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Poverty Causes Crime?

Chries Wrote: Nov 18, 2014 1:53 PM
"You would think it would follow... " You are adding something to Prager's words that he himself would not add because there is nothing logical about the connection you are making. Judeo-Christian values are very similar to the cultural values in many groups that are neither Jewish nor Christian, demonstrating the fact that God implanted a moral code when He created man. "Indeed, when [those], who do not have the law [the Ten Commandments], do by nature things required by the law, ...even though they do not have the law. They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them." Romans chapter 2 It is still true: Poverty does not cause crime; crime causes poverty - period. Do you agree or disagree with that statement?
In our family, we don't respond to any polls, phone solicitations, or knocks on the door. We are concerned that if we, in any way, give a wrong answer then the next knock on the door will be an IRS "agent." Thank you, President Obama and Lois Lerner...
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Poverty Causes Crime?

Chries Wrote: Nov 18, 2014 1:07 PM
gfrenke, your stats about Japan and Western Europe and the early 20th century in this country are interesting but they do not address nor contradict the main point of the column. Poverty does not cause crime; crime causes poverty - period. Do you dispute the verity of Prager's main assertion?
In light of the way the people spoke last Tuesday, vindicating Prager, don't you think it would be prudent for you to reconsider some of your views? I would think, at this point, that you and all other Prager critics should be rather contrite and reflective and at least somewhat subdued in your criticisms of him.
Actually, Prager was quite reflective and pensive after the 2012 election. It WAS a referendum and his side lost. However, 2014 proves that the American people regret their choice in 2012. Enrique, in light of the way the people spoke last Tuesday, vindicating Prager, don't you think it would be prudent for you to reconsider some of your own views? Is it not clear that you are misguided, mistaken, or wrong? Maybe you should stop commenting on Prager's columns until you have completed all the Prager University courses. Just a suggestion. I would think, at this point, you and all other Prager critics would be rather contrite and reflective. That's how Prager acted after 2012.
Jeffery, I'm not saying the culture has changed nor even that the culture is shifting. Were that the case, we would have seen signs of the 2014 rejection of Democrats long before now. The American people are still basically "uneducated" as to the differences between the parties and differences among various ideologies and values. The 2014 midterm was simply, in my opinion, a statement, "We don't like what the Democrats are doing to this country."
I believe there is a unique American DNA that causes Americans to instinctively seek freedom, liberty, and individual autonomy while being repulsed by government overreach and judicial despotism. In other words, many Americans who voted last Tuesday could not articulate why they don't like Obama and the Democrats, they simply knew - instinctively - that they didn't like what's going on in this country and they voted for "the other guys."
Go for it, Dr. Carson! It would sure be nice to see a black candidate who is an independent thinker - and brilliant - as opposed to our black President who has always been a stooge for his racist-leftist-Alinskyite mentors - and seems something less than brilliant (to put it politely).
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The Dense-o-Crats Learned Nothing

Chries Wrote: Nov 09, 2014 6:37 PM
"Denseocrats"??? Hunter had better watch it; most Democrats are offended when you refer to their party as the "Democrat Party."
George Jefferson? Wasn't he the guy whose wife used to work for Archie and Edith Bunker?
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Empty Full Pews

Chries Wrote: Nov 09, 2014 12:12 AM
"There are WAY too many hypocrites in church!" Can you think of a better place for hypocrites to be - in a place where one would hope the Holy Spirit has the optimum opportunity to speak to them and help them?
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