A form of child abuse?

Dan Mitchell ponders whether sending your child to a government school could be a form of child abuse.

I like these comments from one of the linked articles:

Our economy can grow like it used to only if minds are not encapsulated in limiting bubbles and actions restricted by boxes to prevent action, other than a rule to do no harm. Government has moved in every direction to limit thought and action, all of which discourages living out of the bubble and box.

Innovation, creative challenges to the way things are done, making waves and wakes, all those things that disturb the bureaucrats and civil servants among us, are the keys to boosting us back to prosperous times.


How is a young person going to learn if teachers do not respect their efforts on science projects and other mind expanding projects? Public schools are becoming very hazardous to our children.


Five surgeons are talking

#1 The first, a California surgeon, says: “I like to see accountants on my operating table, because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered.”

#2 The second, a Texas surgeon, responds: “Yeah, but you should try electricians. Everything inside of them is color coded.”

#3 The third, an Oklahoman surgeon, says: “No, I really think librarians are the best, everything inside of them is in alphabetical order.”

#4 The fourth, an Florida surgeon, chimes in: “You know, I like construction workers…. those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over.”

#5 But, the fifth, a Washington, D.C. surgeon, shut them all up when he observed: “You’re all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There’s no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains, and no spine, — and the head and the ass are interchangeable.”

via Dan Mitchell at International Liberty.


Federal government has too much power – Gallup

A record high number, 60%, of Americans believe that the federal government has too much power, according to a recent Gallup poll. The previous high was set in September 2010. Hmm, wasn’t there an election about that time?

81% of Republicans think the government has too much power; 65% of independents; and even 38% of Democrats.

Ted Cruz Might Just Have Won the Future for the GOP

Once denounced by McCain as ‘wacko birds’ hogging the spotlight, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are soaring. Nick Gillespie on why Cruz’s faux filibuster has nothing to do with Obamacare—and everything to do with building a broad-based coalition.

Nick Gillespie, editor in chief of Reason.com, just might be right. Here is another quote:

At a time when a record high 60 percent of all Americans agree the federal government has “too much power,” the wacko birds are flying pretty high, especially when they attack their own party for its utter malfeasance during the Bush years. There’s every reason to believe that the future belongs to the wacko birds and their general, transpartisan message that government is too big and too powerful. The trend throughout the 21st century, reports Gallup, is increasing skepticism toward Washington, D.C. The trend is particularly pronounced among all-important independent voters, who make up a plurality of the electorate. In 2003, 45 percent of them thought the government was too powerful. Now it’s 65 percent. They will vote for candidates—and a party—pushing limiting government.

It’s not just about Cruz. Gillespie also writes about Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and others. Read the whole thing.

Democrats worry about botched ObamaCare

On top of last week’s New York Times story that Democrats “were getting nervous that they could pay a political price if the rollout of the law was messy or if premiums went up significantly”, now The Hill has a similar story.

  • “Anxious Democrats fear a botched implementation of ObamaCare” …
  • Obama acknowledged “glitches and bumps” … some congressional Democrats fear much worse.
  • the administration “conceded that some people’s premiums will rise”
  • questions about whether employers will drop insurance coverage
  • worries that some full-time employees will be forced to part-time status

ObamaCare remains unpopular in polls.

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I wrote this back in May but apparently forgot to click the Publish button. Still true now so I figure I might as well publish it. Let’s make sure the Democrats do pay a political price.