Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Well, far be it from me to claim I don't have a stubborn streak Allow me to say that if you think the Democrats initiated the action to get the UAR out for the safety of the nation and that it's a great victory then you are a very naiive gentleman.
I have never heard the Republicans claim that the government remain small because it can't do things well. It wants to keep the government small because it believes the less government intervention there is, the better it is for the common man. They find nothing wrong with individuals being responsible for their own lives, as opposed to liberals who claim that the populace cannot survive without the government taking care of them. Liberals believe more in a welfare state instead of the welfare of the country's citizens. Which do I choose? I prefer the responsibility. The bum on the street would prefer to be taken care of. The UN - that conglomerate whose councils contain the worst governments in the world, the organization that does nothing to prevent the injustices in the world except to make noise and threats that they never follow through with...and the world court, who would enjoy, i'm sure, putting American servicemen throughout the world on trial for war crimes - you claim it is bad policy to stand up to these organizations? Then let's keep footing the UN bills as they continue ways to shove it to us.
I wouldn't mind discussing any of this with you but, if that's what you want to do, initiate another thread for it, please. I created this thread specifically about the ports situation and would prefer to stick to it without shooting off into other tangents. If you feel that this decision was indeed a shining moment, then so be it. I admire that you announce your prejudice so openly.