Whether it be the Carter-era formation of the Department of Education, the Bush-era â€œNo Child Left Behindâ€ legislation, or the Obama-era â€œrace to the topâ€ program, the federal government has over the past century led a concerted effort to fully extend its reach over the entire arena of education.
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The existence of an ideologically controlled one-party type apparatus within the Federal science and educational establishment is the classically predicted effect when a government dispenses funds, controls individual careers, and thereby controls ideas.
America once was unique in all the history of the world. Its essence was having an abundance of something rarely found in other countries: freedom from government.
Andrew Napolitano: “Charity comes from your own heart, not from the government spending your money. When we pay our taxes to the government and it gives that money away, thatâ€™s not charity, thatâ€™s welfare.”
Studying the rise and decline of empires has long been instructive for Americans, and for decades, historians, philosophers, economists, diplomats, statesmen, and others have warned against the American Empire.
If government would stick only to what it was authorized to do, and leave the rest to the people, most of our economic problems would resolve themselves.
What is the value of being safe if we are not free? Did our forefathers flee the kings and despots of Europe and come here to be safe? Did Patrick Henry say â€œGive me safety or give me death?â€
Americans want socialism. And Americans are getting socialism as quickly as Washington can deliver it.
Those who seek the protective hand of big brother pay a high price as they trust their quality of life to a largely self serving group of legislators. If the goal is a better quality of life, the solution is simple: more responsibility and less government involvement.
The state of politics in America is little different than that which the early Americans experienced in their time. The system is so ill-defined, chaotic and confusing. The smell of corruption is behind almost every politicianâ€™s door.
For the last 8 years, the American people have been told they must sacrifice certain liberties in order that the federal government might protect them. And for the most part, the American people have been happy to accommodate this incessant intrusion into their personal liberties.
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