Monday, September 7, 2009


There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
Will Rogers

He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
Adolf Hitler

It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.
Benito Mussolini

Last year Chavez' Minister of Education, Aristobulo Isturiz, laid the groundwork for the new "Bolivarian" education program to be imposed in Venezuela when he announced: "Teachers should be the first soldiers of the revolution ... No Director of a public school shall have his, her job validated unless an evaluation is made, so that we are certain that they know what is the type of republic we want."

A few thoughts on education:

1. The Constitution of The United States does not give the federal government any authority over public education, unless the rights protected by the constitution itself are somehow violated by a public education system. If you can find any constitutional authority for the feds over education, let me know.

2. Education is very powerful. What better way to shape the values and world-view of the next generation than lock them in a room for several hours a day from an early age, give the teacher an air of authority, and tell them what, not teach them how, to think. It is perfect for social engineers and would-be partners with God, seeking the ever elusive utopia, to monkey with the very values that drive our society. These are people who view the average American as a complete idiot, unable to make the right decisions for himself let alone raise his own children, or vote for the right people (hence ACORN and such). But they can’t just do what they want in a democratic republic with a constitutionally limited government. They must get permission from the very people they detest to do what they want. Controlling the education system is more than just a cornerstone in their social engineering plans, it’s a means of securing power in the future. This is the purpose of the NEA. This is why they can’t stand private schools (except the ones they put their own children in to escape the defective and often physically dangerous schools they themselves created), or home schooling. This is why they cannot tolerate vouchers or any system that will give parents a choice of where their kids will be educated. They can’t risk the possibility that kids will be taught real history, real economics, the ideas of people like John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, let alone Jesus Christ.
Public Education holds way too much power and influence to centralized, to be entrusted to a whatever political party happens to be in vogue at the moment. The education of our children is the responsibility of the parents. The family, not the government, is the foundation of civilization, and should remain so.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My Health Care Poposition

Here’s my plan to fix our health care “crisis:
First off, we have a mandatory single payer system; that way we’ll have one big pot to work from, and everyone will have to play by the same rules (except congress and the president of course). The employers will pay for it so that no one has to worry about the cost (except the employers of course). Now, to save money and fix our Social Security/Medicare problem, treatment will be severely limited to those over seventy (why should we have to pay for expensive hip replacements and pacemakers for people who are just going to turn around and die?). For them, and those with terminal illnesses (defined as those that cost too much money to treat) Quality of Life clinics will be opened in every community to provide “end of life care” (I.E. euthanasia), pain pills, and cremation services all for free. We will cover prenatal care and child birth, but limited to one child per family. Parents may choose to have more than one child, but they will be penalized for each child over the limit. By encouraging people to have fewer children, we can dramatically reduce our demand for natural resources and our carbon footprint, while cutting back on the demand for healthcare. A DNA sample will be taken from every fetus. Those whose DNA show indicators of certain defects or a predisposition towards certain costly diseases and disorders will not be eligible for coverage. However, pre-birth, partial-birth, and post-birth abortions will be provided for free. Anyone with unhealthy and expensive habits, (such smoking, poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and unhealthy thoughts) will be enrolled in a six month re-education camp to correct their unhealthy ways.

Actually, scratch all that. we’ll just go the natural route: natural selection and survival of the fittest. We abolish healthcare of any kind. If you can’t survive a common cold, a little swine flu, a bout with brain cancer, a little depression or schizophrenia, down’s syndrome, staph infection, car accident, Christianity, conservative beliefs etc. we don’t need you hanging around polluting the gene pool for our children. To show we’re compassionate, we will still provide the Quality of Life clinics in every neighborhood. That should solve all our problems and cost us almost nothing.

What do you think?