Gary W. Halsey Sr. has been writing since he was in Junior High School. He is a retired professional in the Electronics field. He has…
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Great article, and I agree 100% that God is alive and well. I am glad to see folks turning out for such an event, in rememberence of our savior. Great article, and you articulated my feelings exactly on this subject...Well done Mr. Hoffman, well done!!!
I agree with this article, so many times folks hide behind the Bill of Rights, or the Declaration Of Independence, or the numberous Religions that we all represent. Hell, even the bible says that God helps those that help themselves, and of course, leave it to a person of faith to misconstru pro creation as a free pass to have octuplets! Breeding has nothing to do with free will, it has something to do with common sense and responsibility. All of these documents that our country is founded on, I believe in them, the bible I believe in, and I believe in God, but what has that got to do with the "Elephant in the Room"? All of these documents that I believe in, even the bible, one has to ask how long ago all of these documents were created and written. Back then, they didn't have polution problems, for the exception of farting cows and horses, they did not have the population sizes that we have nowadays, they also didn't have cars or plastics, etc. I think that Kristen is missing the boat on this one...people need to be responsible, and yes, our population numbers are rising rapidly with this kind of thinking. What with medical research, and longevity, coupled with the current life expectancy, People are living allot longer, and babies are being had by the millions. I echo what RogerRabbit, and maxw and chris99 are saying, I believe (unfortunately) that breeding IS a problem. As you may or may no know, China put a cap on how many children a household can have, due to mere living space and food, the housing there is going upward, not outward, they are very over-populated to the point that they had to put a "cap" on over breeding! No offense Kristen, I sincerely do not mean to be mean, but just because you are Catholic, doesn't make overbreeding right, to me (just my opinion) is not only selfish, but careless. These four gifts from God are great, and I pray that they are good and healthy, and I am glad for you, but do like I do, adopt if you want more children, if your are as willing to have more children than the FOUR that you already have, then help the world by adopting...I would admire that, All of my children are adopted, I was in Vietnam, and was afraid to have children due to the agent orange I was exposed to, and didn’t want to take any chances of birth defects, so I adopted children instead, it made sense to help out those that don’t have any family. Heck, anyone can have a baby, but one should be responsible for their contributions to the rest of the world as well....Great article, great read.
What a wonderful tribute to you mother Mr. Nintzel. I lost my mom almost 3 years ago, my how the time fly's. Seems like only yesterday. Your mom sounds like she is quite a gal, and I admire her dedication to what she does with the kids, and also her being active with the Society of Military Widows. And to be the National President of the organization, she certainly deserves a medal. I really liked your article about your mother, and how she encouraged education with her kids, and I am sure, just by reading the article, that you love her dearly, your article says it all. Cherish her, as I did mine, never let her know lonliness, and do like you always do, be there for her!! Your friend in pen....Gary W. Halsey Sr.
I read, I try to absorb what is being said, and I have to agree with Catherines's article. I also agree with "Is It Just Me", I do not agree with az4normal.com, as I have heard his reasoning before. I took a little survey of allot of folks that I work with, because I thought my way of thinking about legalizing drugs MAY be wrong, giving the benefit of doubt, and the consenseous of what the issue was, I asked them and I quote, "Do you think pot should be legalized"? Most of the people I spoke to didn't seem to have a problem with it. Some even said it was being used for medicinal reasons for glucoma, etc. "So", I said, "You wouldn't opposed legalizing drugs or controlled substances of any kind?" and they said, "Well yes, I would, but we are only talking about Pot here right?" I said "Yes". I interviewed at least 40 of my coworkers, some were for it, saying that "Marijuana is the least harmful drug on the market, and is used even for medicine", and the other half said, "NO, not only no, but HELL NO!, what kind of a question is that?" Of course I explained that I am not a liberalist that condones any kind of legalization of ANY controlled substances, but I am with you Catherine, I really fell that your "Granny" is right. The world is going to hell in a handbasket. The intellects that are proposing legalization to get cartel warfare off the streets and BLOOD, off of our streets actually think that legalizing these substances will end all of that, To me, that is be delusional. The cartels will still fight amoungst themselves to see who could land the biggest contract deals. Yes, drugs are big revenue, and to me, it appears that is is all about the almight buck that "We Need" at what cost? I assume that these are the same people that took prayer out of schools, and are demoralizing this great nation. I think if these folks want to legalize pot, or any other substance, should move over to Amsterdam, or better still, move down to Mexico, then they can finally say that there is no problem living down there because drugs are legal...even though there are cartel wars, corrupt government, and the police are on the take....naw, legalizing drugs is really working down there isn't it? Wow, its all under control. I liked your article, and I find in insightful.
