Bravo, James Templer. Your commentary ("We can't fix stupid, but we can vote it out," The Daily News, Jan. 12) is right on. Except you incorrectly installed "Republican" when the article clearly identifies Democrats.

Intelligent people clearly see the open borders (drugs, criminals and exposure to sickness) can't offset the good people we all want in our country — thus, follow the law, Democrats.

It was the Democrats who encouraged riots throughout the summer in numerous cities that destroyed, killed and attacked their own with weapons. Jan. 6 is terrible, and compared to these riots earlier, is not nearly as horrible as the riots, but where are those investigations? Despite four years or more of condemning a non-politician, who came in rich rather than got rich in office, gathered 50 percent or more of the votes twice; turning the IRS, the FBI, CIA, the liberal press into attacking him, found nothing. Zero.

Yet, no one investigates Hillary Clinton, Hunter Biden or many others with documented findings that would put most of us in jail. We can fix stupid — the Democrats are creating such a mess that even the stupid will not tolerate rising prices, a border invasion, reckless spending and those currently ignoring our laws and Constitution.

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Charles Douglas

Good job, very well put Mr. Flex! You said a mouthful, and then some! The "Slave Party" should be glad I'm not going to add to your list of things the Radicals are doing to tear this country apart! Yeah that's right! Things like practicing the Devil's math! You know, Dividing and Subtracting is what Satan specializes in! Things the LEFT loves to practice, like "Race-Baiting!" They also loves to play the vaunted "Race-Card"...& they will drop one on you in a minute! "Y'all messing with Da BLACK FOLKS now!" " Y'all know good & well the BLACK Folks don't know how to get a picture ID to vote with!" " Dat is straight-up RACISTTTTTTTTTTT!"

That is the devil's game ...dividing and conquering! Discriminating on WHITE FARMERS, Advocating medical treatment by the color of a man skin! Who would even think about something so wicked but a Radical? I could go on and on concerning these people! They don't like me because I know so much about them! I was one of them for years along with my parents! I know their Modus Operandi! Satan's game is to separate humans from any blessings a man might have, to take from, steal from, kill, and destroy individuals! His game is to pull you away from the pathways of prosperity, safety, and righteousness!

His game also includes polluting a man's heart, and thereby his decision making process, where he will take the wrong road at the forks of life...until his or her life is shortened, ruined, or stopped! These people in power now are not trying to hide what they want to do. Their intent is to TEAR this nation down to where we are like Venezuela, or worse! They have some far left nuts on their side like AOC, OMAR, Pressley, Gov. Newsome, and men like Barack OBAMA who swore he would fundamentally change this nation and the world before he was done!

He could not finish the job in his eight years, so he is hiding behind Joe China, Kamala Harris, and I hear rumblings of Crooked Hilliary coming back! I guess poor Joe China has let the LEFT down! Lastly I want to inform some and remind others that "NOBODY CAN HURT WHO GOD IS HELPING" ...." AND NOBODY CAN CURSE WHO GOD IS BLESSING!"

Psalms 119:105 states, " The Word of God is a lamp on my feet and a light on my pathway," I always tell others the "Lamp" shows a man WHERE he is, and the LIGHT, shows a man WHERE God wants him to go!

domenico nuckols

What hypocrisy, LOSER Trump has been plotting to over turn the 2020 election and take over the 2024 election. Also, eight Republican candidates for Secretary of State in battleground states have formed the “Coalition of America First secretary of state candidates”. It’s intended propose is to control the presidential election in 2024 according to Nevada SOC candidate Jim Marchant. Marchant himself acknowledged the existence of the conspiracy! Marchant is an eager advocate of sending an alternate slate of Trump electors to Congress in blatant contravention of the official vote count. Marchant has ties with the QAnon conspiracy theory movement. This is a clear and present danger to our country. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-loyalists-form-alliance-in-bid-to-take-over-election-process-in-key-states/ar-AASJgBg?li=BBnb7Kz

Ed Buckner

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David Hardee

Hopefully the stupidity will be fixed, Jim. And well stated are your points of disparity between the enthusiasm of prosecutions on the obvious rascals depending on the political party affiliation by the Federal DOJ reeks of, at minimum, intentional STUPID actors from the swamp. Those swamp creatures won't be eradicated by voting unless the new in office electives perform the draining (purge) once imbedded in that mantra MAGA.

