Thursday, June 4, 2009

Quote for the Day

"To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it." -- Thomas Jefferson

Lies and Rhetoric but No True Freedom

"President Barack Obama says no country should try to impose a system of government on another nation...Obama also says he believes governments must reflect the will of their people. And, he says he believes all people want to be able to speak their minds and have a say in how they are governed. He says he believes people want to have confidence in law and justice, as well as a transparent government and the freedom to live as they choose." [link]

How about an administration trying to impose a system of government that 50+million of its citizens voted to reject? A government reflecting the will of the people? Please Mr. Obama lie to us again. How many people in America are against your taxpayer money spending spree, yet the floodgates seem to be open with no sign of anyone shutting off the flow.

Americans, at least a large number, do prefer to have the freedom to live as they choose. This means being able to live as they see fit without government intervention, so long as they do not violate the rights of others. Keep your rhetoric and false promises. Start doing what you say not saying one thing and then doing the other. Quit spending OUR hard earned money, stop taxing us to support your programs, get your hands out of and off of private business. Do these and show that you truly believe in transparent government and freedom!

Educator or Racial Profiler

"...It [the form] asks teachers to break down behavioral problems with students based on their race. Moore-Hamilton is black. The student body of the school, PS 96, is more than 60 percent Hispanic.

Some parents claim the principal has also taken pictures of students when she feels they're misbehaving and threatens to send the pictures to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein or Mayor Bloomberg.

Parents held an emergency meeting at PS 96 with Department of Education officials Tuesday afternoon to discuss the matter. The DOE issued a statement saying in part, "The survey was inappropriate." [link]

Public education, isn't it wonderful that government has control over this institution. I grew up under the impression that teachers and educators were supposed to do just that, teach and educate! Live and learn, and you will see that educating and teaching are at about the bottom of their list.