Iowa Religious Right group The Family Leader, a key player in the GOP’s first-in-the-nation caucus, has a new plan to encourage legislators in Iowa to “do what God has asked them to do.”
The group is soliciting funds to purchase $100 leather-bound copies of “The Founders Bible” — which is annotated by hack historian David Barton with his thoughts on “our Judeo-Christian history as a nation”— for each member of the Iowa state legislature.
In “The Founders Bible,” legislators will find such educational passages as a retelling of Exodus that portrays Moses as the inventor of republican government; a made-up story about the early American government printing Bibles; an endorsement of the “Christian nation” concept from a notorious defender of slavery; information on the “many areas in which the Constitution specifically incorporated Biblical principles”; and an argument for the biblical origin of DNA evidence. All of this is intended to advance Barton’s view that the U.S. government exists to carry out his interpretation of the Bible’s commands.
These Stupidparty disciples have two core arguments 1) Guns don’t shoot people – a typically circular argument to nowhere – and 2) More Guns = Less Violent Crime. See Stupidparty graph to the left below, and the more sensible graph to the right. So the point is that the numbers of households owning guns is actually shrinking, just the gun nuts are getting nuttier. So unless you are John Wayne at the end of True Grit, wielding multiple Guns while holding the reigns to his horse between this teeth – having multiple Guns will have no impact on crime.
Yes violent crimes have fallen dramatically for a bunch of reasons, primarily among the Black population. In New York City there were 2,245 murders and nonnegligent manslaughters in 1990 – by 2013 that number was down to 300 – an 85% reduction. But no one with an IQ of over 80 would argue that any of this had anything to do with having more Guns.
These Doctors are going to Africa to help contain the situation – which ultimately helps mankind and also protects America. Trumps policy would be to ridicule people who try to help, spread fear and distrust – thus making the contagion spread far more rapidly – ultimately posing a greater threat to the USA (not to mention every else). http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/03/condition-ebola-infected-us-doctor-improved-hospital …