Saturday, January 31, 2009


Just a quick note tonight about the history of education in America.

How about instead of competing with parochial schools the public schools look for guidance where success is a way of life. As far as I know most of those schools exist on far less money and fewer resources than public schools--in particular they have no unions. And yet it seems that they graduate and send on to college many more than the average public school.

This is Catholic schools week hereabouts but there are many more of all denominations plus home schooled kids whose parents want to teach certain values and get away from some of the rules that educate in some ways what they don't want or need until later in life and with family viewpoints included in the curriculum.

One of these schools in Jackson has been operating non-stop for 120 years and another for 145. Stop, if you will, and figure out how much money these parents, who sacrifice to send their youngsters to schools like these plus paying taxes, have saved the public school system through that many generations.

And then think of the hospitals started by Sisters of Mercy and other Orders who, if Obama signs the Freedom of Choice Act, (HA!) will probably be closed rather than be forced to commit murder through abortion. Perhaps it would be a good idea to start letting some of our pro-abortion acquaintances know that these might be called unintended consequences by some, but logical by us.

I have a friend who thinks that would be a terrible thing for the church to do--to deny needed services, but I hastened to tell her that no one would even think of it if a bill doesn't force the issue. The first strike comes from the Congress and the second with the President's signature before there can be any reaction. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction? Self-defense is a legitimate act.

Can't help wondering if this promise to NARAL will be kept in the dead of night without fanfare or if it will be a blaze of glory. We'll just have to wait and see.

Bye for now...

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