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    To all our wonderful editors at Politix that give us such a fun site to vent, bloviate, pontificate, etc, etc...

    Happy holidays, enjoy the new year and best wishes and thanx for a job well done!
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    I agree. I pick on PolitixMary and PolitixDain quite a bit but they do a wonderful job with this site. I really enjoy coming here to read everyone's opinion. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year to all.
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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you! Thanks for being great contributing members of our Politix community!
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    Dr. paul is correct, we have too much goverment as it is,WHY make it bigger. That said, most of our problems are people behaviours and though we try to legislate behaviour it will never be 100% effective.
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    @hwyangel you are absolutely right!! They are no better than our children. Also, if this was the fact before the murders it may not have happened. Have anyone ever heard of a massacre in private scools?
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    @Hillbillyhunny

    I also believe in parent responsibility. We are talking about guns purchased by adults. I was just now talking to a guy who was telling me about his friends son who had gotten hold of a gun and shot someone with it. He was explaining that the kid did not understand the  seriousness of what he was doing. He (the kid) thought it was a game. It seems some people really don't know the impact the violence from video games and T.V. has on children. It may seem harmless enough but once this trash permeates the mind and heart it doesn't just magically disappear.
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    Ron Paul does not believe in the military, protecting our children, nothing. I love all of his fiscal policies, they were the best of the bunch of Republican presidential candidates. However, his beliefs that we should not invest in the military and protecting the U.S. and then also him not believing in protecting our innocent little children give me great pause about this man.
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    Is it really the job of our military to protect our children? How about if they defend our country? Wouldn't it be nice if our military could secure our border as well as they have secured S Korea's?
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    "However, his beliefs that we should not invest in the military and protecting the U.S. and then also him not believing in protecting our innocent little children give me great pause about this man. " To say he does not want to invest in the military is an outright lie. He just thinks we should follow the Constitution and defend our country.
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    Ron did not make it to the election so let him worry about getting a budget and doing the people business.
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    Well it probably won't surprize you, or maybe it will, that in both 2008 and 2012 I would have voted repub if he had been choosen, for the very things you dislike. His support for the fourth amendment and his liberty adgenda, his non-interventionist foreign polices, and his willingness to cut military pork.
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    I'm going to miss Ron Paul. One of the few politicians that actually wanted to serve for the best interest of the people instead of himself. Saw the world for what it was, stated his opinion without wavering, and was able to actually back his arguments up. Ron Paul is a true patriot.
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    @PoliticalSpice

    I could give a shit less about Republicans or Democrats and the bullshit that comes with each party. I vote for the man and his stance on the issues. If that means "wasting" my vote then so be it. When everyone else is bitching about the place this country is headed I'll simply point out they only have themselves to blame for their stupid bipartisan loyalty.
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    @marine1 Oh, I don't delude nyself about that. Problem is it is so hard and expensive for an alternative to these two parties to emerge. There have been three sufficient to change the election since 1980 (anderson, perot, nader) but the last that won was Theodore Roosvelt...
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    @PoliticalSpice-- And yet he chose the Republican Party over the Democrat Party... What does that say?
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    Many schools currently fund 'resource officers' from local or state police departments to be on hand at all times. This is what the NRA is saying, and it's not much of a leap from what is done now.

    One this is certain; "gun-free zones' are a failure. Time to stop disarming the good guys.
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    Yeah - we need more guns in the hands of responsible citizens like Nancy Lanza. That worked out so well.
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    @PNWest - Adam was going to get a gun regardless. Too bad the Sandy Hook principal didn't have a gun. Things would have been so much different.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix That kid was nuts. He tried and failed to get a gun earlier that week didn't he? If his mother wasn't a gun nut that thought she needed guns for "protection" she would still be alive.
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    @PNWest The loss of his mom may have been a good thing. If she hadn't made the guns accessible to him tge kids would probably be alive today. I blame her more then him or anyone else. If you have a mentally unbalanced son you keep the guns locked up, unloaded, and the ammo under lock and key in a seperate place. If you need one for self defense keep it with you. His mom was an idiot. Needed guns to protect herself? It was her own gin that killed her.
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    @PNWest - He could have gotten a gun through some other means, illegally most likely. However, if he was intent on getting a gun he would have gotten one. Too bad there wasn't a counter force of good to send him to the devil when he tried to use those guns.

    I want to put every single person who is for gun control in prison. That's right, in jail. I'd make the COs in the prison of their choice. However, no guns. I'd like to see how long they'd go before they understood the need to be armed. For every nut we catch and can lock up, there's 2 or 3 hiding behind a tree hugging lawyer that we couldn't lock up.

