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The trade war started after NAFTA and the WTO were signed by Bill Clinton and our so called trading partners continued to pay starvation wages, maintained unsafe and environmentally damaging working conditions to save on overhead costs, fought their reform that caused the Doha Round of the WTO to fail; or enacted much higher tariffs against the US that the three presidents prior to Trump ignored; or engaged in currency manipulation to always undersell the US dollar, win every trade deal that has completely decimated the US manufacturing sector. That's the trade war against the US that began 2 decades ago. Trump is just now retaliating on behalf of the United States.

Posted by Thomas Pope on 07/14/2018 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Let's vote

And while we're at it lets get a vouchers for private schools initiative on the ballot; and now that it's likely internet sales will be taxed in Arkansas let's get a ballot initiative going to repeal the personal property tax! Now we're talking about meaningful reform instead of a way for people to fritter their hard earned dollars away!

Posted by Thomas Pope on 07/14/2018 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Punishing the poor

Then maybe the congress will give up on the unsustainable socialized medical insurance fiasco that have seen costs skyrocket 189% since 2014 and enact the ACHA for the uninsured that provides a 2000 to 4000 dollar tax credit to purchase private plans. A plan that will contain costs, provide higher reimbursements for the medical services industry, incur no taxes on individuals and medical supplies providers and not require anyone to purchase health insurance if they don't want it!

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Posted by Thomas Pope on 07/14/2018 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Privileged civility

Not the Communists! They provoked a conflict over the right to private property and German nationalism with the Social Democrats that forged an alliance between SPD and the National Socialists. That gave the Nazis easier access to the German Parliament. They were a very small political movement that without communist aggression would have remained powerless.

That of course seems to be the grand purpose of the radical left and why theyre so ecstatic about inciting harassment of their opponents: to provoke a race, immigration and political correctness conflict that brings a dictator to power to restore order who then surges antisemitism, abandons Israel and resumes the Holocaust.

And I dont think its any coincidence that Tolbert stereotypes Trump supporters as privileged. White privilege, whiteness and privileged are all concepts identical to antisemitism. How clever it is to use derogatory and bigoted labels against whites that ultimately turns against the Jews. Sounds like Fascism to me.

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Posted by Thomas Pope on 06/28/2018 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Sociopath-in-chief

Other antisocial traits are condescending sarcasm, smear campaigns, name-calling, deliberately misrepresenting your thoughts and feelings to the point of absurdity, blanket statements and generalizations. Sound familiar?

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Posted by Thomas Pope on 06/28/2018 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Who's coming for dinner?

Why send your children to apply for asylum unaccompanied across desserts and mountains with little food and water to illegally cross the US border when there are embassies in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as well as 10 consulates in Mexico?

The only answer is they know they'll probably be denied asylum in most cases and are dependent on left wing radicals to help them violate US immigration laws.

Why elevate concerns about homosexual discrimination above religious freedom?

The only answer is you don't really support First Amendment rights for everyone. Just your own little groups. I doubt if we'd ever see the Arkansas Times support a court case that would force their causes to cater an event for any of their philosophical opponents.

Why be concerned about racial gerrymandering when large urban areas have set up gerrymandered districts far and wide that extend into the suburbs to dilute white and conservative voting strength?

The only answer is you're trying to set up legislative districts that maximize left wing voting strength but ignores the rights of conservative voting districts.

Why deny the opponents of abortion their First Amendment rights to inform women seeking abortions about alternative solutions?

Again, the only answer is the denial for rights for your philosophical opponents.

Why deny the president the authority to ban Muslim immigrants from countries with dysfunctional governments if they deem it in the interest of national security?

Possible answers are you're not aware of the current Muslim immigration crisis in Europe with frequent terrorist attacks, soaring crime rates, a huge rape epidemic in Scandinavia and Germany, female kidnappings to use as sex surrogates by "grooming gangs" in the UK, mass riots in France, and ethnic cleansing of Jews who can no longer live in certain places in Europe.

Or perhaps you've never studied anything about how formerly Catholic Lebanon descended into a 15 year civil war that tore the nation to shreds and is now an armed camp perpetually on the verge of another civil war with Hezbollah sworn to destroy the Jews.

At first Muslims seeking a better way of life immigrated to prosperous Lebanon. But radicals came with them. After the radicals fomented trouble they all galvanized into ethnic enclaves and now Lebanon lies in ruins.

Stripping people away from their rights and to be a nation of laws holds them hostage too. Perhaps you're not aware or have just turned a blind eye or maybe you want to bring an era where only one side has rights; an era of chaos; an era of lawlessness to America.

What goes around comes around. It may be Trump supporters chased and harassed today but tomorrow it may well be the left! But then you said you would've served her.

Posted by Thomas Pope on 06/28/2018 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Internment camps

Return to Weimar: Kommunistche Partei Durham, steadily provoking the conflict that brings a dictator to power who resumes the Holocaust!

Posted by Thomas Pope on 06/28/2018 at 4:18 PM

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