This is some encouraging news out of L.A., where 250 of 800 public schools are going the charter route — Cracking the education monopoly. It must have been difficult to overcome the anti-choice union opposition. Good for these parents!
When Liberals refer to me as “anti-choice” I realize it is a predictable personal attack to make it sound like I’m anti-freedom. As usual, they aren’t finishing their sentences (anti-choice to do what?) and they are ignoring that another human being gets killed when one of the alternatives is chosen.
My first reaction is that I am not ashamed to be anti-choice, provided that they mean “anti-choice to crush and dismember innocent human beings (regular abortions) or anti-choice to stick a sharp instrument in a baby’s head and suck out her brains (partial-birth abortions, aka infanticide) or anti-choice to let born-alive abortion surviving babies die in closets (the method of infanticide protected by Barack Obama).”
The ironic thing is that other than the legalized destruction of innocent human beings these folks are really the ones who are anti-choice:
Anti-school choice (whether it is the choice of which public school to attend or the option of home schooling)
Anti-choice of parents to know if their children are receiving birth control at school
Anti-choice of parents to know if their children are having an abortion, which involves great physical and mental risks to their daughters in addition to destroying their grandchildren
Anti-choice to own guns
Anti-choice of the unborn to determine if they can live
Anti-choice for secret union ballots
Anti-choice to access conservative radio shows
Anti-choice to teach the flaws of Darwinian evolutionary theory
Anti-choice of people to choose how they want health care insured or provided
Anti-choice on the voters of America to decide social issues democratically
Let’s just say that consistency on the “choice” topic isn’t their strong suit.
What others am I missing?
Pastor Timothy saved me a lot of time with this post about the potential bailout of the Big 3 auto makers.
The notion that they are “too big to fail” doesn’t apply in this case. If they don’t make foundational changes they’ll continue to fail and cost us even more money. A bail out would make it business as usual and dely the inevitable. Bankruptcy would be a good thing for them.
They need a big re-set, and it starts with getting rid of, or at least radically overhauling, the union contracts.
Unions. The most damning and frustrating thing about this is that the liars on the anti-prop 8 movement insist that it won’t impact education (even though that has been easily disproven). So why would these educational “leaders” put so much money into this? They spent more than Ellen.
Here’s a pop quiz: Who’s donated the most money to an effort in California to defeat Proposition 8, an initiative on the November 4 ballot that would define marriage as between a man and a woman in the state?
A) Gay-advocacy organizations
B) Civil-rights groups
C) The California Teachers Association
If you guessed “C,” you understand the nature of modern liberal politics. And if you didn’t, perhaps you’re wondering what exactly gay marriage has to do with K-12 public education. The high school dropout rate is 1-in-4 in California and 1-in-3 in the Los Angeles public school system, odds that worsen considerably among black and Hispanic children. So you might think the CTA, the state’s largest teachers’ union, would have other priorities.
Yet last week the union donated $1 million to the “No on Proposition 8” campaign. Of the roughly $3 million raised by opponents of the measure so far, $1.25 million has come from the teachers’ union. “What does this cause have to do with education?” said Randy Peart, a public school teacher in San Juan who was contacted by a local television station. “Why not put that money into classrooms, into making a better place for these kids?”
It will get worse under an Obama administration. There are falsely named initiatives to prevent secret ballots and force union membership.