come here and create jobs when they're entrepreneurs. I see it all around me in abundance, here in Southern California. They are fresh blood, and many are patriotic and committed, if new, Americans. How about those American guys you know creating their own jobs? Sorry, but "Americans first" as a justification for barring legal immigrants, STINKS.

    It would have prevented my skilled grandfather to immigrate here from Scotland in the early 1900s, and I'll bet it would have prevented someone in your lineage somewhere from ever getting to America, too. It wasn't okay for them but not okay for Boogie because "the time was right back then," it's because it was grounded in a PRINCIPLE. And America became great because of it.

    You propose to abandon that principle, and I say that stinks.

  • Ted Cruz knocks Scott Walker on immigration

    04/25/2015 9:49:09 AM PDT · 342 of 389
    Finny to JJHLH1
    Hey!! You said what I wanted to say about your posts!!!

    You are so very correct that legal immigration of skilled and talented folks fuels American prosperity and I would even say superiority, and it's so good to see you state the case so well. :^)

  • Ted Cruz knocks Scott Walker's immigration position

    04/25/2015 9:41:21 AM PDT · 47 of 55
    Finny to CitizenUSA; Cincinatus' Wife; All
    Unlimited legal immigration is little better than unlimited illegal immigration. We shouldn’t be taking in more than we can assimilate.

    WRONG.

    Taking in skilled, driven, educated legal immigrants who become fellow Americans in every way, is GOOD for America.

    Trying to force American businesses to rely on an inferior workforce put out by the piss-poor American education system with kids so entitled that they have a piss-poor work ethic, and trying to force America to rely on this very flawed resource pool to provide innovative entrepreneurs, is guaranteed to make America WEAKER.

    Legal immigrants since 1776 have powered a wonderful engine in America. You want to put it on hold? Rush Limbaugh often talks about how liberals try to describe prosperity and income in terms of a limited pie with only so many pieces to go around, when in truth the size of the "pie" transcends any of that, that the idea of one person becoming poor as a result of another one becoming rich, is a fallacy. Rush is correct -- and the SAME PRINCIPLE IS TRUE for America's ability to assimilate skilled, productive, innovative legal immigrants. We can assimilate ALL of them.

    On the other hand, we cannot continue to thrive and prosper without them.

    Big mistake.

    Cruz is RIGHT -- as usual.

  • Ted Cruz knocks Scott Walker on immigration

    04/25/2015 9:21:20 AM PDT · 340 of 389
    Finny to JJHLH1; Norm Lenhart; All

    AMEN!!! Well said, JJ!!!!

  • Ted Cruz knocks Scott Walker on immigration

    04/25/2015 9:20:28 AM PDT · 339 of 389
    Finny to Norm Lenhart; ansel12; Jim Noble; All
    Yea that statue of liberty phrase was crap. Give us your poor/yearning to be free...All a lie. Right. Of all the idiots on this site, you really hit the top 5 hard.

    Ansell and Jim, two FReepers who in many ways are really solid political thinkers, allow ANGER to sway them here in their anti-immigration stance, and it surprises me no end to see Jim Noble taking this position. (Ansell, whom I ping out of courtesy protocol, I long ago learned has limited capacity to grasp conservative limited government principles and indulges an exceedingly nasty disposition that includes bearing false witness, so I habitually skip his posts the same way I'll tune-out vitriolic garbage on a radio station, as a way of being kind to myself) ... but Jim Noble?

    Jim, let's say you had your way and America was 15 years into a 20-year embargo on ALL immigrants. Education in America, plus work ethics in American youths, are inferior to say the least, certainly inferior on a world-wide scope. You would be forcing companies in America to hire and reward these dolts, you would be limiting the pool of innovative entrepreneurs, to these dolts, and PREVENTING people from other nations who are MUCH better educated and who have a MUCH better work ethic, from contributing so very much of value to the U.S. economy and to U.S. patriotic morale.

    Fifteen years into it, informed Americans and informed folks the world over, would be rightly disgusted with the mind-set that so stupidly decided that ending legal immigration would do anything but HARM on every level.

    Calls to halt legal immigration are short sighted at best, mean and anger-based at worst.

  • Ted Cruz knocks Scott Walker on immigration

    04/24/2015 7:18:49 PM PDT · 224 of 389
    Finny to Norm Lenhart
    Hey, Norm!!!!!! Good to see you!!!!