Well, being a veteran has really nothing to do defending America, I looked at my comment and found nothing in there that says it was about defending America, I was only trying to point out, that I didn't serve my country, to coward down to the cartel or the crooks of the world like you folks seem to want to do, roll over as it were. This is where Americas morals are heading, then we are in trouble. I think you've all had to much sun. I would never condone legalizing drugs. And if you think making the drug cartels 'Deal With the Legal Markets' will make cartel problems go away, your living in a dream world. But like I said before, you all have the right to your opinion, and this is after all, America, you can disagree with me, that is your right to do so, but I'm am not bending down to the point of "catering" to the cartels, by letting them sell their "pure, fresh" drugs legally or otherwise. You can do something about it if you want to by writing to your congressman, and local government, but the day Arizona makes it legal, is the day I move out. The cartels are in competition with each other, what make you think that it will neutralize the cartel wars, you are living in a dream world. I reckon the next thing you guys will want to legalize weapons of mass distruction, and prostitution...why not...that is where we are headed with this kind of thinking...I do agree with human behavior cannot be legislated though, that is very true, and untl an asteroid finally takes us out is also correct. But I think, only in my opinion, that the only thing delusional, is that this will solve all of the drug problems, I personally think it will create more., You can't fix a problem by making it worse. But I guess if you want drugs that bad, then its would be the right thing to do. I like the terms being associated with drugs, and never thought I would live to see the day when the words, "clean and controlled doses", and "must be pure, fresh". Wow, you guys are something else. I get what you are trying to say, and I understand the logic, and I get it, but I simply don't agree with it. My right, Right?
Dear Mr. Jonathan Hoffman, shame on you for condoning legalization of DRUGS in America. Have you lost your marbles, or perhaps you are toking one to many yourself. I cannot believe that you would lay down all ethical morals, and condone legalizing drugs to the American people. Where are your morals Mr. Hoffman? Where does the insanity end? You think legalization of drugs in America will keep your family safe? Or our politician’s families safe? You are missing one very important key point my friend, THIS IS NOT MEXICO! What is the difference with the drug cartel, and Al Capone of the 1920’s? They are all gangsters and hoodlums. You want us to yield to THEM? We beat the gangsters of the ‘20’s, and we would beat these idiots. No offense, but I'm not to sure your dealing with a full deck! When you said and I quote, "The idea is to deny funds to the violent criminals, not to rearrange their product offerings. If people want to buy it, it must be available above-board." Are you totally nuts? Who do you think would LET the drug cartel wars move to this side of the border? You most certainly undermined your own country's ability to "reckon" with this type of insanity. Have people become so paranoid, that you want to legalize DRUGS? Can you imagine if all the gangs in the US could just go and buy crack cocaine? You think drive by’s are bad now, just give them more drugs! Not to smart. This independent company/firm where George Friedman of Stratfor Global Intelligence resides, although their reports are assumed accurate in what they report, I see no connection with the US as far as this type of activity is concerned moving to this side of the border. I don’t think the hispanic cartels are that stupid to even try to bring it on this side of the border. It would be like flies on stink, if they were to even try. Our military would be all over them, and they would be shut down in a heartbeat. I have heard of some pretty unusual theories before, but this tops the list. Keep in mind that Mexico is not known for strong government leadership or influences. Crooked cops that are on the take, and there is absolutely no control with the Mexican Military. They have absolutely no value for life, and I am talking about the cartels, and people in some parts of their Government. The day you let drug cartels run your life, is the day you may as well hang it up my friend. In closing, I admire the Tucson Weekly for allowing a true freedom of speech, and I know that this is of your opinion, and not that of the paper, thank God. It’s thoughts like this, that demoralizes our founding fathers of this great nation. You just made them all roll over in their graves, and moan. BUT…you do have a right to your opinion, but I suggest that you perhaps grow a pair, look the Devil in the eye, and spit!! I was in the Vietnam war, and I did not defend this country to legalize controlled substances…get a grip Mr. Hoffman
