Friday, December 18, 2015

Dr. Ben Carson Says He’s Okay with Killing Children and Civilians

At the last Republican debate of 2015, candidate Rand Paul said to America, regarding statements by Florina and Christie, “I think if you are in favor of World War III, you have your candidate.”

However, every Republican candidate for President, except Ron Paul, seems to yearn to be a wartime president. If America elects a Republican to occupy the oval office and a plurality to Congress, with very little doubt there will be war ad infinitum, perhaps World War III.

Monday, December 14, 2015

The unnecessary death of Mario Woods

In the United States, police officers use lethal force more than in other countries. There’s an epidemic of police killings. In some jurisdictions of the United States shooting to kill is accepted police practice. However, every state fails to comply with international standards for use of lethal force.

Friday, December 11, 2015

There is Nothing That Puts Christ Back in Christmas like a Gun

Many people see nothing wrong with this Christmas card. Some people have sent private messages essentially saying that they don't understand my problem. Why do I have such a problem with what others do.

I don’t have a problem with what other people do until it’s significantly contrary to deeply held beliefs. Assemblywoman Michele Fiore’s Christmas card represents killing — guns were invented for no other purpose than to kill — when Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. Promoting peace, love, compassion is what should be promoted, not guns. The intentions are different, but Fiore’s card is no different from a Christmas card picturing ISIS executioners with their long knives held at their side 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Republicans and the Gun Crowd Say We Don’t Have a Problem

Union and Confederate soldiers engaged in combat
during the attack of the Massachusetts 54th Infantry Regiment
on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, July 18, 1863,
by Currier & Ives. (Library of Congress)
“There have been 1,516,863 gun-related deaths since 1968, compared to 1,396,733 cumulative war deaths since the American Revolution. That’s 120,130 more gun deaths than war deaths -- about 9 percent more, or nearly four typical years’ worth of gun deaths. And that’s using the most generous scholarly estimate of Civil War deaths, the biggest component of American war deaths.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Despite Facts, House Republicans Reject Humanitarianism In Favor Of Anti-Refugee Legislation

The Paris terrorist attacks prompted House Republicans to pass legislation restricting admission of Iraqi and Syrian refugees to the United States. They are concerned that vetting procedures are not strong enough to prevent ISIS terrorist from infiltrating the United States as Syrian refugees. The legislation requires supplemental certifications and background investigations — in addition to the comprehensive vetting that is currently in place — be completed prior to admission of refugees from the region. In reality, it essentially closes the door on new Iraqi and Syrian refugees.