    I hope all is good, otherwise than FR being majority liberal (I don't agree, by the way, but that's the fun of FR) ... GOOD TO SEE YOU! :^)

  • Ted Cruz knocks Scott Walker on immigration

    04/24/2015 7:13:12 PM PDT · 218 of 389
    Finny to DoughtyOne; Jim Noble; All
    I agree, and Frankly I think Cruz is wrong to suggest more legal immigration. The one thing going for him the liar doesn’t, is at least he tells the truth.

    All you guys calling for a halt on all immigration are so off base!!! You are so wrong!

    A guy I know named Boogie is a brilliant German guy, middle aged, a whiz, can fix anything, great dude, good guy to have around anywhere, anytime. He wants to leave Germany and immigrate here. BELIEVE ME, America would gain.

    Call it anecdotal if you want, but it is much more than that. It is a principle, and it is played out hundreds of thousands of times a year. Down here in So Cal, legal immigrants are the source of incredible vibrancy and innovation and prosperity. They are Americans.

    Over the decades, over the centuries, America has gained the worlds best brains, bravest souls, most adventurous spirits, right here. It's what makes America what it is. And you guys want to put that on hold?

    BIG mistake.

    Cruz is right as usual.

  • Ted Cruz knocks Scott Walker on immigration

    04/24/2015 7:04:57 PM PDT · 212 of 389
    Finny to biggredd1
    screw legal immigration, there should be a hold on it for 20 years. goodbye cruz.

    Boy, how stupid is that? Deny entry to some smart, skilled folks who'd love to move here and bring all of that with them to America -- for what? You think that with immigrants like that moving here, it isn't a good thing?

    "Putting on hold" for 20 years, starving America of such immigrants, would harm America and reward the nations where such folks were forced to remain, because those types are productive no matter where they go. My grandfather was one of those folks, a skilled artisan from Scotland.

    Cruz is RIGHT as usual.

  • At New York Reception, Ted Cruz Is Said to Strike Different Tone Toward Gays

    04/24/2015 8:41:10 AM PDT · 263 of 284
    Finny to Praxeologue; PoloSec; Eva; Bob434; VinL; All
    Hello, Prax? Knock knock? The author Maggie Haggerman wrote, in the article under discussion, these words:

    During the gathering, according to two attendees, Mr. Cruz said he would have no problem if one of his daughters was gay.

    FReepers are not as stooooooooopid as you apparently choose to think they are (yes, "choose," since the word "problem" was CLEARLY USED IN THE ARTICLE posted at the top of this thread, THIRD PARAGRAPH, first line ...). You are MISTAKEN, and it is very clear and easy to confirm that you are mistaken.

  • At New York Reception, Ted Cruz Is Said to Strike Different Tone Toward Gays

    04/24/2015 12:34:44 AM PDT · 249 of 284
    Finny to Praxeologue; PoloSec; Eva; Bob434; All
    First sentence of the third paragraph in the linked article: During the gathering, according to two attendees, Mr. Cruz said he would have no problem if one of his daughters was gay.

    Prax, the word "problem" was introduced by the *smirk* "journalist" *snort* who wrote the story.

    So yes, the word "problem" DOES appear in the article.

  • At New York Reception, Ted Cruz Is Said to Strike Different Tone Toward Gays

    04/24/2015 12:25:51 AM PDT · 248 of 284
    Finny to American Constitutionalist
    But sinners is why Christ came and gave his life to save those who come to him that were lost.

    Amen, AC, Halleluliah!

  • At New York Reception, Ted Cruz Is Said to Strike Different Tone Toward Gays

    04/24/2015 12:23:53 AM PDT · 247 of 284
    Finny to Bob434; donna
    I wish He had said “In God’s eyes homosexuality is an abomination and should not be endorsed by the states in my opinion” or something along those lines.

    If you guys want to hear preaching, go to church.

    I want to hear a limited government Christian conservative talk about reining in government tyranny, turning government into a servant again and letting people live morally. That's what Cruz is doing.

    You want a preacher go to church or turn the radio on to one of the excellent Christian stations that are popping up everywhere.

    Let Cruz deal with Constitutional politics, the Constitution written by God-fearing people much like yourselves, and please have the vision to see that Cruz is offering the solution most likely to lead to more Godly living in America.

