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Commentary: A Horrifying and Lethal Case of Boredom
BET ^ | August 21, 2013 | Jonathan P. Hicks

Posted on 08/24/2013 7:08:16 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Beyond that, it is yet another painful sign of how gun violence has become far too rampant in America and access to firearms has become far too effortless. Anyone with determination — including teenagers — can get a hold of a semi-automatic firearm as easily as buying hand sanitizer in a drug store.

Moreover, there is something so deeply amiss in a world where teenagers shoot and kill passersby simply to deal with their sense of boredom. For many, that was the void once filled by sports, the arts, pastimes and hobbies — even television. This sad incident in Oklahoma should remind the nation of the need for more homes to benefit from the presence of mentors who can provide guidance to a generation of young people for whom such models are painfully absent.

Instead of straining to make this a racial incident and indictment of the civil rights leaders, this event should be looked at squarely as an example of how the nation’s porous and lax gun laws have intersected with a deep-seated cultural void to produce young people with a lack of character and basic human decency.

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1 posted on 08/24/2013 7:08:16 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I posted this for the comment section..be surprised..


2 posted on 08/24/2013 7:10:02 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
Instead of straining to make this a racial incident ...

Young black men -- 3% of the population -- commit 50% of the murders in this society.

It's racial, and your negro culture has a lot of fixing up to do. Don't bother to tell me what I need to change about myself. I'm not the problem. Negroes are.

3 posted on 08/24/2013 7:10:44 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

BUNK.

Black on White violence is a huge problem.

Say it.


4 posted on 08/24/2013 7:11:18 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Hojczyk
This sad incident in Oklahoma should remind the nation of the need for more homes to benefit from the presence of mentors who can provide guidance to a generation of young people for whom such models are painfully absent.

They can't even brings themselves to use the word FATHER.

5 posted on 08/24/2013 7:12:30 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The crime that nobody dares to mention.
Blacks need to held accountable for their actions. Instead they are coddled.
Shame on their leaders.


6 posted on 08/24/2013 7:14:17 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Let me repeat for the lefties.... Guns are not the problem. Idiots, particulaly liberal ones, that pull the triggers are.


7 posted on 08/24/2013 7:14:49 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Hojczyk

Lets go back to open carry and be done with it. More people are dying per capita now than in the “wild” west heyday. We need to defend ourselves, carrying a .45 on you hip will keep the bad ones at bay. At least you can return fire...


8 posted on 08/24/2013 7:15:05 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Hojczyk

“This sad incident in Oklahoma should remind the nation of the need for more homes to benefit from the presence of mentors who can provide guidance to a generation of young people for whom such models are painfully absent.”

They are called Parents you new speak horse’e ass.
Just another honky to whack for your gang culture indoctrination.


9 posted on 08/24/2013 7:15:29 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Hojczyk

Thank you. I needed a good chuckle this morning.


10 posted on 08/24/2013 7:16:23 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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11 posted on 08/24/2013 7:17:11 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: ClearCase_guy

No room to put your name in the tag.. hope you understand...


12 posted on 08/24/2013 7:17:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (Young black men -- 3% of the population -- commit 50% of the murders in this society.)
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To: central_va
At least you can return fire...

Not if you're shot in the back from a passing car.

13 posted on 08/24/2013 7:17:53 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

So is black on black, every day here in New York city I read about another black person killing another black, every-single-day. There is not a day that goes by where it doesn’t happen. Today it’s a black guy killing a black transgender, he just beat her/him to death. Then a 3 year black kid was shot in the head by another black. Every day they kill each other.

Black on black murder has been going on for decades and liberals still refuse to acknowledge there is a problem in the black community. If the murder is done with a gun, it’s the NRAs fault. If it’s done with a knife it’s a “setup” by whitey. Every freakin’ excuse you can imagine.


14 posted on 08/24/2013 7:18:23 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Hojczyk
This sad incident in Oklahoma should remind the nation of the need for more homes to benefit from the presence of mentors

Paging Captain Marvel:


15 posted on 08/24/2013 7:19:12 AM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Hojczyk
This sad incident in Oklahoma should remind the nation of the need for more homes to benefit from the presence of mentors who can provide guidance to a generation of young people for whom such models are painfully absent.

