Sham Wow- AZ Sham Candidates
Courthouse News Service
The Arizona Green Party wants to kick 11 “sham candidates” off the November ballot, claiming the candidates – some of them homeless – were recruited by the Republican Party to take votes away from Democrats. The federal complaint claims that a state law allowing candidates to “hijack” a party’s nomination with only one write-in vote is unconstitutional, and “will cause party members to mistakenly vote for sham candidates.”
Election year shenanigans are nothing new in Arizona (and elsewhere in the U.S.). That’s part of the reason I think political parties should be banned so voters decide on individuals and not conglomerates pushing agendas. If it is true the GOP intentionally and knowingly put out nominees as sham candidates they should be removed from the ballot. Moreover should any political party be found guilty of the activities as alleged in this case their own candidates should either be removed from the ballot for the forthcoming election or the entire party and its political membership be banned for four years from the election process at any level of government in order to stop such chicanery and anti-democratic activity. Harsh punishment? Sure. But better than having the democratic principles and voting system of the United States further undermined from corrupt politicians and their party machines.
ICE’s Catch and Release
I honestly don’t like referring to ICE’s inane program of letting illegal aliens go being called ‘Catch and Release’ as it implies illegal aliens are nothing more than animals. That said the Federal government agency in charge of kicking out the illegals doing all it can not to enforce the law incenses me. Worse is the nearly daily news of ICE actively doing all it can not to enforce the law such as indicating should police discover an illegal alien during a traffic stop who isn’t a felon, they should let him go.
Subverting standing Federal law much with that one? You betcha.
It make a complete mockery of the U.S. Federal immigration laws at every level. Worse is knowing it is a immature response to Arizona’s immigration law brought about because of the Federal unwillingness to enforce existing law in the first place and allowing millions of illegal aliens into the nation and burdening states with having to deal with them via education, policing, medical, and other assorted expenses.
Clearly this is merely another attempt at sanctuary supporting politicians and bureaucrats hoping to cater to special interests at the expense of American citizens and law.
Freedom of Speech Includes Being an Idiot (For all side)
So Pastor Jones and his fringe sect want to burn the Koran on September 11. I think they’re idiots for wanting to do so, but it is their right to do so. You know protected speech and all that good stuff Americans enjoy thanks to our Constitution. Instead of our government whining about how the fringers shouldn’t do it because it will offend Muslims or make them hate America or endanger troops or whatever other communalist bunk being dragged out to quash their right to an ill conceived book burning, how about you ignore the morons? Ignore them or mock them but don’t give importance where none exists.
The Muslims and Islamists that hate America and the West will do so regardless of whether 50 people get together in Florida and burn books or not. So why pander to them? Many Muslim nations deny freedoms many Americans take for granted everyday like religion and speech. Pastor Jones is a douche but then so is anyone who threatens violence because of a cartoon of their prophet. In the end both sides are idiots and neither should be catered or cowed to by anyone. Both sides will just look like idiots while accomplishing nothing, so why bother giving any importance by having top officials getting involved with obvious media attention whores.