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DR, we agree alot, but on this issue, we are oceans apart!! For one, I am an American, as are many of the libs on here. I am fiscally conservative, and as such, think the President is misguided on this issue. I want to see the spending stopped, and stopped now. I think we should raise the debt limit, so as not to default, then have MASSIVE cuts in govt. Maybe it will mean my job, but so be it if it does. This spending has to stop somewhere. I think people should fear the spending we are currently doing and have recently done.
The second charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor must have been from giving him LOTS of alcohol!!! I am not sure they make that much booze, or that l could drink that much!!
It is too bad the the hero deputy could not have unloaded into this suspect, reloaded, and unloaded into him again. This is a case where there is no need for a trial. This tragedy should have ended that afternoon. Thoughts go out to the families of those affected by this tragedy.
Our system worked exactly as it should. They presented a very weak case, and the burden is totally with the state to prove she is guilty. They sure did not prove it to me or my wife. I watched alot of the trial, and my wife watched it all. If l had been on the jury, she would have walked.
I remember this marker as being very visable when I was a kid. We used to ride motorcycles nearby it to get to a friend's house on the next road up that crosses over to 15-501. It is a shame that all the pines are being cut down and houses torn down. My Great-Grandparent's house is gone from what l hear. Sad, but progress l guess. Seems it might not have been that necessary if the by-pass had been built years ago. I know Mike Wilson was opposed to it, as is my lifelong best friend in West End, but l think it would have been a good idea.
The one thing I disagree with Ron Paul with, is abortion. How can one be for total liberty and yet, not let a woman determine whether or not she wants to keep a fetus. I am not for partial birth abortion, but l disagree with most Republicans on the viability of a fetus to be a stand alone human being. This is something else that l disagree with Republicans on....when they say, we want smaller govt., we want govt. out of your lives, it is only as long as you agree with them on how you should live. They are against civil unions, abortion, drug use, free travel, so many personal freedoms. I think maybe we should go back to govt. being our national defense, and nothing else, then go from there. This thing of govt. doing everything for us is for the birds!!
Moonchild, we might not be so far apart, but unlike you, I think we do need to get rid of the NEA, the CDC, the EPA, the IRS (as soon as we have a simple flat tax) and get these changes started. If it would cost me my job, so be it, and lets scale the govt back to 1960 levels!! It will be hard, no doubt, but our Nation will be better for it and our generation's grandkids will benefit from it. Life is too easy in our country the way it is today. After living here in Alaska and seeing so many living in 3rd world conditions in the villages, it is easy to see, Americans are way too soft.
In my very humble opinion, we do not have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. Rep. Dr. Paul would do amazing things to cure this. If we pulled our troops back to America and lined our borders with them to enforce our illegal problem, and quit giving money to countries that hate us, our spending problems could be brought into check. We also do not need a bunch of govt. agencies to curb our liberties, and stiffle the economic engine that America can be. The drug war that is such a dismal failure could be stopped, much to our Great Nations benefit, and get a fair tax for all. Maybe 15% for everyone that works. Take out all the loopholes, and get our Nation moving again.
The only Republican candidate that makes any sense whatsoever is Ron Paul. None of the rest of the field has a chance against the current President!! We really do need to get back to our Constitution, one that has made us the greatest Nation on the face of the earth, but we are faltering. All of the rest of the R's say they want smaller govt., want govt out of our lives, but they REALLY only want us to think and act like they do. If we are all good subjects, they will allow the govt. to show us mercy. I, for one, have had enough of their lies, them and the Dems.
Ya'll, if you long for liberty and freedom, you are welcome here in Alaska. It is starting to change here, but up until a couple of years ago, we were free like America used to be. And here, if we do not like a law, we contact our legislator and let them know and if they are not quick enough to change it, you can get your friends together and sign a petition and get it on the ballot during the next election. Referendum govt. is a fantastic way to run a govt.
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