Uh, how about fathers? Maybe more homes could benefit from the presence of fathers who can provide guidance to a generation of young people for whom such fathers are painfully absent. I like how the writer equates raising children to a voluntary position. It is, I suppose. But it should not be.
16 posted on 08/24/2013 7:19:21 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Hojczyk

It’s NOT the gun - it’s the hands of the person holding it...

Something very sick within the black culture...


17 posted on 08/24/2013 7:19:41 AM PDT by GOPJ (Young black men -- 3% of the population -- commit 50% of the murders in this society.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Unless it is a heart shot you can always get a least 1 round off before the big sleep....


18 posted on 08/24/2013 7:21:16 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Hojczyk; Repeat Offender; GenXteacher; Nervous Tick; BlatherNaut; ColdOne; Marcella; ...
Yet another crazed gun...

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19 posted on 08/24/2013 7:21:54 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Hojczyk
Instead of straining to make this a racial incident and indictment of the civil rights leaders, this event should be looked at squarely as an example of how the nation’s porous and lax gun laws have intersected with a deep-seated cultural void to produce young people with a lack of character and basic human decency.

What a pile o' glop. What would this dope's argument be if the "teens" had used flashlights, as in the murder of 88-year old war hero Delbert Benton? Or gasoline as in the recent murder in Memphis (one of the suspects in the Memphis case is 26, but we'll stick to the media meme and call him a "teen" too)?

Making this about guns is pathetic. He should instead focus on the "deep-seated cultural void" in the black family unit brought about by the ever-growing welfare state and moral rot in our popular culture as fostered by liberalism.
20 posted on 08/24/2013 7:21:57 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Hojczyk

Blame the gun.

Typical lib claptrap. How about the 80 year old vet that was beaten to death? What’s the reason for that? Should we ban flashlights?


21 posted on 08/24/2013 7:22:35 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: JoeProBono

“Join the movement to change America”

By what? Telling people not to defend themselves when someone is trying to kill them? Let me beat the sh*t out of Spike Lee and see how long he sits there and takes it. I will bet any amount of money after the first punch he would be trying to kill me. This is ALL about anti-semitism, ALL of it. They know quite well Zimmerman is half Hispanic, half black, it’s the “Zimmerman” part they don’t like. That’s what this is all about. In their feeble minds they can’t get it out of their heads that Zimmerman could be a Jew.


22 posted on 08/24/2013 7:23:17 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: JoeProBono

With so many Blacks self-admitting ‘I am Trayvon’, us law abiding types have to ‘become George Zimmerman’ in order to stay alive.


23 posted on 08/24/2013 7:23:28 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: central_va

I grew up watching TV westerns from long ago. I was always amazed that bad guys could be shot once and would always just silently crumble to the ground, dead before their head hit the ground. Remarkable. (Didn’t take long to realize TV wasn’t reality.)


24 posted on 08/24/2013 7:25:04 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Hojczyk

Talk about trying to change the subject. Black leaders will never admit that the problem lies within their own communities. It’s tiring to keep saying that but it’s the truth.


25 posted on 08/24/2013 7:25:35 AM PDT by dowcaet
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**** as an example of how the nation’s porous and lax gun laws have intersected with a deep-seated cultural void to produce young people with a lack of character and basic human decency.****

The writer would prefer they jumped out of the car and sliced him up with straight razors? Maybe run him down with the car? Maybe beat him to death with flashlights like thugs did the WWII vet in Spokane?

Would that make the writer of this happy?


26 posted on 08/24/2013 7:26:26 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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“porous and lax gun laws”

Evil guns. In other news, Michael Moore, algore and Rosie O’Donut are still being slowly killed by their spoons. SUV kills two in Muncie, IN. BET believes ‘denial’ is a river in Egypt: Despite posting their hatred of whites, nothing to see here, let’s move along. “We are unaware of any of this.” Jackson, Sharpton & Soetero—the Trinity of evil.
“I don’t know what happened. It just went off.” said the beaming child, dressed in a suit. “I believe it be an evil gun.” AP 6-15-2014, State of Oklahoma v. Two Black Cherubs And One Graymeat Mutt.


