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Karmageddon Donating Member (596 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:43 PM
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Let's talk "Domestic Security"

George gave a quick lesson today, to the three people in the world who have even less of an "understanding of world politics" than he does.

"Those who heralded the decision not to give law enforcement the tools necessary to protect the American people just simply don't see the world the way we do," he said.

And he chided political opponents for not sharing his vision of how domestic security should be ensured.

Okay George, I'm game. Let's talk "domestic security." What is "domestic security" if not freedom from violence and crime in our own homes and streets and communities and businesses? According to Reuters, the US is facing wave of murders and gun violence.

"(prior to 9/11/2001) The feds had supported after-school programs. They had supported placing more police officers in crime hot spots in major cities. These federal efforts were reduced," he said.
Smaller cities with populations of more than 500,000 are raising the alarm, posting an 8.3 percent rise in violent crime in 2005. Nationwide, the murder rate rose 5 percent -- the biggest rise in a single year since 1991.

After dramatic declines in murder rates in the 1990s, some cities dropped programs that emphasized prevention and controls on the spread of guns, often citing budget cuts
"The Bush administration has scaled back funding for federal cops program," said Jens Ludwig, a criminal justice expert at Georgetown University. "From 1993 to 2000 we saw an impressive run-up in the number of law enforcement people patrolling against crime. That has really slowed down."

How many cops could we have on the street if not for the $300 Billion spent on Iraq so far? How many kids could we have in after school programs instead of out on the street? How many more teachers could we be paying to educate our kids so they could elevate themselves out of poverty and the cycle of crime? THAT, Mr. President, is Domestic Security. Keeping Americans safe in their homes and communities. Iraq has nothing to do with it.

As for protecting us from foreigners intent on killing us because you keep pissing them off? That could be solved in large part with one court proceeding. We like to call it "impeachment" though by now, we think imprisonment would be more appropriate.

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agentkgb Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:48 PM
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1. Homeland Security Funds Going Where?
He doesn't even send homeland security funds to the right places. An Amish popcorn producer was marked as a possible terror target by the Department of Homeland Security, but not the Times Square.
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Karmageddon Donating Member (596 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:50 PM
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2. Those Amish popcorn producers are known for blowing things up.... tasty delicious fluffy kernal at a time!
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:00 PM
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4. And theNational Guard is on the Mexican border!
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serryjw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:55 PM
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3. Its' an oxymoron
we have no security
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