|Posted: August 30, 2016, 1:03 am - IP Logged|
"I often wonder why more is not done to stop illegal drug trade."
Probably because of legislative priorities. Just look at the fiasco the Alabama legislators had simply trying to put a lottery incentive on their state ballot. Do you expect them to stop it in that state?
"I guess Trump not releasing his taxes are a bigger concern to some."
Right now lots of Republicans like Ann Coulter are more concerned about Trumps flip-flop on immigration. If the polls are completed wrong and it's going to be a very close, it might be a huge concern for the undecided voters believing Trump is hiding something.
Trump has a heart, in the past it might have been as hard as a rock but maybe, just maybe
he might be making a few observations that are having an effect. I said in a earlier post that
Two of my best friends were Mexican Americans, One told me a story about how is grand
mother was beaten with a stick for speaking in Spanish during school. I think all Americans
should speak English but I would never endorse beating anyone for speaking in a native tongue.
Having a common language helps in so many ways, medical emergencies just to name one. There
are so many reasons to have a common language that are not racist. A society at it's basic roots
is all about commonality. We don't have to agree on everything but at the very least we need to
be able to talk to each other. Language barriers create disconnects and as such it tends to force
some to congregate into sub societies which flues racism. America was built on a set of moral values
but there have always been those who have operated outside these moral bounds. What I see as
the biggest problem in America is that too many of our leaders no longer hold these Truths in high
esteem. They feed on the ignorance of some using it to propel themselves forward. We are the first
to live in the information age and as with anything new, we don't fully understand it. I am old school
to the bone and proud of it. I think Trump has always known the border problems would not be limited
to a big wall. There are many aspects that have to be considered and he knows this. As I mentioned
in another post the one fix wall is political rhetoric. It drives home the "I understand the problem"
Trump knows full well that there are some very good people that have fled Mexico into America who want
a better life. On the other hand there are many others who bring nothing but despair. I hear many
saying something to the effect that's it good to have someone to do the work Americans don't want to
do. What they are really saying is that slave labor is good, using the uneducated poor to do the dirty
jobs no one else wants. Many of these people do farm labor and farmers have always been thought of
as lesser beings. IMHO, farmers are the cream of the crop, without them civilization would not be possible.
Plumbers fall in at a close second. No city on earth could survive without them.
I encourage everyone to get out and vote come November, I don't care who you vote for as long as you
don't let someone else decide for you. I never really know who I will vote for until I enter the voting booth.
It never fails me that in those few seconds in the booth a very gravely feeling comes over me and for a few
seconds it's as though the weight of the world rest on my shoulders. It's at that time that I make my final
choice. The rhetoric all seems to melts away and I listen to that inner voice. The right to vote should never
be taken for granted.