@BigFish you must have some extra or secret info that no one else knows... because I've never heard that the fault was entirely the republican led house. There once was a man called the President who owned up to things. Maybe it's all their faults? Have you considered that?
@naomi you're absolutely correct! The party has morphed into a crazy progressive power hungry socialist party... with the ultimate goal in the end of having a "perfect" society with everything be taken cared of by the govt.
@jukeboxradio It's difficult to judge what Obama thinks about on certain issues... because his opinion is always "evolving"... as he delicately explained it as he changed from anti-gay to pro-gay right before the 2012 election.
@BigFish I would be more interested in seeing %... not just quantity. It's not the # of guns. Guns aren't evil. And not letting law abiding citizens own guns (because of some blanket restriction on a gun) is the first step to tyranny.
@BigFish I'm always skeptical reading statistics on a politically sensitive issue. I just glanced over your link.. and wasn't impressed. Obviously states with more guns will have more crimes involving guns.
@hereandnow That would be nice... but that will never happen. People have a right to be stupid... and a lot of them embrace it. Unfortunately. I would, however, favor a rule that you have to pay taxes in order to vote.
@BigFish I hope you're using the term "relatively informed citizenry" very losely... because that's precisely the problem. sheep can be herded and stampeded in whichever way a powerful public speaker feels... i.e. American politics.
@BigFish having an ultimate, all-knowing, superior govt makes me extremely uneasy. the biggest threat to a democracy is the govt itself... so if nothing can stop it, then we are no longer a democracy, merely a soft tyranny.
As a teacher, my union dues seem like they are going towards helping bad teachers keep a job after doing something stupid. If I do something stupid, I should probably get fired... just like any other job.
@BigFish However, that does not mean that I should just roll over and die and let them trample over the meaning of a marraige. And that does not mean I hate them. The only hate occurring is the back-lash from democrats. Truly.
@BigFish That's the most common misconception. No one is hating other human beings. A lot of conservatives have gay relatives and friends (as do I) and I still love them just the same. If they wish to live that way, let them.