Lew Rockwell has suggested a major change in how we educate our young: End public education, at least as an experiment in a few communities, and see real education take place.
What would happen if a state decided to try an alternative to what has been practiced since compulsory Prussian-style government education was introduced in American in the early 19th century? If eliminating public in favor of private education were tried just as an experiment for a few school districts in America, no great harm could result — and it might very well do a great deal of good.
Police in the south Urals region of Russia are investigating the discovery of the remains of 248 pre-born babies in a forest near Nevyansk, a town on the slopes of the Ural Mountains.
Hercules Industries in Colorado is a family company and it offers good jobs and generous benefits to its employees. But it does not want the federal government compelling it to act against the conscience of its owners.
Wheaton College, an Illinois school considered by many to be the leading higher education institution in the evangelical community, has joined the throng of religious organizations — including Washington D.C.-based Catholic University of America — suing to overturn the Obama Administration’s contraception mandate. The mandate, part of the “Obamacare” socialized health plan, requires that employers, including non-church religious organizations, provide free contraception — including abortion inducing drugs — with their employee health plans.
A poll conducted jointly by SurveyUSA and local television station KSTP found that 52 percent of voters said they would vote for the proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment that would define marriage as only between a man and a woman compared to 37 percent who said they would vote against it.
While many Americans who take the traditional Judeo-Christian values of America seriously have extolled the virtues of a happy marriage, economists and social scientists — many of them studying the situation from a secular point of view — are now coming to the same conclusion. These experts agree that single parenting accounts for much of modern poverty.
Planned Parenthood offered condolences to the family of a woman who hemorrhaged to death following an abortion at one of its Chicago clinics. Twenty-four-year-old Tonya Reaves died July 20 after undergoing what CBS News described as a “cervical dilation and evacuation” abortion procedure in the Planned Parenthood clinic at 18 S. Michigan Avenue. According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, while the abortion procedure contributed to Reaves’ death, an intrauterine pregnancy was also listed as a factor.
Last month, the U.S. military celebrated its first on-base “wedding” ceremony for same-sex couples when an Air Force sergeant “married” his homosexual partner at a base in New Jersey. Tech Sgt. Erwynn Umali and Will Behrens, a civilian, “married” June 23 on the grounds of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, where Umali was stationed.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) appears to be bending over backwards to make certain that homosexuals feel accepted and valued in the military. On July 21, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta permitted active duty military personnel to march in uniform in San Diego’s notorious “gay pride” parade, the first time such an allowance has been made.
Seventy-five years ago President Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to pack the Supreme Court in order to insure that his extra-constitutional New Deal policies would be upheld. But though FDR's packing scheme failed, the court got the message.