I'm surprised at the 9th. Usually with liberal courts you have to "put up" with bad rulings on some issues (entitlements) to get good rulings on other issues (privacy). Same deal with conservative courts.
This is really something where they ruled the wrong way, and I am incredibly saddened that a liberal court ruled this way.
But there is a shift in the liberal wing towards totalitarianism, and I find it frustrating because in the last couple of years basically liberals have lost (what I consider) a somewhat redeeming quality. Maybe it was all an act until a Democrat became president, who knows.
As it is, the majority of the billions of dollars that fund the Mexican Drug Cartels' border war comes from the American drug trade and more than half of that is from marijuana alone.
People are using this terrible violence on the border to play politics on both sides on the immigration issue but a change of policy would save the United States billions of tax dollars used on enforcement (which, some might argue, is indirect funding, or at least finance security, for the violent drug cartels) and potentially bring in billions more if it were legalized and taxed.
This is about liberty, about money, and about human lives caught up in the byproducts of a failed drug policy, and it seems most of the public agrees, yet nothing is done.
Their activities included raids and surveillance, As a result of its activities, over 10,000 aliens of German ancestry had been taken into government custody during World War I, all of whom were released after the Harding administration replaced Wilson's. Harding's AG referred to APL "intelligence" as "gossip, hearsay information, conclusions, and inferences" and stated that "information of this character could not be used without danger of doing serious wrong to individuals who were probably innocent."
The FDR white house generally concentrated on actual threats to the nation, but by the 1960s, liberals were perfectly willing to employ surveillance against the Civil Rights movement and even Republicans. Here's the Miami Herald on LBJ's hatchet man, Bill Moyers:
Progs/Liberals aren't in favor of civil liberties in general, they're in favor of liberties for themselves and restrictions on the rest of us. Always have been, always will be.Bill Moyers' Journal, gay-bashing edition
Of all the second acts in American public life, none has amazed me more than that of Bill Moyers. He spent the first decade of his adult life as one of Lyndon Johnson's dirtiest henchmen. His work on Johnson's vicious 1964 presidential campaign is probably worth an entire book by itself: Moyers helped thwart the seating of an integrated delegation from Mississippi at the 1964 Democratic National Convention, and asked the FBI to investigate 15 members of the Senate staff of Johnson's opponent, Barry Goldwater. Other lowlights include Moyers giving the FBI the okay to spread dirty stories about Martin Luther King's sex life, and his ongoing role spinning fanciful tales about the war in Vietnam as Johnson's press secretary from 1965 to 1967.
Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/chang...#ixzz0xjMyuxo4
Another question, such a common sense issue that most people can get behind...why haven't any of the radio pundits (liberal or conservative) taken up this issue? Year after year radio heads talk it up about gays or muslims or immigrants but this is a real issue that people agree on, so why isn't the so called speakerbox of the working people ignoring it?
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