Al, Arnold, and Reality

Al Sharpton, please cash a reality check from Ben Stein. Actually, that one’s good for any utopist. All joking aside, the bottom line is that the Constitution is supposed to recognize rights, not create entitlements.

You guys who are itching to vote for Arnold: be warned that Arnold’s economic advisor thinks California’s taxes are too low. Drudge is reporting today that Arnold’s campaign won’t promise no new taxes. Has it occurred to these people that the California government is spending too much money?

Education welfare

Education welfare: A mildly interesting article about the school transfer option of the “No child left behind” education plan included this quote from an indignant citizen:

“I would have taken the option to transfer, but I didn’t have it,” Jackson said. “This law ended up costing me money out of my own pocket.”

Boo hoo. Imagine that — having to foot the bill for your own child’s benefit. We homeschoolers do this every day. Americans have come a long way… No longer the independent minded people we once were, most of us take for granted that the costs of education will be paid for by everyone else. Jackson is not happy that his son’s school is underachieving but can’t understand why he should be responsible for the costs of his child’s education. And yet, homeschoolers choose to pay for their child’s eduction “100% out of pocket,” and still pay the property taxes and federal taxes that fund government schools that fail.