  • At New York Reception, Ted Cruz Is Said to Strike Different Tone Toward Gays

    04/24/2015 12:18:00 AM PDT · 245 of 284
    Finny to Bob434; RitaOK; All
    The gay marriage issue is a CORE issue ...

    Wrong, Bob. The Federal government's role in regulating how free people deal with pretend "gay marriage" is a CORE issue, and Cruz has made it quite clear where he stands on it, and his stand is right, good, and conservative.

    How Cruz personally deals with open homosexuals, peacefully and civilly, in his personal, business, and civic circles, is entirely irrelevant, just as how YOU peacefully, civilly deal with open homosexuals in your personal, business, and civic circles is irrelevant to the issue of Federal involvement.

    The issue is not "gay marriage," which is by definition pretend, it's the role of the Federal government in using force to make people deal with it a certain way.

  • At New York Reception, Ted Cruz Is Said to Strike Different Tone Toward Gays

    04/24/2015 12:04:03 AM PDT · 241 of 284
    Finny to American Constitutionalist

    Jesus also said to sell the cloaks and buy swords, if I remember correctly.

  • At New York Reception, Ted Cruz Is Said to Strike Different Tone Toward Gays

    04/24/2015 12:00:42 AM PDT · 240 of 284
    Finny to Bob434
    The NYT reporter, IF she were a true reporter doing her job professionally- should have ...

    Stop!!! ROTFLMAO!! Yer killin' me here! {^)

    "True reporter doing her job professionally ..."!!! That's a hoot!!! {^)

  • At New York Reception, Ted Cruz Is Said to Strike Different Tone Toward Gays

    04/23/2015 11:53:09 PM PDT · 238 of 284
    Finny to Bob434
    16 There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, 19 a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers (Proverbs 6:16-19).

    Then Cruz's presence at the function is keeping within God's rules, because it involved none of the above.

    Cruz is a righteous man.

    Bob, some Christians -- I'm one -- take from the Bible such valuable codes of behavior such as the Proverbs you posted above (so beautiful ... THANK YOU for posting them) ...

    ... and also the two most important things as per Jesus' instruction: Love God with all your heart,soul, and mind, the first and greatest commandment, the second being to Love your neighbor as yourself -- all the law and prophecies hang on those two commandments.

    Everything else is just detail.

  • At New York Reception, Ted Cruz Is Said to Strike Different Tone Toward Gays

    04/23/2015 11:43:33 PM PDT · 237 of 284
    Finny to napscoordinator; 2ndDivisionVet; All
    Good God you will make excuses for him to the end. How sad really. He really isn’t worth it.

    That's your assessment of Cruz? Based on this?

    Really?

  • At New York Reception, Ted Cruz Is Said to Strike Different Tone Toward Gays

    04/23/2015 11:32:36 PM PDT · 236 of 284
    Finny to mrsmel
    I also am questioning why he would be at a function hosted by homosexuals.

    *side note ... ah, memories!* In my college days, my roommate and I were invited to a party, neither of us with any idea that it was a party of lesbians, mostly athletes, at the school. Wow. Talk about weird. We booked as soon as we figured it out -- we were so naïve it took us about an hour! Waiting for the guys -- any guys! -- to show up! {^)

    Not that that's what happened to Cruz, he had to have known. Just FYI, mrsmel, I have had and still have many openly homosexual friends and acquaintances, starting from about the age of 16, my first boss. So while I abhor the homosexual agenda whose sole force is government, I continue to love and tolerate the individuals I know who, for whatever reason, have taken that path.

    Cruz had a reason for going, and it was probably a good one and a moral one.

  • At New York Reception, Ted Cruz Is Said to Strike Different Tone Toward Gays

    04/23/2015 11:22:26 PM PDT · 235 of 284
    Finny to Bob434
    the NYT is being intentionally deceitful by putting words in his mouth ...

    Bingo.

  • At New York Reception, Ted Cruz Is Said to Strike Different Tone Toward Gays

    04/23/2015 11:19:38 PM PDT · 234 of 284
    Finny to Bob434; All
    and I’m a little concerned over his feeling that gay marriage should be left up to the states- Gay marriage is wrong- period- I thought that is what his stance was- ...

