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Re: “How to Make Schools Safer?

Surely derelict parents have been around forever, but never before this generation has derelict parenting been the norm. Teachers are the students' teachers, not their parents. Virtue-signaling politicians are not the students' parents, either. Can we name a single school shooter who had a strong relationship with his father?

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Posted by richmond lister on 07/19/2018 at 1:52 AM

Re: “How to Make Schools Safer?

All the "Joint Legislative Audits," "Review Commissions," smartphone apps, and senior associate directors of safety in the world cannot replace fathers commanding authority with their children in the home. When I was a student in high school, back in the bad old days of the early 1990s, we shot spitballs at each other. It would never have occurred to us that some kid might come to the school and start shooting a gun, the more lax gun laws notwithstanding. Why was that? Because we had our fathers in the home, so all these magic fix "behavioral assessment prediction flowcharts" were unnecessary in the face of the fact that if the teacher called home complaining about our conduct at school it was gonna be our asses at home. Get it? Public school teachers are not the parents of their students. You, gentle reader, are your children's parent. So step up and stop expecting the State, by proxy of the schools, to do your job. In the meantime, there's no excuse for there not being an armed guard at every entrance/exit of every public school building. Their presence would be the most effective deterrent to prospective mass-murderers entering school buildings. The last thing we need is more school counselors wringing their hands and decrying bullying. And we don't need gun control. We need kid control.

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Posted by richmond lister on 07/17/2018 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Black Swan Books Owner "Disagrees Strongly" with Bannon's Views

The left's platform has crystallized into petty opportunistic in-person attacks on any individual associated with the right. They have no leadership and no ideas that can compete with significantly lowered taxes, a strong economy, record-low unemployment, and a SCOTUS making constitutionally sound judgments protecting the individual citizen's rights and freedoms against the whims of groupthink.

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Posted by richmond lister on 07/12/2018 at 3:56 PM

Re: “What’s Next?

Abortion is not health care for the simple reason that pregnancy is not a disease. There should be as many legal obstacles between a pregnant woman and abortion as possible.

In relatively rare cases can abortion be ethically justified. In no case can it be morally justified. It is a blatant moral horror.

So called pro-choice advocates would be better at selling their point of view if theyd start by acknowledging that abortion is wrong, then make their case for why it should be legal anyway. Arguing that abortion is either morally neutral or some sort of moral or social good, as is the argument these days, does not persuade any sane person.

The best argument against abortion is, of course, the abortion itself, as such. When people have an appendectomy they might post gross-out pics of the appendix on Facebook and get lots of likes, but it would be unthinkable for a woman to post pics of her aborted fetal child on FB and get likes. Why? Because an appendectomy is morally neutral, and an abortion is morally abhorrent. You can fool peoples minds but you cannot fool their stomachs. The only sane response to an abortion is nausea.

And if you think liberals are worried now, just wait until Trump gets his third SCOTUS pick. Or (not inconceivably) his fourth.

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Posted by richmond lister on 07/12/2018 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense

And wrap your mind around this: The government that required every citizen to prove they had bought health insurance did not require that every person prove they were a citizen in order to receive health insurance subsidized by those required to buy insurance for themselves for no reason other than that they were known to be citizens. That is the liberal picture of social justice. The citizen gets the blame for everything and credit for nothing.

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Posted by richmond lister on 06/29/2018 at 11:16 PM

Re: “Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense

The question, then, is what precisely should be the threshold of tolerance for foreign nationals entering our country unchecked if not zero? Like 10% tolerance? 73% maybe? And by what calculus do we arrive at this figure? The whole "children torn from their mothers' arms" image presupposes, without evidence, that most of the minors being detained are in fact with their mothers or birth parents, when we know many of them are alone, in random groups, in gangs, and with other odd assortments of illegal border-crossers, sometimes with relatives and sometimes not, and frankly with no way for US authorities to verify most claims of familiar relation one way or another. Of course it would be a moot point if they weren't crossing our borders illegally to begin with. There are over a dozen places in Mexico were people can seek asylum in the US. Why then come to the border? Because they have an obvious incentive to disappear into our system and be absorbed into the growing shadow population of people living illegally in our country. It's also worth noting that any person taken into state or federal custody on suspicion or upon conviction of a crime is separated from their children. That's not the child's fault, and it's not the law's fault. It's the parents' fault. Trump got elected on two things: the economy and immigration. It is political folly for Democrats to lurch yet farther to the left on this question, as they have --- now openly advocating the abolition of ICE and open borders, in essence if not always in name. Democrats are NOT speaking the language of the key swing states.

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Posted by richmond lister on 06/28/2018 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Marchers Demand Answers from Police, VCU After Fatal Shooting of Marcus-David Peters

Ever wonder what your kid's bio teacher is doing after hours? He's dancing naked in Broad Street, of course. The police have the right and indeed the responsibility to protect themselves and to use deadly force when they are attacked.

What in the world has 'Style Weekly' become? Tried lefty propaganda ---- pure sentiment divorced from facts.

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Posted by richmond lister on 06/05/2018 at 3:27 PM

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