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  1. Wraithkin commented on Michael Ramirez less than a minute ago

    It’s defense when they have hundreds or thousands of high-explosive rockets aimed at their country at any given moment. It’s defense when their neighbors are stating they will wipe the Israeli state off the face of the planet. It’s defense when the enemy resorts to terrorism instead of diplomacy. I guess Israel is not really willing to discuss giving land back to the Palestinians when the Palestinians are so hell-bent on wiping Israel off the map. Not a real incentive to cooperate.

  2. Wraithkin commented on Lisa Benson 5 minutes ago

    I appreciate you taking the time to lay that piece out for me, but you’re looking at the concept of once they’re here. You’re looking at the business owner as the criminal. While that’s certainly an accurate assumption, and those owners should be held accountable for hiring illegals, it doesn’t explain away why it’s okay for the illegal immigrants themselves to break the law. They know full well it’s a law they are breaking when they come here. So why are you using the business as a foil to explain away the illegals’ actions? That’s a cover. We can discuss the wrongs of the employers at a different time. I’m talking about the wrongs of the illegal immigrants.

  3. Wraithkin commented on Lisa Benson 8 minutes ago

    That doesn’t answer the question, though. I’m not looking for an excuse why it’s okay for you to look the other way on this issue. I don’t support people hiring illegals, either… because that breaks the law. I’m trying to understand why one bad behavior is used to justify another.

    I’m asking from a purely isolated perspective, why is it okay for illegal immigrants to break the law and expect to be treated as if the law doesn’t exist? Why is it okay for my liberal colleagues on these boards to support a blatant violation of the law?

    That’s akin to having a fight with your wife about spending, and instead of restraining spending, you go out to get “revenge” by spending something on yourself. It doesn’t connect logically.

    I want to be clear: I do not support corporate welfare, hiring of illegal immigrants, or housing of illegal immigrants. I think if a company does wrongdoing, it should be crushed into a fine powder to set an example. Put the fear of god in them, if you will. But that’s not what I’m asking. I’m strictly asking, Why is it okay to break the immigration laws? Everyone keeps saying social justice this, and they are people that. They keep throwing out deportation numbers, and explain how Obama is much harder on illegal immigrants than his predecessors.

    But that’s all noise. It doesn’t justify and explain why such a significant piece of any nation’s laws are okay to buck. A nation’s sovereignty is designed to be inviolate. So why do you guys think it’s okay for illegals to come here and break the law and not face the consequences of those actions? I’m asking from a purely ethical and philosophical perspective, why is that law allowed to be broken?

    And if one of the most important laws is okay to break, then where do we draw the line? How can you complain about other legal abuses if you can’t support this fundamental one? Please, someone explain this to me.

  4. Wraithkin commented on Lisa Benson about 2 hours ago

    I guess I don’t understand something. Liberals on this board, please help me out. Why is it that it’s bad that conservatives are asking for laws be followed, and the sovereignty of the nation is upheld? Do you guys not believe in borders? Do you not believe in laws? Because I know sure as heck you guys enjoy a lot of benefits of laws.

    Is it that you believe that people should be able to pick which laws they follow? Do you think there shouldn’t be punishments for violating laws? I am just having difficulty with the concept that seems to be espoused when it comes to illegal immigrants.

    You are saying deportations are progressing (or at least, were) at a rate higher than during the Bush years. But what about the illegal immigration rate? I’m pretty certain that’s picked up, too. Numbers have no value without perspective. Just like in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 42 has no value unless there is a question in which to frame the answer.

    But what about this topic do you guys have such blinders regarding the rule of law. I’m not saying this argument is about whether people should or shouldn’t be allowed to come here, I’m asking purely about the adherence and enforcement of existing laws that are founded in the Constitution. Why does this issue basically obviate the expectation that laws should be followed and enforced?

  5. Wraithkin commented on Michael Ramirez about 2 hours ago

    I didn’t know we had that model of jetcraft in our arsenal. lol.

    I don’t know why surprised by this. Obama’s been demonizing/villainizing Netanyahu since he’s been in office. Why would Israel (who faces an existential threat) want to talk to someone who clearly has no interest in helping them defend themselves?

  6. Wraithkin commented on Mike Lester about 2 hours ago

    Psh. By who’s metric? By a large number of metrics, he is worse than Carter…. another glorious example of liberalism. (/sarc)

  7. Wraithkin commented on Glenn McCoy about 20 hours ago

    Ah. I see what you mean.

  8. Wraithkin commented on Michael Ramirez about 21 hours ago

    I think the simpler solution is to prevent politicians from getting into the back pockets of the mega wealthy. You remove impropriety and then they maybe our government will be able to operate with some modicum of responsibility.


    And you are right… the tax code needs to encourage investment, not dissuade it. It is agonizingly frustrating to see things such as the 529 accounts (unsuccessfully) targeted as a means to pay for things. A lot of middle-class families use these 529 accounts, and that would have hurt them. This is just one example of what I’ve been saying for years: when they run out of tax-the-rich ideas, they will start targeting people who can’t fight back: The middle class.

    I appreciate your approach, and thank you for your kind words. I simply wish our politicians would stop working for themselves and start working for us.

  9. Wraithkin commented on Mike Lester about 21 hours ago

    The reverse cap is likely the result that Obama is acting like a teenager with too much power. Has nothing to do with race.

    And I’d like to hear Michael Moore uttering that he disdains drone strikes while under Obama.

  10. Wraithkin commented on Michael Ramirez about 23 hours ago

    No, they do create jobs. Government programs do employ people. What government doesn’t do is create wealth. They do not generate wealth, they can only redistribute it. I know it’s semantics, but it is an important clarification.