Before we get into the details of the law, take a look, with me, at the reasons behind the passage of the law.
1. Estimates show that Arizona has the fastest growing number of illegal immigrants in the United States. Today, there are some 600,000 illegals in Arizona or almost 10 percent of the State’s population!
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to tour a Florida phosphate mine operated by Mosaic. Beyond the fascinating engineering experience at the mine, it was also a great learning experience.
As our children age and become adults, I cannot help but think that financial education is a missing ingredient.
Today, with a population of 305 million there are some 575 million credit cards being used in the United States. Those cards purchase around $20 billion each year with the average card holder having some $16 thousand in debt. And 15 percent of credit cardholders are regularly late in payments.
Lately, the media has been full of news reports about students bullying through computers. And the cases are not isolated. To think that students would take their lives because of computer abuse, is something beyond imagination.
What makes it even more interesting is that crime in our schools has actually declined – except for cheating.
As the healthcare legislation evolved, the rhetoric became more bitter. It turned out that some members of Congress received death threats for supporting the bills while one Republican actually had a bullet fly into his District office. Too much from my viewpoint.
Before terrorists were housed at the Guantanamo Naval Base, today more commonly referred to as Gitmo, Christopher Columbus landed there in 1494. From there on, the history is very interesting – all leading to the current controversary about the housing of terrorists and water boarding to extract intelligence from those being held at the base.
A few weeks ago, while in Florida, I had the opportunity to watch something that I never witnessed before. My two grandsons were part of the EAA Young Eagles program. And the Young Eagles are not just in Florida. They are also on Long Island.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to discuss crime rates with a police official. How could it be, with such high unemployment, that crime rates across the country are actually down? One would think that higher unemployment would lead to a higher rate of crime – just survival for some.
Now that the debate is really over, take a look with me at some of the details in the legislation. This will not be a biased piece. I will try to lay out a summary which you can understand.
From a teenager, I have always wondered about taking off from the earth and going up as high as possible. Where would that be?
Specifically, put a flat plate horizontally on the earth’s surface and then have a line perpendicular to that plate take off and go straight up. Would it go on forever or stop somewhere? And if it stopped, what would be on the other side?
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