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If you think the government won't control your choice of doctor and other healthcare decisions, ask yourself, "How much control do I have over which schools and teacher(s) my student gets in public education?" Average Joe www.ajtt.org
Ms. Karen Lewis would probably never take her child to a hospital that protected ineffective doctors, or go to a law firm specializing in child custody cases that protected ineffective lawyers, yet she expects everyone to be compliant and place their children into a school system that protects ineffective teachers.
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Black and White Standards

Average2 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 11:44 AM
What amazes me is that blacks don't even seem to appreciate black politicians that enact useful reforms. Mayor Fenty of DC was turned out after one term despite doing more to improve education and prevent crime than any of his predecessors. He took away their ability to project themselves as victims and black voters turned on him. Is pandering to blacks and highlighting their victim status more important than actually trying to solve their problems? It sure seems that way in DC. AJ Average Joe Think Tank http://www.ajtt.org/?page_id=474
Not only has no philosopher advocated same-sex marriage there is almost no historical precedent for it. There is historical precedent though for polygamy, incestuous, and even group marriage. If same-sex marriage is allowed, what prevents those advocating for the previously mentioned alternative marriage definitions to want "rights" attached to their definition of marriage? Not long as it turns out. European countries that recognize same-sex marriage have had suits filed to extend marriage to include other definitions. AJ Average Joe Think Tank http://www.ajtt.org/?p=535#more-535
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Who's Afraid of Susana Martinez?

Average2 Wrote: May 21, 2012 2:29 PM
The solution to reversing illegal immigration isn't a choice between rounding them up and sending them back or giving them all in-place amnesty. The right mix of incentives and consequences will get the majority of illegal immigrants to go back willingly. Those incentives can also help identify those who truly want to be Americans vs. those who intend to work awhile then go back permanently. See our website for a full treatment of this possible solution. AJ Average Joe Think Tank http://www.ajtt.org/?page_id=169
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