We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
True, the corrupt union-Democrat association is a long one. True, their motives might be suspect. Even so, that does not make them wrong in this instance. We know that the 9/11 hijackers/murders had ties to the UAE, both financially and physically. What is to stop al Qaeda from installing “sleepers” in Dubai Ports World through their vetting process and then have them become active months or years down the road. We have seen sufficient evidence of sleeper cells (as recently as yesterday in Ohio) to know they exist. How much easier to let Dubai do the vetting there than have terrorists enter the USA? This just seems like a bad decision all the way around. Just because some suspect Democrats are for something does not mean that we must be against it. Let’s dig deep into this situation and base our decisions on the facts uncovered.
Finally, as to the comment “We just have a hard time doubting Mr. Bush's sincerity when it comes to protecting American security - he feels it is his God-given calling, and he has demonstrated a vigilance that earns our respect, far more so than the politicians questioning Mr. Bush's judgment.” True, he is better on national security than his critics. But his record is also lacking. Four and a half years after 9/11 President Bush still supports an open borders/mass amnesty policy that leaves our 2000 mile southern border open to terrorists.
The states of AZ, NM, and TX are facing terrible problems along an uncontrolled border and their Governors have been asking for help to no avail. I don’t know what is happening in CA, but they may be close to giving up.