That project of MAGA which at the current time under Biden has become more necessary considering that the he has implanted more swamp creatures in the bureaucracies. There is another depository of intentional stupidity that needs some flushing. Unless that depository becomes more balanced and truthful the ilk of Hunter Biden, Russian hoax-sters, and those scoundrels that make our borders into vacuum's sucking lawless and incorrigible in to freely mingle, drain the treasury, flood the schools, lower wages and turn the voting process into a contest between the those that want FEDERAL handouts against those that produce value and responsible for their own sustenance.

Also we must begin to take action that puts the MEDIA back into once honorable position of presenting the public service of ethical journalistic vetted, fair and balance reporting. The slanted bombardment being produced today has made a society of confused and irritated groups that squabble to the point of vitriol that make some individuals commit atrocities. Note - when a demonstration turn into a mob and erupts to destroy, kill and steal there had to be influences that created that degree of inhumane activity. Media has culpability,

Charles Douglas

Mr. Hardee> Hard-hitting wisdom, and to the point as usual! In support I would like say what happened here was many righteous, patriotic individuals who loves America and our way of life " FELL" asleep at the wheel relying on cruise control, and those who are governed and led by another SPIRIT ....sneaked into the fields and sowed Weeds where we sowed Wheat! Now, we are in a struggle to hold onto, and fight to repel those who wants nothing more than to destroy a nation recognized around the world as exceptional! I think you know that there are those among us who hates that with a passion! Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize for going on a World Tour his first 4-5 months in office excoriating and vilifying America for being a cut above other nations, and exceptional! The world, if my memory serves me correctly, was very, very receptive to what he had to say!

Gary Miller

Patterson, Hardee and Douglas? What a pleasure ya'll are. Teaching truth to people who no longer know what truth is.

Charles Douglas

Mr. Miller! I am just trying to do my job! I have been for the longest trying to get to the point where I could get an Internship at " Hardee * Ponce * Miller LLP! I got some work to do but I'm getting there! [beam][beam][beam]

David Hardee

Charles, I am probably you senior in years but the knowledge resulting from your experience(s), as evident in your recitations, give most in these threads a Charles Douglas submission the respect that a man of obvious depth and faith is entitled. Few entwine the scripture/faith and the secular so well. Stay the course for "goodness" sake.

Loretta Davis

Funny isn't it. But I am old enough to remember when you were a Democrat. If you check local office holders, all are Republicans except for a couple of Democrats. Statewide all are held by Republicans. So who is causing you problems? Check the mirror.

David Hardee

No, Loretta, It is not funny or frivolous by any stretch that many of the traditional Democrats have switched party alliance. And it is sad that the traditional Democratic Party has been corrupted with the progressive liberal agenda. Please tolerate my declarative opening statement and read on.

That switching is because the traditional democrat found themselves incorporated and coopted into a the "Big Tent" where the excessive permissiveness aka "progressive liberalism" had pandered all the malcontent were given the motherly inoculation that their self inflicted wounds were not their fault but was the fault of the scurrilous society that had VICTIMIZED them. And that the progressive liberals if given their (all the malcontents) cooperation at the ballot box the progressive liberals would feed, cloth, educated and provide all necessary sustenance. And the bonus will be these shameful that had been castigated will be washed of shame and elevated to the status of UNDOCUMENTED, DISENFRACHIZED, RACIALLY PROFILED and etc. VICTIMS by that dastardly SYSTEMIC white superior society. With all those promises, when fulfilled, their will be a perpetual Federal progressive liberal NANNY that will soothe or if necessary force a society to will upon command "roll over" as Pavlov's dog. And America will become utopian golden cow with an utter of inexhaustible number of tits providing what is wanted, to those that conform. The cost of a no shame progressive liberal utopia is simply. Swap your liberty for a Federal tit.

