My Newswithviews Column, May 6 (‘Public Education As A Car: A Parable’)

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If public education were a car, would you buy it?

But that’s a silly question, because they force you to buy it whether you want it or not, whether you use it or not.

‘Public Education’ as a Car: A Parable  

We are getting a raw deal. Our country is “educating” itself to death. I don’t mean that as a figure of speech.

Look at our government. We Americans must be the biggest suckers ever to walk the earth.

 

How Did We Lose Our Schools?

How teachers unions affect school district spending, student achievement

Sometimes you get involved with everyday life and you don’t notice certain things that are going on around you–mostly because, at this point in time, they don’t affect you, personally. By the time you do notice them, all you can say is “What? How did that happen?”

Exiting the 1960s, communities owned the schools that served them. There were already a few rough spots, but not much to worry about.

But by the time we got out of the 1970s, we had a U.S. Dept. of Education, state departments of education, politically powerful teacher unions… and we didn’t own our schools. Presto! The people who pay for the whole business have lost their ownership rights! Now you see ’em, now you don’t.

I remember, in the 60s, a few times the local school board tried to get frisky with sex education. Parents thronged their meetings to straighten them out. The board always backed down. They had to. Ultimately, the community’s voters were the highest authority. You couldn’t hire people they didn’t want to teach, and couldn’t peddle stuff they didn’t want being taught.

In the mid-70s “directives” started coming down from Trenton; and again, presto! The local school board, elected by the community that paid for the schools, had no choice but to obey the state. So when the state said “Sex ed now,” the board could only say, “Yes, master.”

And somehow the people stopped coming to the meetings to object, stopped paying attention… The local school boards had been transformed into rubber stamps for the state and federal governments. School board elections featured extremely low turnouts–because it didn’t matter who you elected!

The things that are routinely “taught” and done in public schools today would have been impossible, unthinkable, in 1965. Teacher strikes? Hah–not legal. Preaching hatred of America? Not on your life: they’d run you out of town.

What a hustle this turned out to be. We still pay for it, 100%, but we have zero ownership rights. And most people don’t bother anymore. They say “It’s free,” because the money is sucked straight out of their taxes and they don’t have to write a check. “It’s free.” Hot dog.

If there is any single thing chiefly responsible for the ruin of our country, it would have to be what we laughingly call our public education system. Carve it on our nation’s tombstone: “Educated themselves to death.”

And I haven’t even mentioned the monumental damage done by our, um, colleges and universities. My blood pressure won’t stand it.

‘College vs. Free Speech’ (2017)

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It’s getting smaller all the time

It’s been four years since I posted this, and our colleges and universities continue to undermine our country and wage war against our freedoms.

College vs. Free Speech

Honestly, we must be freakin’ suicidal, letting this go on and on–and paying for it, too! Paying colossal amounts of money! In addition to the harm Harvard does to souls and minds, it also sucks up more than 40 billion of our dollars every year. 

For which we get $40 billion worth of neo-Stalinist claptrap.

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Destroying America Without a War

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Just one of many…

If you were America’s worst enemy–I won’t say Communist China, in case there’s anyone out there who hates us even more than the Chicoms do–how would you destroy our country without going to war?

First, put clowns in public office. It’s demoralizing to be governed by jerks. A senile, doddering president. A nonentity of a vice president who’s only there because she’s a “woman of color”–no one knows what else she brings to that office. Some fat guy who says he’s a woman running a big piece of our public health apparatus. A secretary of state whom the Chicoms mock and insult to his face. You get the idea. And don’t forget all those fools in Congress.

Second, encourage them to follow ruinous public policies. Trash the border. Raise taxes to the ceiling. Let the riots go on without a check. “Protect us from the virus” by letting felons out of jail. You can probably think of more.

Third, kill the culture. More transgender! More abortions! Lots more Critical Race Theory! Really rotten schools! And turn the universities into nothing more than factories that turn out useful idiots as useless citizens. Treat envy as a virtue, not a sin.

All of this is being done to us. We think China foots the bill, in tandem with assorted globalists. Governed by criminals, governed by idiots–what’s the difference?

Pray hard. We have nothing left but our prayers. Appeal to the Judge of all the earth.

And tell the truth.

A Nooze-Free Saturday?

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I have to do things to keep my sanity. One of those things is to refrain from writing up the nooze on weekends. Not that I can avoid the nooze–who can? But I can draw the line at writing it.

There’s stuff going on out there–produced on purpose, by various people–that’s nothing but a one-way ticket to Hell. A lot of the villains are inordinately rich and powerful, and can’t be stopped by ordinary means.