27 posted on 08/24/2013 7:26:29 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I wonder if the “hoodwinked “ would still want “Stand Your Ground “ repealed if whiteys started attacking them in the same manner and frequency as they they attack us. My guess would be “No”


28 posted on 08/24/2013 7:26:57 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: ClearCase_guy

Any deer hunter can tell you for every one shot and drop, there are 9 follow the blood trails....


29 posted on 08/24/2013 7:27:10 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Hojczyk

They blame the gun. Pathetic.


30 posted on 08/24/2013 7:27:30 AM PDT by vpintheak (I am thankful to be God blessed & chosen! Are you!?)
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Moreover, there is something so deeply amiss in a world where teenagers blacks shoot and kill passersby whites simply to deal with their sense of boredom. kill whites.

Fixed

31 posted on 08/24/2013 7:30:41 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (Oh, What Fresh Hell Is This??)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Poor George Zimmerman, he’s a walking American melting pot of different ethnicities, not hostile to any of them (demonstrably helpful to blacks) yet now he’s a target.

Not too sure about the Jewish angle, although black anti-Semitism dates back to the civil rights era. He’s more white than Jewish to the haters.

Anyway,

“One, two, three, many Zimmermans!”


32 posted on 08/24/2013 7:31:00 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: central_va

Funny you say that. I remember my grandfather (big deer hunter from Maine) and having him pretty much say the same thing. He like westerns on TV, but he often laughed at the silliness.


33 posted on 08/24/2013 7:32:18 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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It is not “gun violence”; it is “sons of obama” violence.

The 88 yo vet was not with a gun but was killed by “sons of obama”.


34 posted on 08/24/2013 7:33:12 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Even a heart shot the victim is conscious for a little while....


35 posted on 08/24/2013 7:34:33 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Hojczyk
This sad incident in Oklahoma should remind the nation of the need for more homes to benefit from the presence of mentors who can provide guidance to a generation of young people for whom such models are painfully absent.

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36 posted on 08/24/2013 7:36:15 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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What a load of utter bilge water!


37 posted on 08/24/2013 7:36:51 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I posted the article for the comments!!!!!

!Nicholas James · Follow · Top Commenter
In my Parish, we are experiencing a murder spike. Four times the annual average of six murders per year. The common criteria of the murders?
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Barbara VanBeber · Top Commenter · Wyandotte High School
Mr. Hicks, I would like your opinion concerning Delbert Belton?
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Nicholas James · Follow · Top Commenter
Actually, the cases are very similar. Trayvon attacked Zimmerman. The difference being that his victim was armed. Otherwise Zimmerman would be dead.
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Alton Allen · Top Commenter · Morehouse College
Here is the fundamental difference between George Zimmerman and Christopher Lane: Zimmerman was armed and was able to defend himself against a thug who attacked him. Lane was not armed and, in all likelihood, could not defend himself. The Trayvon Martin case had everything to do with people having the right to self defense and not race. Christopher Lane, on the other hand, seems to suggest that being unable to defend oneself against the evil elements of society can have tragic consequences. Christopher Lane is the “filp side” of George Zimmerman, and Trayvon Martin represents the growing trend of violence that is disproportionately effected by Black teenage males from broken and dysfunctional homes.
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Geoffrey Sea · Follow · Top Commenter · Harvard University
Let’s say for the sake of argument that race was not a factor in the Lane killing (even though the shooters advertised hatred of whites in social media). The big hypocrisy that exposes in comparison with the Martin killing is that in the other case, even after an acquittal and with no evidence whatsoever of George Zimmerman being a racist, the President of the United States and the U.S. Justice Department highlighted the case’s racial dimension and ordered a federal “investigation” into Zimmerman’s racial motives. THAT is the outrage, coming not from racists, but from intelligent Americans who know that the DOJ has better things to do. The Lane case reveals how wrong Obama and Holder were in the Martin case, and that has nothing to do with their race, but they need to acknowledge their error, as a simple matter of honesty and keeping the public trust.
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David M Rayner · Works at Cisco Systems
It might be worth noting that a key difference in the cited cases is that George Zimmerman did not commit a crime.
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Looks like some black are not fooled???


