Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $31,368
Woo hoo!! And the first 35% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Posts by Aetius

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Trump Leads Nevada Poll with Overwhelming Hispanic Support

    07/18/2015 8:29:31 PM PDT · 74 of 75
    Aetius to mtrott

    What is the conventional wisdom regarding Hispanics?

    Do you refer to the myth that Hispanics are natural conservatives/Republicans, who would flock to the party if not for ‘harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric’ of people like Trump?

    Or is it the truth, that most Hispanics favor bigger government and other leftist policies, and are therefore natural democrats.

    I agree this poll is hard to buy, unless it’s a poll of Republicans, and therefore one would expect Republican Hispanics to be more conservative than Hispanics overall. There is a sizable chunk of Hispanics who really are conservative and don’t need to be pandered too. But we should be under no illusions about the size of that group; 20-30% max.

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Cheers Deaths of 9-11 Rescuers, David Brooks Apologizes For Being White

    07/18/2015 6:15:09 AM PDT · 5 of 12
    Aetius to Kaslin

    Brooks is a loathsome, guilt-ridden creature of the left. In other words, he possesses the traits necessary to be the NYT’s token “conservative.”

  • Sen. Graham calls Trump's immigrant comments 'offensive at every level'

    07/12/2015 9:09:25 PM PDT · 52 of 65
    Aetius to iowamark

    If that strike through list is based at all on holding liberal views on immigration, then unfortunately the remaining ones are suspect too.

    Jindal has called generally for greatly increasing already too high levels of (democrat importing) legal immigration. It came across as more of a mindless and futile attempt to preemptively establish himself as pro-immigrant before saying something tough on illegal immigration, but he said it.

    Cruz has also called for massive increases in legal immigration. H1Bs specifically he has called for increasing 500%, and legal immigration in general he has said he’d like to double. This was during debate over the Gang of Eight amnesty/immigration surge bill. I’ve yet to hear him take back those ideas, even though the latter at least is almost guaranteed to increase the inflow of future democrats.

    Kasich...I can’t remember exactly what he said at the moment, but he is clearly a man who is ‘evolving’. He’d be a sure supporter of Gang of Eight-style reform.

  • ‘The illegals COME IN, and the illegals KILL their CHILDREN!’ Trump presscon with family of murdered

    07/12/2015 8:51:17 PM PDT · 61 of 61
    Aetius to MN_Mike

    The government and both political parties bear some of the fault and guilt for every crime committed by an illegal alien. That illegal aliens have no right to be here is beyond dispute, and so too is indifference of elites to the crimes they commit. The media never tires of telling us about immigrants who do good, in an effort to set policy by anecdote. It is only fair to highlight the misdeeds of immigrants too.

    It could be said that Sharpton was using the Treyvon and Brown cases to highlight public policy too, but the narrative in both of those cases was built on lies. There was no “hands up don’t shoot”, and the Martin case was not about Stand Your Ground.

    Sharpton is a pos. Maybe Trump is too, but he’s right on this one issue at least.

  • Scott Walker’s Wife: One More Reason For SoCons To Worry?

    07/06/2015 8:38:22 PM PDT · 19 of 59
    Aetius to Engraved-on-His-hands

    A reversal of the gay marriage decision is almost inconceivable in light of Roe’s survival. I can see Scalia, Thomas, and Alito doing right by the Constituion and voting to overrun this outrage, but I don’t think Roberts would. Despite his dissent which correctly ripped the decision for its complete lack of Constitutional merit, I can’t see him voting to take a way a ‘right’, even a phony one like gay marriage.

    Still though, it is of vital importance that the GOP nominee be trustworthy on judicial selections. Gay marriage is unlikely to be overturned, but maybe if a Republican can replace Kennedy then we’ll at least get a decision preventing the govt from destroying small businesses who don’t kneel to the new morality.


    07/06/2015 5:33:06 PM PDT · 70 of 74
    Aetius to Biggirl

    That’s why the Democrats are using unending mass immigration (legal and illegal) to import a new electorate, one tailor made to support their big government, racial-grievance politics and policies.


