Thursday, July 07, 2005

Teaching Good Morals

Andrew Sullivan writes:

Religious conservatives and secular liberals should be able to agree on this much: teaching good morals is not a job for the Texas legislature or the Kentucky courts -- or any legislature or court.

But of course the legislature is teaching morals via the schools. Perhaps you can advise orthodox parents how to avoid the lessons the schools teach. I hope to see posts about eliminating all government operation of schools (substituting vouchers for all if necessary).

Your co-religionists on the Left are not so reticent about imposing their morality on the orthodox they do it all the time (occasionally with Child Protective Services).

As someone who is morally opposed to recycling, left-wing sociology, protecting endangered species, left-wing history, anti-gun propaganda and the whole panoply of commie garbage taught in the schools with my tax money, how am I suppose to protect my children except through political action. Note that the above list leaves out sex and drugs and rock-and-roll which also cause me some conflicts with state education.

The government has been trying to impose its morality on me for a long time. What am I supposed to do?

Gold Piece

When Herman Kahn and his siblings each reached the age of 7, his grandfather who had emigrated from Europe gave each of them a $20 gold piece. And this is what he told them:

"Keep this with you at all times. Never sell it. It is to be used only to bribe border guards."

Income Tax

Nine U.S. states have no general tax on wages and salaries: Alaska,
Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington,
and Wyoming.