We are almost a police state now.
This is because while we were attempting to be the world police and inciting the world to hate the United States with our superior military might, we were not monotering our borders and have been over run with non citizens.
If you arn't a citizen you need to go home.
I don't like a snitch but I resent your coming here and becoming a burden on my government.
The resistance of these people is admirable, but this whole matter sends a chill down my spine.
Most Americans are FOR "secure borders" and are AGAINST "illegal entry" into this country. I'm not exactly sure what they're trying to do if they are conducting checks up to 50 miles inside borders, but I suspect what the videos depict results from the conflict between the federal and state goverments' "overlap" on border control. Obviously, the videos were "gotcha" setups to flaunt the actual lack of a legal requirement to answer the questions. I didn't see any apparent "profiling" going on. I think I'd need to know more about the intent of the stops and the location of the checkpoints before I'd be too concerned about this being a slippery slope to a "police state."
I will say this, no matter where the checkpoint is, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about.
With all due respect HMJC, that is a stupid argument. Those are the arguments mad men and tyrants use to subjugate the people. There is nothing happening at my house but that doesn't mean I am OK with you peeking in my windows. I applaud those who have the courage to stand for their beliefs and accept responsibility for their (nonviolent)defiance.
Stupid or not, it is a fact. If you are a law abiding citizen you should have no issue with legitimate authority asking legitimate questions. Everything does not have to be hummed to the tune of "fight the power"
Up2 I agree with you but if you are an illegal alien I would resent your presance here.
Our federal government has failed miserably in their responsibilaty to secure our borders.
I understand the concern with illegal aliens (though I personally think this country has more immediate problems) but this "if you're not doing anything" baloney is what I do object to. I have served this country and so has my family back to the revolutionary war. The men who fought in for this country was fighting for the idea of freedom and I see that freedom slowly being ground under the heel of the Powers That Be. This is not an Obama thing as this has been happening before he ever came into office.
As you stated, you are not here legally correct? As your previous statement on one of my blogs you knew the cost to legal taxpayers to raise illegal children was $235.00 a month for 2 kids. My statement to you is for all illegals to take their kids and go home we can't afford you anymore. It is all us taxpayers can do under this administration to raise our own. Have a nice trip si.
up2, then what did you mean by your next to the last sentence of your blog.
"Yeah, I'm here illegally and I'm willingly going to give up that information."
If that was simply sarcasm you certainly left yourself open to being misunderstood.
I was being facetious, not sarcastic. Learn the difference. The content of my post made my intent clear. Only those who had a purposeful and malicious bent to their nature would think otherwise.
Having been through this locally because I made the "bad judgement" of pulling over because a police-car behind me turned on his blue lights & siren(I'm a foreign-born national in this country legally plus the wife of a former federal police-officer) I can tell you that video is no joke. I personally don't have the protection of the Constitution, so it frustrates the daylights out of me to see Americans selling their rights down the river plus watching "The Man" abuse people!
I understood you perfectly Up2. One must learn to write mono-sylabically in order to get communicate to TOT's level of cognizance.
treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor, flippant
marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt
I think it is dependant upon a person's perspectave.
You liberals are tollerant of everything except intollerance.
Some see the world through rose colored glasses while others look through windows that have become stained and are not so clear.
I've told you before that I am a high school drop out.
I am not impressed with you over educated sanctimonious liberals.
I do the best that I can.
I've not yet had to go to my government for sustianment either through welfare or government employment.
am not a liberal TOT, nor am I a conservative. I believe in the Golden Rule. I will not let a child go hungry regardless of the country it came from because I would not want that for my child. I will not let the elderly and disabled be pushed aside and be marginalized because I have loved ones who are old and disabled. If we are truly Christians, we practice what we preach and not just when it is convenient for us but when it is hard too. I have not been rude to anyone here who has disagreed with me. The same cannot be said of the opposition. I am not angry with you TOT, just disappointed.
up2, I understand that you are not a liberal.