    07/06/2015 5:30:11 PM PDT · 69 of 74
    Aetius to JohnBrowdie

    NASCAR hates its core fan base and is embarrassed by them, just like the GOP elite feels towards its base Southern/rural white voters.

  • Battle Lines for Religious Liberty and Same Sex Marriage Set

    07/06/2015 5:25:05 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    Aetius to Kaslin

    Those questions should be asked, but they won’t be. The mainstream media will never frame it like that of course. In their narrative, these small business owners will be the villains and the whining malcontents seeking to ruin them will be the oppressed heroes.

    In the debates, such questions will never make the cut, and the liberal moderators certainly won’t go there. Most of the GOP candidates won’t bring it up either, because they don’t care or it doesn’t cross their mind. Someone like Bush or Kasich might make meaningless statements about defending churches, but they won’t defend these small businesses the left has targeted for destruction.

  • Obama: Violent Extremism Not Restricted To One Group,US Has "All Kinds" Of Terrorism

    07/06/2015 5:14:16 PM PDT · 39 of 45
    Aetius to Biggirl

    Obama is always looking to deflect blame and criticism from the Religion of Peace.

  • Trump and the Myth of Immigrant Crime (Humongous Barf Alert!!!)

    07/05/2015 4:59:24 PM PDT · 62 of 68
    Aetius to Kaslin

    Most Mexican immigrants who go on to become voting citizens (or illegally voting illegal aliens) vote Democrat, and they do so because they favor the big government, racially motivated policies of the democrats. They are natural democrats in other words. That’s not going to change.

  • Coolidge Was America’s Most Successful Conservative President

    07/05/2015 4:54:50 PM PDT · 23 of 25
    Aetius to TNMOUTH

    With GOP control of the Senate, Reagan could have gotten two Scalia-quality judges confirmed. He could have made his diversity pick later.

    O’Connor is what happens when a Republican makes a puzzling campaign promise to make a diversity-based Sup Court pick. Why did he do that? Why make a promise seemingly designed to appeal to people (leftists) who were never going to vote for him?

    Like Kennedy, O’Connor got some things right. But she was also part of the majority that saved Roe and that sanctioned the use of racial preferences. She also developed an insufferably smug attitude about judges and criticism of them.

    And while it was correct to stop the Florida Sup Court from trying to allow Gore to streal the election, in hindsight perhaps a Gore win wouldn’t have been so bad...if he had been a one-term President. All else being equal, there wouldn’t have been any Sup Court vacancies until after 2004, and maybe a more competent Republican than Bush would have defeated Gore in 2004, and maybe that competency could have avoided the disastrous final part of Bush’s presidency that helped elect Obama. That may be too much to wonder about I know. The media would have tried to blame any Republican for Katrina, and the economic collapse had been set in motion years earlier by the diversity-worshiping zeal of both parties to increase minority home ownership, credit standards be damned.

  • Coolidge Was America’s Most Successful Conservative President

    07/05/2015 4:38:08 PM PDT · 22 of 25
    Aetius to fieldmarshaldj

    interesting. Thanks for the info. That is a knock against Coolidge then.

    Still though, Reagan cannot be given a pass for Kennedy. Yes, Reagan was weakened after 1986, but he was warned about Kennedy and went ahead anyway.

    And the O’Connor selection was a true waste. With control of the Senate, he could have gotten two Scalia-like judges confirmed before the Kennedy mistake. Why did Reagan make a campaign promise - to put the first woman on the Sup Court - that would only appeal to people who would never vote for him anyway?

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    07/05/2015 4:29:55 PM PDT · 61 of 61
    Aetius to odds

    I don’t agree that intervention makes us morally obligated to accept refuges. But if it does, then all the more reason to avoid war in third world countries.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/30/2015 7:39:16 PM PDT · 59 of 61
    Aetius to odds

    Thank you for the thoughtful post. I don’t disagree with most of what you say.

    Though I don’t think we have any obligation to do so in most cases, I would support effective measures to make the third world less hellish and therefore lessen the exodus of people from those lands. Ideally that would be combined with strong enforcement and deportation that makes it clear that anyone who illegally enters Europe (or the U.S. or Australia) that they will not get to stay; they will be sent home.