    His stance is that enforcing laws regulating how free people accept or reject the charade of two homosexuals being "married" is way beyond, outside, the Federal government's scope, regardless of whether he thinks two homosexuals pretending to be married is right or wrong.

    Gay marriage is an oxymoron. It's a unicorn, entirely pretend. What are very real are laws that punish people for making the moral discrimination to reject open homosexuality, civilly and peacefully, in their private, business, and public circles.

    Those laws are what prevent free people from living morally. Not the homosexuality, but the laws. Such laws should be left to the states. The Federal government is a force uncontrolled that must be reformed to be a servant. Then Americans will be able to be more moral.

    And I agree with Cruz.

  • 'IF YOUíRE SO SENSITIVE, LEAVE': AMERICAN INDIAN ACTORS TOLD TO EXIT ADAM SANDLER COMEDY

    04/23/2015 11:02:45 PM PDT · 47 of 85
    Finny to Impala64ssa; All

    Old Indian saying: lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.

  • At New York Reception, Ted Cruz Is Said to Strike Different Tone Toward Gays

    04/23/2015 7:33:30 PM PDT · 224 of 284
    Finny to VinL; All
    From the story: Mr. Cruz said he would have no problem if one of his daughters was gay. ....

    “Ted Cruz said, ‘If one of my daughters was gay, I would love them just as much,’” recalled Mr. Reisner, a same-sex marriage proponent... etc.

    The reporter rephrased Cruz's "I'd still love my daughter if she was gay" to "I'd have no problem with it."

    Talk about angling a quote.

  • Ted Cruz to Newsmax: GOP Will Lose With 'Establishment Candidate'

    04/23/2015 10:15:56 AM PDT · 57 of 63
    Finny to JRandomFreeper
    Every politician has to blow a little smoke during an election. The guys are from his party. He has to play nice a little bit. I'm not holding it against Cruz.

    Absolutely agreed! I don't hold it against him, either. What Cruz is doing here is sensibly pragmatic, politically speaking.

    As opposed to stupidly pragmatic politics, such as voting for the Republican, no matter how liberal, just to vote "against" the Democrat (when in fact there is no such thing as voting "against" on any ballot ... even when one votes "against" a proposition, what they are doing is voting for nixing a proposition instead of voting for implementing it).

    I'm with ya a hunnert percent, Johnnny!

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/23/2015 9:48:51 AM PDT · 120 of 120
    Finny to lavaroise
    Hooray -- thanks for your response! "No" is, in my opinion, the right answer.

    However, pot is NOT a cult. It is a plant. States that outlaw it, and states that allow it, are dealing with use of plant. There are zero cults involved. Just FYI.

  • Ted Cruz to Newsmax: GOP Will Lose With 'Establishment Candidate'

    04/23/2015 9:35:54 AM PDT · 50 of 63
    Finny to Slambat
    The really bad part was that Romney knew all along what the Obama was doing to the TEA party with the IRS and did nor said nothing because it was also to his advantage. In that way, Romney was just as big of a scumbag as the Obama.

    Yeah -- it's one place where I disagree with Cruz. Romney is far removed from being good, honorable, or decent. Any politician who would sign a proclamation praising Gay Youth Pride and its outreach to school children (Romney did), any politician who would state that a pregnant minor who wants an abortion over her parents' objections should be able to go to a judge to overturn her parents (Romney did) -- is bad, corrupt, and depraved.

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 12:05:51 PM PDT · 95 of 120
    Finny to Fester Chugabrew
    Please be so kind as to review my home page.

    I am so ... astounded that a self-defined "conservative" could write: Hopefully the proper authorities would also tame your arrogant mouth as well.

    My home page will inform you as to EXACTLY how I was raised with regard to arrogance and respecting "proper authorities." See my tagline if you want to know Who I recognize as a "proper authority."

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 11:39:01 AM PDT · 94 of 120
    Finny to Fester Chugabrew; odawg; All
    Thinking that the purpose of government is to "curb against incivility" or to dictate moral choices is EXACTLY the rationale the Federal government uses to force people to accommodate gay marriage, gay adoption, gay promotion to school kids, etc.

    Liberals think it is immoral and uncivil to reject homosexuals, so they use government exactly the way you recommend, and it is the ONLY way they can use the ONLY force to make Americans behave immorally.

