“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Priests all over the world committed horrible crimes against children, and their superiors in some cases helped cover up the crimes:
Catholic Church moved abusive priests abroad, says AP report
The GOP has had a troubled history as well:
Ney Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charges
Should these organizations be disbanded and their leaders jailed, or do those standards only apply to ACORN?
Is your point that corruption only applies to those who receive government contracts? Because my point is that the wrongdoing of individuals within an organization doesn't automatically taint the entire organization. In other words, individual instances of corruption do not prove systemic corruption. You disagree with that?
But you do raise in interesting point. Government funding actually increases accountability. After all, government operations in this country are subject to all sorts of sunshine laws and disclosure requirements. Because of that, private entities are more capable of successfully covering up illicit action.
Does anyone here think that Lewis is correct in her prediction that what's going to happen to them [she's talking to Socialists] is going to be like the Internment Camps?
Last edited by GhostlyJoe; 04-23-10 at 08:25 PM.