    Let's free the good guys to be good and put the fear of God into the bad guys.
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    Armed Guards In Schools
    If its good enough for the Obama children, Then it should be good enough for our children........ end of story
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    @Vance1

    Even with drug pushers and child predators, security for our children is very late in coming. It's offensive that children are not considered at least as valuable as government offices, shopping malls, or parades.
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    We could just really fix all of this by having ALL CHILDREN report to enclosed military-style camps for 24-7-365 schooling, training, and programming, oblivious to all of the nasty ways of the world.
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    @dkpayton I expect there is no number of people like me who could manage to rationalize our gun laws.

    But I'm pretty sure 20 dead first graders will manage it just fine.
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    I can't for the life of me figure the logic in thinking that taking guns away from people that obey the law will prevent the ones that don't from killing people
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    The NRA will be calling for arming the firemen now. 2 fireman were shot dead and others wounded in another gun nut shooting this morning in Webster, NY. Ron Paul was right on this issue.
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    Firefighters go into many dangerous situations. I'm not opposed to them being able to defend themselves. I'm not understanding the whole 'confiscate all the guns' movement that is being pushed lately.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix Is it just me or are we all missing the issue? Why are we wanting to kill "each other" ? Don't we have enough outside entities trying to do the same thing?
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    @marine1 - Criminals always want to kill someone, and every society will have its share of criminals. The rest of us are peace loving and don't want to harm each other at all. However, any sane person would recognize no matter how loving a society we are, there are those who don't share our values. Arming the good guys is not about wanting to kill anyone, it's about recognizing that even though we obey the law, it doesn't mean others will as well. You were a marine so I know you know better than me how evil this world can be.
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    why cant firemen like my dad be armed, they are depended on smart enough to drive a ten ton truck through red lights at their discretion, get put in more dangerous situations than police, albeit not criminally. they should be offerd the same training as policemen and take the same gun firing tests.
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    @marine1 i dont want to kill anyone. i just want criminals to know people are not helpless. to think twice before robbing someone because they might have a gun.
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    Dr. Paul was our last chance to have a president that wasn't sold out. Once again he's on the right side regardless of who he has to stand against.

    Hey Wayne, how about a cop in everybody's home, then we could stop 'em before they even go out the door.
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    America and the GOP sadly made a mistake when not electing this man and will prove to be a MAJOR MISTAKE in the history books. That is if we have more history.
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    the NRA has propsed sence the school shootings haveing armed gaurds in every school , now as far as that is consirned I think the Fedural Govermment should stay out of it and the schools should be allowed to put armed guards as in there schools if they feel its aproprete but I Dount think that the guards should be hired or reqired by the Feds and I am also against the Assult weapons ban and the ammo bans and I think every ones right to bear arms should be protected I think that Teatchers should also be allowed to carry fire arms in the elementroy middle and Highschools and I and I doun't think that Mental heath services should be reqired by fedral govermment schools or any other levl of govermment and as far as haveing armed guards in every school is consrined I think that should be more of a free marked deseaion and if theres going to be any govermment involvement is , in this matter it should be at the Local state and or County levl the federal govermment should stay out of this matter and foces more on protecteing the right to bear arms as opose to restricting it
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    We do not need extra government employees in every school for protection. Each school currently has at least 10 or more employees capable and willing to defend themselves and the students. Also a single guard would be the first target; two would be more a deterrent but three would be more optimal. The bigger the threat to a nut the less success for the nut. Let the school employees protect themselves and kids.
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    Ron Paul has said some crazy things, but he is correct on this one. Besides who would PAY for all of this secutity? The government is broke.
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    Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.

    We don't need armed guards at schools. We need to rebuild our families and communities to reform and help kids like this who slip through the cracks before they turn into someone who would slaughter children.

    Note, that isn't going to happen through a gun ban of any kind.
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    If we cannot protect ourselves from within, why should the military even exist?

    Bring military home from foreign theaters and let them protect our borders and our schools. This should be done on the state level rather than federal.
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    I think that this wouldn't be a problem if we would change the penalties for heinous crimes. for an example the next person who kill someone we do the same to them. Let it be known that's the penalty then the next man/woman will think twice if it's worth it or not. The round about way is doing this with the guards, but what if they take this as a challenge. Think about it Americans thinking is way different that Israelite's
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    I agree with Rep. Ron Paul about 99 percent of the time, but I am going to have to side with Wayne LaPierre on this one.
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