[lit-ideas] Re: States' Rights, Islamism, and the Cordoban Mosque

  • From: Mike Geary <jejunejesuit.geary2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 10:46:51 -0500

The idea of privatizing prisons and armies is appalling to me.  These seem
to me to be patently governmental functions.

Mike Geary

On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 9:54 AM, Veronica Caley <molleo1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  It seems to me that there is an issue that Lawrence brings up that is
> worth thinking about.  Namely, why let people vote and then over rule their
> vote? There are good reasons to do this, the Prop. 8 in California being
> one.  But I wonder if it wouldn't be better to subject propositions to the
> court review before it is allowed on the ballot.  I am sure the two major
> religions, which spent millions to promote this bit of cruelty, would have
> liked to have saved their money.
> Re marriage as it has been for the previous 2,500 years, it has included
> sex slaves, concubinage, plural marriage, polygamy, mistresses galore,
> infidelity, etc.  Currently, what passes for monogamy is in many cases
> serial marriage.
> I don't know if Lawrence or anyone on the list knows yet that several
> prisons in Arizona have been turned over to private businesses and in the
> works is to turn them all over.  Now then, clearly residents for prison
> cells are needed.  Illigal immigrants would fit the bill perfectly.   And
> the federal government would pay for their keep.  If you think this is far
> fetched, it actually happened but with juveniles.  The judge sentencing kids
> to the facility was paid a million bucks to do this.
> Rachel Maddow exposed this in program on Aug. 12, '10.  No Lawrence she is
> not a lefty as you would think of one.  She actually finds and analyzes news
> as no national news program here does.  Although sometimes she gets a bit
> carried away.
>  Pennsylvania rocked by 'jailing kids for cash' scandal - 
> CNN.com<http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/02/23/pennsylvania.corrupt.judges/>
> For information re immigration law in Arizona and private prisons:
> *Rachel Maddow* - Private Prisons (1) Love AZ 
> Law<http://www.lipstickalley.com/f153/rachel-maddow-private-prisons-1-love-az-law-250215/>
>  -
> Veronica Caley
> Milford, MI
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Lawrence Helm <lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* Lit-Ideas <Lit-Ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Sent:* Friday, August 13, 2010 8:05 PM
> *Subject:* [lit-ideas] States' Rights, Islamism, and the Cordoban Mosque
>  Note posted at
> http://www.lawrencehelm.com/2010/08/states-rights-islamism-and-cordoban.html
> Lawrence

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