She'd have done more good for her family and for her community if she'd put the same effort into running for school board. Schools are locally run, and if the local school is failing then it is the communities problem too. Vouchering to a private school is just an easy way to fail with an excuse. --------------------------------- Booth Martin http://www.martinvt.com --------------------------------- -------Original Message------- From: Open discssion among iSeries Users Date: 07/25/04 18:24:20 To: Open discssion among iSeries Users Subject: [CPF0000] Vouchers The big lie is: "Vouchers are for the rich". Repeat after me: "*Vouchers benefit the poor* the most". The rich don't need them. The first voucher program in the country was forced down the throats of the rich and the NEA-overlord-owned politicians of the politicians on the city council of Minneapolis by one of its members. That member was a lady who had been a "welfare Mom" receiving payments and stamps. For her children, she scrimped and saved and worked real hard to be able to get her kids out of the public schools where they learn all the wrong things and almost no academics. She got her kids into a private school. She determined to help her less-resourceful neighbors. She ran for City Council. She got elected. She introduced the vouchers bill. The day of the vote they brought all those neighborhood kids who needed them outside. It still only barely passed. To get it past the excuses of the overlords, they restricted it to the poorest kids only, and also put it the absolutely anti-constitutional provision (besides bigoted) "prohibiting the free exercise thereof" of the religious freedom of the parents to apply it to any "religious" school. For what makes the Establishment shake in its boots is people of faith. After these poorest of the poor began learning more than the rest of them on grades, tests, SATs, they expanded the economic boundaries and lifted the abominable proviso that requires an anti-religious bias to be considered "fair". <telling it like it is> Protect religious freedom by restricting it? > Vouchers for private schools paid through taxes is a terrible idea. > Because of that, discrimination against religious schools is a bogus > point. To somebody who already thinks "religious ideas" are irrelevant to real life, yeah, maybe. But religious freedom is a meaningless term if if you don't let people exercise it. Like in the old Soviet constitution. > Vouchers for private schools appears to be nothing more than getting a > foot in the door for using tax money for religion later. It's clearly > a step down a slippery-slope. "The government" has shown us that "socialized education" is also an idea that leads us into disaster, and methinks it already has. The slippery slope is too much political control over the indoctrination of children into ideas that often are opposed to what their parents teach. And federal funds that will get strings attached later. Bush's "faith-based initiative" is really meant to quash religious liberty like a bug. The Founding Fathers knew this, they knew Montesque's writings very well. He said the best way for a state to control religion was to fund it. Now you know why Bush did this. Bush is a wolf in sheep's clothing, and that's only one of a list of things that proves it. Why does the federal government have that money in the first place? They have too much money, and they're using it to control the rest of us, and they are lying through their teeth when they tell us they want to help us, and that goes for Kerry and company too. Alan (NOT your stereotype of any stripe) -- This is the Open discssion among iSeries Users (CPF0000) mailing list To post a message email: CPF0000@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/cpf0000 or email: CPF0000-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/cpf0000.
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