On the last day of 2015, the longest serving member of President Obama’s Cabinet, Arne Duncan, quietly stepped down from his official position as what the Washington Post called “the most powerful education secretary in U.S. history.” The federal government now provides about 10 percent of the money spent on public schools, and Duncan used that money, to an extent like never before, to impose his will on local schools.
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Does Gun Control Really Work?!
Washington Examiner, By MICHAEL BARONE | NOVEMBER 22, 2013 – Economist Bryan Caplan notes that support for gun control — specifically, banning handguns or pistols — has decreased dramatically since the 1950s and 1960s. Back in 1959 Gallup reported that 60% of Americans favored banning possession of “pistols and revolvers,” while now 74% oppose banning “the possession of handguns,” except by police.
Caplan seems puzzled by this substantial change in opinion. I think it’s explainable by two developments.
From The DailyCaller.com, Greg Campbell, 09/03/2013 – Lawmakers around the country are carefully watching Colorado’s historic recall elections for clues as to whether they can survive passing new gun control laws.
“The whole country is paying attention,” said John Caldera, the president of the libertarian-leaning Independence Institute.
Examiner.com, by Christopher Collins, 08/30/13 – On Thursday, President Obama issued new executive orders announcing new gun control measures including targeting military surplus imports, angering many including the NRA and opposition by county sheriffs, police associations, and police chiefs has grown substantially by Thursday evening.
Obama “reaffirmed his commitment” to the issue during the White House meeting, one administration official said.
The proposed regulations would give local law-enforcement agencies access to the gun-sale database that is maintained by the FBI. The rules would also preserve records of denied weapons sales indefinitely.
The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act already requires federal background checks for gun purchases, but not every firearm sale is covered under the law.
I once read an account that young men killed on the beaches of Normandy, as they lay dying, called out for their mothers. I tear up at even the glancing thought of the cries of the children in Connecticut and dare not take the mental walk down that road.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn was born in Russia, DECEMBER 11, 1918. He was arrested for writing a letter criticizing Joseph Stalin and spent 11 years in labor camps. He began writing and eventually received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Speaking in Washington, D.C., June 30, 1975, Alexander Solzhenitsyn gave a warning to the west:
“In pre-revolutionary Russia…there were attempts of the Tsar’s life…During these years about 17 persons a year were executed…
The Cheka (Communist Secret Police)…in 1918 and 1919…executed, without trial, more than a thousand persons a month!…
At the height of Stalin’s terror in 1937-38…more than 40,000 persons were shot per month!
Here are the figures: 17 a year…1,000 a month, more than 40,000 a month!” Solzhenitsyn continued: