Sunday, August 10, 2014

ISIS: A Geopolitical Ghost Story

“These people that are coming to fight on the side of ISIS are returning to their countries in Europe and there’s 100 of them that we are tracking in the United States.”  ~Sen. John McCain

And if we don't demand Obama go to war overseas/maintain the unPATRIOTic Act, they will raise black flags over the White House. 

Why don't they just stick to the original concept and refer to ISIS as the boogeyman and tell us to stay in bed?

I'm sure the whole ISIS thing has generated great political talking points for both sides, but seriously: if there are terrorists who are bent on taking over America *in* America, please arrest them. It doesn't frighten me into wanting to adjust our foreign policy, it frightens me that there are Republicans who would use that to scare us into demanding we intervene in the Mid-East. 

Justifying a police state by saying we are tracking terrorists within our borders doesn't do the trick.  Just like police watch "known drug houses" and bully the public through warrantless checkpoints and unreasonable searches and seizures, why don't they just arrest criminals where they find them swiftly and precisely?

I am an American, I do not act on fear but on reason.  This is my position, and I will not be easily swayed.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Military Requirement, Eh?

Require that a Presidential candidate serve in the U.S. military?

Okay... but of all the Republican candidates from the last election, that would have disqualified Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain... making Ron Paul (Captain, USAF) the only qualified candidate.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

D.C.'s Dizzy Gun Laws Overruled

A federal judge has ruled Washington, District of Columbia, to be in violation of the Constitution.  Their ban on weapons outside the home is now of no effect.  How anyone sworn to uphold the law, such as the Chief of Police Cathy Lanier, could possibly justify the ban as anything other than contempt for the law is beyond me.

City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said, "Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated by gunfire, and at least five others have been shot at, including Ronald Regan who was seriously wounded in 1981.  Neither the Secret Service nor the Capitol Police will disclose all incidents where they have recovered firearms, but we do know that just two years ago someone hit the White House with gunfire, and there are frequent threats on the foreign diplomatic corps."

Oh noes!  Now criminals won't have to break the law in order to break the law! 

Quick, ban assassinations outside of the home! 

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