And the conservative solution is to *"round'em all up and dump'em across the state line?" Remember that line? Or "round'em all up and ship'em all back to Africa?" Yeah! Right! That'll solve the poverty count for sure! Because there won't be any poor and poor blacks around for righties to have to see or bump into.
Or better yet, put'em back in chains and make'em slaves.
When did right-winger ultraconservatives ever give a damN about the black community? The ones used and cherry-picked by conservatives arevthe ones who willingly and constantly denigrate their own people? If memory serves correctly those individuals now decrying how the black community will be negatively impacted are the same ones who wanted to ship all blacks back to Africa and other points unknown not even as much as a year ago.
I hope the black community isn't falling for all this sudden BS fake love affair and under the sheets cuddling taking place. Hopefully they won't fall into the same trap again that's always been the case when the dust settles.
Correction: it was NOT a rarity to be married at 17 in the '70s. Now gotta run. Tally Ho' 'n all dat jazz. ;)
Correction: Bush Jr. Averaged a 36.38% per year on executive orders.
Rickaroo, it would be interesting to know where they're marching orders are coming from. Who's feeding them all this misinformation and they're running with it without first checking it out. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I have a relative who exhibits the same type brainwashing. And even when the proof is right before him, he gets this blank look and a few short seconds later continue on with the same rhetoric. You can't reason with him. It's like looking into an abyss. A dark mass of emptiness. There's nothing there.
jackZ, who said anything about being a parent at 17? I'm not the one reaching. You guys brought up and seem to try and make issue of al having been married at 17. All I'm interjecting is it was a rarity or unusual in the '70s and prior,mor even parts of the 80s either. In fact, it still isn't unusual today for someone to be married at 17. It just requires parental approval.
Team the mentioning of a 14yr. old entering the military has relevance because it speaks to the mature roles some were forced to enter at a young age as a means to survive. And they did well at it.
Let's compare notes on executive orders:
Nixon issued a total of 346 a 62.34% per year average
Reagan 381 a 47.63% per year average
Bush jr. 291 a 6.38%per year average
But President Obama is considered a dictator? at an average of 33.10% per average
Maybe that's because our life's experiences were vastly different, jackZ. Where you may have gotten to play and remain a child as long as you could, others had real life adult responsibilities. A family member, fresh from working and living on a farm, entered the military at age 14. By time it was discovered he had come of age to be legally enlisted, so they allowed him to stay. After his time was up in the Army, he enlisted in the Air Force and remained there until he retired.
Mt. Lynch, the only reason they have morons like you going after TVA is because private companies nuclear companies are trying to destroy TVA in order for them to become a monopoly, controlling the nuclear industry. But let the fools be warned! You need look no further than the 1979 three mile island disaster to see what happens when corners are cut to increase profits. I read recently there are at least twelve nuclear plants vying to set up shop, or maybe already have, in southern states. And if you think electrical rates will decrease if tva is done away with, you'd be wrong. You need look no further than privately operated electrical companies out west. And if you think you'll get better quality service, you'd be wrong some more. Recalling most all those blackouts California has been infamous for over the years, many were due to those companies using cheap, unskilled labor, again to cut corners, and make a profit.
Being married at 17, especially in the 1970s was not an abnomaly. Especially in that time and prior. In fact, if a woman wasn't at least engaged or alteady married around that age rumors began to fly. And if she wasn't married by 21 she was considered an "old maid" in many circles. In order for her to be a bride, or spoken for, there had to be or was an equally young groom. I was also married in the '70s at age 17, only a few short years to alprova's first marriage. It may seem odd to some now but in those days young men were still going off to war at 16 and 17 yrs. of age. People grew up faster in those days and became more mature at a younger age because they had to. It only looks out of sync now because times have changed as more choices become available, laws change and people delay and put off marrying and having children or not having them at all.
The answer is obvious, jackzun. Theyre here! They're going to stay. Many have been here, undocumented for decades. Undocumented they remain in the shadows and have no way of paying their fair share in taxes. Documented, and able to legally work in the open, they will now be taxed just like the rest of us. They qualify for many services already, documented or undocumented. They'll now just be able to sort of/kind of "pay-it-forward?"
They've been crossing the border for near or over a century now, and politicians have been using the issue for selfish gain, and getting everyone else up in arms and preparingto go to war over the issue. All the wwhile they're raking it in likje fat kats.
So welcome them with all the luv and adoration you would a long lost relative finally allowed to return home after the Berlin wall was torn down. U do know, don't you?'pretty much all of american land once belonged to mexico? Or at least a sizeable chunk of it did. ;)
gotta run, be checkin' y'all lay-ta! ;)