• GOP Senator Jeff Flake: Suck it Up and pass TPP

    http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presid...-and-pass-tpp/

    by JULIA HAHN | 2 Jul 2016 | Washington D.C.

    In a remarkable interview with Business Insider, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake argued that Congress should pass President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement despite the American people’s overwhelming objection to it.
    Business Insider writes:

    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake told Business Insider during a Wednesday interview that Congress is going to have to “suck up” and ratify the agreement because it simply must be done, even in the face of hostile opposition to trade along the campaign trail…
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    1. LibertyEagle's Avatar
      LibertyEagle -
      Similarly, in 2015, despite the fact that polls show the Republican electorate overwhelmingly supports temporarily pausing Muslim migration into the United States, Sen. Flake voted for a Democratic amendment declaring that Muslims living in foreign nations have a global right to immigrate into the United States. Flake was joined in supporting the radical Democratic proposal by Sen. Mike Lee. The proposal was opposed by Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, David Vitter, and Thom Tillis.
      Interesting.
    1. pcosmar's Avatar
      pcosmar -
      Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
      Interesting.
      It is when you understand it.

      Frustrating when you try to affect it though.
    1. timosman's Avatar
      timosman -
      Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
      Interesting.
      Senate Judiciary Committee Votes Foreign Muslims May Not Be Banned Based on Religion - http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...s-civil-right/

      The amendment offered by Sen. Patrick Leahy stated, “The United States must not bar individuals from entering into the United States based on their religion, as such action would be contrary to the fundamental principles on which this Nation was founded.”

      The amendment, which passed 16-4 as a “Sense Of The Senate” resolution, was added to a larger bill entitled The Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act of 2015 (S. 138).

      Sen. Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, David Vitter, and Thom Tillis opposed the amendment; while Sen. Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn, Jeff Flake, David Perdue, Richard Blumenthal, Christopher Coons, Amy Klobuchar, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Pat Leahy, and Mike Lee supported it.
    1. RandallFan's Avatar
      RandallFan -
      Jeff Flake voted to bomb Syria's brown children because it was interfering with his urgency in passing amnesty & hispandering by the end of 2013.




      United States Senate election in Arizona, 2012
      Party Candidate Votes % ±
      Republican Jeff Flake 1,104,457 49.23% -4.11%
      Democratic Richard Carmona 1,036,542 46.20% +2.70%
      Libertarian Marc Victor 102,109 4.55% +1.39%
      N/A write-in 2,501 0.11% +0.02%
    1. jkob's Avatar
      jkob -
      Flake the mistake, this guy was suppose to be #2 in congress after Ron Paul for awhile and now he's one of the worst senators. Can't trust these rats
    1. Jesse James's Avatar
      Jesse James -
      Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
      Interesting.
      What the heck? Mike Lee tried to pass this?
    1. LibertyEagle's Avatar
      LibertyEagle -
      Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
      Senate Judiciary Committee Votes Foreign Muslims May Not Be Banned Based on Religion - http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...s-civil-right/
      Here's the problem; being Muslim is more than a religion, it is also a form of government. Sharia law.

      It is Muslims who want to blow us up. Not to mention the fact that even moderate Muslims want Sharia law.

      We both need to stay in our own nations.
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    1. phill4paul's Avatar
      phill4paul -
      Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
      Here's the problem; being Muslim is more than a religion, it is also a form of government. Sharia law.

      It is Muslims who want to blow us up. Not to mention the fact that even moderate Muslims want Sharia law.

      We both need to stay in our own nations.
      All those evil Mooslims. They are different than we are!

      Quote Originally Posted by moostraks View Post
      I reported Omar Mateen to the FBI. Trump is wrong that Muslims don’t do our part.
      Donald Trump believes American Muslims are hiding something. “They know what’s going on. They know that [Omar Mateen] was bad,” he said after the Orlando massacre. “They have to cooperate with law enforcement and turn in the people who they know are bad. … But you know what? They didn’t turn them in. And you know what? We had death and destruction.”

      This is a common idea in the United States. It’s also a lie. First, Muslims like me can’t see into the hearts of other worshipers. (Do you know the hidden depths of everyone in your community?) Second, Trump is wrong that we don’t speak up when we’re able.

      I know this firsthand: I was the one who told the FBI about Omar...

      ...We’re totally against what he did, and we feel the deepest sadness for the victims and their families. If you don’t agree with someone, you don’t have the right to kill them. We are taught to be kind to all of God’s creation. Islam is very strict about killing: Even in war – to say nothing of peace – you cannot harm women, children, the elderly, the sick, clergymen, or even plants. You can’t mutilate dead bodies. You can’t destroy buildings, especially churches or temples. You can’t force anyone to accept Islam. “If anyone slew one person, it would be as if he killed the whole of humanity,” says the Koran.

      I had told the FBI about Omar because my community, and Muslims generally, have nothing to hide. I love this country, like most Muslims that I know. I don’t agree with every government policy (I think there’s too much money in politics, for instance), but I’m proud to be an American. I vote. I volunteer. I teach my children to treat all people kindly. Our families came here because it is full of opportunity – a place where getting a job is about what you know, not who you know. It’s a better country to raise children than someplace where the electricity is out for 18 hours a day, where politicians are totally corrupt, or where the leader is a dictator.

      But there’s so much suspicion of Islam here. The local paper published an unsigned editorial called “Leave our peaceful Muslim neighbors alone,” and the comments were full of hateful lies – that the Boston bombers had visited the area, that the Sept. 11 bombers came from here, that we were a hotbed of violent ideology. None of this is true. Donald Trump didn’t create these attitudes, but he plays on them and amplifies them.

