America Is Not Broke



“If Congress can employ money indefinite­ly to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishi­ng in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads­; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislatio­n down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress. . . . Were the power of Congress to be establishe­d in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundation­, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government establishe­d by the people of America.” – James Madison, The Papers of James Madison, Vol. 14 (Charlotte­sville: University Press of Virginia, 1983), pages 223-224.
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10 Most Violent States In The U.S.: The Institute For Economics And Peace



Murder Capital of the WORLD!

Even with the STRICTEST gun control laws, DC remained “Murder Capital of the WORLD!”

Even with the STRICTEST drug laws, DC remained “Murder Capital of the WORLD!”

Even with the STRICTEST police enforcemen­t by five DIFFERENT police forces, DC remained “Murder Capital of the WORLD!”

Even with the HUGEST prison population per capita, DC remained “Murder Capital of the WORLD!”

Even with the UTTERLY highest education spending per student (five TIMES that of North Dakota), DC remained “Murder Capital of the WORLD!”

Do you know HOW they finally cut the murder rate in half (to “only” 12th place)?
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You missed the point.

Of course the murder rate is included in the violent crime rate.

But when overall violent crime rates are compared country to country, OUR violent crime rates are MUCH higher than most other countries.

So are our murder rates.

BUT there are some countries whose overall violent crime rates are low compared to their relatively higher murder rates. Same thing state to state.

You ought to be asking “WHY” rather than confusing yourself over the notion that it’s not fair that murder rates are counted twice. You OUGHT to be asking “what is it about North Dakota, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and the Republic of Ireland that their murder rates are 1/400th (ONE FOUR HUNDREDTH) that of Detroit, or DC, or New Orleans, or lil’ ole’ Gary, Indiana”.

If you take even one more second to ponder this stat, FORGET about counting murder twice and focus ONLY on what you think is the REASON (hint: there is only ONE reason).
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