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Thread #134829   Message #3079026
Posted By: Bobert
20-Jan-11 - 07:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Ol'ster, it's like this... You wake up and you find that someone has slashed all yer tires... Replacing one with the spare ain't gonna fix squat...

We have a complex situation here and we are ignoring all the components...

We have a gun problem...

We have a mental health problem...

We have economic problems...

We have have a poverty problem...

We have a drug problem...

We have a problem with folks who think that government is the enemy problem...

We have a problem with the way we communicate...

We have a problem with our Congress...

We have a problem with our schools...

I mean, until our country is willing to take a hard look at our problem*s* then, yeah, we will continue to be a civilization in decline...

Hillary Clinton in her book "It Takes a Village" understood this very well... It does take a village... It will take all kinds of things to fix this country... Not just guns tho that is a good starting point...

We used to fund "Midnight basketball"... Remember that??? In areas where it was funded the crime and killings went down... It wasn't an expensive program by George Bush cut the funds for it...
And crime went back up...

Hey, this really is the crux of the dilemma that faces America... The right says that the government should be shut down except for fighting wars and the left says it ain't doin' enough... Meanwhile, while the right continues its 40 year stranglehold on power and access to the media, the US is slipping down in every statistic that is good and skyrocketing in all the ones that are bad...

That is reality...

B~