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Kucinich Reiterates Support for 'Department of Peace' After Conn. Shooting
weeklystandard.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 12/17/2012 8:09:42 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

After the mass shooting Connecticut today, Rep. Dennis Kucinich reiterated his support for a "Department of Peace."

"It is long past time that we take an organized approach to addressing the violence in our society and that is exactly what the proposal for a cabinet level Department of Peace is all about. We must reject violence and take an organized approach to averting violence," said the congressman in a prepared statement.

Kucinich also said, “Today’s shooting was a tragedy of unimaginable proportions. Our hearts ache for the victims and their families. While we don’t know why this attack took place, it is an attack on education, on public safety and on our children.

"For those of us outside the direct impact of this tragedy, our mourning turns into a search for ways to ensure that these shootings do not continue to happen.

"There is an undercurrent of violence in our society that is becoming more powerful. Whenever it surfaces it brings great tragedy and we pray: never again. But ‘never again’ keeps happening. Malls, schools, movie theaters; these murders attack our sense of community."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; sandyhookpolitics; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/17/2012 8:09:45 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
More government. Well, I'm just all for it. But why don't we call it, oh, say... the Committee for State Security?
2 posted on 12/17/2012 8:12:47 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I'll say this for Dennis T Menace
He is consistent.


3 posted on 12/17/2012 8:14:17 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ah yes, another blotted bureaucracy that will accomplish absolutely nothing except waste taxpayers money.


4 posted on 12/17/2012 8:14:33 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Malls, schools, movie theaters”

Hmmmm , I sense a trend.


5 posted on 12/17/2012 8:18:31 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

These people are so stupid I’m amazed they don’t forget how to breathe.


6 posted on 12/17/2012 8:21:20 PM PST by DManA
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Anyone interested in signing up for the Night Watch?


7 posted on 12/17/2012 8:21:50 PM PST by Petrosius
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You never saw this stuff when guns weren't verboten.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 8:22:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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>> After the mass shooting Connecticut today, Rep. Dennis Kucinich reiterated his support for a “Department of Peace.”

Hey genius, how about throwing out the RoE that’s getting our troops killed overseas?


9 posted on 12/17/2012 8:24:07 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: Tailgunner Joe

“Department of Peace.”

To be run mostly by members of the Religion of Peace, to be sure.

Seriously, this is about the most 1984 Newspeak bureaucracy proposal I’ve heard.


10 posted on 12/17/2012 8:26:23 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

As with all things liberal (er, now “progressive”), he who controls the meaning of the words controls the outcome of the discussion. What, exactly is Kucinich’s definition of “peace”?

I suspect that the Prince of Peace is not part of it. But it probably would not conflict with the “religion of peace”.


11 posted on 12/17/2012 8:26:50 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Here we go MINITRUE, MINIPEACE, MINILOVE. George Orwell was a prophet in the modern world.


12 posted on 12/17/2012 8:29:29 PM PST by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
another 60’s style Utopian idiot. why don't we just have our military carry white flags instead of firearms? that way our enemies would sit down to discuss our differences with us before they shoot us. The same with cops and gang thug criminals.
13 posted on 12/17/2012 8:35:12 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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14 posted on 12/17/2012 8:37:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Department of Weapon Confiscation, Indoctrination and Submission Compliance


15 posted on 12/17/2012 8:41:35 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why doesn’t Kucinich lead by example and open his own department of peace on the south side of Chicago?


16 posted on 12/17/2012 8:42:22 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Jeff Winston

The first order of business for the “Department of Peace”, of course, will be the purchase of 4.5 million rounds of hollow point ammunition.


17 posted on 12/17/2012 8:43:48 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A cabinet level department of peace?

Do these people know how they sound? ROFLOL!

I am so glad I am old, at least I recognize abnormal when I see it.


18 posted on 12/17/2012 8:44:08 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The only thing Dennis did that I agreed with.

19 posted on 12/17/2012 8:49:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: wolficatZ

Beat me to it. But it does beg the question, how would the Department of Peace go about enforcing its regulations?


20 posted on 12/17/2012 8:50:00 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The only thing Dennis did that I agreed with.

He got his piece.

21 posted on 12/17/2012 8:50:58 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is what happens when no one has their boot on that little pr***’s neck...


22 posted on 12/17/2012 9:05:50 PM PST by 4buttons
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They say “Peace, peace” when there is no peace.


23 posted on 12/17/2012 9:10:35 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Surely he is standing on something.

Isn’t that
He is so short
that
When you are toes to toes your nose is in it
When you are nose to nose your toes is in it.


24 posted on 12/17/2012 9:11:34 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Joe 6-pack

The Dept. of Peace will need to maintain gulags for those who refuse to be peaceful.


25 posted on 12/17/2012 9:46:43 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

George Orwell...CALL YOUR OFFICE!!!!

Winston Smith must speak to you ASAP!


26 posted on 12/17/2012 10:08:31 PM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Their motto will be “War is Peace”


27 posted on 12/17/2012 10:27:44 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This country is ripe for destruction by violent men who will laugh at our metrosexuals before killing them and taking the women.


28 posted on 12/17/2012 11:20:21 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant
This country is ripe for destruction by violent men who will laugh at our metrosexuals before killing them and taking the women.

Your post made me envision the stupid hipsters in my area throwing their man-purses over their shoulders and running for their lives in their capri pants.

I had to laugh.

29 posted on 12/18/2012 1:12:40 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: vpintheak
Their motto will be “War is Peace”

That's good.

The BAFTE already snagged "Freedom is Slavery".

30 posted on 12/18/2012 1:14:47 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Further evidence why the guys with the butterfly nets are probably chasing Dennis at this moment.


31 posted on 12/18/2012 2:38:25 AM PST by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"only thing"

And what a thing. Proof I guess that Dennis isn't totally bonkers.

32 posted on 12/18/2012 2:43:29 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Tailgunner Joe

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850

DEPOPULATE BIG GOVERNMENT socialists/totalitarians from the body politic.

live - free - republic


33 posted on 12/18/2012 3:27:18 AM PST by PGalt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He has to be standing on a filing cabinet in that photo.


34 posted on 12/18/2012 3:39:22 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Go back to being war department


35 posted on 12/18/2012 4:28:23 AM PST by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Once we have a “ Dept of Peace”....this sort of stuff ...will be chalked up as “good for business”. And will help “ document the need “ for further funding....and that “ more of these tragedies” mean we just haven’t “quite a big enough” budget or enough regulation.......ya know after all.. We ‘ve still got that pesky 2nd Amendment......


36 posted on 12/18/2012 4:36:43 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only thing Dennis did that I agreed with.


Gee! I’ve never seen that picture before. I’ve heard rumors about that but didn’t know for sure. Now I know.

She carries the little monkey around the house and in public on her back!

WHO NEW?


37 posted on 12/18/2012 7:04:46 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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