Roberta Simons, perhaps in school you knew of
Thomas Jefferson's belief that an educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people. That fundamental need transcends electoral politics. It matters not in what group you achieve that end; it matters only that you do.
"In Mexico, self-defense squads battle violence" - HERE - AYUTLA, Mexico (AP) — The young man at the roadside checkpoint wept softly behind the red bandanna that masked his face. At his side was a relic revolver, and his feet were shod in the muddy, broken boots of a farmer.
Haltingly, he told how his cousin's body was found in a mass grave with about 40 other victims of a drug gang. Apparently, the cousin had caught a ride with an off-duty soldier and when gunmen stopped the vehicle, they killed everyone in the car.