OK; this is gonna be a long post,
owing to the heterogeneous and disparate elements of the mixed bag
contained within your post, C.I., but what the hell; I have the time.
Let me begin by ideological self-definition:
I have always supported laissez faire
freedom of contract,
and domesticly crippled government (congentially crippled by the Bill of Rights).
I plight my troth with Adam Smith, James Madison, Ludwig von Mises and Barry Goldwater.
I lovingly adopt Thomas Paine, when he said:
"That government is best which governs least."
Don'tcha know that Bush took away more of our freedoms
than most presidents in this country? . . . waived habeas corpus
More than LINCOLN
Don'tcha know that LINCOLN "waived habeas corpus" as u put it,
( a power of Congress, not of the President ) before W was born ?
Anyway, W did that to ALIENS
, who have NO
rights under the US Constitution,
and he did it in furtherance of his constitutional power to fight wars;
them, but to FIGHT
rounded up Muslims because they are Muslims and nothing else.
that is TRUE
then there must be hundreds of millions of Moslems
in the jail there. I don 't think its true.
He's against equal rights for gays and lesbians
As I said above,
I support pure laissez faire
freedom of contract,
volitionally arrived at by all parties thereto in an ambience
of free choice with no government interference.
In my emotions, I bear no ill will toward homosexuals,
nor woud I exclude them from friendship,
but I don 't want GOVERNMENT
wants to take away freedom of choice for women
I 've gotta put up the White Flag on that one: I concede the point.
That 's what he WANTS.
However, he has no jurisdiction to interfere.
He can no more prevent a woman from getting an abortion
than he can prevent her from voting Democrat.
favors teaching creationism with science in our schools
That 's a non-issue.
Its not up to the President; he has no jurisdiction over that.
IMO, it also lacks importance; insignificant, except for
taking up a short time of the students' academic lives;
not even a tempest in a teapot.
SO WHAT ?
Bush's NCLB has been a huge failure for minorities;
they're dropping out of school at the highest levels never seen
in our country before.
lives; their choices
don t force THEIR
will on YOU
Are you willing to live and let live ??
I do not approve of education being coercively FORCED
down students' throats.
This is supposed to be the Land of the Free
and the Home of the Brave,
not the place where individuals are dragged to school against their will.
's not in the Constitution;
(arguably, the abductees could invoke the 13th Amendment).
are those enemies who are taking away our personal freedoms?
Thay are the authoritarian-collectivists engendered in Frank Roosevelt,
Truman, the Kennedys, Lyndon Johnson, the Clintons, Al Gore, Kerry,
Obama and their accomplices.