Originally Posted by Direckshun
What? Domestic abuse against women absolutely is a significant problem.
It directly threatens the existence of all abuse victims. They feel like they are in danger -- tell me pat, does feeling like you're in danger constitute fearing a threat to your existence? That's a big "duh" right there. And the idea that VAWA doesn't deal with "cultural health" is laughable on its face. It's the very definition.
Local authorities are dealing with it, the problem is it's done poorly as 2.5 American Indian women are victims of abuse to every 1 of all other American women. At some point, we need to give the local authorities more leverage in solving the problem.
In conclusion, you're basically completely wrong, as I figured you would be.
If domestic abuse against women isn't a matter of cultural health, I have no idea what is.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison