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  •  What I'm suggesting is (0+ / 0-)

    we need to be careful not to put all our eggs in one basket.
    I happen to think that this program has positives.

    I understand that my outlook may not be agreeable to everybody.
    But the people working on this bill asked a really good question:

    "If we're willing to put armed guards around our money, but not our children, what does that say about our values?"

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 01:51:10 PM PST

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    •  the same problem (0+ / 0-)

      as worhipping their money and their prejudices by refusing to pay taxes or vote for politicians who won't tax and letting kids starve, face crappy schools and deprive parents of living wages so they might be able to provide decent housing, health care, etc.

      Why provide more guns if we won't provide for their mental health, their protection from bullying or try to stop people who shouldn't be getting guns from getting them?

      Why worship a gun more than your child?

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