• lilymc's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 AM
    I've heard the same stats from other sources too. I am totally against illegal immigration, so we are in agreement there. I was just saying that there are lots of countries that are more corrupt than Mexico that no one is talking about... And also to imply that Mexicans in general are the same as the ones who cross the border illegally or come to the US with bad intentions, is simply incorrect. As r3v alluded to, many Hispanic immigrants are very conservative, actually. And love the principles that our country stands for. Of course I'm not talking about the illegals.
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    Today, 04:16 AM
    I don't buy those statistics, there is a lot more crime in Mexico that doesn't get reported, and America's crime rates would be a lot lower if we hadn't flooded our big cities with 3rd world immigrants for decades. And the US is #161, we don't need to get dragged down to their level.
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    Today, 04:06 AM
    Unless I'm reading this wrong… It appears that the total crime rate overall per capita is actually higher in the US than in Mexico: http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/Mexico/United-States/Crime The homicide rate is higher in Mexico. But I'm pretty sure most of it occurs in Juarez, due to the drug cartels. There is corruption all over the world. In fact, Mexico doesn't even make the top 10 list. I'm not sure how accurate this is, but according to this list they are #91: https://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-corrupt-countries-in-the-world/info-lists
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    Today, 04:05 AM
    What you are describing isn't free will, it is man the machine, maybe a complex machine that is harder to understand than a computer but a machine none the less. It is a false view of the world, when I make a choice it is not the inevitable outcome of various inputs processed through my "hardware" and "software", they play a part but they are just the beginning of the process, they present me with a set of feelings and ideas and then I CHOOSE between the options that are apparent to me, some times I follow the influence of my "hardware" and "software" and sometimes I deliberately go against them or when they are inconclusive I make an arbitrary decision. The Socialism kind of gets in the way, or rather it drags them like a magnet into the arms of the Demoncrats no matter how much they offend against the Hispanics social beliefs. And the crime and corruption are a greater part of their culture than ours.
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    Today, 03:51 AM
    Those charts are not "per capita" and I disagree with your biased indices.
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    Today, 03:36 AM
    I would never judge every individual Mexican based on anything, but their culture overall is riddled with corruption in spite of those facets where they may surpass ours, immigration is a question of groups and as a group we can't afford to let in too many people from their group.(or almost any other group in the world)
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    Today, 03:30 AM
    As socialism advanced in the world it did so faster in Europe than in America, it is now definitely part of their culture and immigrants from Europe (or pretty much anywhere) will make things in America worse.
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    Today, 03:26 AM
    They are peaking too early, a blue wave is far from certain. The farther left they swing in their hysteria the more they imperil their existence.
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  • lilymc's Avatar
    Today, 03:24 AM
    I hope that no one here is judging all Mexicans by the few who who break the law by crossing the border illegally, or the ones involved with drug cartels. That would be similar to judging all Americans by a criminal street gang. I've lived in Mexico for more than seven years, and one of the things I like the most about living in Mexico is the people. In my experience they are very down to earth, respectful, decent people… and very family oriented. But of course people are individuals, and like with any country, you have all types, including good and bad. I'm just sharing my own experience living South of the border. One thing I've noticed is that when you drive in Mexico, at least where I live, people are super courteous and will always let you go first… so different than how it is in the US (in my experience) where people get really nasty on the roads, ha ha. Also, I think I've shared this before, but in all my years living in Mexico, I've been pulled over twice (both times for doing something I shouldn't have done) And both times the cops were super nice and let me go with no ticket. I can't imagine that happening in the US, the way cops are these days.
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  • Swordsmyth's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 AM
    There is some environmental influence and some choice which is deliberate on the part of the individual and random as far as everyone else is concerned.
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    Today, 02:54 AM
    At some point in history all cultures started on a level playing field, how do you think they became different if it wasn't the choices of the people who were in them? The crime rates in sanctuary cities.
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    Today, 02:50 AM
    Most of them are, it gets worse every generation.