    I don’t disagree about western actions, military and otherwise, leading to some of this. It’s one of the reasons I opposed invading Iraq or getting involved in Syria, or helping topple Kadafi. It was obvious all those things would increase the number of refugees, and it was obvious that the West would be suckers and take in those refugees.

  • JENNIFER RUBIN: Trump, Cruz and Paul emerge as Todd Akin Republicans

    06/30/2015 6:54:17 PM PDT · 47 of 62
    Aetius to 2ndDivisionVet

    Rubin is a loathsome creature. She is a fanatical believer in unending and ever-increasing mass legal immigration. She ignores all evidence that most immigrants are natural democrats and clings to fantasies and outright myths to the contrary. That the Washington Post has someone who is so left wing on immigration as one of their token ‘conservatives’ is not surprising.

  • Coolidge Was America’s Most Successful Conservative President

    06/30/2015 6:40:16 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    Aetius to TNMOUTH

    Coolidge beats Reagan easily on immigration. And I doubt Coolidge made such horrible choices for the Sup Court that Reagan did with O’Connor and Kennedy.

  • Coolidge Was America’s Most Successful Conservative President

    06/30/2015 6:36:43 PM PDT · 17 of 25
    Aetius to newgeezer

    Coolidge also signed into law the National Origins Quota based immigration reform, which ended mass immigration and and ushered in an era of low-moderate immigration levels that lasted for forty years.

    That was one of the great conservative successes of his Presidency, and it is that more than any thing else that modern Republicans should seek to replicate by ending this current unending wave of mass, democrat-importing immigration.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/30/2015 6:10:53 PM PDT · 58 of 61
    Aetius to ansel12

    Thank you, that’s very interesting. Their platform was more honest than I thought.

    But still, and I’m sure you are aware, Ted Kennedy promised that the 1965 bill would not alter the ethnic balance, nor would it result in a large increase in overall immigration. Promises made to pass a specific bill mean more than the nonsense on the party platform.

    Plus we shouldn’t forget that it was the first President Bush that made matters even worse. The 1990 immigration bill (again with Ted Kennedy’s dirty fingerprints all over it) expanded legal immigration even more, in part by the creation of the absurd Diversity Lottery visas.

    The last time there was real hope for good immigration reform was with the Jordan Commission in the mid 90s. It called for cutting legal immigration significantly and for stepped up enforcement against illegal immigration. Bill Clinton expressed clear support for these recommendations upon their initial release. Senator Simpson and Congressman Lamar a Smith (???) wrote up legislation to implement these conservative reforms. Then it all fell apart. Clinton flip flopped once Asian ethnic grievance groups started whining (and once he realized how much fundraising he stood to lose with Asians) and then declared he opposed reducing legal immigration by ending chain migration. In Congress, the efforts were torpedoed by Gingrich and other cheap labor/big business whores like Senator Abraham, Dick Armey, and Sam Briownback. They could have forced Clinton in a situation where he stood by his original word, or vetoed a popular, bipartisan bill. But the GOP proved itself to be the Stupid Party and chose not to stave off demographic destruction.

    Thus died the last good chance for good, conservative comprehensive immigration reform. Now it is inconceivable that good, pro-American immigration reform of that sort could get even a handful of democrat votes.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/29/2015 8:15:08 PM PDT · 52 of 61
    Aetius to ansel12

    Fair enough. But what I’m saying is that they weren’t honest about it. Maybe I’ll look into it sometime. But I doubt JFK was open about such desires and motives immigration reform.

    Ted Kennedy was never asked to account for the false promises he made to pass the 1965 bill. And in some truly twisted cruel turn of events, anyone who does question the ethnicity altering effects of the bill today will be demonized as a racist.

    The American people never wanted a resumption of mass immigration. But it happened anyway, and all presidents and congresses since then have been complicit. Even now though, support for reducing legal immigration is a much more popular position than support for increasing it. But the political expression of this very mainstream position is almost non-existent outside of rather tame calls from Senator Sessions, and very tentative comments from Walker.

