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According to 2013 FBI statistics, all ten of the nation’s most dangerous cities are run by Democrats.

According to 2013 FBI statistics, all ten of the nation’s most dangerous cities are run by Democrats.

Could it be gun control? Or maybe the oppressive atmosphere of an over-regulated society? Or the lack of prosperity due to the squelching of freedom? Take your pick.

According to FBI statistics released last week, violent crime has declined for the fifth year in a row, the 18th time in the last 20 years.

More guns, less crime: According to FBI statistics released last week, violent crime has declined for the fifth year in a row, the 18th time it has declined in the last 20 years.

Facts are hard things. You can claim that more guns will cause more violent crime, but the facts remain what they are: Wherever there are gun control laws, crime is higher. Wherever people are allowed to own guns, crime goes down.

FBI sees drop in violent and property crimes in every region of the U.S.

Some good news: The FBI is reporting a drop in violent and property crimes in every region of the U.S for the first half of 2011.

As the report above notes, this drop has occurred during “tough economic times,” illustrating once again that the leftwing claim that “tough economic times” causes violence and crime is dead wrong. If a society knows the difference between right and wrong while respecting property rights, poverty by itself will not lead to crime. What will lead to crime is a rejection of these values, which not only promotes bad behavior (stealing and violence) but also leads to more poverty and the collapse of society.

With this in mind it is therefore interesting to reflect on many of the actions and ideas of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Is this what we really want for America?