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Hamas was unable to enforce cease fires last weekend, so why should anyone think it could enforce a cease fire this weekend? Hamas is just one of the terrorist groups in Gaza, and it has been degraded by Israeli military action. Israel's stated goal is to eliminate the tunnels and compromise the Gazans ability to fire missiles. To accomplish these goals Israel is methodically creating 3 km wide DMZ where no buildings will be left standing. You can't build tunnels out in the open, and you can't leave missiles where Israel can find them.
Williams wrote that when he was in school, assaulting or threatening teachers was unthinkable. When I looked into this assertion I found this notion was unsupported by actual cases. For example on September 24, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio, 12-year-old Robert Snyder shot and wounded his principal, June Mapes, in her office at Arlington Public School. On October 2, 1942 in New York City, Irwin Goodman, 36-year-old mathematics teacher at William J. Gaynor Junior High School, was shot and killed in the school corridor by a youth. In Union Mills, North Carolina, Professor W. E. Sweatt, superintendent and teacher at the Alexander School, was shot to death by students Billy Ray Powell, 16, and Hugh Justice, 19. The assailants had been reprimanded by Sweatt, and they ambushed him as he locked his office door. Finally, on April 9, 1952 in New York City, A 15-year-old boarding school student shot a dean rather than relinquish pin-up pictures of girls in bathing suits. No doubt there are more to be found. More to the point, I looked up the statistics for Juvenile Delinquents per 100,000 U.S. Population Aged 10-20 by State, and for Pennsylvania (Williams home state) I found that were 129 Juvenile Delinquents incarcerated per 100,000 population in 1933 and 353 Juvenile Delinquents incarcerated per 100,000 population in 1950. The rate had more than doubled before Dr Spock had published his book.
From the photo, it looks like you cannot read Katie's book within in forty feet of Planned Parenthood’s downtown clinic in D.C. Take 'em to court ladies.
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Beyond Category Wrote: Jul 09, 2014 7:13 PM
Williams sums up his argument "We've become an immoral people demanding that Congress forcibly use one American to serve the purposes of another. Deficits and runaway national debt are merely symptoms of that larger problem." When the Constitution went into force the United States had a huge deficit and a runaway national debt. Wouldn't that make the founders "immoral people"? The answer is of course not. Much of the debt was from the financing of the Revolution. I will go even further, the difference between the founders and our current political class is the founders took action to solve their problems. Ours, not so much.
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Beyond Category Wrote: Jul 09, 2014 6:08 PM
Not that it matters, but the quote from Gerry is accurate, and so are the public debt figures from Jacobs. Accurate information is not evil.
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Beyond Category Wrote: Jul 09, 2014 6:06 PM
The figures I gave above were for the states, not for the federal government.
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Beyond Category Wrote: Jul 09, 2014 5:30 PM
In the 1820's the states were solvent, then came the democrats to power, and by 1838 public debt was $170,000,000, and by 1840 it was $200,000,000. Most of the public debt was to pay for "public works projects" but don't think these were for a given need, but were speculations. See Jacobs, Law Writers and the Courts p.16.
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Beyond Category Wrote: Jul 09, 2014 4:53 PM
Williams must be living in some wonderland if he thinks our ancestors were more moral than we are today. See The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 (Farrad) June 6, 1787--Vice President Gerry said "in Massachusetts the worst men get into the Legislature. Several members of that Body had lately been convicted of infamous crimes. Men of indigence, ignorance & baseness, spare no pains however dirty to carry their point against men who are superior to the artifices practiced.
I remember Operation Chaos announced in late February 2008, from Rush Limbaugh's radio program. This political call to action was for registered Republicans to vote in Democratic primaries for Hillary Clinton. And now some of those same voters who crossed party lines in 2008 are complaining that democrats in Mississippi returned the favor.
Townhall posted the AP story which was "abysmally biased, lazy and context-free coverage of developments related to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker."
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