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YDraigGoch

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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:47:55 PM

Apparently, violence against women is OK with some people.

In December, the Violence against Women act was allowed to expire. There was plenty of support in Congress to keep it active, but Boehner caved to Tea Party and didn’t bring it up for renewal. I guess no one noticed, what with that “fiscal cliff” thing.

These guys are still trying to deal with the 19th amendment.

They seem to have the mindset;

Cain’t have none of them thar good ol’ boys going to jail just cause they smacked their old lady around some. Besides, she probably had it comin’.

Some of them don't even see rape as a problem.

Unless, of course, it is a legitimate rape.

I'll be willing to bet that rape would be VERY high on their list of concerns if they had their scrawny old butts thrown in prison.-reported offensive term removed-


[Edited by: Don at 3/15/2013 4:12:11 PM EST]
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 4:56:54 PM

"And I'd like to know how a LAW protects women from violence?"

All perceived injustices are easily remedied with a new law. You should know that by now.
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Bell30012
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 4:52:13 PM

Truthfully, now that this is a federal law, I think that the states would stand to save a lot of money. The states could simply decide to have the federal government prosecute all crimes covered under the Violence Against Women Act prosecuted by the fed. Their law, their cost for prosecution and most importantly... Housing the convicted.
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 1:19:42 PM

Why should Native Tribal governments and their police departments have jurisdiction outside of the reservations they have responsibility for? The renewal of the law would allow for this, and that's not right, either. And I'd like to know how a LAW protects women from violence? IT seems to me in a real sense, laws don't protect people - people protect people. Laws are there to tell us what is or is not within the law and to define punishments. If someone chooses not to follow that law (which happens all the time - reference that our jails are full to bursting), then it's just words on paper.

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Bell30012
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 8:57:23 PM

Violence against anyone is already illegal in all 50 states. Do we really need a federal law to make it specifically illegal against women?
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streetrider
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:01:40 PM

Women are like cats they always land on their feet.
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101Speedster
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:41:55 PM

>>There was plenty of support in Congress to keep it active, but Boehner caved to the White Wing Redneck Tea Party and didn’t bring it up for renewal.<<

Are Republicans responsible for everything that happens in our government and in our country?

[Edited by: 101Speedster at 2/4/2013 5:43:58 PM EST]
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101Speedster
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:22:18 PM

>>Boehner caved to the White Wing Redneck Tea Party<<

That could be considered to be offensive.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:41:07 PM

It appear that this act was nothing more than a way of some group trying to garner votes. All the things it lists are already illegal as it is...so what exactly does this have to do with women not being protected now? I guess this is another of those "nothing to see here" topics" that get started on here because it was on some blog somewhere or they heard it on some left wing radio talk show.
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101Speedster
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:02:33 AM

>>Specifically, the bill included increased protections for women on college campuses across the nation following the brutal 2010 murder of Yeardley Love at the University of Virginia. It included new law enforcement measures to safeguard women on tribal reservations, one in three of whom will be raped in their lifetimes. It included nondiscrimination language for those in the LGBT community who had been unfairly left out of previous bills. And it provided protections to immigrant women, regardless of their status, who are often scared into silence at the hands of their abusers.<<

One thing is for sure. If Obama and the rest of our politicians continue their out of control spending, many more government programs that many feel are necessary are going to be cut or eliminated.

BTW, what is the LGBT community?
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nstrdnvstr
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:31:34 AM

YDraigGoch, "Apparently, violence against women is OK with some people.

In December, the Violence against Women act was allowed to expire. There was plenty of support in Congress to keep it active, but Boehner caved to the White Wing Redneck Tea Party and didn’t bring it up for renewal. I guess no one noticed, what with that “fiscal cliff” thing."

So why is it that "violence against women" is any worse than violence against men or children?

Shouldn't they all be prosecuted the same?

Seriously, will there be more violence against women now that the "Violence against Women act" has expired?
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calwdstk
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:07:50 PM

How about the group of women with the "NOW" organization, where are they on this subject? Don't recall them complaining about it not coming up.
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NickHammer
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:05:20 PM

From the link...
"One reason the law has worked so well in protecting a broad group of women..."

Whoa - a "broad" group of women? Isn't that redundant? ;-)
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