The gospel of Matthew (26:52) tells us that Jesus rebuked Peter, saying, “Put up again thy sword into its place: for all that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” Quite a pacifist message, huh? Yet Peter only had a sword to draw because he had one on his person — and Jesus obviously took no issue with this.
When I was growing up, an older member of the family used to say, "What you don't know would make a big book." Now that I am an older member of the family, I would say to anyone, "What you don't know would fill more books than the Encyclopedia Britannica."
In the 1960s the government threw more money and legislation at the nation's reading problem, but the reading skills of students continued to plummet. The deliberate dumbing down of America has continued to this day.
The senseless and horrific killings last week in Newtown, Connecticut reminded us that a determined individual or group of individuals can cause great harm no matter what laws are in place. Predictably, the political left responded to the tragedy with emotional calls for increased gun control. This is understandable, but misguided. The political right, unfortunately, has fallen into the same trap in its calls for quick legislative solutions to gun violence.
Progressive educators such as John Dewey implemented their whole-word reading method into schools in the early 20th century. While this reading method was detrimental to the reading ability of millions of Americans, it was allowed to remain the primary method of reading instruction becasue the progressives controlled the teacher's colleges and the "official" publications on reading instruction.
This is the piece that will never be published. Haven’t you heard? The world’s going to end on December 21.
End-of-the-world hysteria is rather interesting. The Argentine government has restricted access to a mountain over a mass “spiritual suicide” threat associated with it, and the Chinese regime has responded to a doomsday cult by staying true to form: It arrested people. And all this based upon an interpretation of the Mayan calendar that predicts a Winter Solstice apocalypse.
It has been said that to identify a liar, look for contradiction, because it’s hard keeping lies straight.
It’s no revelation that leftists would like to effect gun confiscation (except for themselves and their bodyguards, of course), but they generally maintain plausible deniability so that the world’s Dirty Harry Reids can convince the flyover-country bitter clingers that they believe in the Second Amendment. And they certainly do — the way the Devil believes in God. Nonetheless, leftists sometimes tip their hand, and such is the case with a recent New York Post editorial.