Category: Editorials

A Readers Thoughts

I have some thoughts on how the U. S. government has performed in past years. Thoughts on how Bills were pushed through Congress, for Presidential signature and passage into law, in inappropriate ways to meet the agendas of the President, individual members of Congress and/or special interests. Thoughts on how these measures were used to subvert our Representative form of Democracy, and subvert the Constitution, causing grave damage to our way of life. Also, these Laws are very costly, based on bad data and, though they look good for those who voted for them, totally useless.
Generally, each Bill that was passed by Congress in past years under the following circumstances should be reviewed for value and efficacy. A cost benefit analysis should be performed on each of them. Supporting data for these laws must be reviewed for current value and replication. A few of the circumstances involved are;

Letter to The Editor

An ounce of prevention could have seriously changed what happened in this article http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/DCF-worker-released-on-bond-in-sex-case-369205.php. It appears that a 19 year old former foster child was lured to the home of her 48 year old case worker and raped or an attempt to rape happened. The details about this I did not find to be very clear.
What facts that are clear to me is that this girl was attacked and was placed in a very bad situation. The real question I ask is did a sex offender registry help on this to protect her? Well no it couldn

See you in the funny papers!

The Cartooning of America

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The original intent of the registry;   The national registry was designed to keep track of the most violent and predatory offenders, not low-risk and non violent offenders.  Since that time the registry has grown and due to the AWA many low-risk and non violent offenders have been reclassified. 

Springing from this massive database of offenders comes the money brokers who have seen the public frenzy created by this out of control registry system.  They come in all forms from large GPS manufacturing companies to small upstart so-called newspapers.
   
The tactics used by these quazi public servants are questionable at the very least, on the other side of the issue they beg for a full investigation by the FBI into the campaign used by these companies to control public opinion for profit.

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