Lorretta Davis, let the village raise your children, nationalize schools, hospitals, control/determine who is entitled and or not for subsidies and or not punished and or not taxed, etc. In essence to usurp all the states right and personal rights. These are the intentions of the progressive liberal zealots.

Loretta your support of the progressive liberals is to allow the intentions of the

constitution to have on this earth a nation where the people under a democratic REPUBLIC control their government(S) and their personal lives and liberty(S).

The STATES (REPUBLICS) are the Citizens bastion of determination as to how they will live by voting their local and state people into authority. This structure is what makes the United States unique. Each STATE is an INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC controlled by it's citizens thus there are now 50 independent bordered local experimental governments where the experimentation of governance. Consequently if the citizens are displeased by the governance they have options. They if displeased can vote to replace or change those that govern their STATE OR they can vote with their feet and vacate that state to reside in one of the state they find ore acceptable. Now Loretta their are THOUSANDS of citizens voting with their feet and moving across the United States. That fact alone should enlighten our society that in some states and local areas there exists displeasing governance and the Constitutional intent of STATES being INDEPENDENT from FEDERAL control. If the FEDERAL can dictate over the STATE independence their will be no way to vote with your feet. Ergo progressive liberals agenda is to destroy our liberty(S).

Certainly the majority want what is best for our COLLECTIVE society but many are not seeing the corruption that the progressive agenda represent because the long range effects are concealed by the pandering promises of a NANNY states utopia.

Blessing on you and our United State.

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Carlos Ponce

Watch 83 year old Rich Little imitate a younger man - Joe Biden:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3UNIvfhIAM

Ed Buckner

Trump had real power for four years. HRC and Hunter Biden have had very little, comparatively. Trump has literally risked ruining our democratic republic permanently, and compared to Joe Biden's real failings, Trump and his blind followers are far worse for America.

Ted Gillis

David, I may be of the same age group as Loretta, and I too remember when most of my peers were Democrats. I noticed the shift away from the party started happening after Barrack Obama was elected president. The naïveté and the hidden racism became quite apparent within them. I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing, as one after another followed each other over to the Republican Party. After the shift was complete, I thought of and old line that George Carlin once used. “ Think of the stupidest person you know, and then just be comforted by the fact that half of the world is stupider than that. That’s my feelings about the folks that choose being a republican is some how more independent than being a democratic.

No Blessings from Me.

Ed Buckner

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David Hardee

Ted, a suggestion for you, Loretta and others that make themselves the measuring rod by which they make a conclusion.

The stupid moniker is not applicable to you individually. more does independence or any other moniker which is stated or inferred in my presentation here applicable to any individual's local affiliation. Only their collective effect on the FEDERAL governance which allow its power and tentacles to effect and usurp our local and personal lives is where stupidity is applicable. And there is where the diametric difference between the Progressive Liberal and the traditional Democratic and the Republican intended effects on the evolution/path of society is citizens discernable and judgeable. Over that period since we were unified to now is the STUPIDITY truly applicable. Society has collectively enabled the FEDERAL to grow and usurp. The main enablers of usurpers are the Democrats and the Democrats have become dominated by the Progressive Liberals. The only alternative (though also flawed in many ways with swampsters) is the Republican Party.

Can we agree, without applying our personal rod as the measuring rod, that the Federal usurping must be stopped and turned back by a collective society that also transitions away from the attractive NANNY Federal pandering?

David

Ed Buckner

Federal "usurping" is mostly in Mr. Hardee's head. For example, I wonder whether Mr. Hardee would think that the federal Congress should have power over elections? Something like, "The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations." Usurping v. states rights?