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    Today, 02:41 AM
    You believe that the Bible is 99% worthless poo? Not only is that extremely sad, but it doesn't make sense to me coming from a Christian. Don't get me wrong… I believe that God is revealed in a number of ways, not only through scripture. But what is your foundation for Christianity, if you "mostly agree" with osan's rejection of the Bible? No we don't. That directly contradicts a number of scriptures, including: “But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true–it is not a lie..” 1 John 2:27
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    Today, 02:24 AM
    Each individual uses his free will to reject or succumb to temptation, randomly some groups contain more people who succumb to more temptations than other groups, the groups with a worse rate develop a worse culture. 1. Poor Mexicans arrive in the US. 2. They increase the need for police through their numbers and their greater crime rate. 3. The US government can't afford to pay the police enough to keep them from going corrupt. 4. The government hires corrupt Mexicans to be the police because they will work cheap because they expect to get bribes.
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    Today, 01:58 AM
    Free will doesn't exist? Because I'm pretty sure it has been involved when I resisted temptation and when I gave into it as well. And you said that the poverty of the official was caused by the people's poverty and inability to pay him a decent wage. In any case the corruption is endemic in the culture and they bring it with them.
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    Today, 01:48 AM
    Do we have the same culture here? No Do they bring it with them when they come? Yes Will we have that culture here if we let too any in? Yes If the problem is poverty then letting in hordes of people poorer than us will make the problem worse.
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    Today, 01:43 AM
    r3volution 3.0 Would you want to let a horde of wild eyed Athenian Democrats move into your ideal kingdom?
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    Today, 01:42 AM
    I isn't genetic but it is human, we all suffer temptations but we don't all give into them or even when we do it it is not to the same degree, not all poor countries are as crime ridden as Mexico, their problem is the result of centuries of cascading bad choices by uncounted people. Even if poverty was the cause that would just mean that we can't let in people from countries that are poorer than a certain threshold, they will just have to build wealth in their own countries until they pass that threshold.
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    Today, 01:33 AM
    It is as far as I know Either the feds would fold and lose all of their ability to intimidate the states and we would quickly see this spread to every state or there would be civil war.
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    Today, 01:04 AM
    Some things are their own cause like gluttony or greed or almost any other basic vice, but even those that are affected by other factors are the result of the bad decisions that create those other factors like poorly paid officials.
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    Today, 01:00 AM
    Because we are discussing the chain migration of the relatives of ILLEGAL ALIENS. Chain migration of the relatives of legal immigrants is a different issue for a different thread.
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    Today, 12:58 AM
    It's not hypocrisy until he institutes a draft. Duckbrain is a typical Demoncrat sophist, what does avoiding the draft have to do with paying those who volunteered?
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    Today, 12:52 AM
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  • Swordsmyth's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 AM
    Bribery is a way of life in Mexico and they have been a Bandido/Tyrant state since the Spanish lost control. (The Spanish were no great shakes themselves) And as I said it was caused by many bad decisions by the people and their leaders.
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    Today, 12:46 AM
    It does, but what if the state refuses to accept a federal ruling after locking the G-man up? It may seem far fetched but any state willing to pass this law is halfway there already. Also SCOTUS might just uphold the state law under the right circumstances.
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    Today, 12:42 AM
    Thank you for revealing your support for Illegal Aliens voting, and thereby your support for a Demoncrat monopoly on American politics.
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    Today, 12:38 AM
    This zippy is dumber than the last one. We all want less government which is good for us as well as everyone else so we all must be evil, the best way to prove how virtuous we are would be to promote communism since that would be bad for us as well as everyone else. :rolleyes: Zippy we are the most "evil" people you will ever meet, there is no hope for our redemption, we revel in our "wickedness", you are wasting your time here, go try to "save souls" on a more receptive forum, perhaps one dedicated to the supporters of McCain.
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  • Swordsmyth's Avatar
    Today, 12:30 AM
    I think that for many generations they and their ancestors made bad choices, those alive today are as much victims of their ancestors choices as they are responsible for their own, but they have created a bad culture which they continue to pass on to their children and which we need to keep out of our country. Would you want to let a horde of wild eyed Athenian Democrats move into your ideal kingdom?
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  • Swordsmyth's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 AM
    And who created the weak and corrupt state? The people and their leaders.
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    Today, 12:18 AM
    If people choose to come here then leaving their extended family is their problem, the interests of Americans come first.
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