A new cornerstone piece on public education by Allison Benedikton on Slate.com titled, “If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person,” was shocking but consistent and clearly revealed that liberals value the word “education,” as long as the word “public,” precedes it. According to the author, public schools continue to fail because parents are sending their children to private schools, instead of public schools. Parents who spend their hard earned money to send their children to private schools are in fact destroying the fabric of America’s public education: which is immoral. For liberals, abortion is not a moral issue but rather an issue of liberty and choice. Education whether public, private or charter, should have the same application of liberty and personal choice. Unfortunately, allowing freedom and choice in education would require an admission of failure and for liberals to turn their back on a core government institution.
1. Borders: Let’s be honest, wars can be settled through diplomatic rational discussion. Foreign policy is just based on fear, and we all know neo-cons use that fear to get elected. If we just leave people alone, all the money saved on immigration reform and border security could subsidize more time off work to protest, and then Tibet can finally be free.
2. Night Time: During the day the world is full of color and diversity showing the unbridled accumulation of godless evolution and survival of the nicest. The night promotes and expresses the racist notion of everything being black and white. Nothing in this world is black and white, literally or metaphorically, except maybe people and pictures. It will be hard to accomplish the end of night time globally, and at times protesting into the night may be required, but we shouldn’t let the intolerant structure of the solar system hinder the abolishment of this dreary enemy of diversity and metaphorical friend of universal truth sayers.
3. Hispanic Republicans: Republicans are obviously racist. Everyone at the Huffington Post knows this, so once boarders are protested and gone, all Latino and Hispanic Republicans can be rounded up and sent to Mexico. Once they are across the old lines of the once sovereign U.S.A. a wall along the border can be built, and strong foreign policy can be reestablished to keep these race traitors out.
4. Books: Books are the last area of non-static, non-changing old communication where people can gain historical perspective on ideas that are still present today, ideas that government cannot legislate. Books are dangerous, and people who read them are worse! People who read lead. It is not enough to just have major influence in public education, school boards, and curriculum anymore; books always have been, and will always be, the real enemy.
5. Urinals: Transgender bathrooms are an important step in the war on human nature, but now urinals must be removed. Urinals make a sexist assumption by assuming that all men on the outside are men on the inside. Urinals, while well intentioned in a less enlightened time, are now nothing more than reflective shaped pieces of porcelain that send a cruel message of insensitivity that the man staring into the urinal may in fact be a woman on the inside.
To many, Father’s Day is either a joyous occasion or a time to mourn; possibly even a time to ignore what the holiday represents. Many believe this holiday is solely connected to our natural fathers and to only focus on this aspect would not do justice to all the great men in our lives. My father is no longer with me and I cannot help but want to talk with him again. Such an impossible thing to want, but still, that is the way I feel. I also believe that this feeling is justified because I have more questions for him. I am now a father myself and from what my father taught me, my perspective on life is different. It would be easy to feel robbed of that influence in my life or feel like a victim because we all need our fathers; no matter how old we are. Thankfully, even if your father is gone or even if you never knew your him, you can still celebrate this important holiday.
The reason we can celebrate this holiday no matter our personal situation is in the hope that men will take responsibility for their role in society. The lack of virtue, discipline, honesty, willingness, determination, direction, and wisdom is at the root of all of our political and social problems. Men fill a natural role in the development of not only their genetic children, but also in the lives of others. Unfortunately, men can not avoid the impact that they have on others, so when men are negligent, they have a negative impact. Like any other responsibility this role of personal and professional development is unavoidable and is naturally first to our genetic children, but also to others in our lives. In reflecting on this fact, here are areas that I believe are important and will work on in the hope of influencing a new generation in my everyday life.
Strobridge Elementary School in Hayward, California is hosting a gun buyback program for kids. What a great way to get unwanted guns off the street, not to mention a great way to get guns out of the hands of minors. Guns are not toys, and gun buyback programs can get unwanted guns out of homes and off the streets for a financial incentive. People participate in buyback programs because they would rather trade an unwanted gun for a one hundred dollar gift card or other incentive. The real problem with gun buyback programs is that people really bring in unwanted guns, as in guns that are pieces of junk and do not work. Like other gun buyback programs, the Strobridge Elementary School is also collecting useless pieces of plastic and metal in their very own buyback program for kids. The difference in this buyback program is that it is targeting toy guns, and children who participate are entered into a raffle to win a new bicycle.
How refreshing it is it in life when a misunderstanding or conflict occurs, and the ancient tradition of honesty is practiced. It is shocking! People just do not believe it and then mistake honesty as character or honor and then praise us for telling the truth. It is one thing to praise a child for telling the truth; it is quite a different matter to praise an adult. In politics and religion, we assume all the time what people are really trying to say as if words are just a coded message we must decipher to get to the truth. Honesty is very closely connected with telling the truth as you might assume, but in a culture where truth is believed to be a personal matter it should not be surprising to us that people have a hard time speaking it. We expect more from our leaders. What people want is integrity. This is the endearing quality of great leadership. The reason our leaders do not just clearly represent their positions or actions is that people cannot handle it. Here are two examples from the news this week that would have shocked the public if honesty and the truth were clearly spoken