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Dem renews call for 'Department of Peace' after Conn. shooting
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Posted on 12/17/2012 2:50:15 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Dem renews call for 'Department of Peace' after Conn. shooting By Pete Kasperowicz - 12/17/12 02:57 PM ET

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Monday afternoon resumed his call for a federal "Department of Peace," which he said is needed to counteract a "cultural matrix" in the United States that produces violence.

"On a global level, this type of thinking justified war and brings the slaughter of innocents. Nationally, it sows seeds for murder," he said on the House floor.

"Yet war abroad and violence at home are not inevitable. We have it within our power to recreate America today."

"Let us create an organized, structured approach to become architects of a new culture of peace in our homes and our schools and our workplaces," he added. "This is what the Department of Peace is about. Let us establish in America, where national security and peace at home includes jobs, housing, physical and mental healthcare, education, retirement security for all."

Kucinich, who is leaving the House at the end of the 112th Congress, has introduced legislation calling for the creation of a Department of Peace, a bill that has more than five dozen Democrats as co-sponsors.

Del. Gregorio Sablan (D), a delegate for the Northern Mariana Islands, also took to the floor Friday afternoon to offer condolences to the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and also to argue in favor of stricter gun-control laws in light of the shooting.

"But merely to offer condolences feels meaningless to me, unless we also act to save other children and families and communities from a repetition of this same terrible tragedy," he said. "We in Congress must take action to keep assault weapons and high-capacity clips out of the hands of those who are so dangerous, or deranged or deluded that they can snuff out the life of innocents on a whim."

Sablan acknowledged the Second Amendment right to bear arms, but said that amendment should not be seen as something that prevents action.

"If our talk does not take guns out of the hands of people who would murder children, then our condolences today are just empty words," he said.


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Nut......
1 posted on 12/17/2012 2:50:28 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

How about a Department of Mental Health - for Kookcinich, alone. He’d keep at least of few hundred bureaucraps busy for a while.


2 posted on 12/17/2012 2:53:45 PM PST by Ancesthntr (Banning guns to prevent crime is like banning cars to prevent drunk driving.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They should name it the “Department of Domestic Tranquility,” or DDT. That’s a euphemistic name that would make the KGB/Cheka proud.


3 posted on 12/17/2012 2:53:45 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Sub-Driver

Patterned after the ‘religion of peace’ (Islam)?


4 posted on 12/17/2012 2:54:03 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Sub-Driver

How would a “department of peace” have helped the school shooting?

The department of energy is supposed to make us less reliant on foreign oil. We’re more dependent since it was created.

The department of education is (I guess) supposed to educate us better. Test scores are falling nation wide.

So with a department of peace, I can only guess that our world will get more violent....


5 posted on 12/17/2012 2:54:28 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) ..."

This impish man is still in Congress? I thought he was redistricted out of seat in Congress.

6 posted on 12/17/2012 2:54:39 PM PST by StormEye
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To: Sub-Driver

Damn, that is so just 1984!


7 posted on 12/17/2012 2:54:46 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nut’s good.

I was thinking retard, fool, maroon...


8 posted on 12/17/2012 2:56:14 PM PST by onona (Former Plattsburgh AFB Survivor)
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To: StormEye

I thought he got beat by Marcy Kaptur which would make him the lamest of ducks.


9 posted on 12/17/2012 2:56:14 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Bureaucrats for peace. What...possibly...could...go...wrong?
10 posted on 12/17/2012 2:57:28 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Sub-Driver

...the midget must be shrinking, along with his brain...he might need another step installed on his personal step stool he uses at home...(wife is tall)


11 posted on 12/17/2012 2:58:55 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

Could this be the actual implementation of the 2008 proposal of a “Civilian National Security Force” which would be “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as the US Military?”


12 posted on 12/17/2012 2:58:55 PM PST by research99
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To: Sub-Driver

*thinks of Peacekeepers from “The Hunger Games”*


13 posted on 12/17/2012 2:59:02 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Sub-Driver
"I come in peace."
14 posted on 12/17/2012 2:59:25 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: Sub-Driver

“If our talk does not take guns out of the hands of people who would murder children, then our condolences today are just empty words,” he said.

Empty words from empty people.


15 posted on 12/17/2012 3:00:57 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let me guess...

The Department of Peace will have tens of thousands of new bureaucrats, using the model of the TSA. It will accomplish the broad goals set forth by the Øregime when he envisioned a civilian defence force as strong and well funded as the U.S. military...

is that about right?


16 posted on 12/17/2012 3:01:15 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Sub-Driver

That would be the perfect place to move the department of defense. War Is Peace.


17 posted on 12/17/2012 3:02:27 PM PST by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver

Therein lies the $64.00 question: ==


18 posted on 12/17/2012 3:02:54 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver
How about the Ministry for the Prevention of Violence and the Promotion of Utopia. (Do what we tell you to do, or else....)
19 posted on 12/17/2012 3:03:00 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We are witnessing a resurgence of all the feel-good stuff that characterized the 1920’s and 30’s, with a push towards socialism, League of Nations crap, and marxist folk music. Against this backdrop of passivity and weakness, the enemies of freedom armed themselves to the teeth, and shortly thereafter much of the civilized world lay in smoldering ruins with 100 million people give or take, dead.


20 posted on 12/17/2012 3:03:40 PM PST by SpaceBar
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Dim renews call for ‘Department of Peace’ after Conn. shooting

Yeah, thanks Dennis... that ought to take care of it, you demented $hit-for-brains moonbat.