  • Ted Cruz: States should ignore gay-marriage ruling

    06/29/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · 84 of 129
    Aetius to snarkybob

    It would be good for the country if the people were educated about judicial review and the idea of judicial supremacy. Even though Cruz didn’t go there, it would be good if the people knew how Jefferson and Saint Lincoln rejected the idea of the Supreme Court as the final arbiter of all constitutional questions. It would be good if the people knew that it was the Sup Court that declared its rulings as final (how convenient) and that they didn’t do that until over 100 years after the nation’s founding.

    Having said all of that, I am a pessimist and don’t think it would amount to anything. The idea of judicial supremacy (and finality when the decision is a liberal one) is so firmly entrenched that I doubt it can be undone. Plus Cruz is almost certainly correct in saying that the GOP establishment secretly supports these terrible decisions and is glad to be able to say the matter is now settled we must move on (to the next crushing defeat).

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/29/2015 7:43:51 PM PDT · 49 of 61
    Aetius to ansel12

    Yes. I admit I haven’t read JFK’s book, but I’d be surprised if he outright called for a return to mass immigration and an immigration policy that would alter the nation’s ethnic balance. I say that because the loathsome Ted Kennedy explicitly said that the 1965 bill would not do either of those things. If I’m wrong then I could at least respect JFK’s honesty on that front, but I figured he just wanted to make it easier for Irish to immigrate.

    I also feel that way because politicians even today are rarely honest and upfront about a desire to massively increase legal immigration. During the debate over the Gang of Eight bill, the supporters of it, from the gang members, to Pelosi, to Obama, to the mainstream media, none of them every spoke about how the bill would at least double legal immigration. They certainly never bragged about it like they did the phony enforcement and punitive measures in the bill.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/29/2015 6:02:52 PM PDT · 46 of 61
    Aetius to Pollster1

    How long has it been since Republicans actually opposed racial preferences? The establishment either sat on their hands or actively opposed the ballot initiative in Michigan a decade ago that banned preferences in that state. It was funny then when the initiative passed overwhelmingly even as the GOP got shellacked that year.

    The GOP doesn’t even pay lip service to opposing racial preferences anymore. Their corporate masters favor it, and so they keep silent and do nothing. Plus they have bought into the new official state religion of Diversity, so why would they oppose preferences. That it is absolutely insane to have policies of racial preferences, and an immigration policy that brings in millions who are eligible for those preferences seems not to have crossed the minds of the GOP leadership, or even of grassroots heroes like Cruz and Walker.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/29/2015 5:53:35 PM PDT · 45 of 61
    Aetius to ansel12

    I doubt that JFK ran on a platform of massive increases in legal immigration and a resulting ethnic transformation of the country. After all, his brother had to lie and say those things wouldn’t happen as he pushed the bill in Congress.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/29/2015 5:44:57 PM PDT · 43 of 61
    Aetius to odds

    That may be so about the cause of middle eastern immigration to the West, but the West isn’t obligated to allow any of them in. It’s madness to think advanced Western nations can take in millions from a backwards, failed society and not be impacted negatively. When the Western nations are also infected with white guilt and refuse to demand and enforce assimilation, then it only makes matters worse.

    That Muslim immigration to the U.S. has increased since 9-11 is insane, but Europe faces a much more imminent danger. They can be swamped out of existence by the masses in the ME and Africa who want to come.

  • Coulter to PJM: Cut Off All Immigration, Focus on White Voters to Win

    06/29/2015 5:38:11 PM PDT · 42 of 61
    Aetius to impimp

    Okay. Don’t cut it all off then. But we could still drastically reduce legal immigration and still take in the cream of the crop.

    We could, and should cut off all of the democrat-importing categories; Diversity Visas, extended family chain migration, refugees and asylum seekers.

    There is simply no denying that most immigrants are natural democrats, and that decades of mass immigration has imported millions of democrat voters. If the influx isn’t cut off, then conservatism will be demographically buried.

  • French Economy In "Dire Straits", "Worse Than Anyone Can Imagine", Leaked NSA Cable Reveals (2012)

    06/29/2015 5:27:43 PM PDT · 10 of 28
    Aetius to dynachrome

    Clearly the answer is to bring in millions more Muslim immigrants. That’ll fix everything.

