"The Supreme Court's latest ruling renders the Constitution null and void" Really? Is the sky falling, too, Chicken Little? Because this alarmist tripe, devoid of anything like nuanced analysis, will play to certain audiences like a Glenn Beck circus.
You have provided no light in your analysis, though. I pity people who ignorantly equate Democratic Socialism as practiced in Western Europe with the Soviet Model. It is difficult for people to see the gray, I realize, but stark black and white contrast views are rarely helpful to seeing, much less understanding, the real world. The choice in America is not Joe Stalin or George Washington. Affordable Healthcare is NOT slavery and dictatorship. The “best healthcare in the world” is not in America and, if it was, what would be the point if it is unaffordable or unobtainable?
Here is a question which you might try to answer: How is it that in Western Europe (over many trips in countries all over the continent) I have never seen a sad-looking change jar begging for money for some poor kid that needs some life-saving surgery?
Herman who? That was so 47 minutes ago.
Sorry, Jack. There are no American leaders who actually fear Iran. This would be a good post if there were, for you would have addressed that fear.
The reality is that the leaders in this country KNOW that Iran is no threat to the US. America has more nuclear weapons than Iran, as well as a sure way to deliver these with precision to Iranian soil. Likewise, Israel has more nuclear weapons than Iran, as well as a sure way to deliver these with precision to Iranian soil. All nuclear weapons leave "signatures" which can be tested and traced by sampling mechanisms -- so we will know instantly the source of a detonated nuclear weapon. The Iranian leadership uses anti-Zionism to distract its politically oppressed and economically depressed population, but it has no intention of committing national suicide by actually using nuclear weapons against the US or Israel. The Iranian leadership is far more stable than the nuclear-armed leadership of North Korea, and perhaps more stable than the nuclear-armed leadership of Pakistan.
As for oil, Iran only has a single natural resource of interest to any other country: oil. To get what it needs, it will sell oil. It might hold up against a world embargo for some time, but ultimately it will change its policies to avoid the embargo. And, if not, it will sink into economic oblivion. Remember when we embargoed Iraq under Saddam Hussein? He did everything he could to avoid the embargo -- bribing people and smuggling oil. So, that war was not about the SUPPLY of oil because, after all, if we wanted Iraqi oil all we had to do was lift the embargo and write a check to Saddam Hussein. Likewise, Iran wants to sell oil and obtain nuclear weapons to avoid foreign intervention -- an entirely sensible and understandable goal. After all, America has never invaded or occupied a nuclear-armed power.
No, these little "crises" are entirely artificial and arranged for other purposes. So, the "fear of a nuclear-armed Iran" that our leaders -- Democratic and Republican -- are professing and generating is not rational or realistic.
So, if you understand that, you might start studying WHY our leaders are professing and generating an irrational, unrealistic and artifical fear. What purpose does that serve? Whose interests are advanced by that? Those are much more interesting questions. The current Republican candidates, with the exception of Ron Paul, are incapable of asking these questions, much less answering them.
Strange how President Obama, a faithful family man, engenders the craziest hatred from those on the Right who stress character and morality. Many of these profess to be unabashed Christians, but cannot acknowledge or understand that Rev. Jeremiah Wright's sermons echoed those of his namesake and of the other Old Testament prophets who castigated Israel when they perceived Israel and its leadership had strayed from the path of righteousness. Nor were they upset when Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell preached similar jeremiads.
Many of those on the Right who stress character and morality are noticeably devoid of either -- as evidenced by their smears against this President, aligning him with the devil and naming him the "Anti-Christ." Many of those on the Right who stress character and morality sing the praises of Ayn Rand, whose philosophy is directly opposed to the altruistic example of the Lord Jesus Christ. Too bad that these people give Christianity a bad name with their devious and contrived explanations which try to reconcile un-Christian behavior and speech with the teachings of the Master.
You are either embarrassingly naive or disingenuous Mr. Hunter.
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