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Destroying the Republic “for the Children”
The New American ^ | Monday, 10 October 2011 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 10/10/2011 7:25:29 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer

We’ve all heard about the tactic of using children as human shields, as practiced by Saddam Hussein, the Taliban and others. The idea is that you place civilians — preferably women and children — at military targets to reduce the chances that your enemy will attack and so that, if he does, he’ll look like a heartless miscreant who targets the least among us. Morally, it’s the least of tactics.

Yet while we Westerners have made the practice illegal under the Geneva Convention, it’s not unknown in the United States — in our political battles. In the 1990s especially, it became common to claim that all and sundry must support a given statist policy “for the children.” As an example, when Republican-backed welfare reform was instituted, Ted Kennedy called it “legislative child abuse.” And when President G.W. Bush threatened to veto an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in 2007, Democrats brought children to a press conference on the matter and later had a 12-year-old SCHIP recipient read a heartstring-tugging Democrat radio address about the program.

The latest use of this tactic was by Texas Governor Rick Perry in the Florida Republican debate when he invoked the welfare of the children to justify his granting in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: immigration; perry; rick; tuition
Hey, let's stop saying "for the children" for the children!
1 posted on 10/10/2011 7:25:43 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer

Progressives will be Progressives. They’ll do anything to further their agenda; lie, steal, cheat and worse.

They’re unpredictable yet predictable at the same time.

IMHO


2 posted on 10/10/2011 7:44:46 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Paladins Prayer

” - - - Ted Kennedy called it “legislative child abuse.”

Ol’ Teddy-Bare lied about a lot of things.

Today, “legislative child abuse” would be any Congressional legislator who votes to approve an increase in the National Debt Burden to children.

Since children cannot vote, the financial debt is piled on them by the DEBT GREED of the SPENDAHOLIC, elected politicians in the WH and US Congress.

Vote NO on the obaminator’s SPENDAHOLIC “Jobs” bill, and help prevent financial child abuse, by eliminating DEBT GREED by politicians.


3 posted on 10/10/2011 7:45:31 AM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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