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1 posted on 09/14/2009 7:40:45 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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My kids walk — with me or my wife.

Sorry, it’s not safe anymore.


2 posted on 09/14/2009 7:41:54 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

This aint the 70’s anymore...

My daughter walks to school...with me...and my .357.


3 posted on 09/14/2009 7:43:05 AM PDT by Crim
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Traffic. If my kids went to school, it wouldn’t be safe for them to walk to the elementary school just across the road from our subdivision. I nearly got killed trying to walk over there to vote. Now I drive my big van less than 1/2 mile for elections.


4 posted on 09/14/2009 7:45:00 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is our duty: to zot their sorry arses into the next time zone." ~ Admin Mod)
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Geez ... I walked to school Every day from KINDERGARTEN til 7th Grade, when I moved to an place where school was 12 miles AWAY!!

And the cute little blonde walker and to her mother I say... GOOD FOR YOU.


5 posted on 09/14/2009 7:45:32 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (If Policy disagreement is RACISM, You are NOT READY to have a MINORITY as President.)
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I’ve never been on a school bus, and I’m thirty-something. Homeschooling advantage #795.


6 posted on 09/14/2009 7:46:42 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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I walked about a half-mile to school, even in below zero weather.

During the cold weather Mom always made sure I at least had a bowl of hot oatmeal under my belt...but walking 1/2 mile with that stuff running down my leg was no fun.

7 posted on 09/14/2009 7:47:29 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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I don’t like it, but it’s a sad reality.
Until Rule of Law is re-established, it isn’t safe.


9 posted on 09/14/2009 7:48:13 AM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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She lives only a block and a half from school. Yet she walks by older children waiting with parents for buses to the same school.

From a pure safety perspective, I won't second-guess parents who want their kids to ride a bus.

But I'm calling BS on part of this story. When I was a kid, I had to live 2 miles from the school in order to be allowed on the bus. I couldn't take the bus. My neighbor could, because he lived that much further away (about 100 feet).

Now, I know times are different, and I know cities are different, but in these times of tight budgets, are they really having school buses take kids "a block and a half"????

11 posted on 09/14/2009 7:50:47 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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Uhh Because the G*D Damned courts and liberals let perverts, rapist and criminal run free. I would not let my teenagers walk to school in today’s America.


15 posted on 09/14/2009 7:51:40 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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I usually rode my bike, does that count?


17 posted on 09/14/2009 7:52:12 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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My son just started walking this year as we live next door to the middle school while his elementary was several miles away.

He loves being able to have the independence.

And if you look at the statistics, kidnappings & child abductions are the same now as they were 30 years ago. We just have 24 hour news & helicopter parenting nowadays.

But, I don’t blame parents for feeling insecure seeing what the media does to us.


18 posted on 09/14/2009 7:52:23 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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Forced busing in the South killed off most walking to school.


19 posted on 09/14/2009 7:52:31 AM PDT by wardaddy (Bro and his czars...we have tar, feathers and rails waiting...and a road outta town..)
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Drop the concealed carry age to six? I know, I know...

Colonel, USAFR


20 posted on 09/14/2009 7:53:05 AM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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So terribly sad that our children can’t walk to school, to the store, to a friends house...all the places we went when we were young. I blame the permissive society, and by that I mean permitting perverts to live among us. Many years ago perverts just disappeared after they were found out...and since there is no such thing as a real “life sentence” anymore it would be a good thing if this started happening again. JMHO!


21 posted on 09/14/2009 7:53:07 AM PDT by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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One mile over and two miles back...

I think if I lived in a place where my kids couldn’t walk to school, I’d move...


22 posted on 09/14/2009 7:53:20 AM PDT by babygene
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One mile over and two miles back...

I think if I lived in a place where my kids couldn’t walk to school, I’d move...


23 posted on 09/14/2009 7:53:20 AM PDT by babygene
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I know a few districts in PA where the kids still walk (because courts have ruled the local districts must pay the cost for transporting private and parochial school students too...so they don’t transport anybody as a way of getting around that) Well, okay...most don’t actually walk, they have Soccer Mom Caravan Traffic Jams at 8:15 in the morning.


24 posted on 09/14/2009 7:53:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Kids don't walk anymore because Federal and State governments have failed at protecting the people.
29 posted on 09/14/2009 7:55:46 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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I walked about 1/2 mile to school from first to sixth grade unless it was pouring. I also rode my bike where we just stuck them in the rack. Didn’t need locks at all. The bike was always there after school. We never even thought about them getting stolen.


31 posted on 09/14/2009 7:57:49 AM PDT by AnnGora (As a result of the Stimulus Bill, Napoleon has no more tots to give.)
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When we lived a block and a half from our elementary school, our children who attended there WALKED sometimes alone and sometimes with me. There were some parents who thought I was crazy and/or neglectful. But somehow the children survived. It helped teach our older children a bit of responsibility because they had to make sure the younger ones were okay. And it taught the younger ones that they shouldn’t necessarily rely on their older siblings who may be all about them. hah!


33 posted on 09/14/2009 7:58:48 AM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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