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Back When We Were Citizens

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I remember back in the 1960s, when I was still in public school, and they first tried to add “sex education” to the curriculum.

Practically the whole town turned out for the school board meeting, to tell the board, in no uncertain terms, “Thou shalt not!” And so they didn’t, because they would’ve all been voted out of office if they had.

My friend Jimmy’s father, Mr. K., was particularly persuasive. They didn’t like to see him coming. So they refrained from innovations to the curriculum–because they had a wholesome fear of how the community would react. Because back then, see, we still had a community.

What’s changed?

For one thing, the state took away virtually all the power that the local school boards had to determine how education was conducted in their district. So if the voters rejected the school budget, the state commissioner had the power to nullify their vote. Eventually people stopped voting down school budgets, because it was futile. And meanwhile, the board had to tailor the curriculum to conform to whatever the state wanted.

I’m sure this happened in other states besides New Jersey.

Local control of school districts protected us from the kind of endless mischief now perpetrated daily by the state and federal governments. We could get it back, if there were ever the political will to abolish the federal Dept. of Education and get the federal government out of education altogether. We would also have to abolish the office of state commissioner of education, abolish state departments of education, and repeal Common Core–including all the “rewrites” which are only Common Core hiding behind a less controversial name.

All of that would be tremendously difficult to accomplish, going up against rich, powerful, entrenched opposition from the government and teachers’ unions.

Much better to pull Christian children, and others, out of public education and give them a Christian education, either at home or in a Christian school.

And there’s a wonderful upside to that.

Kill public education, and liberalism dies.


‘So, Kiddies, You Get Drunk and Have Sex…’ (2015)

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Sometimes it just paralyzes the mind, to think that our government–that we pay for, that’s supposed to represent us–gets up to wicked mischief like this.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/11/06/so-kiddies-you-get-drunk-and-have-sex/

This “lesson” was for eighth graders, 13-year-olds. It was perpetrated by the government, under the guise of Common Core–the federal government’s scheme for to micromanaging every public school classroom in America.

Why don’t we hear much about Common Core anymore?

Mostly because Common Core got real unpopular–so the states that had it stopped using the name and “rewrote” a lot of it. So a lot of states still have it. The Trump administration isn’t pushing it, but hasn’t been able to get rid of it entirely, either.

If we ever elect another Democrat president, Common Core will come roaring back in all its awfulness.


‘Help Wanted: International Monetary Fund Honcho’ (2014)

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You’d smile, too, if you got off without jail time

Two years after this piece was posted, a French court found Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence, but didn’t bother to impose a penalty. After all, anyone could lost half a billion euros.

https://leeduigon.com/2014/08/28/help-wanted-international-monetary-fund-honcho/

As president of the International Monetary Fund, as the world’s highest-profile banker, Lagarde succeeded some guy who was a sexual predator: used to chase chamber maids all around his hotel room. All Chrissie did was let a crooked business magnate walk off with half a billion euros.

Ms. Lagarde and her predecessor are living proof that global government is a very bad idea. A sinner can do damage as the mayor of a small town. As head honcho of a world bank, she can do a lot more damage. We put limitations on government because if we don’t, the government winds up killing us.

“Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils,” the Lord told Isaiah: “for wherein is he to be accounted of?” (Isaiah 2:22)


My Newswithviews column, April 11 (‘Here Comes the Internet Czar’)

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In the 19th century, the word “czar” was synonymous with “tyrant.” Today it’s just another goon set up by the central government.

So now Britain’s going to have an “Internet safety czar” to scrub away what’s left of freedom in that unfortunate nation.

Here Comes The Internet Czar

We learn in Romans 13 that God ordained the civil government to keep the peace, to protect us from those who would do us harm, and to capture and punish, and restrain, evildoers. A government that does those things deserves our support, even if it’s not a Christian government.

Funny, though, isn’t it? Those who complain the loudest about God’s laws–against fornication, mostly–are always the first in line when it comes to cutting off other people’s freedoms.

For the Left’s definition of “freedom,” see North Korea.


Facebook Honcho: More Regulation Means More Freedom!

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In Nothing Studies you learn that “Wet wood burns the best.” Has Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got a degree in Nothing Studies?

In the wake of the Christchurch, New Zealand, massacre, and the governments of New Zealand and Australia threatening to clamp down on social media content, Zuckerberg has called for “more active” government regulation of all social media, including Facebook (https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8756876/mark-zuckerberg-social-network-regulation-christchurch-watchdog/).

Ya see, more regulation means more freedom. Somehow. And Zuckerberg only wants government to come down on “harmful content”–wonder who gets to decide what content is harmful–“election integrity” (so The Russians can’t steal another one from another anointed Democrat candidate), privacy (they just can’t help themselves, when it comes to collecting and selling users’ private information!), and “data portability,” whatever that is. One can almost hear Sessue Hayakawa telling Alec Guinness, “Be happy in your work.”

Meaning, the government in the United Kingdom has promised to stifle Twitter and Instagram if they don’t consent to stricter regulation.