David Hardee

Gee. Buckner - you got it - the flow up is the people to the state and the state to the feds. And the power coming down on citizens was restricted to the states. The fed was never by the Constitution allowed to reach the citizen directly. that was the explicit fear of the founders. The fact, by any means that the Fed has broken through that barrier. is an USURPTION or any term that conveys "take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force." Ed, instead of proselyting, as you did in your last GDN Guest rant, Get a knowledge and understanding on the evolution of the Fed power creeping into the society/citizens life. Here Ed is the year to start for the creeping usurping by the Feds, 1910. Also note - the states set the boundaries of the districts which establishes the area that the citizen within elect their representative in congress. The entire system is messy but the intent was dogma and all the convolutions are attempts to manipulate control into the Fed power. - creeping usurpation.

Ed, your ability to make sense is illustrated by how well your message was conveyed in your recent Guest rant. As usual 6 of the 10 comments (60%) on this article to date, (1/15/2021 6:14am), have been made by the author- Buckner - attempting to clarify the article's meaning.

Mr. Buckner - Please stop addressing me directly with your re-imaginations.

Ed Buckner

Mr. Hardee seems to be claiming something happened in 1910 that in fact happened in 1787--when the original US Constitution granted the power to the federal Congress to "make or alter" election regulations in Article I. Or don't you advocate "original intent<" Mr. Hardee?

And BTW, thanks for reading my 500-word bit on tolerance v. liberty and such explication of it as has been offered.

Ed Buckner

If I had the power to address Mr. Hardee (he prefers only to have one way communication) I'd ask him to spell what he thinks happened in 1910 that's crucial. Maybe he'll volunteer details.

Carlos Ponce

President Trump had Constitutional power which has it's limitations. On the other hand, Hillary and Hunter knew how to manipulate the system and work outside Constitutional restraints. Otherwise how could Hunter gotten all that money ($3.5 million) from the Moscow mayor's wife. And Hillary (no investment guru) was able to turn $1000 into $100,000. Everybody knew the fix was in.

Take President Eisenhower. General Eisenhower would give an order and it was carried out. President Eisenhower soon realized he had to work within the system.

Ed Buckner

It's kind of hard to know, given comments like that of Carlos Ponce here, whether the commenter is naive or illogical. Of course Presidents have to work "within the system." But also, of course, Presidents have far more power than a Secretary of State/US Senator and vastly more than a corrupt and feckless son of a US VP. Mr. Ponce is probably just flailing, hoping to sound as if he knows what he's talking about--even as he clearly shows he doesn't.

Carlos Ponce

"naive" .... that explains Ed's post.

Ed Buckner

When Carlos Ponce wanders off the rational plane, it's best to shift into "auto" mode-- Here is what I will post *every* time Carlos Ponce directs any comment my way. Ponce is not an honest disagreeing interlocutor, he is a disreputable flinger of manure, monkey-in-the-zoo style. There is no way to know what he really thinks or believes, whether he is (as appears to be true) a self-admitted Satanist or a devout Christian, a conservative or merely a grifter seeking attention no matter what, because he is wholly unreliable—the very definition of an unreliable witness, as willing to bring false “facts” and misinformation to a post as to be accurate or meaningful. (If he somehow musters up the wisdom to simply ignore me, I affirm that I will return the favor.) Every single time he mentions my name or posts about a comment I make, these paragraphs will appear below his—and since he is now on notice that this will happen, we can be sure that that is exactly what he wants.

Let me add for any others who may read this: I’m fine with—in fact usually enjoy—debate, give-and-take, discussion with folks with whom I disagree. Disagreement is not a problem for me. But anyone who wants discussion needs to focus on actual disagreements and treat me as someone who can be trusted to speak the truth (especially about what I think), not as an enemy. And anyone who does that will, I pledge, get the same from me.

Carlos Ponce

I did not wander off ED Buckner. I merely reported the gist of your post.