That comment was for JM.
I'm not trying to insite his fowl mouthed disdain for me as I don't enjoy it.
I too am most definately not a liberal however I'm not a conservative either.
I don't agree with everything you say.
I do agree with much of what you say.
I enjoy respectful discussion of opposing opinions.
I understand and I agree with you. I've told you that before.
I did not mean to rile you up. My mistake and I'm sorry.
Here's a laugh for this facetious post.
After me again are ye Tot?!!
Soooooooo you are "not impressed with you over educated sanctimonious liberals"...sayeth TOT.."comment meant for JM...."
Well Tot, I guess I could say that I am not impressed with a high-school drop out's unlearned attempts at reasonable discussions here on this blog site. But that would be making an obvious point, wouldn's it?
So, I won't just stop there. I will state that I think your lack of education coupled with your penchant to get on a PC and demonstrate your profound lack of perspective here on these pages, makes you somewhat dangerous and reckless.
You Tot were made to fit perfectly within the ranks of the Einsatzgruppen.
You have all the tools considering what you have posted on these pages to qualify for participation in that select group.
Now, Tot...go look it up. The process and search for knowledge will be good for you.
And Sheran, dearest....facetiousness aside one might say that if one wishes for others to taste their soup then such person should consider adding spices to it.
Do you not agree?
Yes - when she was growing up my wife had two "backyard" racoons in residence behind her house. That's what she called 'em.
Here is a good one for you.
All that he said is true.
This particular blog is deserving of more thought and consideration than it has received before.
I'm sorry that I sidetracked it.
That was not my intent.
Everyone who reads or participates on this site needs to watch the video posted just above by SportsFan31313.
At a Tucson, Ariz., anti-illegal immigrant rally, a group of self-righteous protesters were literally put on mute after a Native American decided to drop some knowledge on who the real “illegals” are.
Pushing a toddler in a stroller, a rightfully irritated self-identified Native American began yelling at the group, saying:
Excerpts From The Video:
“Y’all f*cking illegal. You’re all illegal. You’re all illegal!
“We didn’t invite none of you here!
“We’re the only native Americans here.
“That’s right. We’re the only native Americans here. Y’all are all illegal. We didn’t invite none of you! We didn’t invite none of you here. Get on, get on, get on with your bogus arguments.”
Visibly shaken, an unfortunate protestor quickly found himself in the cross hairs of the unexpected lesson when the Native American turned his attention toward his diminutive flag and now-increasingly inappropriate sign:
“We should have put that sign up when you son of the b*tches came!”
“That [the flag] represents blood, that represents blood spilled by Native Americans protecting this land from the invaders. Yeah, that’s right, you don’t want to hear the G*d damn truth! Get on, b*tch! All the Native Americans you killed, you plant your houses here. That’s the truth.”
I lived in Arizona at one point in my life, and all people do there is disrespect and slur vulgar racist comments at Hispanics and if it’s not at them, it’s behind their backs. Granted, there is a lot of trash here but that’s not the whole Hispanic population. Unfortunately that’s the stereotype they’ve obtained though. Hmmm!!!
How people can just ignore the shame of our history is beyond me. It is always there, waiting in the periphery of my mind to scream in rage and blood at what was done by the forefathers of this country. Nation-states and their subsequent domination of labels, cultural appropriation, and ignorant identification have altered the knowledge of our hearts, which always keeps the past in mind. Even if we are not descendants of the people who slaughtered the previous inhabitants and culture of this lend, people are still political descendants of the conquerers and many are not allowing this knowledge to truly affect them.
Humans are interesting, most especially willfully ignorant ones, and we see this all around here. Just step outside your home, walk around town, and listen. You will see for yourself that what you may hear not only lies with Hispanics, but other Ethnic Cultures as well. Again, some people will NEVER CHANGE!!!!
I think you hit the nail on the head Sportsfan.
ToT, you're not the one who side tracked the blog. No apologies are needed.