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What Happened to Our Country?

dnoonan-miss Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 11:40 AM
I disagree with the commentator when it comes to armed guards in schools. I think it is time we wake up to the fact that we have deranged hate-filled evil out in this world who want to do our kids' harm so as to make some point about their worthless lives. We need to realize that "gun free zones" are an absolute abysmal failure and we need to have armed guards in each/every school to make it known to this deranged criminal element that they won't have a target rich environment like they currently have.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 12:45 PM
We can't afford paying armed guards or police and metal detectors at every school entrance in the nation,BUT,allowing armed school employees who have carry permits costs nothing,and puts armed GOOD people right where they would be needed all the time the school is open,close to the children that need protecting.
It's a PROVEN-to-work method.(Israel does it,and it works there,against real terrorists.)

Having armed teachers (and other school employees)is like having plainclothes police scattered all around the school,at no cost. it's the smart thing to do.

When people reminisce about what America used to be like, some act scornfully toward us. They say living in a Donna Reed world was great for a few, but that there were many suffering souls. The way our country is today makes some of us long for those days which seemed so innocent compared to the harsh, cruel, coarse, and sometimes murderous days we exist in today.

Yet most would argue that there were still injustices when we were growing up fifty years ago. Black people who had been freed a century before were still not treated equally in most parts...