Oops. See that? Drifting into the nooze while trying not to. That’s how insidious it is.

We can always pray the Lord to fight for us. We can put our trust in the Judge of all the earth to protect the right. In fact, never mind “can.” We have to.

The pot will keep on boiling over the weekend whether we watch it or not. It will still be there on Monday.

Plenty of time to get our hands burned then.

A Country That Was Lost

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I’m betting most of you never heard of a kingdom called Arzawa, in western Anatolia, although if you read the Bible you’ll have heard of its capital city–Ephesus. That city survived and thrived for many centuries after Arzawa itself disappeared from history.

Once upon a time Arzawa was a major power that rivaled and fought against the Hittite Empire. The kings of Arzawa made alliances with “Ahhiyawa” (probably Homer’s “Achaeans,” the Mycenaean Greeks) in the west and with Egypt in the south. Most of what we know about them comes from Hittite and Egyptian annals and diplomatic correspondence. Eventually the Hittites conquered Arzawa and divided it into three Hittite provinces, one of which, centuries later, morphed into the much more famous kingdom of Lydia, where Croesus ruled until he was conquered by Cyrus the Great of Persia.

The point is, Arzawa was a rather important and sometimes very strong kingdom, a going concern, a major power in Asia Minor that was able to maintain its position for several hundred years.

And now it’s gone; and almost totally forgotten.

This has happened to hundreds of once-important countries: you couldn’t count them all.

It could happen to our country. Give the Democrats a little more power, and we will live to see it happen.

Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it (Psalm 127:1).

Start praying. What we build without the Lord will not stand.

 

Election 2020: Challenges Continue

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Just so you know, several states are continuing their legal challenges against the stinking mass of chicanery that was our last election. For details, read Mike Huckabee’s article in “The Stream” (https://stream.org/surprise-some-courts-are-looking-at-the-2020-election/).

The states most immediately involved are Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia, Georgia (the shenanigans in Fulton County are the main issue there), and Arizona.

No one has told us what will happen if those challenges stand up in court. Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress are trying to legalize all the skullduggery that went on last November. I wonder if we still have a functioning Republican Party. Someone needs to put a stop to this, or our elections will never be worth anybody’s trust again.

Yes, we can lose our constitutional republic. You might even say we are losing it.

The Year of the Coward

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There are self-anointed prophets all over the place, these days, and marching right alongside them, a legion of liars. The prophets tell us everything’s gonna turn out hunky-dory. The liars tell us half a million Americans have died of COVID. Some folks have the mental agility to believe both.

No one ever calls out the prophets, and you’ll grow hair on a stone before anybody in our Free & Independent Nooze Media Inc. ever calls out Fuzzy Fauci on his fuzzy figures.

We keep hearing, “On such and such a date, such and such a thing will happen, and the Supreme Court will act, and it’s gonna be so great–”

Yes, our election was stolen. Yes, our country has been stolen. But let’s get this through our heads: No one in power is going to do anything about it… because they’re afraid. How much clearer do the courts have to make their position? They will not examine the evidence! Do they have to walk around in sandwich boards proclaiming, “We’re Not Listening!”?

Our leaders are not going to get us out of this. They refuse to face up to the responsibility. If they make some kind of half-assed examination and conclude, “Nope, nothin’ wrong here,” who’s going to believe them? Or if they find the election was indeed stolen–well, we can’t have that! It’ll mean more riots! So whoever can stage the biggest riot gets to run the show.

Don’t wait for RINOs to rally to our defense–ain’t gonna happen, ever. Don’t wait for any of the, um, “prophecies” to come true. Don’t expect anyone in power to say anything about King COVID that just might be true.

There are 75 million of us left without a country, because our country has been stolen away from us and we don’t know how to get it back. There’s no cop that we can call.

We have to pray. It’s all we have left. Our God is righteous and just, and nothing is too hard for Him. Pray He will show us the way out of this, and give us the strength to take it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

My Newswithviews Column, Jan. 7 (‘If They Can Do It To Us, They Can Do It To You’)

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I wonder how many more of these I’ll be allowed to write before Red China’s satraps in America shut down free speech.

If They Can Do It to Us, They Can Do It to You

We are asked to surrender to and accept a government that has no right to exist. Seventy-five million of us–and we’ve been conquered by a home-grown enemy. What Hitler and Tojo couldn’t do, Democrats and nooze media and teachers’ unions have done.

If there has ever been a more shameful moment in our history, I don’t know what it is.

Has God abandoned us?