      I am not the first American Muslim to report on someone; people who do that simply don’t like to announce themselves in to the media. For my part, I’m not looking for personal accolades. I’m just tired of negative rhetoric and ignorant comments about my faith. Trump’s assertions about our community – that we have the ability to help our country but have simply declined to do so – are tragic, ugly and wrong.
      [Editor’s note: A federal law enforcement official confirmed the author’s cooperation to The Washington Post.]https://www.washingtonpost.com/poste...t-do-our-part/
    1. LibertyEagle's Avatar
      LibertyEagle -
      Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
      All those evil Mooslims. They are different than we are!
      I didn't call them evil. Those are your words. What I did say was that even moderate Muslims want to live under Sharia law, which is in direct conflict with our Constitution. I wish them well, but we didn't allow immigration from Middle Eastern countries pre-1964 for a good reason. We are better living apart and being friendly, trading with each other, etc.
    1. phill4paul's Avatar
      phill4paul -
      Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
      I didn't call them evil. Those are your words. What I did say was that even moderate Muslims want to live under Sharia law, which is in direct conflict with our Constitution. I wish them well, but we didn't allow immigration from Middle Eastern countries pre-1964 for a good reason. We are better living apart and being friendly, trading with each other, etc.
      I've known and know Muslims. They are fine with the Republic and the Constitution and consider themselves Americans.
    1. LibertyEagle's Avatar
      LibertyEagle -
      Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
      I've known and know Muslims. They are fine with the Republic and the Constitution and consider themselves Americans.
      Goody. That still doesn't change the facts.
    1. phill4paul's Avatar
      phill4paul -
      Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
      Goody. That still doesn't change the facts.
      They do not want to live under Sharia law. They believe in the Republic. Therefore...

      Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
      What I did say was that even moderate Muslims want to live under Sharia law, which is in direct conflict with our Constitution.
      is not fact.
    1. LibertyEagle's Avatar
      LibertyEagle -
      Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
      They do not want to live under Sharia law. They believe in the Republic.
      The few you know, or think you do.

      Being Muslim includes Sharia Law.


      Therefore...

      is not fact.
      Yeah it is.
    1. oyarde's Avatar
      oyarde -
      Suck it Flake.
    1. Suzanimal's Avatar
      Suzanimal -
      Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
      I've known and know Muslims. They are fine with the Republic and the Constitution and consider themselves Americans.
      Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
      Goody. That still doesn't change the facts.
      Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
      They do not want to live under Sharia law. They believe in the Republic. Therefore...



      is not fact.
      Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
      The few you know, or think you do.

      Being Muslim includes Sharia Law.




      Yeah it is.
      How many have you polled?

      I have several Muslim friends and none I know want to live under Sharia Law.
    1. pcosmar's Avatar
      pcosmar -
      Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
      Here's the problem; being Muslim is more than a religion, it is also a form of government. Sharia law.

      It is Muslims who want to blow us up. Not to mention the fact that even moderate Muslims want Sharia law.

      We both need to stay in our own nations.
      Here's the problem
      First that you believe that propaganda,,

      and second,,The reason for the present conflicts were not started by the Muslims in the first place.
      Had we stayed in our own nation there would be no conflict.
    1. phill4paul's Avatar
      phill4paul -
      Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
      Here's the problem
      First that you believe that propaganda,,

      and second,,The reason for the present conflicts were not started by the Muslims in the first place.
      Had we stayed in our own nation there would be no conflict.
      And propaganda it is. Like most others, Muslims are a diverse group. Go figure.

      Like any religious group, the religious beliefs and practices of Muslims vary depending on many factors, including where in the world they live. But Muslims around the world are almost universally united by a belief in one God and the Prophet Muhammad, and the practice of certain religious rituals, such as fasting during Ramadan, is widespread.

      In other areas, however, there is less unity. For instance, a Pew Research Center survey of Muslims in 39 countries asked Muslims whether they want sharia law, a legal code based on the Quran and other Islamic scripture, to be the official law of the land in their country. Responses on this question vary widely. Nearly all Muslims in Afghanistan (99%) and most in Iraq (91%) and Pakistan (84%) support sharia law as official law. But in some other countries, especially in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – including Turkey (12%), Kazakhstan (10%) and Azerbaijan (8%) – relatively few favor the implementation of sharia law.
      http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank...und-the-world/
    1. LibertyEagle's Avatar
      LibertyEagle -
      Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
      Here's the problem
      First that you believe that propaganda,,
      I think the one believing propaganda is you.

      There is no hate here. They just don't mix well with our culture and our form of government.

      and second,,The reason for the present conflicts were not started by the Muslims in the first place.
      Had we stayed in our own nation there would be no conflict.
      So, you think Americans should be willing to give up our country, our way of life and even our very lives because of what our government did?
    1. LibertyEagle's Avatar
      LibertyEagle -
      Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
      And propaganda it is. Like most others, Muslims are a diverse group. Go figure.
      A diverse group whose culture does not mix with ours well.

      In other areas, however, there is less unity. For instance, a Pew Research Center survey of Muslims in 39 countries asked Muslims whether they want sharia law, a legal code based on the Quran and other Islamic scripture, to be the official law of the land in their country. Responses on this question vary widely. Nearly all Muslims in Afghanistan (99%) and most in Iraq (91%) and Pakistan (84%) support sharia law as official law. But in some other countries, especially in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – including Turkey (12%), Kazakhstan (10%) and Azerbaijan (8%) – relatively few favor the implementation of sharia law.
      Tell me, where are most of the importees coming from?


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