- Teaches kids to 'create their own knowledge.
- Permissive 'education' on Steroids.
- Marginalizing Teachers in favor of 'facilitators.'
- The whole thing is based on feelings, not facts.
House Speaker Joe Straus refuses to make any commitments towards reducing spending, opposing new taxes, or preserving a strong Rainy Day Fund. He's sent out many signals since the end of the 82nd session indicating the state should instead look for more revenue....In other words, Governor Rick Perry supports prudent financial stewardship. A chastened Lt. Governor Dewhurst is also saying the right things. However, the man who the Texas Constitution grants near dictatorial powers over the Texas State House dogmatically refuses to commit to prudent stewardship of the people's money.
I clicked on Breitbart.com this morning and found this disappointing headline:
Rand Paul Threatens Filibuster Of Defense Bill to Release Potential Terrorists.Sounds pretty bad, doesn't it?!?
He's threatening to filibuster Defense funding unless he gets a vote on an amendment that would curtail indefinite detention of potential terrorists.In other words, Rand Paul is talking about repealing the NDAA, not releasing Islamic Terrorists.
Shoppers Were So Obsessed With Black Friday Deals They Left Their Infants UnattendedHave we lost our mind?!?
In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten are subjects of our sovereign Lord King James and by the grace of God, of Great Britain, of France, and Ireland king and defender of the faith.In other words, the original Mayflower Compact was a covenant dedicating the nation to God, and setting up a civil government under His name.
Having undertaken for the glory of God, and the advancement of the Christian faith and honor of king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern part of Virginia do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and of one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof, to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts and Constitutions, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony: unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod the 11 of November, in the year of our sovereign Lord King James of England, France, and Ireland the eighteenth and Scotland the fify-fourth. Anno-Domani 1620.
Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them censorship and a violation of free speech and free expression.An almost cartoonish example came out of San Francisco this past week:
The nudists want to stop city leaders from passing a law prohibiting them from appearing in public in the buff. The law, they say, would violate their right to freedom of speech.Where to begin?!?
A long time ago, economists identified a phenomenon called crowding out. Crowding out is a fancy-pants, highfalutin' term that means when Washington D.C. spends us into oblivion, there's less money left for businesses and consumers to consume and invest as they see fit. Given that Business Investment is the primary driver of economic growth, any action that restrains Washington D.C.'s ability to crowd out business investment promotes economic growth and productive employment.Substitute the word Austin for Washington D.C. and you understand why the notion that "you can't cut your way to prosperity" is just as big of a lie when it's said by Joe Straus as it is when it's said by Barack Obama.
Since the House is expected to stay under Republican control, Romney may actually turn out to be the one who has the skills to tame the Tea Party.Over my dead body.