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George Chapman observed, in 1605, “Young men think old men are fools.” (1) So do American progressives young and old. They are the sort to daily spit into the wind of “all past historical experience” demanding the abandonment of everything American — especially our “horse and buggy” Constitution and the Judeo-Christian ethic that undergirds and upholds it — for everything Old World, but unfathomably “new!” “brilliant!” “liberating!” “democratic!” and “futuristic!”

Boys will be boys … or, at least, that’s how it used to be. Now a few boys will be — or would be — girls, and there are plenty of adults willing to play along. And some of these adults occupy the Maine Human Rights Commission, which just ruled that a Pine Tree State middle school engaged in discrimination when it refused to allow a boy who wants to live as a female to use the girls’ bathroom.

 

Barack Obama, that noted educational authority who’s taught public school for decades, has again blessed us with his expertise by touting longer incarceration for the victims. “[A] month [less in American classrooms each year, compared with such nations as Japan and Korea] makes a difference," he announced via that noted scholarly forum, NBC-TV’s Today.

Ralph ReilandWe raise taxes on things we want to discourage, like cigarettes, and we lower taxes on things we want to encourage, like education.

Walter WilliamsChristine O'Donnell, U.S. Senate candidate from Delaware, has faced considerable criticism and news media attention about her youthful association with witchcraft. Have we seen similar news media attention given to other politicians who have made bizarre remarks that border on gross stupidity — possibly lunacy?

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