No one has asked this question: Is government any more fit to regulate the social media than the social media themselves? Is it any more honest, any more wise, any more benevolent? Do the personnel of government even obey the government’s own laws–or just ignore or circumvent them every time?

Freedom is not natural to sinners living in a fallen world. God has given us laws which, if followed, would bless us with both liberty and security. The world hates God’s laws and refuses to abide by them. The state of the world is testimony to how good an idea that is.

There is an important role for civil government in God’s scheme of things–to keep the peace, to protect us from those who would do us harm, and to punish evildoers (see Romans Chapter 13). In our Constitution, powers not specifically granted to the central government are reserved to the states and to the people.

You won’t find today’s theories of government in either the Bible or the Constitution.


When They Break Down Your Door in the Middle of the Night

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“Hi! We’re from the government, and we’re here to help you!”

Once upon a time, things like this didn’t happen in America.

A family in Chandler, Arizona, was in bed, sleeping, when shortly after 1 a.m., police broke down their door, yelled and pointed guns at them, and took away the children (https://reason.com/blog/2019/03/27/sick-2-year-old-swat-team-dcs-parents). The state government’s Dept. of Child Safety (!?!) still has custody of the three children, in separate foster homes, and the family will not be allowed to come back together until some judge is in a good mood.

What was the crime that elicited this–shall we say “vigorous”?–response from Herod’s men?

The toddler had a fever. The mother took him to the doctor. While they were waiting to see the doctor, the fever broke, the child’s temperature went down, and he felt well enough to laugh and play.

Take him to the hospital anyhow, the doctor said: he ain’t been vaccinated against meningitis. Finally, to placate the doctor, the mother said yeah, sure; and took her child home. But the doctor called the hospital to tell them his patients were on their way, and when they didn’t show up, the hospital called the doctor and he called Big Brother.

They broke down the door in the middle of the night. Somehow the song “Back in the USSR” comes to mind.

Is this what people become cops for? So they can terrorize sleeping children?

The state even asked the judge to bar the press from reporting on the case–might stir up the peasants, don’t you know.

I mean, really, what is this–England?


‘Feed the Kiddies Like Mrs. O Says, or Else’ (2016)

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Bon appetite!

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when the president’s freakin’ wife, whom no one voted for, who is accountable to no one, got to decide what millions and millions of kids in public schools could have or not have for lunch.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/03/29/feed-the-kiddies-like-mrs-o-says-or-else/

Want those days to come again?

Next election, just refrain from voting Republican.

By and by, they won’t be satisfied with controlling what your kids can eat. They’ll tell you what to eat!


‘Stupid Authorities Crash Down on 9-Year-Old for Calling Brownies “Brownies”‘ (2016)

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“Some kid called a brownie a brownie!”

So, a snack was served at Collingwood Elementary School, a little boy said something about brownies–because that’s what they were serving–and next thing you know, “school officials”–there goes that doofus alarm again–police, the county prosecutor, and the New Jersey Division of Child Protection get involved.,. because somehow the mere mention of brownies, when brownies are actually present, constitutes “a racial incident” (https://leeduigon.com/2016/06/30/stupid-authorities-crash-down-on-9-year-old-for-calling-brownies-brownies/). Government goofs converge on the incident like sharks around a sinking ship.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/06/30/stupid-authorities-crash-down-on-9-year-old-for-calling-brownies-brownies/

Most of you have never had occasion to pass through Camden County, New Jersey. If you’ve ever seen it with your own eyes, you’ll marvel that any of these “authorities” find time to devote to imaginary “racial incidents”–I mean, just look at it!

But wherever Democrats rule–the correct term is “to serve in public office,” but these creeps “rule”–this is what you find: the whole place going to hell in a handbasket while the “authorities” dream up new ways to keep people stirred up about “racism.”

Shame, shame, shame on us for letting them do it.


‘Satire: “The Government Can”‘ (2016)

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What do Uncle Sam and the Candy Man have in common?

What with various jidrools in government proposing to “stop” the natural processes of the earth that affect the climate, create “income equality” by doling out free money to drones who won’t work, and wipe out the human emotion known as “hate” by really and passionately hating everyone to the right of freakin’ Castro… it’s difficult to think of anything that the government will admit it can’t do!

Hence this wonderful parody of The Candy Man, once a mega-hit by Sammy Davis Jr.: The Government Can, by Tim Hawkins. Click the link and enjoy it.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/09/27/satire-the-government-can/

I always found The Candy Man somewhat sinister. But not as sinister as government.


‘A Really Lousy Vision for America’ (2014)

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You don’t need Elm Street to have a nightmare.

It’s been five years since I posted this, but Democrats still think Job One for government is to control everyone’s behavior.

https://leeduigon.com/2014/09/26/a-really-lousy-vision-for-america/

At least Plato, when he was hallucinating about his superstate (The Republic), had the grace not to make his all-powerful philosopher-kings idiots and ignoramuses. Why would we, even for a matter of seconds, even think about giving more power to those jidrools in Washington?

We do have a new president, thank God, but a lot of those who were in power five years ago are still there today, still doing their level best to wreck the country–and who knows what they might not do, to get back the White House?

Please don’t let them do it!


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