  • Bill Nye Tells the Kids There Are Too Many of Us

    06/29/2015 5:25:59 PM PDT · 7 of 53
    Aetius to markomalley

    Of course Nye only means people of European descent. He of course would never suggest there are too many Africams or Asians or Latin Americans or Middle Easterners.

  • Gary Bauer: CHANGE THE COURT!

    06/29/2015 5:23:21 PM PDT · 70 of 72
    Aetius to campaignPete R-CT

    I hope you’re right.

  • Gary Bauer: CHANGE THE COURT!

    06/28/2015 8:35:06 PM PDT · 42 of 72
    Aetius to GeronL

    But they won’t do so. If a GOP Congress that voted overwhelmingly for DOMA in 1996, and another riding high after the Presidential and Congressional victories in 2004 wouldn’t do so, then what hope is there now?

    Then they could have stripped the courts of jurisdiction and enjoyed public support for doing so. Now the public would oppose it, and besides, it’s too late. Our masters on the Sup Cpurt have spoken, and as Rubio, Bush, and all respectable Republicans say, we must meekly obey and move on.

  • Gary Bauer: CHANGE THE COURT!

    06/28/2015 8:25:44 PM PDT · 38 of 72
    Aetius to campaignPete R-CT

    What path do you see to right this? Congress declined to even try and exercise its Artcile III Section 2 power when Clinton would have been afraid to veto it had it been part of DOMA. The Senate shelved it when the GOP had all of Congress and a Bush in the White House in 2004. It’s almost as if the party leadership didn’t want to win this one and just played conservative Christians for fools...again.

    As to future elections, what did I say that was wrong? It’s not going to get any easier with immigration importing hundreds of thousands of future democrats every year.

  • Gary Bauer: CHANGE THE COURT!

    06/28/2015 8:17:53 PM PDT · 35 of 72
    Aetius to campaignPete R-CT

    Would it have mattered though? If Congress had passed jurisdiction stripping legislation what would have stopped legal challenges to that law? And then ultimately what would have stopped 5 Sup Court justices from saying that Congress’ action overstepped its Article III Section 2 powers?

  • Gary Bauer: CHANGE THE COURT!

    06/28/2015 8:12:39 PM PDT · 31 of 72
    Aetius to campaignPete R-CT

    It’s a nice thought, but it borders on a pipe dream.

    Hillary is likely to be the next president. Beyond that, unending mass legal immigration (not to mention amnesty for illegals) is changing the demography ever more in favor of the left, and making a conservative victory in the electoral college less and less likely.

    Also, the GOP is likely to lose the Senate in 2016. At a minimum they’ll lose 2 or 3 seats, leaving them unable to invoke the nuclear option and break a Dem filibuster if a Republican wins the Presidency and nominates a conservative judge. If the Dems retake the Senate in that scenario, they will vote in lockstep to defeat a conservative nomination. The left plays for keeps. They don’t have people like Lindsay Graham who votes for Sotomayir and Kagan, knowing full well that they’ll vote for irreversible decisions that are counter to things Graham claims to believe in.

    This Sup Court is the best we are ever likely to have again, and that is a depressing thought.

  • The Pope Says Nothing About The Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage, but...(Vanity)

    06/28/2015 8:04:20 PM PDT · 29 of 35
    Aetius to CWW

    He is, however, supportive of European suicide via mass African and Middle East immigration.

  • US Military Bases Named After Confederate Leaders

    06/28/2015 8:02:40 PM PDT · 22 of 36
    Aetius to nickcarraway

    They will be renamed within the next 10 years.

  • Why Justice Kennedy's Gay Marriage Opinion Is a Bigger Liberal Victory Than You Think

    06/28/2015 7:56:54 PM PDT · 16 of 38
    Aetius to Ray76

    How so? Even though this Sup Court is falsely labeled as a conservative one, it is sadly the most conservative we are ever likely to have again.