This Guest Commentary by Kat Rodriguez and Sean Sullivan, is to say the least, not telling the whole story. Kat Rodriguez and Sean Sullivan certainly have a right to their opinions; however there are big gaps of legalities that are not even being addressed here. I agree with them in regards to the fence, and it is reminiscent of the K-Mart version of the Great Wall of China made of recycled beer cans, and is a total eyesore to those who have to look at it or live near it everyday. I am all in favor of tearing it down...for migration of wildlife only. BUT, I am not in favor of illegal immigrants. IT'S ILLEGAL! I am not sympathetic to border fatalities at the border at all, they should not be trying to break the law by coming into America illegally period! Of course I prefer that we don’t have deaths at our border, but there is nothing we can really do about it is there, if the illegal immigrants insist on risking it. I don’t hear anyone saying that it is his or her right to do so?? They know the risk, and I have become numb to those who would attempt to make ME feel guilty, for something that is illegal to begin with. If I go in, and rob a store, I get caught, have to go to trial, and would be sentenced to perhaps two years in prison, for breaking the LAW. What makes Mr. Rodriguez, and Mr. Sullivan think they, (the illegal immigrants) should not suffer the same? I'm hearing allot of talk about laws being broken, what about the laws of entering this country ILLEGALLY? As far as their statement and I quote, "For any fan of the Constitution, that's as un-American as it gets". So are ILLEGAL IMMAGRENTS! I would like to hear the statistics on how much we spend, and what it is costing the taxpayers daily, to support these immigrants. These immigrants consist of families, and people of "all walks of life" even Mexico’s “finest” criminals. Now there is talk about immigrants getting to dip into our Social Security. Somewhere I read that some border county sheriffs want Arizona schools to start asking students whether they’re in the country legally, and I believe it was the idea of Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik that originated the idea and said that millions of dollars in Arizona taxes are being spent teaching English to children who have no legal right to be here in the first place! This brings social problems, gang warfare, and who knows what else of other kinds of illegal activities that this spawns in OUR country, due to illegal immigrants. I am with Dupnik when he said it may be time for Arizona to have a test case to put the issue back before the high court, to see if the current justices agree that the 5 to 4 decision that was brought before the Supreme Court decision to make it illegal for school officials to ask this questions of our students (If they are legal immigrants or not). I think they should ask, they meaning the enrollment specialist in each school. If they are here illegally, then the border patrol should become involved at that point, and have these illegal immigrants taken back to Mexico, along with their parents! You are talking about Humanitarianism? How about the American taxpayers who have to foot the bill for these illegal immigrants? Our economy is such, that we don’t have enough jobs to support AMERICANS, let alone the illegal immigrants!!! Think about that folks…I have no problem with immigrants coming into this country LEGALLY, but even then, they should only received the Social Security when they retire, that they have vested rights in, that means, they should get whatever they, and their employer paid into Social Security, and nothing more. It is time to rid America of this “Boo-Hoo” liberalist, who is to weak to say NO to illegal immigrants. America is a great nation, and there are reasons why people want to come here…but do it LEGALLY then you will have this writers support! Gary W. Halsey Sr.
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