38 posted on 08/24/2013 7:36:52 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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I had a 22 rifle at age of 14.

I was never inside, never bored. There was always something to do - make up games, sand-lot football or baseball, forty five minute walk to the river for fishing, swimming or just hanging out. Kids these days are missing some good times.

I also had great parents as did all my friends.


39 posted on 08/24/2013 7:36:59 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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Looks like the March On Washington 50th Anniversary get together in Washington, DC ain’t drawing tons of folks!!! Sad....listening to some of them Black racist verbage!!! These poor folks are not living in the real world!!! Dr. Martin Luther King would be ashamed of all of them!!! Place is filthy aready!!! Standard procedure in the Obamabot kingdom!!!

Do any of you Freepers have reports of the turnout in DC??? CBS has running video...but refuses to show scans of the attendees...and, CSPAN is also weak in scanning the attending folks. Hoping this Al Sharpton farce is a major bust!!!


40 posted on 08/24/2013 7:36:59 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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Looks like the March On Washington 50th Anniversary get together in Washington, DC ain’t drawing tons of folks!!! Sad....listening to some of them Black racist verbage!!! These poor folks are not living in the real world!!! Dr. Martin Luther King would be ashamed of all of them!!! Place is filthy aready!!! Standard procedure in the Obamabot kingdom!!!

Do any of you Freepers have reports of the turnout in DC??? CBS has running video...but refuses to show scans of the attendees...and, CSPAN is also weak in scanning the attending folks. Hoping this Al Sharpton farce is a major bust!!!


41 posted on 08/24/2013 7:37:15 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

Good Lord....Its the Ghetto thug culture that is out of control and now they are going to talk about St Skittles”legacy”????


42 posted on 08/24/2013 7:38:23 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for our country...Pray for America and the brave souls who are defending us!)
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To: Hojczyk

Anyone with determination — including teenagers — can get a hold of a semi-automatic firearm as easily as buying hand sanitizer in a drug store.


To test this I went to the local dollar store and looked right next to where they stock the hand sanitizer sure enough there were semi-automatic firearms! I only had 12 dollars so I bought a dozen.


43 posted on 08/24/2013 7:38:49 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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The majority of black people will never hold black people accountable for their actions and their lot in life. It is always some other excuse -- gun culture, racism, etc. There needs to be an honest discussion as to whether the culture among the black underclass can be redeemed to be compatible with the rest of America; and, if not, what can be done to sever the ties as soon as possible before more people are harmed and America is dragged further down.
44 posted on 08/24/2013 7:39:31 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: ClearCase_guy
I guess we need to go back to this:

Sucks having to carry around 3 pound "hogsleg" everywhere but what else are we going to do?

45 posted on 08/24/2013 7:40:05 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Hojczyk
...it is yet another painful sign of how gun violence has become far too rampant in America and access to firearms has become far too effortless.

Wrong! The root cause of violent crime is criminals.

How much effort or honesty did that take to figure out?

46 posted on 08/24/2013 7:40:33 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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For many, that was the void once filled by sports, the arts, pastimes and hobbies — even television.

He left out WORK! _

47 posted on 08/24/2013 7:42:02 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: AD from SpringBay

If they had fathers in the home, they couldn’t qualify for nearly as much welfare and other handouts.

That single issue is one of the main reasons for the violence in the country today. Welfare from the federal government. Hooray for Johnson’s Great Society.


48 posted on 08/24/2013 7:43:02 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Hojczyk
Typical Diversion of the Black race and subculture of fatherless thugs. They blame the inanimate object instead of a culture of whores and immature sperm donor's who are interested in nothing more than their own physical self gratification.

If public policy and cultural norms required consequences instead of rewards for the bad behavior of unmarried sexual activity and rampant illegitimacy, this type of activity would be much less prevalent.

49 posted on 08/24/2013 7:45:07 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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50 posted on 08/24/2013 7:45:11 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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