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Bachmann: If elected, I will abolish the federal Dept. of Education

I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess the MSM and the left (pardon the redundancy) will have a conniption over this:

Painting herself as a “constitutional conservative” Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told Sen. Jim DeMint’s forum Monday that if elected president she would look to get rid of the Department of Education, among other things.

“Because the Constitution does not specifically enumerate nor does it give to the federal government the role and duty to superintend over education that historically has been held by the parents and by local communities and by state governments,” she said, responding to a question by DeMint, a popular figure among the tea party movement.

Now I’ll admit that Bachmann is not my first, second, or even third choice among GOP prez hopefuls.  That said, why would it be crazy to shiite-can the Dept. of Education?

First of all, there is no question that “one size fits all” when it comes to education is patently absurd.  There is no way that D.C. can better manage schools than local and state governments can do.

Secondly, how did the republic survive before the Dept. of Ed was founded in 1980?

Thirdly, our nation’s test scores have dropped precipitously ever since D.C. created the behemoth.  If you want to dismiss any cause-and-effect here, be my guest.  But I won’t.

Finally, it’s clear that our Founding Fathers never intended for the federal government to meddle in educational affairs of cities, counties, and states.  Nowhere in the Constitution is the federal government authorized to educate your children or mine.  Judging by how poorly educated our kids are in matters related to civics, I’d say that D.C. needs to butt out of molding our kids’ minds and let parents and local governments do our jobs.  Everything D.C. touches turns to crap, anyway.

September 6, 2011 Posted by | big government, Constitution, Michelle Bachmann, public education | 2 Comments

NYT scared of Christian GOP candidates, not so much on the alleged “Christian” Obama

And no, I’m not saying I think B.O. is a Muslim.  I think it’s pretty clear that Barry O worships a deity that he holds to be much higher than God, Allah, or any other deity…and that deity is Barack Hussein Obama.

But here’s what I mean: while the NYT is giving a virtual full cavity search to all GOP candidates about their religious backgrounds, such a vetting of then-candidate Obama’s faith just didn’t happen.  Oh, sure, they did the obligatory “Obama went to Rev. Wright’s church” bit, but that was it.  But here’s what the head honcho at the Old Gray Hag is saying these days:

This year’s Republican primary season offers us an important opportunity to confront our scruples about the privacy of faith in public life — and to get over them. We have an unusually large number of candidates, including putative front-runners, who belong to churches that are mysterious or suspect to many Americans. Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are Mormons, a faith that many conservative Christians have been taught is a “cult” and that many others think is just weird. (Huntsman says he is not “overly religious.”) Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum are all affiliated with fervid subsets of evangelical Christianity, which has raised concerns about their respect for the separation of church and state, not to mention the separation of fact and fiction.

Notice that Keller thinks that it is WE Christians who must “get over” our “scruples about the privacy of faith in public life”?  Let that sink in.  We need to “get over” our scruples?  I guess when you’re a liberal and have no scruples (pardon the redundancy), then you think it’s automatic that everyone else is without scruples, too.

Also notice that Keller lets the mask slip: “not to mention the separation of fact and fiction”.  Because to liberals like Keller, belief in God is belief in fiction.  Funny,  because while Keller finds Santorum’s Catholic background to be a “fervid subset of evangelical Christianity”, Keller himself is an alleged Roman Catholic himself!  If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that Keller was a bit sloppy on his research here.  Yeah, I know, how crazy of me to think the MSM is lazy in doing its job!

Well, at least the NYT is consistent with its contempt for all faiths.  Hmm?  What’s that?  Oh, that’s right

Among a dreary Republican field, Herman Cain stands out for using religious bigotry to gain political traction for his presidential ambitions.

Mr. Cain, a former pizza executive, started a few months ago by telling a reporter that he would not be comfortable with a Muslim in his cabinet. During a televised debate last month, he said his discomfort was due to the intention of some Muslims “to kill us.”

To recap: Muslims are not crazy and are beyond questioning, but Christians are crazy and need to be thoroughly scourged questioned.  Got it.  Thanks for the clarification.

See, when you have conservative candidates that are seemingly genuine in practicing their Christian faith and don’t modify it to fit with politically correct orthodoxy, the NYT and the rest of their MSM ilk find such candidates to be disturbing.  But when you have a leftist who supposedly comes from the same religion as these conservatives, yet said leftist bastardizes and mutates that religion to be more politically correct, then the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) are absolutely cool with it.  It doesn’t matter that the God constructed by Obama and Keller doesn’t exist…just so long as they don’t have to look at people like me who worships the God that does exist.  Keller is cool with B.O. worshiping a false God, but he loathes Normal Americans who worship the true God.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

August 25, 2011 Posted by | Christianity, hypocrisy, Michelle Bachmann, Obama, political correctness, religion of peace, Rick Perry, Romney | 2 Comments

Pawlenty out, Perry in, what next?

Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll.  Big deal?  I don’t know.

Ron Paul finishes second in IA.  The Paulestinians will likely crow about this.

Rick Perry formally announces his entry into the 2012 field.

Pawlenty drops out.  He could be a good pick for VP for Perry or Romney, though I doubt the latter would pick him after his “Obamneycare” quip.  Rumor has it that the MN GOP is recruiting him to run for the Senate next year against unaccomplished freshman Amy Klobuchar.

You’d like to think that at 39% approval, B.O. loses to any of these people, despite Debbie Whatshername Schmuck’s absurd assertions to the contrary that he’s in “remarkably good shape“.  Only time will tell.

August 15, 2011 Posted by | Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Michelle Bachmann, Minnesota, Obama, polls, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty | 6 Comments