    Charity is a Christian duty, a moral duty requiring voluntary sacrifice on the part of the giver and inspiring gratitude and indebtedness on the part of the receiver.

    The government has usurped that duty and now forces ALL taxpayers to engage in charity because it "promotes the general welfare," it is the moral thing to do, in the eyes of liberals. So then the charity is regurgitated as welfare, the charity givers become SLAVES, and the receivers become entitled dependents.

    Using government the way Cruz and many of we FReepers recommend -- to wit, to keep the Federal government LIMITED and OUT of the morality business and sticking to its enumerated LIMITED powers -- would IMPROVE morality by allowing people, states, counties, cities, to deal each in their own civil, peaceful ways with homosexuals and charity. America would be a more moral place if the Federal government had stayed out of the morality business. Liberals call for more use of government -- so even those who want to use government to enforce Christian morals, are still liberals.

    Cruz and I and many other Christians are limited government Christian conservatives. We are well differentiated from big government liberals of both parties.

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 11:04:34 AM PDT · 92 of 120
    Finny to Springfield Reformer

    Wonderfully well said. BUMP

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 11:03:19 AM PDT · 91 of 120
    Finny to Fester Chugabrew
    Meanwhile, may I ask what part of morality does not redound to the general welfare of society?

    None of it -- but we're not talking about morality and the general welfare of society, but the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT's role in enforcing laws to punish what it gages to be "immoral" in the name of promoting the general welfare of society.

    To some people, smoking cigarettes or getting drunk is immoral and therefore harmful to the general welfare of society. To others, owning guns is immoral and harmful to the general welfare of society. To yet others, myself included, owning guns, smoking cigarettes, and getting drunk are all personal rights that the our government in the United States was written to RESPECT. There are plenty of laws that promote the general welfare by punishing people who engage in actual CRIMES like theft, murder, fraud, and assault.

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · 89 of 120
    Finny to Fester Chugabrew; knarf
    Well, you'd be wrong in your gage of my age. But as FReeper knarf wrote on a different thread:

    Growing up is a life long experience ... I'm 67 and such a child.

    It is true for me AND THEE as well as for knarf.

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 10:48:59 AM PDT · 88 of 120
    Finny to Fester Chugabrew
    ...one of the most fundamental purposes of government, namely discipline and respect at every level.

    Excuse me, but that is NOT a fundamental purpose of government, and quite clearly, the Founders understood that it was outside the purview of government.

    Discipline and respect, or the teaching/enforcing of them, ARE the fundamental purposes of a good church and/or a good parent. If a city, county, or state wants to be dry (no alcohol sales) in order to enforce discipline and respect, you are free to live there, and I am free to live in a state where government is the one exercising the discipline and respect toward individual rights to make mistakes and either grow from them or not.

    I repeat that BECAUSE you have such a wrong and tyrannical view of the "fundamental purposes of government," I am glad you had zip to do with writing the Constitution.

    WHY do you think the very moral and very Christian framers failed to include ANY prohibition of gambling, prostitution, and drunkenness in the Constitution?

    Or were they all wrong with regard to the "fundamental purposes of government"? Were they as studied in their ignorance as you appear to be, in assessing the proper use of government to "rebuke" a stranger who disputes others' opinions?

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 10:22:25 AM PDT · 85 of 120
    Finny to Fester Chugabrew
    Thank you for being specific.

    I am interested to know how young you think I am.

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 10:06:19 AM PDT · 81 of 120
    Finny to Fester Chugabrew
    Folks who speak Spanish consider it uncivil to be addressed informally rather than in third person if the person doing the addressing is younger or a perfect stranger.

    Is it the general purpose of government to be used as a force to curb those who use the language wrongly?

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 10:04:35 AM PDT · 80 of 120
    Finny to Fester Chugabrew
    Here is where you can prove whether you are a coward/blowhard, or a man of sense. A very simple way you can prove one or the other. Please read on and take my challenge.

    And if you talked to me like that, as my son I’d smack your ass from here to kingdom come, verbally at least.

    What specific words in my post #69, the one that offended you so deeply, do you think are so deserving of such punishment from you? BE SPECIFIC. How did I address you with disrespect?

    PLEASE cut-and-paste the exact phrasing that would, if I were your son, tick you off so much that you'd "verbally smack my ass from here to kingdom come."

