Bodigger

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  1. @tenta Not sure how you get away with that............?
  2. Here is what I have found in contemplation. The truth is that there are billions of people in this world who are suffering. If these people had the choice to go to any country of their choice, we would still have billions of people suffering, even if they all chose the U.S. I know many people who have suffered and thought going elsewhere would change their lives for the better, to no avail. Love.....There are many people who love their children and cause trauma to them, me included, we still neglect, cause physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual harm to them and we still Love them. Empathy....I empathize with many people, and I spend much of my time helping those in need. It is the ego which say's your empathy is better than mine. I don't think I am arguing, only stating facts and sharing thoughts, and not attempting to change anyone's views....ARE YOU? The reason you think it is arguing is because my thoughts and facts don't fit your narrative. The collective is best when the fortunate go outward and expand.
  3. Are you saying Trump is wanting whistleblowers dead or imprisoned? Separating people from their families - My youngest daughter was born in prison. She went through withdrawal for quite some time from drugs when she was born. We fostered her until she was three years old and we then adopted her. I think this was the best thing for her and I pray that her mother can someday get her life in order so they can establish a relationship. The reason I tell this story is that children are separated from parents every day and the reason is to protect the children. Taking children through several countries, risking starvation, injury, rape, torture, and much more, may......no......will create unnecessary trauma on the children and you think separating them will make it worse. I don't. Immigration may be difficult but Trump is not making it that way. Illegal immigration is making it more difficult and I think we need to work on this first, and this is what Trump is working on. Immigration needs to be taken up in Congress and Trump is not Congress. The Dems have not talked about ideas or passed any laws regarding immigration. I have stated many reasons which I support Trump over the Democrat candidates. If you would like to talk about a specific subject, pick something which is important to you and lets discuss the differences in thought. I prefer chocolate over vanilla, but I don't hate vanilla......
  4. @Leo Gura Did I program these idea's or am I falling for idealistic thoughts of others? I know in the past it was definitely the latter, until I started my own research and discovering my own thoughts about things. I don't feel like I am defending anything, I am attempting to share my thoughts and discover the truth, as well as learn. Do you really think I should give it up? @Extreme Z7 I think a softer approach would benefit the collective even more, rather than throwing it in there face. People don't put up there fist's when punches are being thrown from ten feet away, but if they are in your face, it is natural to punch back.
  5. @Serotoninluv I agree that every situation needs to be addressed differently in most cases and sometimes the Feds need to step in. I also agree that States and Municipalities should stand there ground in some cases. In regards to LGBTQ inclusion and equality, I am all in, but how is painting public crosswalks in LGBTQ theme's addressing equality for the collective? IMO, it seems intrusive to many other people, in other words, "There, take That"!
  6. Number 2; CNN reports that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sent a letter to members of the Ames City Council asking the city remove pro-LGBTQ themed crosswalks in the community, citing so-called "federal traffic control standards." My work is in road construction and the FHWA is accurate in there letter for Federal Highway Standards. I am all for the Feds staying out of Municipal and State involvements however, if funding is coming from the Feds, Municipal and State governments are compelled to the Federal Standards. IMO it is the correct decision due to the paint on roads can become very slippery when wet.
  7. I think it is different when it comes to the law. Discrimination is legal, just not for certain things such as; sex, religion, race, or age.
  8. No you didn't, but the topic came up and I shared my thoughts on it. I also think we should be careful about the use of the word concentration camps. I am sure there are many people on this forum who take offense to floating this statement out so casually, and it is not truthful. Then impeach him. Why is it taking so long, and why are the so called hearings being held in secret? When I play the tape forward, I find that countries like China will do what ever it takes to survive. It will not do the U.S. any good to spend money that we do not have so China can take control. For now, lets do what we can, and be an example. I am not covering for Amazon. They played by the rules of the tax code. They also paid billions in taxes, just not income. They also expanded and hired on 50,000 employees in the past year. Amazon is also headquartered in Luxembourg so I am intrigued to know if this has something to do with not paying income taxes.
