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Is TSA serious about letting people carry knives?

Is TSA serious about letting people carry knives? | Gov't & Law | Scoop.it
Tiffany Hawk says there is a reason knives were banned in the first place -- they made the 9/11 attacks possible.
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TSA is saying that this well benefit passengers but I don't understand why. Starting April 25th they will be allowing certain small knives on the plane. They have to meet measurement requirements first.

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SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Says Gov't Abandoned Him | KTLA 5

SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Says Gov't Abandoned Him | KTLA 5 | Gov't & Law | Scoop.it
I think this article is really interesting because the shooter deserves a pension for killing Osama. Osama was a huge threat to the United States and he killed him so technically he saved a lot of people. After doing something like that you should be able to retire and enjoy your life and not have to worry about money and feeding your family.
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Heidi Watts's comment, February 21, 2013 5:14 PM
This video/article is very interesting. I think the the man who killed Osama needs more credit. He put his life on the line to save millions of other peoples lives. He deserves the chance to be recognized as a hero.
Ashley Fitzpatrick's comment, February 24, 2013 1:12 PM
I think this article is interesting on how he isnt getting the credit he should get. He sacrificed his life for the country I think he should be recognized as a hero for the great accomplishment he did.
Ashley Fitzpatrick's comment, February 24, 2013 1:12 PM
I think this article is interesting on how he isnt getting the credit he should get. He sacrificed his life for the country I think he should be recognized as a hero for the great accomplishment he did.
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Is California Governor Jerry Brown Resigning? | Mediaite

Is California Governor Jerry Brown Resigning? | Mediaite | Gov't & Law | Scoop.it
This story is about the California governor supposedly resigning but it was all just a rumor. He wouldn't comment on anything though so it makes it sound like he might actually resign.
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Celebrate Constitution Day | Scholastic.com

Celebrate Constitution Day | Scholastic.com | Gov't & Law | Scoop.it
The main body of the Constitution is made up of seven articles. The Articles explain how the government works. They also carefully describe the rules for electing government officials, like Senators and the President.

Via Alex Roeder
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I think more people should learn about the constituition. I feel like they should start teaching it to younger kids like im middle school. It will defenitly help when they get into high school. Having a day to celebrate it would be nice.

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Alex Roeder's curator insight, February 5, 2013 11:17 PM

This article is about the constitution and whats its made of. There are 7 articles that make up the constitution. It also says that the constitution is divided up by powers. The powers that divide them are the legislative, judicial, and executive branches.

Heidi Watts's comment, February 6, 2013 12:01 AM
In Article V, it talks about amendments, and how to change an amendment, 3/4ths of the states have to vote yes for it to be changed into a law. I think that this is very interesting. For the smaller states like Rhode Island, it takes a less amount of people to vote yes, for an amendment to be changed. For other states like Texas, you would need more people to vote yes to change it. This is a good article because it clearly explains what each article is about.
Ashley Fitzpatrick's comment, February 6, 2013 2:57 PM
This article states that 2/3 of both houses of Congress must agree to propose an amendment. It takes a vote by 3/4 of the states to make an amendment law. Everybody has to agree on it not just one person. The smaller the states are the less amount of people have to vote yes to have it changed, but the bigger states you need more people to vote yes to change it!
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Boehner says Obama outreach is hopeful sign

Boehner says Obama outreach is hopeful sign | Gov't & Law | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says that President Barack Obama's recent outreach to congressional Republicans is a "hopeful sign" that progress could be made in breaking the recent impasse over how to reduce the federal deficit.
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John talks about how they might be coming close to a solution for reducing the federal deficit.

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What Does History Say About When the Gov't Tried to Restrict Guns ...

What Does History Say About When the Gov't Tried to Restrict Guns ... | Gov't & Law | Scoop.it
I really like this article because we had a huge debate on this yesterday. Guns have shaped America because we used them to declare our freedom and what not. The government isn't going to be able to ban guns because of how strongly some people feel about it. They will definitely rebel against the banning and fight for their rights.
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Supreme Court to hear arguments in March on same-sex marriage - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Supreme Court to hear arguments in March on same-sex marriage - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room | Gov't & Law | Scoop.it
Justices scheduled two days of oral arguments over same-sex marriage, putting them on track for a ruling this summer.

Via MsHaeussinger
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I could go on and on about this topic. But seriously, people shouldn't be singled out because of who they love. Its ridiculous. If someone loves someone, let them be. How does it affect you? It doesnt.

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Joel Denney's comment, February 27, 2013 9:34 PM
Personally, I feel that the government should get out of the marriage deal altogether. Provide legal civil unions for whoever wants it and leave religious ceremonies and sacraments up to the individual churches. On a side note, here's some food for thought: if a same-sex couple wants to get married in a church that doesn't recognize gay marriage (and they want to stay in that particular church), are their rights being violated? Does a church have the right to deny marriage to same-sex couples? You'd think so, based on separation of church and state. How about interracial couples? Same argument, right? Shades of grey are so annoying...
Joel Denney's comment, February 27, 2013 9:38 PM
Random thought from last comment: on what constitutional basis can the government outlaw polygamy if the marriage is a religious ceremony? What right does the government have to regulate marriage period?
MsHaeussinger's comment, February 28, 2013 12:07 PM
Fascinating question Joel, one many Americans have asked. Marriage began as a religious ceremony and has become institutionalized in government. Where is the line? The Supreme Court's ruling this year could present a interesting solution!
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Gun Groups File Claim Against Gov. Cuomo's SAFE Act - New York ...

Gun Groups File Claim Against Gov. Cuomo's SAFE Act - New York ... | Gov't & Law | Scoop.it
I think people should be able to keep their rights to their firearms. If the president gets to keep his to protect him but we can't keep ours to protects us? It's just not fair.
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