Should a federal judge prevent the government from cracking down on employers who hire illegal aliens?
Absolutely not! Not only are they taking jobs from legals and making business owners extremely wealthy, it's putting legal citizens (those born here) in the poor-house. -Kathleen, Stuart, Florida
It seems that the question is, "Should a federal judge stop the government from enforcing its laws and prosecuting those who commit illegal acts?" I say, yes! Provided that that same judge prevents any cop from giving me my next traffic ticket! Fair is fair. I hope that puts it in perspective for that moron in the black robe. -Dave, Brooklyn, New York
Yes, Jack, everything in government is subject to executive, legislative and judicial review. It's how the system works. Regardless of the potential outcome. -William, Las Vegas, Nevada
I'm sorry, did you say the last name of the judge was Bush? -Philip, Kansas City, Missouri
What should be done to exert more control on private security contractors like Blackwater?
Ban them. Washington defeated the Hessians and so must we. They make it easier for a president to go to war, by hiding the number of troops involved. They inflate the cost of war because they're paid more than soldiers, who are then less likely to reenlist. Like any business, they cut corners to make a buck, and our soldiers pay the price: see Fallujah. -Al, Acton, Massachusetts
Were there private contractors in any previous war? Using them is just another way of hiding all the facts of this war like how many equivalent troops we actually have there and the actual body count. Probably some of the costs for this is coming from other areas so we don't know the total cost of the war. -Vince, Webster, New York
Fire all security contractors and replace them with U.S. soldiers. This may require a surge to the surge, but paying soldiers is a lot cheaper than paying contractors. -Joe, Addison, Illinois
Hey Jack, The first thing that should be done is to fire Blackwater and put the Marine Corps back in charge of security for State Department employees. As an ex-Marine I am angry that Blackwater mercenaries are allowed to represent the United States of America since they are not subject to the military code of justice. -Chuck, Fayetteville, Arkansas