March 4, 2010
Yesterday was called a day to "defend public education." So students, teachers, and some parents thew ice chunks in Wisconsin, surrounded and broke windows out of cars with occupants inside them in California.
Here is the leftist view at the Bwog
Flawed logic #1: "A free and accessible education is a value that goes back towards the Declaration of Independence, which stated equality was a fundamental principle of the founding of this country."
Ok, how is equality related to the Declaration of Independence? The Declaration says:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Doesn't say anything about a right to education. It DOES say that all mean are created equal and have certain unalienable rights among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
To go a step further universal education (free government sponsored schooling) isn't mentioned in the Constitution either.
Flawed Logic #2: "Unfortunately, those tenets of freedom and equality have been reduced to lip service in a country that seems more interested in war, profit, individualism, and greed."
The current war is to protect American lives at home and abroad from murders, a pretty decent priority I think. Profit and individualism is what this country was founded on, to include making money for oneself through having ones own business, without government interference. Greed by lying about products or cooking your books to turn a decent dividend payment is wrong, and is wrongly grouped by leftist/statist mentality as being profit.
Now, all that "ACTION!" (a constant statist buzzword, look at Hitler, Mussolini, Obama or any leftist writer) resulted in businesses being damaged, arrested being made, protesters wielding pipes to break windows of cars, and protesters throwing chunks of ice at officials. This type of action is always used by leftist/statist organizations, in fact some of the organizations involved in the melee have "socialist" or "socialism" in their names.
Here are some of them and they are linked to their websites:
The International Socialist Organization
Movement for a Democratic Society
The New Students for Democratic Society
Socialist Party of Connecticut
Ohio Chapter of Progressive Democrats
United for Pace and Justice
These organizations all supported the call to "action" on march 4. Take at look at each and decide for yourself if you want you or your children supported by groups such as these.