Language is the key to breaking down barriers. During my 42 years of military and foreign service to this nation, language training was essential. We did not distinguish between the language of perceived enemy or ally: it was Russian, Arabic, German, French, Chinese, etc. Whatever was required was the language of necessity. I can recall on many occassions when knowledge of a target language was very useful in bringing about a positive outcome in both a political and military situation.
Learning Hebrew just might serve to open new bridges to a peaceful solution between Israel and Hamas.
What color is the sky in the world you live in?
21 years of naval service and another 21 years of foreign service afforded me the opportunity of working with a multitude of open-minded and liberated Americans who weren't caught up in dogma. Their primary interest was in the betterment of their country. The military encourages free-thinkers (that is what separated us from the Soviet military). Of course, there were the bigots, the myopic and the ignorant as one would expect to find in any organization, but they were a minority and weeded out. As a volunteer and a Vietnam Vet, I never once considered myself in indentured service.
I would like to note that the US Coast Guard is part of the Dept. of Defense during war, but resides in the Dept. of Home Land Security during peace time.
You ask "Show me one place that socialism and liberalism has worked" My response is the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, and the US Coast Guard. They are all part of the Dept. of Defense, the most socialist institution in the United States. At the same time, the flowers of progress and liberalism allows for the assimilation of all political view points. If you are a veteran, you were at one time a socialist.
"As long as we have illegal aliens being hired to take jobs that legal residents won't take, we must now have proof of residency before being hired."
You really need to do your homework. The majority of the so called illegal aliens were encouraged to come to America to seek employment. They were encouraged by politicians in support of businesses that wanted cheap labor to maximize their profits. This underground economy served both American businesses and South American governments among others. Arizona is one example of state that turned a blind eye to illigal immigration until the Bush Recession cast its dark shadow over the American economy. Now it is politically expedient to blame the illegals and not the politicians and businesses that were the impetus for the surge in illegal immigration. By the way, the overwhelming majority of those business owners vote Republican.
We are still patiently waiting for the credible and "factual evidence" of massive voter fraud and the prosecution of the fraudsters.
Can you please provide documented evidence as to when these massive voter frauds occurred. Election cycle, times, places and how many illegals, or fraudsters, were involved will be critical to your argument. Were prosecutions resultant from these voter fraud incidents? I would like to see supporting evidence of your claims.
I do recall GW Bush firing a number of Attorneys General because they refused to prosecute
so- called voter fraud incidents claimed by the Bush administration. The evidence didn't support the claims and the Republican AGs refused to cower to pressure from the White House and paid the price for their integrity. Now is your chance to set the record straight. Facts, just the facts.
These photo ID laws do not address the real crimes that are being perpetuated against the American voters and the election process. The real crimes are manifested in:
1. Initiating robo-calls to voters telling them that their voting precinct has changed.
2. Promulgating misinformation that the election has been rescheduled.
3. Using law enforcement to selectively restrict access to the polls.
4. Reducing the number of voting machines in targeted precincts.
5. Voter machine tampering.
6. Poll watchers challenging and intimidating voters.
Those doubting that these collective efforts are not a concerted strategy to taint the Democratic process are living in a make-believe world. Despite the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the threat of being dis-enfranchised is a reality. America is a nation still in crisis.
"Secular world created problems."
It is apparent that my friend from Ooltewah has no clue as what happened to people all over the world at the hands of Christians. Christianity has been defined as a religion with several mentalities. Those who will kill, ravish and rape the land and people for greed and their natural resources and those who will look the other way in order to enjoy the booty. Many argue that the Christian crusades are still going on around the world. As one who has lived all over the world, I can attest to the latter.