I can already hear some of you saying, “Now Chip really has lost his mind. Doesn’t he know gold is the most expensive it’s ever been? It’s been hitting new highs day after day for weeks. Why on earth would he tell us to buy some now?”
For years I have been telling parents and educators that the kind of reading difficulties afflicting perfectly normal children in our schools today are being caused by the teaching methods and not by any defect in the children themselves. The educators have been telling us for years now that the reason why so many children are having problems learning to read is because of a learning disability they've been born with. In fact, the official position of the federal government on this issue is summed up in the 1987 Report to the Congress of the Interagency Committee on Learning Disabilities which defined "Learning Disabilities" as follows (p. 222):
Some of the longest-serving members of Congress, whose party has overwhelming majorities in both houses, are having far closer election races than they are used to. These include Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, not to mention 18-year veteran Senator Barbara Boxer.
Sodomy’s advocates want us to believe that evil is good, that sin is simply a “lifestyle choice,” and that such hellish ideas have no consequences. Their agenda has claimed three more lives while our rulers and their shills in the media blame us rather than those responsible.
One of President Obama's campaign promises was not to raise taxes on middle-class Americans. So here's my question: If there's a corporate tax increase either in the form of "cap and trade" or income tax, does it turn out to be a middle-class tax increase? Most people would say no but let's look at it.
If you are still wondering what, besides endless wars and astronomical growth in federal spending, might be the legacy of President George W. Bush, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has a surprise for you. Bush left office on a six-year run of budget surpluses — in Iraq.
Do you live in a community of flag flyers? I’m happy to say that I do. Several of my neighbors fly the Stars and Stripes proudly every day of the year. My immediate neighbor has his up shortly after dawn and takes it down solemnly every night at dusk.
Those who would cling to the kind of bliss ignorance brings would be well advised to continue not reading the things written and published by professors at the colleges and universities to which they send their sons and daughters to be educated. This is true not just of public, nonsectarian colleges and universities but private institution as well, including those that are associated with a particular religion and whose teachings presumably should be in conformity with that religion.
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.