At 1/26/13 01:53 PM, LemonCrush wrote:
Well it all comes down to the value of human life. We're all equal in this world.
No it doesn't, and no we're not.
It comes down to the pure amount of harm that can be caused by an abduction of the head of the Executive Branch's child. If someone abducted my child, there's relatively little they could get from me. Same goes for 99.99% of all Americans. Maybe they could extort some small amount of money, or get us to do some relatively small time bad acts.
Such extortion pressure on the President could result in pardons, military strikes, release of national secrets, and so on. That list doesn;t even include the secondary effects that such a trauma can have on a nation.
In short, we ALL stand to lose if Obama's girls are abudcted or harmed.
At 1/26/13 02:33 PM, TheMason wrote:
Where do you live? It could be the size that makes the difference. Afterall, many schools serving small communities may lack the resources to have resource officers. And it's not just the school district...it could be the police force too. The police force could be lacking in manpower to support full time cops in schools.
That's very true. However, I do think pure location has a great deal to do with it as well. My elementary school did not need any security, but there were other elementary schools that fed into my high school that needed security even then. My side of the distrct was middle-upper suburban, but there were other parts that had strong gang ties.