There are at least four issues that cannot be discussed by any politician, public figure or educator. Even to suggest a discussion on all the issues, with no import of emotions, rhetoric or fear would be a hanging offense. In fact, one issue I am even afraid to name for fear that the free world will rise up against me. Good thing it already has….
Now, I am not taking a position on these issues or suggesting that they are not inherently wrong. Nor am I suggesting that it is time to start a dialogue on all the facts. I have not phrased them even as questions, because to do so would suggest a position. These three issues represent enormous sources of strife and pain in our culture and until we have the courage to discuss them openly and without fear of reprisal they will continue to exist on the fringe, and we will never find a solution:
Poverty as the source of crime
Legalization of hard drugs
For an interesting discussion of issue 4, check out http://www.strike-the-root.com/61/victor/victor1.html