“I think it’s reasonable that we know where and if our children are being educated, whether it’s in a public school, private school, or at home,” said (Rep. Joan) Bauer (Dem. – Lansing), who co-sponsored the bill. Rep. Mark Meadows, D-East Lansing, and Rep. Mike Simpson, D-Liberty Township, are also co-sponsors.”
Quote From The Lansing State Journal
Would someone mind telling Ms. Bauer that the children of clan McAtee are not her children. Please, can someone get through the heads of these people that the children in the state of Michigan to not belong to the state of Michigan and so should not be referenced by state representatives as ‘our children.’
Second, while you are speaking to this woman (Bauer) could you tell her that nobody in government schools are being educated. The purpose of government ‘schooling’ is not to educate but rather to make ‘good’ citizens and to create people with a slave mentality. Since Ms. Bauer desires to know if children are being educated, I can tell her authoritatively, that all children in the government schools, are not being educated.
Third, notice all the co-sponsors are Democrats. Keep in mind that the Democrats are in the pocket of the Michigan Educational Association teachers union.
Fourth, almost everyone across the political spectrum will tell you that government schools are disasters. In light of that reality, what difference does it make if children learn to be ignorant by going to government schools or if they learn to be ignorant by being truant between the ages of 5-18?
These people drive me nuts.
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In light of that reality, what difference does it make if children learn to be ignorant by going to government schools or if they learn to be ignorant by being truant between the ages of 5-18?
Big difference. The latter is definitely more fun. The latter offers at least the possibility of learning something true, even if by accident. The latter affords an atmosphere where children, not subject to state certified teachers, could come to the conclusion that all adults are not actually stupid.
Remember that before a teacher is certified they must be ‘certifiable’ and is there anyone who will argue with that?
I stand corrected by your superior wisdom and humor.
The comment debate attached to the Lansing State Journal article featured a great deal of “You’re stupid” “No YOU’RE stupid” give and take. The emotion I was left with was marvel at God’s mercy and patience with us all. I am the chief of stupid, as well as the Mayor of Stupidville. Yet I live (stupidly), so that Christ is glorified
I hope someday to grow up to have your humility.
God is indeed merciful to accept us with all our stupidity.
p.s. — I don’t know what ‘stupid’ is in latin but whatever it is, it was a word John Calvin dearly loved.