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Reducing Violent Crime in the US From the Inside Out (Part 3 of 4)

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:30 AM
Too many lawyers and judges will say that the Declaration of Independence is not a part of American law. The fact is, any who do so are wrong. The Declaration is the very first, the primary legal document from which ALL American law flows. The Constitution itself is "merely" the second document (having replaced those Articles of Confederation.) Without the Declaration, we would still be citizens of England. With it, we declare our right to fight against tyranny in all forms, in all ages, and at whatever cost we choose to pay, and to form our own nation.
Carl469 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 2:09 PM
The Declaration of Indepedence is NOT law or the basis for law. It was rhetoric -- soaring rhetoric, but rhetoric all the same. It was intended to dramatize the separation of the 13 colonies from the Crown. Our Constitution of 1787 is the basis for law. I know of no reputable scholar who would argue otherwise.
Marie150 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:04 AM
They cannot afford for American children to understand that.
Paul237 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:41 AM
The schools do not want our kids to understand anything but what is taught to them in school. This is why the BILL OF RIGHTS has been watered down to be nothing more than a list of ideas of what we might be able to have, NOT what we do have.
In the past two weeks, I've highlighted ways we can reduce violent crime in the U.S. But I've saved the best and most powerful solutions for last because they work from the inside out.

In Part 1, I revealed how rational and rewarding it would be to post armed guards at our schools.

In Part 2, I showed how reducing the number of firearms in the U.S. would not curb violent crime.

Today and next week, I will discuss an age-old solution that America's Founding Fathers knew was key for maintaining civility in our communities -- a solution being mimicked by a few nonprofit...