While abortion is justified with the battle cry “My body, my choice!” it is in reality a matter of what will happen to a body within the chooser’s body. Another example of this leftist tendency to confuse bodies as much as choices is the ObamaCare contraception mandate.
Most people today still have no idea that our national reading problem is the result of deliberately faulty teaching methods — look-say or sight-reading rather than intensive phonics — which have dumbed down generations of students.
We would do the young victims of the Newtown shootings no honor by frantically enacting futile restrictions on freedom.
It may be satisfying to “do something.” But two things ought to be kept in mind. First, liberty is never more in peril than when politicians sense that the people want them to do something — anything. Second, a false sense of security is worse than no security at all.
If it’s so dangerous to identify homes that are “gun-free” zones, why do we do it to our schools? Unlike private residences, a criminal can actually bank on a school being gun free and thus soft-target rich. And we not only ensure this is the case, we, incredibly, announce it to the world.
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.