    PLEASE cut-and-paste the exact phrasing in that post, that prompted you to respond: Hopefully the proper authorities would also tame your arrogant mouth as well.

    Either you will be a coward and write all kinds of reasons why you cannot respond with cut-and-paste examples and shouldn't have to ...

    ... or you will cut-and-paste examples of my words from the post that justify your anger and desire to punish me.

    You are either a coward/blowhard/tyrant, or you are a sensible man. PROVE which one you are, please, if you have the integrity to do so.

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 9:54:50 AM PDT · 78 of 120
    Finny to Ohioan; Fester Chugabrew
    "Please, please please stop confusing 'welfare' and 'morality.'"

    Or "general" with "particular." Much of the gross over-application of Federal activity in recent decades has served not the general, but the particular, welfare of specific special interests. The practice would have been anathema to the Founding Fathers.

    Well said, Ohioan. Fester, GET IT?????

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 9:47:38 AM PDT · 77 of 120
    Finny to Fester Chugabrew
    Murder, theft, adultery, and slander qualify as gross misbehavior.

    So, what's the dif between a crime and gross misbehavior? How much farting in a crowded elevator does it take for it to change from "annoyance" to "gross misbehavior"?

    And if you talked to me like that as my son I’d smack your ass from here to kingdom come, verbally at least. Hopefully the proper authorities would also tame your arrogant mouth as well. Grow up, Sonny.

    You really, truly, belong in the Democrat party. You are presumptuous, arrogant, controlling, and a tyrant with apparently ZERO respect for the rights of anyone to live by a different code than your own.

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 9:38:43 AM PDT · 74 of 120
    Finny to Springfield Reformer

    Pings to my posts 70 and 71 ... sorry I forgot!

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 9:31:47 AM PDT · 71 of 120
    Finny to odawg; All
    However, the Constitution does mandate the federal government promote the general welfare.

    Which rationale is how all these destructive, tyrannical environmental regulations get into place -- they are "promoting the general welfare" and those who deny "climate change" are working to harm the general welfare. Right????

    Please, please please stop confusing "welfare" and "morality."

    Having a consistent measuring system, a consistent monetary system, road and rail systems, etc., is "promoting the general welfare."

    Outlawing tobacco promotes the self-aggrandizement of control freaks who think it's their job to save people not as smart as themselves from what they think are risky behaviors, from learning from their mistakes and growing from them, and instead using government to threaten them with punishment if they are so stupid as to indulge in a weakness or a sin -- saving them from the consequences, you see.

    If you are registered as a Republican, you should re-register as a Democrat -- Democrats have zero respect for the rights of individuals to learn and grow from their own mistakes, and in the process set examples for others to follow to avoid making the same mistakes. YOU presume to use government to bypass that process altogether, and THAT is the WRONG job for government. THE FOUNDERS KNEW IT. So does Ted Cruz.

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 9:19:57 AM PDT · 70 of 120
    Finny to odawg
    However, the Constitution does mandate the federal government promote the general welfare. Tobacco has been grandfathered in as far as its legality; had it been innovated in the last fifty years, it would have been outlawed.

    Please, please, please, leave the Republican party and go register as a Democrat, because that is where YOUR mindset belongs. You are as much an advocate of government tyranny as any Democrat.

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 9:14:38 AM PDT · 69 of 120
    Finny to Fester Chugabrew; All
    There is nothing wrong with government as a tool for curbing gross misbehavior.

    The Founders certainly thought there was a LOT wrong with that.

    That's why they wrote the Constitution the way it is -- how "gross" a misbehavior is gambling? How "gross" a misbehavior is prostitution? How "gross" a misbehavior is drunkenness, or drug abuse, same things essentially, just different methods? Well guess what, Fester -- the Constitution left gambling, prostitution, and drunkenness "legal" for all intents and purposes. I'm VERY glad that you had zip to do with writing the Constitution, with your attitude about the use of government "as a tool for curbing gross misbehavior." YIKES. You need to join the Democrat party, dear.

    The Founders MADE IT A POINT to refrain from using government "as a tool for curbing" those sins. States, counties, cities, are the places where regulations to "curb gross misbehavior" belong, because your idea of "gross misbehavior" may be a very, very far cry from MY idea of "gross misbehavior."