    Hillary will likely be the next President, and the GOP will likely lose the Senate. Past that, mass immigration driven demographic changes are making a conservative victory in the electoral college less and less likely. So it will likely be a democrat replacing Scalia and Kennedy within the next 10 years. Then the Sup Court is lost forever pretty much, and they will invent all sorts of new rights that the left desires, and they’ll gut real constitutional rights like those found in the First and Second Amendments.

    Even now there isn’t much hope. Kennedy is getting progressively (no pun intended) worse. Lost amid the high profile marriage and obamacare cases was another where Kenedy cast the deciding vote to uphold the use of disparate impact in Housing cases. This suggests that the reason the High Court didn’t take the opportunity presented by the Fisher case in Texas to strike down racial preferences is that Kennedy has changed his mind on this and moved left. Otherwise, with all else being equal, there should be five votes to strike down preferences.

    I think it would be foolish to expect any good ruling from Kennedy going forward, including support for the Second Amendment where he has been good up to now.

  • Walker Jumps the Marriage Shark

    06/28/2015 6:50:34 AM PDT · 47 of 67
    Aetius to Cincinatus' Wife

    That won’t matter one bit. For one thing, blacks and Hispanics are moving left on this issues just like whites. For another, even if they don’t like it, history has proven that it won’t dampen their support for democrats. They are solidly leftist constituencies. That’s not going to change.

  • I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me

    06/03/2015 7:48:21 PM PDT · 6 of 85
    Aetius to 2ndDivisionVet

    Will the Left really suffer tremendous electoral defeats when unending mass immigration has altered the demography so much with its importation of natural democrats? Many non-white immigrants will eagerly buy into this anti-white nonsense and general identity politics. And young whites are internalizing the Left’s narrative on such matters more and more.

  • Boehner opponent in NC may get primary

    06/03/2015 7:39:56 PM PDT · 6 of 13
    Aetius to ObamahatesPACoal

    Jones is one of the best in the House. I only wish he had ousted Hagan from the Senate instead of Tillis. It’d be great to have Jones and Sessions fighting the good fight on immigration in the Senate. Tillis will show his true colors on immigration in time. I’m sure of that.

  • Critics remain silent on Tony Abbott’s revival (Australia's conservative Prime Minister)

    06/03/2015 7:32:22 PM PDT · 2 of 4
    Aetius to naturalman1975

    Abbott is worthy of admiration for his policy on turning back boatloads of illegal aliens. Europe should follow his example before it’s too late.

  • Karl Rove surrenders to ObamaCare

    05/08/2015 10:54:54 PM PDT · 36 of 70
    Aetius to The Ghost of FReepers Past

    They also promised to stop Obama’s illegal executive amnesty during the campaign. We saw how quickly they caved on that.

  • Cop Did a Nice Thing When Political Commentator Forgot Her Wallet. She Called Him Racist For It

    05/08/2015 10:45:52 PM PDT · 4 of 65
    Aetius to Impala64ssa

    She is vile.

  • Don’t forget how the Soviet Union saved the world from Hitler

    05/08/2015 10:43:02 PM PDT · 40 of 132
    Aetius to dead

    True. I should have said that it was astonishing that they were able to keep fighting after sustaining such losses.

    I guess they were one of only a few nations that had the population to do so.

  • Don’t forget how the Soviet Union saved the world from Hitler

    05/08/2015 10:34:52 PM PDT · 31 of 132
    Aetius to tcrlaf

    It’s astonishing the number of casualties the Germans inflicted on the soviets in the first two years, and yet they kept fighting.

  • Don’t forget how the Soviet Union saved the world from Hitler

    05/08/2015 10:30:58 PM PDT · 27 of 132
    Aetius to re_nortex

    Didnt Patton make comments about wanting to push the soviets out of Europe after Germany’s defeat?

  • Don’t forget how the Soviet Union saved the world from Hitler

    05/08/2015 10:22:19 PM PDT · 21 of 132
    Aetius to MinorityRepublican

    There is no doubt that the Soviet Union took the heaviest hit and did most of the fighting and dying against Germany. The scale of the war on the eastern front dwarfed that on the western.

