It's like saying if I get in trouble out in the world, that my boss should be held accountable. I think the police should be all up in AP's business right now. Because what he did to that youngin' is unforgivable. But unless the NFL buried info or hid facts from the public? Or obstructed evidence in investigations? They cannot be held accountable for what the thousands of players employed by the league are doing everyday even in the off season. 99% of these guys are college educated, and everyone of them over the age of 21. They are their own men and should be held accountable just as the rest of us adults in this world. AP shouldn't play football again. Not because the NFL bans him. But because justice is served and he will be too old to play when he leaves prison.
Because we would be helpless against the state. Could you imagine police and military having access to all the guns in the world, but the general population would be denied them? That's a perfect recipe for tyranny.
In a perfect world there would be no such thing as guns. But if they are accessible for some, they should be accessible for all.
And it's got to be one of the first reasons other countries don't try to invade us. Every block's gotta Glock!
I never understood why journalists think being apart of the press will protect them. If your news organization thinks the story is that important it shouldn't that big of a deal to hire "private security".
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Foley was well aware of the dangers he faced. He was kidnapped in Libya in a similar event. They just didn't execute him, of course. But the guy seemed passionate about telling the story of the innocent victims of ongoing mid east conflicts. Just as soldiers are willing to give their lives for a greater cause. So was he. Though, I doubt he ever planned on becoming a pawn in an international conflict?
Was not intended. Those who was I referring to know who they are, that is something they have to figure out within themselves.
Honestly things like this always bring out the worst in people, and really show just much progress we have really made in this country, which isn't as much as some think. Just look at the thread title. More focus is on black people doing bad things than the kid who lost his life.
I have been a victim of police brutality on more than one occasion. But to be honest I wasn't making their job any easier. The truth is that if the media only highlights what's bad in the world you will never see what's good. I know first hand that there are bad, crooked cops. But I know they aren't all like that. Unfortunately, they have a brotherhood like mentality, just like the perps they pursue. So they do tend to stick together even if they're in the wrong. But so do the perps.
It's a cat & mouse occupation for both sides of the law. And there will always be tragedy so long as we are willing to enable street crime with funding from the illegal drug trade. So long as we continue to advocate the gang culture with pop culture. And so long as we are willing to paint our servicemen and women in a negative light every chance we get.
I feel like American's can't see the big picture because it's not being painted for them anywhere. That or there's too many people out there who carry pre-conceived notions and are not willing to see anything else? But mostly, I believe reality is perception, and what we are all seeing these days is bullsh%t. And most of us know it. But we are not seeing anything else out there. The media just wants a knee-jerk reaction out of people. and they sure as hell got one this week in st. louie. It's like having inter-active news.
So the repubs dream up this entire conspiracy\scandal. Make it the largest public spectacle that they can, only to prove later that they were incorrect. Why would they do this to themselves? or were they doing it for someone else? perhaps their dem brothers? this way neither side has to explain what I believe to be the meat of this burger all along. Which IMO is the question, " Was the ambassador involved with an illegal munitions campaign that funneled weaponry from Libya to Syria?
Though I am glad that the truth came forward in the investigation, I again believe this was all a song and dance to keep the American public diverted away from the real story. Which is probably damaging to both sides of the isle. I could be wrong. But given their track records, I refuse to give any of them the benefit of doubt. in the end the dems win cause they clear their name of wrongdoing, while repubs win with their constituents because they pursued the truth at all costs. Bet they all laugh about it over dinner tonight?
I am glad that the investigation has been conducted, regardless of the findings. I would rather know for sure, then just leave this sort of mess up for constant debate. All of those involved should be happy with the investigation, as it becomes a means to clear their names. I could care less what the truth is, so long as it is discovered. Every citizen in the country should feel the same. Whether you are dem or repub? the truth should always be our priority.
I am sure the dems here will want to criticize the right for conducting this investigation. But in the end, you should all be happy. Not because your side one, but because the truth was pursued in this country for a change. I am mostly glad to know that our soldiers weren't abandoned by their leadership, in their last hour. I hope in the future people can get passed their political affiliations to get to the truth. These sorts of investigations are necessary regardless of their findings, or political influence.
Amazing how much you want Jesus ruling other's lives up to the point people actually need help from his followers.
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It's difficult for me to deliberate my position on this subject. As I hope it is the same for others. I do believe and support legal immigration. I do not believe America is equipped to handle the growing volume of this crisis. Nor do I believe we should have to. My position is to reform the countries they are coming from. However, that may be achieved?
But as far as the kids are concerned? This should be a no brainer on several fronts. These children are, have and will be USED! Used by political pundits on both sides of the isles. As well as the coyotes on the SA side. All these people should be condemned and forced from the power positions they hold. There should be no free passes for those who orchestrated this crisis.
But as far as these kids go.....? Look at your kids or look in the mirror. And realize that you won a birth lottery. It could've been you swimming in the rio or riding the death train. Or your kids. I don't want to deal with this burden anymore than the rest of you. But, they're here. And that is the reality. And even harsher reality, is that I don't want to sink to the same shameful levels, as the coyotes or pols who thrusted this situation on us.
The truth is, that many churches and charity groups in Texas have adopted this philosophy already. Unfortunately, the volume of this crisis has already bled most of them dry. So I do agree with the Ninja. Christians all across America do need to do what they KNOW is right. Help these children while they are here. Take your anger and frustrations out to the sources that deserve it. But not on these people or their kids. cause I promise you, that they ( excluding those who enter with criminal intent ) are only doing what you would do if in the same situation.
I have little faith that our pols will come up with real-world solutions to deal with this crisis. And I do not know what that leaves us. But I know these are people just like you and me. And if we treat them like vermin. We will become the vermin ourselves.