  9. This illustrates one of the reasons I disagree with the Dems. They bring nothing to the table because as Americans, we don't deserve anything because we are privileged, so.....if we have something that other people want, they deserve it as well. There is a legal way to enter the country and millions of people do so every year. The people who cross the border illegally are holding things up for the others because they are going through the same bureaucratic red tape. The Illegals are sending money back home so there remaining friends and family members can illegally cross the border as well. Do you see the cycle happening. It is chaotic to continue this, and this is what the Dems want. I want orderly immigration and from what I can tell, this is what Trump wants as well. After all, his wife is an immigrant.
  10. Okay, so let's go with the first one; The Trump Administration announced its support of allowing faith-based schools to use religion as a so-called "right to discriminate" against LGBTQ teachers and staff and removing pro-LGBTQ curriculum in classrooms. This is for faith-based people who want there children to be taught in a faith-based manner. Trump, and the Constitution are protecting people for there religious beliefs. To do otherwise is going against the Constitution. For example; we can't force someone to hire me as a female dancer even though I am a male. Nobody is forced into a religion, but it is necessary to respect the rites of people and there beliefs.
  11. It is disingenuous to point at situations handled by Trump in which you disagree when Obama has done similar. Trump is upholding the law and the Dems are mocking him for it without ideas. The Dems are also refusing to give the Trump administration any funding to deal with the border crisis. the Dems are giving them drivers license's, Schooling, and health care, for doing nothing more than illegally crossing the border. Do you think this will help the situation on the border? I think it will make things worse. Trump was voted in to manage a country. I don't think he doesn't care about the environment. I deal with State and Federal agencies in environmental erosion control and I have not witnessed any changes in environmental regulation. We need to have balance when dealing with climate change. I think about this way; say we spend trillions of dollars attempting to overcome climate change and we do go into a lot more debt. China and India, does nothing about climate change and figures out a way to bore underneath our country and gets all of the oil. Well, we are then likely to be owned by China due to the debt we have accumulated, the oil is now being used elsewhere, and we a broken country. Without getting too lengthy they were allowed a tax credit and when the new corporate tax law's were administered, companies were able to go back two years for this. Why does this bother you, Amazon employ's over a half million people. What should Amazon do with there profits, give it back to the people, or expand and hire more people? I prefer buying products from brick and mortar stores where I get to know the people.
  12. @Mason Riggle I did not intend any of my statement to be toward you and I believe you were only sharing information which in my opinion is great. I was only sharing my thoughts about the beginning of the platform. I have not read the whole platform and I expect to have more thoughts to share. Please don't take it as anything toward you. I am only sharing my thoughts about the OP.
  13. I actually started reading the document before reading the rest of your post and I got such a chuckle out of this part and paused on reading the rest. This is one of the reasons I swayed to the right a while back. The Dems are not an example of this statement.
  14. I don't disagree with you about hardcore republican frame but come...on....the Dems don't make any effort into the aspect of the discussion. All I hear them saying is "We need comprehensive immigration policy". Please......tell me about this proposal of shooting immigrants. Separated families huh....why is it okay to separate families for U.S. citizens when we break the law, but not for illegals crossing the border.......illegally. The law states that minors cannot be held in jails or prisons. Obama separated families and there was no outrage.......interesting. I'm not saying they are wrong, I just don't agree. I have seen very good arguments on behalf of the left, I just don't agree with many of them for different reasons. I was very liberal when I was young, and as I think more about my political associations, I sway to the right. I could go on about why but this is not really part of the discussion.
  15. Border Policy - Trump=Come in legally / Dems=Open to anyone. I am definitely not ignoring that one. Supports of dictatorships - What support am I ignoring? Corruption - There is plenty of corruption on both sides. Which Trump corruption bothers you the most? Blunders - I blunder myself all the time, but I learn from my blunders. Which Trump blunders bother you the most? Deregulation - Tell me, which one of Trump's deregulatory bills bothers you the most?