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The Congress just got done increasing military spending enormously! If we are behind, we will quickly catch up with that funding. You know, nations fail from rampant spending too, it is rare for a superpower to be taken over by another superpower. We're pretty much in stand-off mode worldwide and have been for at least 5 decades.
The GOP has a full-out assault on voting rights, especially harmful to young and brown-skinned folks. Voter ID is a solution in search of a problem. There is NEGLIGIBLE voter fraud in the entire U.S. The president has continued to claim voter fraud was a problem in the 2016 election. But a look at the facts makes clear fraud is vanishingly rare, and does not happen on a scale even close to that necessary to “rig” an election. They are also masters of gerrymandering, but courts are finally saying that isn't how it should be done.
Donald Trump wants you to desperately believe that Tuesday’s midterms elections were a “Big Victory” for him and the GOP. But like so much of what Trump says, that’s a LIE. Tuesday’s election was truly a blue wave. In fact, it’s getting bigger and bluer by the day. Since election night, Democrats have picked up even more seats as close races become finalized in their favor. As of now, Democrats have officially picked up 33 seats in the House. And with nearly a dozen House races still too close to call, Democrats could pick up closer to 40 when all is said and done.
Those who deserve asylum should be expedited. If we can spend millions to send troops to the border, we can open more offices and courts to process them through. Many of them are fleeing violent gangsters who will hurt or kill them or their children if they return. These moms and dads with children in tow have walked over a thousand miles by the time they reach our border. There is already a backlog of people waiting. In emergencies like this, we should step up and do the right thing for people in harms way.
EVERY topic involved with sex should be part of sex education program. Simply present the facts from a scientific and psychological point of view. This would also include learning about how various religions and governments view homosexuality and sex differences now and historically. Sexuality issues of all kinds should be covered in a very broad way. The specific religious aspects of learning about sex and love should be taught by parents and religious organizations; and they can also include general scientific/psychological knowledge in so far as it helps them teach about love and sex.
Interesting how you had great examples to follow, but you, like Agent Orange, lack the humanity/curiosity gene and failed to take advantage of their intelligent lead.
Asimov said: "There is a cult of ignroance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nutruted by the false notion that democracy means that 'My ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'"
I have no idea. Nazism has survived Hitler and WWII, so perhaps, even if we fought it out in a civil war, his horrible ideas may yet survive. Certainly, as climate change and shortages start occurring, there will be more strain on our country and the whole world society, and bad ideas of greed emerge.
All this fear cooked up prior to the election? . . . the president lies about poor people seeking a better life. He exaggerates the numbers like he did for his inauguration. LOL He is a compulsive liar! And we, the taxpayers, will have to foot the bill to send troops down there for nothing that the usual border detail can't handle. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/bandaged-feet-bleeding-hands-violent-coughs-the-caravan-takes-its-toll/2018/11/01/d0330d90-de09-11e8-b732-3c72cbf131f2_story.html?utm_term=.ae300859d527