"The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted." - D.H. Lawrence
I can get behind programs that take care of kids, provide medicine, food, etc. things that their parents cannot or don't provide. However, welfare for those who can work for the most part has been proven to a crutch and not a lifting tool. Welfare spending goes up steadily since enacted yet poverty grows - this tells me we need to look at other issues involved because clearly more welfare doesn't fix it.
Story on the news recently where a firearms instructor's mistake took out a dude's knee at a firing range. That story, and a slew of others has re-framed this in my mind. Even those well trained aren't without incident and having more guns with more hands who can forget them, mishandle them, etc. I don't think is the answer. I know the recent FLA shooting had a chickenshit officer on the scene who didn't act but most cops are good and will act, why not just have an officer or officers in the schools?
I like the way you started this thread and it's a great question!! We've reached a point where bringing up anything for discussion becomes a hot button and things quickly devolve into personal attacks but you're on the money here. This is an important topic, other nations, yes even France, have some pretty strict immigration laws and the ability to simply discuss what's at stake and what make sense is critical. I don't have the answers, would like to hear any proposals you have.
I just read this little nugget: When Attorney General Loretta Lynch decided late last year that the Justice Department would end the federal civil-asset forfeiture program, criminal-justice reform advocates proclaimed it a “significant deal.” But late last month, less than four months later, the Obama administration reversed itself and reinstated the Asset Forfeiture Fund’s Orwellian “equitable sharing” program.
I would say that most abortions are not because the mother doesn’t want the bodily repercussions of pregnancy but the repercussions of actually having the child and having to raise it.