- Location: Mililani Town, Hawaii
- Joined: April 2013
Mark - Defunding does not mean disbanding. That is the talk of those who are in panic mode. The defunding is the issue of cutting spending money on projects and actions NOT necessary to be handled by police agencies. Having an armored personnel carrier is not necessary for most cities. Why should they buy it? I seem to remember that you are not a big fan of CNN. Too bad if you are, because they published a good article about defunding of the police and what it really means.
About crime rate surging, you know what I am going to ask. State your sources with citations.
Mark - How ridiculous. Are you expecting the police and fire protection personnel to be there at your beck and call every time there is a problem? Maybe you think each citizen should have a police officer or fire protection officer assigned. You DO KNOW that they have other people to protect and serve as well, right? During times of militants causing disruptions, causing looting and vandalism, they may have their hands full, right? Do you think the police and fire protection personnel just sat back and said, "Nope! I have decided to NOT fight this?
I did not insinuate that you were involved in illegal activities. I ASKED if you were. Big difference. Again, it is their job to keep track of large sums of money being transferred because there ARE people who are performing illegal transactions. By the way, you have not lost that right. You never had that "right". That is a protection, not a right.
About your issue of mandatory insurance: Where in the US Constitution does it mention ANYTHING about mandatory insurance? To drive a motor vehicle, you MUST have vehicle insurance. What is the difference? If you say that you do not have to own a car, that is fallacious because, when it comes to health insurance, you DO have a body, and it DOES get sick and/or injured. I hope you also realize that this medical insurance is not just about you but for the citizenry who have that medical coverage. While you may not suffer from Congestive Heart Failure, someone else may. Therefore, a very small percentage of your insurance premiums go to pay for that quarter of a million-dollar operation so the patient does not have to claim bankruptcy or go homeless.
Mark - BLM is NOT about government healthcare and education. It is about the fair and equal treatment of ALL people.
What private property has been taken over by the government?
BLM is not the group causing the rioting. Those rioters have been shown to be outsiders causing the problems.
Bill - Out of curiosity, what is it about Islam that you "hate"? Is it possible that you might be taking the perspective of the extremist and not being aware of the mainstream teachings?
As you know, I am not Muslim OR Christian, but I find, for example, passages in the Bible far outnumber those in the Qur'an by a ratio of 3:1.
Mark - the financial penalty for not having medical insurance, i.e., Affordable Care, has been dropped. You do NOT have to pay for medical services for yourself. If you DO have any insurance, the funds go in for everyone under that program. You can buy your own medical insurance. You would not be penalized for that. You will just have to pay much more for it.
You move money around quite often, I take it? Do you know why you must report money transfers over a certain dollar amount? It has to do with money laundering. Are you guilty of such an act? If not, why worry about it! It has been in effect for longer than you have been alive, by the way.
How have you lost the right to have police and other agencies defend your home & property? That makes no sense. Elaborate with specifics, please.
(That is one of the things you seem to excel at - specific vagueness.)
You have yet to give any examples of what a "Leftist agenda" happens to be.
Yes, the historical issues I mentioned ARE historical and accurate. What has been taught in the public school system are fairy tails and fabrications, sugar-coating the atrocities of humanity in the US.
Your bringing up the "in order to create a more perfect union" has nothing to do with your comment about a Leftist agenda.