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    Re: GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns

    Zero chance of passing the Senate, just pandering to the home crowd, a few minutes of fame for a right wing politician.

    Is interesting to see how some 'conservatives' rant and rave about federal over reach but this seems that to me. Don't 'conservatives' decry this sort of 'big government' interference? If the 'zero tolerance' rules are so unpopular with the citizenry shouldn't locals do something about it? There are school board elections. Kick the bums out and put in school administrators who open carry and permit teachers to pack in the classroom.

    Seems to me 'conservatives' at the local level are just as wimpy as the liberals they decry- looking to the big brother government to fix what they are well positioned to fix for themselves.

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    Re: GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    The bill serves a purpose. Schools need to quit overstepping their bounds. Guns are actually a good thing.
    yeah, the children should be forced to play with guns.

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    Re: GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Again, the defunding only happens if the schools don't change the rules. So the school boards and administrations would be the ones throwing out the baby.
    Which they are already doing in the first place, through the willful malfeasance of brainwashing and indoctrinating children that they are instead supposed to be educating.

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    Re: GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns

    I just looked it up.

    http://www2.census.gov/govs/school/11f33pub.pdf

    According to this source, public schools as a whole received 12.3% of their funding from the Federal Government. 87.3% comes from state and local sources. So then, this bill, if passed, would not be a "death penalty" in any way, shape, or form. What it actually says is that if the schools don't dump these ridiculous rules they face the prospect of losing(on average) 12.3% of their funding.

    When properly framed, this puts the onus squarely at the feet of the school boards and administrators. If they lose 12.3% they have no one to blame but themselves.
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    Re: GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    I just looked it up.

    http://www2.census.gov/govs/school/11f33pub.pdf

    According to this source, public schools as a whole received 12.3% of their funding from the Federal Government. 87.3% comes from state and local sources. So then, this bill, if passed, would not be a "death penalty" in any way, shape, or form. What it actually says is that if the schools don't dump these ridiculous rules they face the prospect of losing(on average) 12.3% of their funding.

    When properly framed, this puts the onus squarely at the feet of the school boards and administrators. If they lose 12.3% they have no one to blame but themselves.
    They can blame the government for a stupid political stunt.

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    Re: GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    They can blame the government for a stupid political stunt.
    Sure they can... and at the same time they would be, by default, making the statement that these stupid rules are worth more than 12.3% of their respective budgets.
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    Re: GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    Sure they can... and at the same time they would be, by default, making the statement that these stupid rules are worth more than 12.3% of their respective budgets.
    They could be also saying we make our own rules mind your own business and they they won't be bullied by a political hack looking to stir the pot.

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    Re: GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    They could be also saying we make our own rules mind your own business and they they won't be bullied by a political hack looking to stir the pot.
    Sure, I guess that could be it. Or it could be that they are also saying that they're such a bunch of pussies that they literally piss themselves at the horror of seeing some little kid make a pretend gun with his fingers and it's worth the 12.3% to not have to run home and change their clothes every day.
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    Re: GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer. View Post
    yeah, the children should be forced to play with guns.
    Who implied that? Nobody.
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    Re: GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Zero chance of passing the Senate, just pandering to the home crowd, a few minutes of fame for a right wing politician.

    Is interesting to see how some 'conservatives' rant and rave about federal over reach but this seems that to me. Don't 'conservatives' decry this sort of 'big government' interference? If the 'zero tolerance' rules are so unpopular with the citizenry shouldn't locals do something about it? There are school board elections. Kick the bums out and put in school administrators who open carry and permit teachers to pack in the classroom.

    Seems to me 'conservatives' at the local level are just as wimpy as the liberals they decry- looking to the big brother government to fix what they are well positioned to fix for themselves.
    The ONLY reason this country has a 21 year old drinking age and a .08 legal blood alcohol limit is because the Fed threatened to cut off highway funding to states that didn't comply.

    Did you have a problem with it when that happened?
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