Typical Liberal response to those who disagree with the. Liberals only believe in freedom of THEIR speech, not anyone else’s’.
Islamists devoutly believe, based on a well-founded interpretation of Islamic doctrine, that they have been commanded by Allah to kill, convert, or subdue all who do not adhere to sharia — because they regard Allah as their only master (“There is no God but Allah”). It is thus entirely rational (albeit frightening to us) that they accept the scriptural instruction that the very existence of those who resist sharia is offensive to Allah, and that a powerful example must be made of those resisters in order to induce the submission of all — “submission” being the meaning of Islam.
"We represent the people," Pixley said, "but people need to respect the council also."
The people are showing the politicians EXACTLY the same level of ‘respect’ the politicians show the people. Politicians hold the people in contempt. Why should we not feel the same about them, especially when all they can do is threaten us with cuts in safety services if we deign to vote against millage renewals or increases and associated increases in spending and perks for the aforementioned politicians.
These politicians are just lucky tar and feathering is no longer in style – but perhaps it should be revived.
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." Thomas Jefferson
We NEED the government to fear the people.
But it is a mistake to conflate his African identity with his Muslim heritage. Senator Obama is half African by birth and Africans can understandably identify with him. In Islam, however, there is no such thing as a half-Muslim. Like all monotheistic religions, Islam is an exclusive faith. As the son of the Muslim father, Senator Obama was born a Muslim under Muslim law as it is universally understood. It makes no difference that, as Senator Obama has written, his father said he renounced his religion. Likewise, under Muslim law based on the Koran his mother’s Christian background is irrelevant.
Given his repeated praise for Islam, his claim to be non-Muslim rings quite hollow.
“Lawyers aren’t rational; they rationalize. They tweak and stretch and fondle words until they have transformed sentences into something quite unrecognizable to the simple student of the English language.” James Best, “Tempest at Dawn”
Two thugs (including Said) menacingly approach a small statured person. The small statured person was correct in his assumption that the thugs intended to inflict on him severe bodily harm or death. He had (and has) every right to defend himself and, when placed in a situation where he is certain that the thugs intended to inflict on him severe bodily harm or death, he has the right, and the obligation, to respond with deadly force.
It’s too bad his assailants survived. They are the kind of animals that are increasingly infesting our society, destroying our quality of life (and liberty) and should be eradicated.
Those jurors who voted guilty are just clueless Liberals who live in alternative universe where evil does not exist. They apparently believe, if we are all just nice to each other, nothing bad will ever happen. They are certifiably whacko and refuse to understand that the world is a dangerous place where we must be prepared to defend ourselves and our freedom from thugs, like Said.
It’s not the "Boomers" that is the problem. It’s the government. Exponentially expansive government spending and concomitant plundering of the capital markets, nationalization of critical industries like manufacturing, healthcare and finance, irrational personal, product and economic controls, insane policy decisions like stopping drilling for oil, forcing controls over naturally occurring gaseous emissions (like CO2), etc (the list is endless), Government is the problem.
If the US is to regain any kind of growing, prosperous economy the Government’s unilaterally assumed (and not Constitutionally provided) powers and regulations should be scaled back by 50% to 75% – at a minimum. Government must be scaled back to its enumerated powers as define in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution or it will destroy our country.
Amazing – a judge who doesn’t believe the Feds should continue to perpetuate their "Judge Dredd" behavior!
As with his other reformer rhetoric, Obama’s transparency is mostly smoke and mirrors.
“From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.” Sir Winston Churchill, 1946
“From Washington DC on the Atlantic to San Francisco on the Pacific, from Minneapolis in the North to New Orleans in the South, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.” Jim Kress 2010