Archive for the ‘Education’ Category
Last weekend was a demonstration of strength by the Deplorables, who turned out for the inauguration, and the Nasties, who marched on Saturday.
The Deplorables got their name from Hillary Clinton. On September 11, the Democrat presidential nominee said, “To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.”
The Nasties came from a comment Donald Trump made to characterize Hillary Clinton — not her supporters —during the last presidential debate. Clinton spoke of her plan to bring down the deficit by taxing the rich. She then made a snarky comment that Trump would find a way to get out of paying his fair share. That drew his ire.
Both sides, in this hotly contested political contest, in turn, adopted the epithets thrown by these opposing candidates during a knock-down, drag-out campaign and wore them like a badge of honor. Read the rest of this entry »
Fidel Castro is dead and Cubans in the United States and other free countries say, “Good riddance!” Meanwhile, the good Citizens in this communist state must fake tears and mourn for the dearly departed dictator or there will be hell to pay.
Unfortunately, life will not change for the people of Cuba because of Fidel’s passing for brother Raul has picked up where his evil brother left off.
Nevertheless, I am appalled at how, in the wake of the elder Castro’s death, major networks, even the more conservative Fox News Channel, continue to perpetuate myths about his educational and health care achievements. Read the rest of this entry »
If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. Mark 9:42
It’s little wonder that children in public schools from religious households are likely to dabble with all manner of sexual activity before they graduate. In many, if not most, school districts they are constantly being told that anything-goes-as-long-as-it-goes-with-a-condom and that one lifestyle is just as good as another. It’s a constant drumbeat from kindergarten through high school.
Our young people are being pushed to experiment with both sexes to find out if they are straight or gay. Then, they are told that bisexuality may be their true nature. If none of that works, why not try identifying with the opposite gender? Now, the Department of Education has informed schools that they must let students use the restroom or locker room of their choice in order to conduct these experiments or simply sneak a peek at the opposite sex.
It’s little wonder that many Christians have given up on the nation’s public schools. Others feel trapped and simply try to combat the the anything-goes hedonistic message their children receive at school with a strong moral message at home. It’s an uphill battle. Children are in school or involved in school activities some 40 hours a week. If you subtract the hours they spend sleeping and doing homework, you can readily see the imbalance. Read the rest of this entry »
We now know that Omar Mateen, the mass murderer who shot up that gay night club in Orlando, had experimented with homosexuality, visited gay dating sites and was a regular at Pulse.
I would not pretend to know what was going on inside the mind of a man who would do such a thing. However, we do know that his life was in conflict, born into a strict Muslim family and educated in our public schools which are now training grounds for this kind of sexual activity.
If you are not aware of this fact, than you simply don’t know what is going on in your local school. Read the rest of this entry »
Oh, how I long for someone with the wisdom and clarity of Ronald Reagan. One of his campaign promises was to abolish the federal Department of Education. He failed, but not for lack of trying. The Department of Education survived only because Democrats had a lock on the House of Representatives.
Nevertheless, Reagan cut the budget significantly and scaled back its functions. On one trip to the DOEd during the Reagan years, I asked an employee about her job. She said, matter-of-factly, “I am going through every regulation issued by the Department and cutting out anything that is not ‘family friendly.’” Needless to say, it was a full-time endeavor.
If “The Gipper” were alive today one can only imagine the reaction he would have to the DOEd’s letter issued to schools last month telling them that federal law requires them to allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms “consistent with their gender identity.” The letter, issued in the form of a guideline, does not carry the force of law, but it carries this implied threat: Do this or risk losing federal funds.
Isn’t it past time we freed public schools and colleges from the tyranny of the federal government? Why send a dollar to Washington and have it funneled through several layers of this behemoth bureaucracy, only to get back a few cents, along with a boatload of regulations? Read the rest of this entry »