Perhaps the local media would agree to form a pool, wherein one camera would feed the goings-on in the courtroom to some local school or library channel which would be like a mini-cspan. Even if it couldn't be broadcast live, it would be a great learning tool for future students interested in the witnessing first hand how the rules of procedure and evidence work in a court room
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Thati that is sometimes true, Mr. Guleff. Many times your party (either party) may be lying just to get some support for this or that particular issue to which one, or both, parties are paying special attention at a given time.
However, there are a few times when we can always have "trust based on party." One is when the Republicans are trying to do anything that will, financially, help big business. And by big business I don't mean just regular small business owners; but, rather, the kinds of big business who meets with them (and often actually serves on their staff) for the purpose of writing the law the congressperson will later introduce as his/her bill. You can ALWAYS trust the REPUBLICAN PARTY when it comes to standing up for the upper class over the middle class.
You SHOULD always be able to trust the Democratic party when it comes to standing up to the worker over the fat cat corporations, or the average family of the elite, and in other situations like that, but, sadly, that trust is not always earned.
And, in situations like we currently have in Memphis, you can ALWAYS trust the REPUBLICAN party to do ANYTHING they have to do (whether it be legal or questionably legal, or, sometimes, down right illegal or at least unethical) to make sure that White people don't have to spend too much to help out black people. I know some will call me racist for saying that, but i'm not racist. That is just a fact that anyone with eyes, who cares to, can see. If the shoe were on the other foot and the "white" school was trying to surrender their charter and get into the "black" school and was being told ,"no," white people would not have the same attitude that some of us do now. I'm white, and I'm all for the consolidation of the schools.
It seems to me that neither one of the school systems are really anything to write home about. Memphis is bad....SCS suck, but not so bad when compared to Memphis....come on? this is the argument? Maybe together we can all do better. Maybe not, but that's not the issue the law takes in to account. The law says if Memphis does (X Y Z) it can surrender it's charter and become part of the county education system. Now people who want to change the rules mid game to prevent this might lie about their reasons for doing so, but we ALL know that it's becuase you can "always trust the Republican party" to do what they can to protect their "voters" from having to associate or in any way do anything that may benefit someone with brown skin or even liberal views.
By Joe Boone
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