Thursday, February 26, 2009

How utterly terrifying

Excerpts from President Obama's speech this week:
That is why it will be the goal of this administration to ensure that every child has access to a complete and competitive education – from the day they are born to the day they begin a career. ...

But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma. And dropping out of high school is no longer an option. It’s not just quitting on yourself, it’s quitting on your country – and this country needs and values the talents of every American.
The message is clear: The United States government owns you and your children. You are the property of the government and you work for the good of the country, not for the good of your family and future. Cradle to grave, the government owns you.

Make no mistake, this man and the current power structure in Washington have no respect for individuals. Where do I go to escape this utter disrespect for individual rights? I feel helpless knowing that my husband and I may soon not have much choice in our children's education. The increasing federalization of education ensures that.

The good news? An article in the Wall Street Journal today says some activists are worried that the economy will keep Obama too busy to institute his education agenda.

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