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Newtown, Conn. residents reject budget with extra school security
CBS ^

Posted on 04/26/2013 5:43:50 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought

Residents have rejected a budget that included money for extra school security in the wake of the December school shootings, with town leaders suggesting the spending and required tax increases were a hard sell.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: guncontrol
Even the Newtown people are weighing risk vs cost.
1 posted on 04/26/2013 5:43:51 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: School of Rational Thought

A tax levy didn’t just happen. It had been on the schedule for a while.


2 posted on 04/26/2013 5:46:32 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: School of Rational Thought

What’s that quote attributed to George Santayana?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Santayana


3 posted on 04/26/2013 5:48:51 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: School of Rational Thought

I guess it appears that they think they can force complete confiscation and outlaw of all guns and that this would keep their children safe. No need to spend their money; let the government gun-grab. A plus for them.

I guess pressure cookers, and then stainless steel Thermos bottles, Propane and MAPGAS cylinders et al will be next on their list. Maybe think about some nut getting hold of a school bus and rampaging it through a school yard. A dumptruck? A semi? Gasoline and matches?

Yes, it’s much easier to react and ask Obama to do it - he got’s a stash.


4 posted on 04/26/2013 5:49:53 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: School of Rational Thought

So the entire voting population are a bunch of “potential future child killers”?


5 posted on 04/26/2013 5:51:50 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

“So the entire voting population are a bunch of “potential future child killers”?”

In the lib mind?.............Probably.


6 posted on 04/26/2013 5:54:39 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: School of Rational Thought

It seems that the Libtards have their priorities straight. Bet they have plenty of money for bike lanes, though.


7 posted on 04/26/2013 5:56:47 AM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: School of Rational Thought

>Even the Newtown people are weighing risk vs cost.<

Too cheap to pay for their own children’s safety, yet oh, so willing to deprive the law abiding of their constitutional rights.


8 posted on 04/26/2013 5:58:45 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: School of Rational Thought

How about train and arm the existing teachers/staff?


9 posted on 04/26/2013 6:00:45 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: School of Rational Thought
They want everyone else to pay for it.
If everyone else refuses to pay for it - it's everyone elses fault if it happens again.
It's the left wing entitlement mentality rearing it's ugly head.
Everyone seems to think they should get a free ride these days. If "the federal government" (other people) paid for it, they'd take in in a second.
10 posted on 04/26/2013 6:01:46 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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Gun Control Nazi extremism won’t secure schools

I am sure Newtown could have canned a vice principal or two to pay for extra security. Public schools everywhere have too many management and non-teaching personnel....they could have canned a few non-teachers


11 posted on 04/26/2013 6:08:51 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: School of Rational Thought

Extra security makes it sound like they already have security.


12 posted on 04/26/2013 6:52:10 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Darnright
Too cheap to pay for their own children’s safety, yet oh, so willing to deprive the law abiding of their constitutional rights.

Sorry, but my right to bear arms is an inalienable right, it doesn't come from the Constitution or any other politician. The 2nd Amendments is a prohibition on government....not me

We pro-freedom crowd needs to stop referring to their "Constitutional" right, when they are really innate. If the Constitution gives it, the amending of the Constitution can take away.

13 posted on 04/26/2013 7:03:30 AM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: School of Rational Thought

Newtown citizens should ELECT the state Senate and House for the People of Connecticut!


14 posted on 04/26/2013 7:28:25 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: School of Rational Thought
In another move, Newtown residents approved printing more “Gun Free Zone” signage.(sarc)
15 posted on 04/26/2013 7:44:53 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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Instead, it’s preferable to travel around on Air Force One, milk the nation’s sympathy, lobby Senators and push for gun control.

But a good solution to the security problem in their schools... nahhhhh.


16 posted on 04/26/2013 8:26:38 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: School of Rational Thought

I don’t think Freepers should jump on the residents of Newtown, who have suffered enough.

Lanza could have lived anywhere. There is no reason to believe that children in Newtown are more at risk now than children in other towns. I don’t think we need to spend a lot more on school security nationwide.


17 posted on 04/26/2013 8:36:24 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: School of Rational Thought
Another thought - The margins that these budgets were voted down by were slim. My shooting partner makes the case: "Should we call out these taxpayer schlubs and vilify them as child-killers and murderers the same way they demonized the NRA and it's membership?"

Yes, the people of Newtown have suffered enough, but are still unwilling to protect their own kids. Enough said.

18 posted on 04/26/2013 9:12:02 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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The kids never stood a chance...too many idiot parents in this country...


19 posted on 04/26/2013 9:26:17 AM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: voicereason

“...If the Constitution gives it, the amending of the Constitution can take away. ...”

An important distinction, to be sure.

Every human being has a basic Human Right to defend the life that God gave them, with the most expedient means available.

A show was on a few nights back about the wheel-lock pistol and how quickly it changed the face of political power in Europe.

The Church tried to outlaw it (except for themselves, of course); European monarchies tried to outlaw it (except for themselves, of course). All pooled resources of power and tried to maintain a monopoly of force, and couldn’t.

Once out, the technology and knowledge of how to make gunpowder spread faster than they could control.

It was the ULTIMATE “democratizing” device.

If gave the ordinary “peasant serf” the ability to back up the single most-hated word that a would-be statist can hear.

That word is “No”.

Those “born booted and ready to ride” as the quote goes still hate the fact that we the people can tell them “No”... we’re witnessing their rage right now.

F*** ‘em.


20 posted on 04/26/2013 9:31:09 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: voicereason

> Sorry, but my right to bear arms is an inalienable right, it doesn’t come from the Constitution or any other politician. The 2nd Amendments is a prohibition on government....not me<

Amen to that. Would that those elected take your words to heart, not to mention the lawyers in the judicial branch of government.


21 posted on 04/26/2013 10:38:34 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: School of Rational Thought

Why do they hate children so much?


22 posted on 04/26/2013 3:16:00 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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