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"It would be illogical to conclude that the Legislature may ask the voters to approve (the law) and then disregard their decision,''
Not according to them. Haven't you heard, they don't serve at the pleasure of the citizens. Besides, it's only for education and that beast needs to be starved. Privatize it so that they can get their cut and they will put the money back in it. I don't know which is worst, the election of these clowns or the belief that they would serve the will of the voters.1 month ago
A.J. Lafaro did what Teapubs usually do when you don't agree with them, name call and insult. By no means am I saying that I agree with anything Brewer says or does but expectations should be that elected public servants should be able to conduct themselves appropriately while doing the peoples business without acting like a five year old. It also shows zero respect for the office. Now, even if I did agree with his argument, why should I support his position after the example he has shown? It is no wonder most of the rest of the nation view Arizona politics as off the rails.2 months ago
Sorry Thane but I don't agree with your logic. I am guessing that 99% of school board members were trained if only indirectly in academia and not law enforcement. If they approve a bad lesson plan or text books you may end up with a child with wasted potential. If they err in their choice of " which employees are competent to protect children from harm " , the child could end up injured or dead. As a veteran I can recall times when the whole squad questioned whether certain troops should be armed and that was with training. My belief is that weapons and student populations don't mix. Never have and never will.2 months ago
Ok, I'll bite. Now lets just say its ok ( for the record I don't agree with this law) for Goober the janitor or Mr I ran out of meds the other day or Mrs I'm having a really bad pms dayto be armed to the teeth around school kids. Shouldn't we as parents minimally expect for that person to report to law enforcement if the weapon is lost or stolen. Exactly what is the motive behind wanting to keep something like that a secret? Hypothetically, little Johnny and his friends finds Mr Goobers gun that he dropped, misplaced, laid down, you pick it. But they don't turn it in. Now what could go wrong with that? As far as the School Boards, do we really want to put that much responsibility/power in their hands. Once they get elected they don't nessecarily inform or care what the parents say or think. They usually decide at the meeting before the meeting. Being a parent of four kids and having my best friend elected and serve as a board member, I know that they do this as fact. I think some of our elected officials have gone off the rails.2 months ago
She meant that it won't hurt to bad as long as you are not the one being displaced.3 months ago
Az Willie, kudos for thinking outside the box. Your idea is similar to what some Republicans are advocating except that they want to be able to funnel the money to their cronies. Besides, we all know that Republicans don't like to spend money for public education.
The real issue isn't armed guards in schools, that is a red herring, but the over saturation of guns in our society. Why not place a yearly tax on guns such as Canada does. Speaking as a veteran, most who crow the 2nd Amendment rights and portend to be a patriot were not willing to serve in this countrys military.
The NRA has no problem suggesting spending someone elses money on armed guards. The message really is tone deaf but worse, irrational. It may be easy to shoot, but what happens when you are shot at for then is when you find out about the nerve of the person. As long as the Lobbyiest control the dialog on any critical subject in this country it will be the citizens who lose.5 months ago
Nice posts Dale. Factually and historically you are right on. Kudos to you and Az Willie for keeping it real. I'm really amazed that posters here continuously advocate against their best interests. Who exactly would defend no taxes for the 2%, holding the country hostage ( debt ceiling), and defining compromise as getting everything they want while giving up nothing. I'm guessing it's part party loyalty, faux news, misinformation, brain washing, and a real dislike for Obama. As a community organizer he has outsmarted and outmanuvered the Tea Party Repubs every step of the way. So as a Tea Partier, what happens after you burn down the house because you didn't get what you wanted and are you really any better off? Just wondering.5 months ago
I see that a lot of people on this site are having a hard time swallowing all that crow that they are having to eat from the election. Wanting to secede, running over your spouse, committing suicide. Go ahead and continue drinking the poison Fox News kool aid to wash it down. Hypocrits all of you. You espouse freedom and democracy but when the results don't go your way you whine. Your party conveys intolerance and hate and by virtue of your support and sniveling, so do you. As a veteran my wish is that you could be bigger people and advocate for cooperation to make this a better country. It won't happen though because many of you have been brainwashed by all the stereotyped dog whistle lies, letting the very hatred permeate to the core of your soul. Many of you demonize entitlements while collecting them. Your hero, Bill O'reilly said it best, " White America is over as we know it." What he failed to do is explain why. You see some of you had gotten comfortable with the idea of entitled institutionalized advantages for the white race. The fact is that many whites, Women, Latinos, Blacks, Asians, Gays, Jewish or the young voting for Obama had nothing to do with them " wanting free stuff." If you are a simpleton enough to believe that, thats your problem. Know this though, unless your party learns to become inclusive and tolerant and not so bigoted, they won't survive.6 months ago
Well its a week after the election. Whats your chatter now Abstract01?6 months ago
Az Willie I agree. People ( Republicans ) seem to forget that we live in a democracy. We had elections, they lost but still want control. Their definition of Obamas failure is having one side obstruct instead of compromising to govern for the good of the country and being ok with it. Pathetic but times are changing. The electorate has grown weary of the Tea Party already and don't think they aren't paying close attention to politicians pining for the 1%. As witnessed by the number of women elected to Congress, the ouster of some of the most radical TPers in red states and the rejection of Romney/Rove, this nation is mandating change. It wasn't just Democrats that re-elected Obama but Independents and some Republicans too. The Republicans were swept out in 2006. In 2014 it will happen again but this time they will be replaced by reasonable people willing to compromise. Before anyone start responding with Fox News talking points I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE FIGURED OUT BY NOW that Fox had been lying all along about knowing who was winning the election. It was never as close as they claimed. Just go back and review the polling. It sure helped their ratings though. 6 months ago