Very good info in here….
Public Health and Welfare
“Before Connecticut tragedy, administration eliminated emergency preparedness program, let school violence prevention programs lapse.“UPDATED 23:43 PM EST, December 14, 2012 | By John Solomon and Kimberly Dvora”
“Politicians across the country are vowing to do more to prevent school shooting tragedies like the one that unfolded Friday in Newtown, Conn. But over the last few years, the Obama administration and Congress allowed funding for several school safety initiatives to lapse.”
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“White House officials did not return repeated calls and emails Friday night seeking comment on the administration’s rationale for letting the programs lapse.”
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As always, there is disagreement, for instance:
“Seriously? Parents and school admins, who are responsible for their children in their schools in their communities, can’t figure out how to keep children safe in school without running to “daddy” for ‘money’? Give me a break. I recall a time in ancient history when the men in town protected the women and children. They didn’t sit around and wait for a government hundreds of miles away to protect them. Well, Americans everywhere better start learning to take care of their own without DEPENDING on some unqualified sociopath bureaucrat, who spent the country into $16 TRILLION in DEBT, to “do something!” –Katii Blood
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Why do we so often think in terms of extremes without exploring middle grounds? Computers operate most fundamentally at the 0/1, on/off level; our brains may do the same, for all I know. But computers are nonetheless capable of using fuzzy logic, as we do … whether or not we know it.
There is nothing wrong with defining extreme positions unless we refuse to examine those and to integrate them into rational syntheses that make good societal sense. In this case it seems to me that we need both top-down and bottom-up – not “I’m right, you’re wrong” — thinking and cooperation.
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They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- This was written by Franklin, within quotation marks but is generally accepted as his original thought, sometime shortly before February 17, 1775 as part of his notes for a proposition at the Pennsylvania Assembly, as published in Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin (1818). A variant of this was published as:
- Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
- This was used as a motto on the title page of An Historical Review of the Constitution and Government of Pennsylvania. (1759); the book was published by Franklin; its author was Richard Jackson, but Franklin did claim responsibility for some small excerpts that were used in it.
- An earlier variant by Franklin in Poor Richard’s Almanack (1738): “Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.“
- Many paraphrased derivatives of this have often become attributed to Franklin:
- They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.
He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.
He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.
People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.
If we restrict liberty to attain security we will lose them both.
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither.
Those who would trade in their freedom for their protection deserve neither.
Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security.
beware the potential sacrifice of your liberty to exercise personal responsibilities, in favor of surrendering powers of personal authority to others who actually are incapable of acting effectively when the chips are down … no matter how well intentioned those others may be.