Trumping the federal intrusion of education

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to start pulling the federal government out of K-12 education, following through on a campaign promise to return school control to state and local officials.

The order, dubbed the “Education Federalism Executive Order,” will launch a 300-day review of Obama-era regulations and guidance for school districts and directs Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to modify or repeal measures she deems an overreach by the federal government…

He said that previous administrations had increasingly forced schools to comply with “whims and dictates” from Washington, but his administration would break the trend.

Quote source
Miller, S.A. (2017). Trump to pull feds out of K-12 education. Washington Times. Available http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/26/donald-trump-pull-feds-out-k-12-education/. Last accessed 16th July 2017

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The unsettling tendency of the totalitarian left

The left tends toward the totalitarian. And every totalitarian ideology seeks to weaken the bonds between children and parents. The left seeks to dilute parental authority and replace it with school authority and government authority.

Quote source

Prager, D. (2016). 10 Reasons Left-Wingers Cut Trump Voters From Their Lives. Downhill. Available http://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2016/11/29/10-reasons-leftwingers-cut-trump-voters-from-their-lives-n2252012. Last accessed 9th Dec 2016.

The inept feminist remake of Ghostbusters

In this film, by contrast, the enemy is all men, while the government ends up playing dad. Every man in the movie is a combination of malevolent and moronic. The chick ‘busters shame the mayor so much they end up getting government funding at the end. Like all feminists, they can only survive by sucking on the teat of Big Government…

The weak, Twitter-style feminist quips come off as lame, unfunny, and resentful. This is especially puzzling in light of the women in the original movies, who captured the range of tough broads one finds in New York City…

It’s an overpriced self-esteem device for women betrayed by the lies of third-wave feminism…

The spattering of negative and lukewarm reviews that are now piling up is brave for the leftist establishment media. These writers are risking being labelled sexist bigots, a fate worse for a liberal than running out of quinoa and humous while your vegan boyfriend is staying over…

Just consider the feminist uproar directed at James Rolfe for the crime of announcing he wouldn’t see or review the movie. Rolfe was called a bigot without even doing a negative review. Feminists have invented like an innovative form of feminist pre-crime.

Quote source

Yiannopoulos, M. (2016). Teenage Boys With Tits: Here’s My Problem With Ghostbusters. Breitbart. Available http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/07/18/milo-reviews-ghostbusters/. Last accessed 11th Nov 2016.

Why a humanistic state spreads like cancer

The humanistic state constantly expands is power, because its goal, and the goal of its citizenry is to be as God, determining their own laws, lives, and morality (Genesis 3:5). Because it is not God, the humanistic state has a problem, never having enough power to play god as it hopes to do. As a result, by an ever expanding body of law, the humanistic state strives for the total power that is its dream.

Quote source

Rushdoony, R.J. (1999). The Institutes of Biblical Law, The Intent of the Law. Ross House Books, Vallecito p. 48

The meaning of social justice (that you weren’t told)

I once read this point about Tony Campolo:

[Tony] Campolo in particular, and the religious left in general, make much of the notion of justice, especially that elusive concept, social justice. They accuse those on the religious right of ignoring social justice, and failing to reflect biblical concerns in this area.

Let’s take that one step further (by going one step back):

The trouble with “social justice” begins with the very meaning of the term..

It is allowed to float in the air as if everyone will recognize an instance of it when it appears. This vagueness seems indispensable. The minute one begins to define social justice, one runs into embarrassing intellectual difficulties.

It becomes, most often, a term of art whose operational meaning is, “We need a law against that.” In other words, it becomes an instrument of ideological intimidation, for the purpose of gaining the power of legal coercion.

Quote sources

  1. Muehlenberg, B. (2007). Religion and the Political Spectrum. CultureWatch. Available http://billmuehlenberg.com/2007/09/13/religion-and-the-political-spectrum/. Last accessed 18th Jul 2015.
  2. Novak, M. (2000). Defining Social Justice. Available http://www.firstthings.com/article/2000/12/defining-social-justice-29. Last accessed 18th Jul 2015.

The insidious nature of “fair share” rhetoric

Most people who want to redistribute wealth don’t want to talk about how that wealth was produced in the first place.

They just want “the rich” to pay their undefined “fair share” of taxes. This “fair share” must remain undefined because all it really means is “more.”

Quote source

Sowell, T. (2015). ‘Just Asking’. Available http://www.creators.com/conservative/thomas-sowell/just-asking.html. Last accessed 2 Jul 2015.

Obama’s penchant for overloading the system

The idea of precipitating a collapse in the economic system as a means of introducing socialist solutions was first proposed in the mid-1960s by two Columbia University professors, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. The Cloward-Piven strategy was originally aimed at the welfare system. The idea was to drive up welfare enrollments to the point where state and local governments could no longer handle the strain, and the federal government would be “forced” to take over public welfare.

Obama’s contribution to the Cloward-Piven strategy is to extend it to every area of life. In other words, if you can overload the local welfare system, why not overload local law enforcement? Why not overload the health care system? Why not overburden the immigration system by letting in hundreds of thousands of illegals? Then you can claim that all these systems are broken and have to be totally rebuilt—preferably in the image of some imaginary socialist utopia.

Quote source

Kilpatrick, W. (2015). Assuming the Worst. Crisis Magazine. Available http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/assuming-worst. Last accessed 16th May 2015.