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Learning From The Bay State’s Mistake

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/07

The Daily Caller has an excellent article on public education.

Until last summer, education experts from across the political spectrum regarded Massachusetts as having the nation’s best academic standards and testing for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. But now that the state has adopted national standards and testing, it has become a cautionary tale about the dangers of ceding local control over public education.

Like so much of the Constitution, the words of the 10th Amendment are clear and eloquent: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

One of those powers, of course, is the power to educate our young. Unlike other nations, the United States never has had a “national” education system, but rather a collection of largely independent state systems.

Be sure to read the entire article. This is just more evidence of what happens when local authority is ceded to the Federal government. The results are not good.

*Originally published on Texas Tenther, which I am folding back into Truth Before Dishonor.

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Paying For The Pie

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/07

Ten people go to a pizzaria and enjoy some pizza pies. When it comes to paying the 100-dollar tab, the payment breakdown is thus:

1 person pays 30 dollars.
4 people pay 20 dollars each.
4 people pay nothing.
1 person takes 10 dollars from the kitty.

Who should be paying more? If you’re a Liberal Democrat, you’d say the one person who is paying 30 dollars already. And that, my friends, is a direct violation of the Tenth Commandment.

A few points to consider:
The above example is actually how the Federal Income Tax system works.
The one person who takes 10 dollars from the kitty is not the poorest of the group; there is at least one poorer.
It is unjust, and a sin, for the 5 people who aren’t paying in to demand the 1 person who is paying in the most to actually pay in even more. It is a direct violation of the Tenth Commandment.

*Originally published on Texas Tenther, which I am folding back into Truth Before Dishonor.

Posted in Character, Christianity, Conservative, economics, Elections, Personal Responsibility, Philosophy, politically correct, politics, Religion, society, Tax, TEA Party, truth | Tagged: , , | Comments Off on Paying For The Pie

The Two Tenths

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/07

The Tenth Commandment:
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

The Tenth Amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

If you do not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor, you will not support any “soak the rich” or “spread the wealth” policies. On the other hand, if you do support any “soak the rich” or “spread the wealth” policies, you stand in direct violation of Providence’s Tenth Commandment.

If you stand on the Tenth Amendment, you will not support the massive over-regulatory regime currently in place, nor will you support any greater regulation and government control. On the other hand, if you support the massive over-regulatory regime currently in place or if you desire a boatload of new regulations, you stand in direct confrontation with the Tenth Amendment.

*Originally published on Texas Tenther, which I am folding back into Truth Before Dishonor.

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