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Thursday, March 15, 2018

House passes phony school safety bill

Two things tell you a piece of legislation is worthless.

First, it has a cute and clever acronym for its title.

Second, it passes with overwhelming bipartisan support.
Wednesday, the House passed the STOP School Violence Act, 407-10.

97.6% of the vote went to the act.

Even Tinkerbell couldn't get that many people to clap for her.

Oh, and STOP stands for (drumroll) Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018.

The bill will prevent no violence. But it feels good. It will pay spend $200 million or so on "training to prevent student violence against others and self, including training for local law enforcement officers, school personnel, and students," ABC News reported.

The bill is another federal solution to a local problem. A federal program help cause the Parkland high school shooting, as Obama paid the school and the sheriff not to suspend or arrest belligerent students.

But that is what Congress does: it spends money we do not have on things we do not need.

We need less federal aid, and more local control of the schools.

And here's another idea, fire the FBI agents who did not follow up on the tips beforehand about the mass killer. That will shake things up.


  1. In the old days, safety advice would be typed up by the school principal's secretary who would then make copies on the mimeograph. She would then give the copies to a student she trusted to take around to each teacher. The teacher would write the advice on the blackboard and discuss with the class. The cost was minimal.

  2. The fbi investigated this kid and ignored cruz. Same outcome. Maybe if they were not trying to overthrow our election they could have stopped some murders. Who needs the fbi?

  3. Let's hope the bill stops in the Senate.

  4. If I were in Congress, I'd have introduced an opposing bill that I'd name GTFO. Get The Federals Out. Or something like that. Betsy DeVos has been really quiet lately. When is she gonna just shut the DOEd down?

    1. When Congress repeals the legislation that created the department. That's when.

      -Mikey NTH

  5. These special elections keep going horribly wrong for Republicans. It's shocking that Republican voters are not wildly enthused to support the "Everything the Dems want but just a little teensy bit less" wing of the GOP