Ed Buckner

Here is what I will post *every* time Carlos Ponce directs any comment my way. Ponce is not an honest disagreeing interlocutor, he is a disreputable flinger of manure, monkey-in-the-zoo style. There is no way to know what he really thinks or believes, whether he is (as appears to be true) a self-admitted Satanist or a devout Christian, a conservative or merely a grifter seeking attention no matter what, because he is wholly unreliable—the very definition of an unreliable witness, as willing to bring false “facts” and misinformation to a post as to be accurate or meaningful. (If he somehow musters up the wisdom to simply ignore me, I affirm that I will return the favor.) Every single time he mentions my name or posts about a comment I make, these paragraphs will appear below his—and since he is now on notice that this will happen, we can be sure that that is exactly what he wants.

Let me add for any others who may read this: I’m fine with—in fact usually enjoy—debate, give-and-take, discussion with folks with whom I disagree. Disagreement is not a problem for me. But anyone who wants discussion needs to focus on actual disagreements and treat me as someone who can be trusted to speak the truth (especially about what I think), not as an enemy. And anyone who does that will, I pledge, get the same from me.

Carlos Ponce

Poor Ed! He can dish it out but he sure can't take it!

Ed Buckner

Here is what I will post *every* time Carlos Ponce directs any comment my way. Ponce is not an honest disagreeing interlocutor, he is a disreputable flinger of manure, monkey-in-the-zoo style. There is no way to know what he really thinks or believes, whether he is (as appears to be true) a self-admitted Satanist or a devout Christian, a conservative or merely a grifter seeking attention no matter what, because he is wholly unreliable—the very definition of an unreliable witness, as willing to bring false “facts” and misinformation to a post as to be accurate or meaningful. (If he somehow musters up the wisdom to simply ignore me, I affirm that I will return the favor.) Every single time he mentions my name or posts about a comment I make, these paragraphs will appear below his—and since he is now on notice that this will happen, we can be sure that that is exactly what he wants.

Let me add for any others who may read this: I’m fine with—in fact usually enjoy—debate, give-and-take, discussion with folks with whom I disagree. Disagreement is not a problem for me. But anyone who wants discussion needs to focus on actual disagreements and treat me as someone who can be trusted to speak the truth (especially about what I think), not as an enemy. And anyone who does that will, I pledge, get the same from me.

Carlos Ponce

Post it AGAIN, Ed Buckner, I COMMAND IT. It will how the superiority of Christianity! NOW, AGAIN!

Ed Buckner

The truth has been again requested by Mr. Ponce. Perhaps he will continue to see k it--

Here is what I will post *every* time Carlos Ponce directs any comment my way. Ponce is not an honest disagreeing interlocutor, he is a disreputable flinger of manure, monkey-in-the-zoo style. There is no way to know what he really thinks or believes, whether he is (as appears to be true) a self-admitted Satanist or a devout Christian, a conservative or merely a grifter seeking attention no matter what, because he is wholly unreliable—the very definition of an unreliable witness, as willing to bring false “facts” and misinformation to a post as to be accurate or meaningful. (If he somehow musters up the wisdom to simply ignore me, I affirm that I will return the favor.) Every single time he mentions my name or posts about a comment I make, these paragraphs will appear below his—and since he is now on notice that this will happen, we can be sure that that is exactly what he wants.

Let me add for any others who may read this: I’m fine with—in fact usually enjoy—debate, give-and-take, discussion with folks with whom I disagree. Disagreement is not a problem for me. But anyone who wants discussion needs to focus on actual disagreements and treat me as someone who can be trusted to speak the truth (especially about what I think), not as an enemy. And anyone who does that will, I pledge, get the same from me.

Carlos Ponce

Ted, recall what Ronald Reagan said, "I didn't leave the Democratic party, the Democratic Party left me."

Ted Gillis

I remember that lame catch phrase that Reagan used Carlos. It was just a cover to explain how he turned his back on his former constituents. It then became a cover phrase that others could use to explain themselves doing the same thing. They then didn’t have to face any hard questions or have to explain themselves to family or friends. All they had to do was repeat that catchy phrase, and be done with it. An “easy peasy” cheaters way out.

Carlos Ponce

It was not lame, Ted. I know many who have that sentiment.

Ted Gillis

I’m sure you do Carlos, and I described them above.

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