    I’m not so sure they saved the world from Hitler though. Certainly Europe would have been lost, but with the American mobilization to fight Japan, I wonder how much of a threat Hitler would have been to us. It would have taken Gemany years to build a navy strong enough to attempt a highly unlikely invasion, plus we would have still had a large advantage in manpower. On the other hand, if German scientists had more time and resources to develop advanced weapons systems and, of course, a nuclear bomb, then no country would have been safe. And Hitler would have controlled vast natural resources in Ukraine and Russia, plus possibly the Middle East too, giving him tremendous economic power.

    It’s interesting what-if analysis.

  • Congressman Gowdy Grills John Kerry Over Stealth Muslim Refugee Program

    05/08/2015 6:56:15 PM PDT · 29 of 63
    Aetius to concernedcitizen76

    Good for Gowdy, but unfortunately Republican leaders are almost as terrible on unending mass immigration - of which admittance of unsuitable Muslim refugees is a part - as Obama and the Democrats. This problem has been growing for decades. Bush could likely have ended this insanity after 9-11but unfortunately he was worthless on immigration.

    Now even though refugee and asylum visas are bringing in garbage like the Boston marathon bombers and the wannabe Somali jihadists out of Minnesota, those programs rarely receive any critical examination.

  • Concerns Of Muslim Immigration Surge Into Western World Come Into Focus

    05/08/2015 9:38:46 AM PDT · 12 of 15
    Aetius to george76

    Bush had the perfect chance to end this madness after 9-11. He could have either pushed for an end to mass immigration in general, or targeted Muslim nations for exclusion. Instead he was atrocious on the issue. Instead of getting good, conservative immigration reform, he helped popularize the nauseating “religion of peace” nonsense. And since 9-11 Muslim immigration into the US has increased, which is just insane. Of course no one, not even Sessions (who is the best Senator on immigration) will broach the subject.

    It wouldn’t be hard to end this madness, and it wouldn’t even require targeting of Muslim nations. We should (1) end extended family chain migration by eliminating adult siblings as a category (2) absolish the absurd Diversity Lottery visas and (3) severely restrict, to almost zero, refugee and asylum visas.

    Taken together these things would drastically reduce Muslim immigration.

  • Sen. Jeff Sessions: Top Five Concerns With Trade Promotion Authority (Covert Immigration Bill)

    05/06/2015 10:31:47 AM PDT · 17 of 21
    Aetius to Wolfie

    In the hands of someone like Obama, or of most leading republicans today, immigration would likely prove to be among the biggest, if not the biggest, problems with TPP.

  • CNN anchor Chris Cuomo: The First Amendment doesn’t protect hate speech, you know

    05/06/2015 10:21:36 AM PDT · 50 of 86
    Aetius to 7thson

    Exactly. The Left comes up with the Constitutionally unfounded idea that ‘hate speech’ can be excluded from First Amendment protections, and then, of course, the Left gets to define ‘hate speech’.

    It is a scary proposition. If a Democrat wins in 2016, or if a Republican wins and is unable (or unwilling) to get a conservative Sup Court nominee approved, then once Scalia or Kennedy retire then there will be at least a 5 vote majority to strip destroy Free Speech by making exceptions for so called ‘hate speech.’ And leading the way in defining ‘hate speech’ will be far-left, radical, loathsome, despicable groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center.

  • Sen. Ted Cruz is the least likely choice for 2016 presidential election (Wait'l you hear why)

    05/04/2015 8:33:39 PM PDT · 31 of 65
    Aetius to 2ndDivisionVet

    Senator Hatch is increasingly worthless, so quoting him means nothing.

    If the government had shut down over Obama’s executive amnesty then it would have been Obama and the Democrats shutting it down, nit Cruz and the GOP.

    Where does he get the idea that Cruz would be a big deportation guy? I wish he would, but I don’t get that sense from him.

    And I doubt that Cruz denies climate change - everybody knows that the climate changes - he’s probabaly just guilty of denying that it’s man-made, and of not supporting ruinous policies that won’t do much to alter temp changes anyway.

    And to say that opposing more gun control hurts Criz is nonsense. This is one of the few areas where conservatism hasn’t been badly beaten in the culture war.