    So if you want to live in a place where alcohol cannot be sold on Sunday, if you want to live in a place where smoking cigarettes is virtually illegal anywhere (as in the leftist-controlled home town of Ted Cruz' wife, ironically!), you CAN, and I can live in a place where one's own moral lessons in life are learned by experience rather than by the government deciding what constitutes "gross misbehavior."

  • Scott Walker Wins Pennsylvania Conservatives' Straw Poll

    04/21/2015 2:14:29 AM PDT · 92 of 121
    Finny to knarf
    Growing up is a life long experience ... I'm 67 and such a child.

    {^)

    That's a keeper!

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 1:58:05 AM PDT · 59 of 120
    Finny to lavaroise
    So ... you think that the Federal government should force every state in the Union to outlaw pot? Even those states whose residents think it should be legal in their states?

    Simple yes or no question -- YES or NO?

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 1:55:09 AM PDT · 57 of 120
    Finny to Fester Chugabrew
    Ultimately, we should all be judged by our behavior.

    You're right. Ultimately, it's the only thing we are "judged" by -- in any case, our behavior, making each our individual ways through life's temptations, determines our destiny for the most part and what government thinks/judges of that moral behavior is an afterthought.

    One FReeper (not me) stated it pretty well sometime back in a post somewhere -- that the worst is when "social conservative" means confusing sin with crime, using government to punish (as opposed to liberals using government to nourish) sin. The truth is that government, at least Federal government has zero role in it at all. Conservative Christians should know that and respect it!

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/21/2015 1:45:52 AM PDT · 56 of 120
    Finny to odawg; muir_redwoods
    I specifically mentioned teenagers. If adults want to become potheads ... etc.

    Dawg, if you want to make sure that drug laws target teens, fine, push for them in your town, your county, your state. WHAT does the Federal government have to do with it? What you call "useless minutiae" is a fundamental principle and yes, Cruz is "exploring it" in this discussion. It applies to drugs the same way it applies to health insurance the way it applies to marriage the way it applies to "gay" marriage the way it applies to education, and on and on.

    Cruz is RIGHT.

  • Cruz to Liberty Movement: No Softballs

    04/20/2015 7:59:09 PM PDT · 53 of 53
    Finny to JRandomFreeper
    Care to explain how it is 'fleeting'?

    The primaries make it fleeting. A small and regional (northeast, south) minority of Republicans and Democrats (in open primaries) do the primary weeding out of the field, and it happens faster than a stone drops. Newt (who as flawed as he was, at least held some semblance of limited government philosophy, however distorted) was ousted long before I had any say, and so was Fred Thompson. See even right now, Fox is doing the same to Cruz that it did to Thompson -- pretending he doesn't exist, barely even mentioning him in political discussions of Republican candidates.

    I say "fleeting" because the opportunity to nominate Cruz will be gone before we know it, pissed away. The same way Romney and McCain got the nomination.

    And we'll be in November of 2016, in the same place we were in 2012 and 2008: vote for more government either way.

  • A memo to all GOP presidential candidates not named Ted Cruz

    04/20/2015 6:07:35 PM PDT · 80 of 82
    Finny to dandiegirl
    It really has started to make me mad how FOX news will talk about all the candidates, even those that haven’t declared (their favorite JEB) but rarely mention Cruz. Really irritating.

    It is the surest sign that the GOP Establishment rejects Cruz. FOX is an amazingly ironic name for the network, because posing as a "right" balance for an audience of conservatives to its leftist competitors in terms of news representation (i.e., manipulation), is truly a case of the proverbial fox in the conservative henhouse.

  • Can Ted Cruz Make Rand Paul Obsolete?

    04/20/2015 5:59:27 PM PDT · 29 of 35
    Finny to RightOnTheBorder
    With Cruz running there is now a candidate who proposes radical changes to our government and doesn’t sport Paul’s dangerous foreign policies and frightful associates. All this is a long winded way of saying that yes Cruz has made the Pauls irrelevant.

    Longwinded? Not hardly! Concisely said, and spot on!

  • Ted Cruz WONíT order a pot crackdown in states where itís legal if heís made president...

    04/20/2015 5:46:24 PM PDT · 44 of 120
    Finny to odawg; muir_redwoods
    It's not about the legalization of pot. It's about the Federal government versus State governments.