21 posted on 12/17/2012 3:04:03 PM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Sub-Driver
brings the slaughter of innocents.

What a hammerass . . . the slaughter of innocents continues daily with 3,300 unborn/newly born Americans DAILYin our abortuaries! And this jackass talks about "slaughter" of innocents.

22 posted on 12/17/2012 3:05:55 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Sub-Driver

We already tolerate the Religion of Peace, is that not good enough?


23 posted on 12/17/2012 3:08:13 PM PST by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: Sub-Driver

State Dept., HHS, and Homeland Security have that waterfront well covered lad.

All working overtime, in coordination with the White House and the AG to crush DOD and the Constitution.


24 posted on 12/17/2012 3:09:30 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Peace through what..? Liberalism is truly a mental illness.


25 posted on 12/17/2012 3:09:38 PM PST by Track9 (The MSM needs a laugh track)
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To: Sub-Driver
Your laws ignore our deepest needs Your words are empty air You've stripped away our heritage You've outlawed simple prayer Now gunshots fill our classrooms And precious children die You seek for answers everywhere And ask the question 'Why'? You regulate restrictive laws Through legislative creed And yet you fail to understand That God is what we need

..a poem by Darrell Scott father of Rachel Joy Scott, killed at Columbine, read before a subcommittee in 1999...it should be sent to all the idiots in Congress. So it all starts again........

26 posted on 12/17/2012 3:13:35 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

Why don’t they create a Ministry of Truth (Minitrue) while they’re at it?


27 posted on 12/17/2012 3:13:52 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32
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To: Sub-Driver

Department of Peace?

Lordy,I just got a big,fat headache.

.


28 posted on 12/17/2012 3:14:02 PM PST by Mears
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To: tumblindice

Take a clue from Babylon 5, and adopt the “Ministry of Peace” specifically the Nightwatch division.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3VA9pZ_kY0


29 posted on 12/17/2012 3:14:47 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver

War is peace, freedom is slavery, Obama is hope.

30 posted on 12/17/2012 3:15:20 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Still crazy after all these years..."

FMCDH(BITS)

31 posted on 12/17/2012 3:16:21 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Department of Peace and Rainbows.


32 posted on 12/17/2012 3:16:48 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course he is saying this is Bush’s fault..


33 posted on 12/17/2012 3:17:40 PM PST by Typical_Whitey (The political mirage of something for nothing; has ruined many a nation.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No doubt Hitler had an equivalent dept.


34 posted on 12/17/2012 3:18:21 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Feelings...wo wo wo wo....Feelings.


35 posted on 12/17/2012 3:22:06 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: kaehurowing

Since truth brings peace which brings tranquility, it could be called the Ministry of Truth... Has a nice totalitarian ring to it...


36 posted on 12/17/2012 3:22:25 PM PST by GOPJ (Detroit should be renamed 'Michael Mooresville'...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Another department of something? I had to check to see if this was satire. Our country is going down fast.

I’m 90% convinced to leave. I’ve narrowed it down to Panama or Ecuador.


37 posted on 12/17/2012 3:22:37 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Common Sense 101

There’s some irony here - Dennis’s wife is involved with some physicians’ group that’s concerned with promoting “responsible medicine”. I wonder if that group includes any head-shrinkers.


38 posted on 12/17/2012 3:23:10 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Dem renews call for 'Department of Peace' after Conn. shooting

Let me guess: It will have an increasingly creepy investigative/enforcement arm called "Nightwatch" (Babylon 5 reference).


39 posted on 12/17/2012 3:24:53 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t forget a $100 billion budget with automatic annual increases.

Better yet redirect the money from the military because peace will break out everywhere.


40 posted on 12/17/2012 3:26:47 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: onona

I was thinking more along the lines of pin-headed asshat or misshapen-headed LIB degenerate or freedom-hating anti-American loser or...

These anti-Freedom creeps are relentless.


41 posted on 12/17/2012 3:28:10 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver

down the hall from the Dept of STFU, of which I am the head.


42 posted on 12/17/2012 3:29:05 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: GraceG

I’m watching Terra Nova right now. I expect to see Dennis riding into a scene on an Allosaur any minute.


43 posted on 12/17/2012 3:29:27 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. "A long train of abuses and usurpations.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Peace? just medicate the entire population.

DOPE... The Department of Peace Eternal.


44 posted on 12/17/2012 3:31:54 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We don’t need anymore damn Department of........ With our bloated federal budget, time to slash departments out.


45 posted on 12/17/2012 3:56:23 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: TomGuy

” How do you recognize those who might be the future murderers?”

Easy...those would be Christians, conservatives, tea party, homeschoolers, preppers and gun owners. You know, terrorist types.


46 posted on 12/17/2012 4:12:57 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Sub-Driver

Department of Peace, or Department of Pacification, Dennis? Please be clear.


47 posted on 12/17/2012 4:16:13 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Sub-Driver
Yeah, the Department of Peace could go around and shoot gun owners!

They could use some of that ammo the Department of Justice has been squirreling away.

48 posted on 12/17/2012 4:17:20 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Sub-Driver
"All I am say-ing .... is give the Dep't of Peace a chance."
49 posted on 12/17/2012 4:33:48 PM PST by mikrofon (Peace through Superior Firepower)
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To: Terry Mross

Uruguay doesn’t sound too bad either.

You can get instant dual citizenship in Nevis and St. Kitts for a couple hundred grand.

Closer to home, you have Canada.


50 posted on 12/17/2012 5:28:31 PM PST by bushbuddy
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