Monday, April 04, 2005

We Don't Need No Education. We Just Need Some Thought Control

As mostly unwilling participants in the great American corporacation system, we are more than willing to point out the blemishes on the face of Lady Intellect, but this seems to be taking things a bit far.

Marshall Fritz, president of the Alliance for the Separation of School & Sanity, told supporters "From Man, A Course of Study in the 1960s and Values Clarification in the 1970s, to multi-culturalism and 'tolerance' programs today, public schools have worked hard to convince children that there are no simple black and white solutions to complex societal problems. Some of these children are now judges, attorneys, and political leaders. Well, now the chickens have come home to roost because those children have become all those judges who didn't agree with me on Terri Schiavo."

We're going to go out on a limb here and assume that when Mr. Fritz is talking about "chickens" he doesn't mean that paragon of judicial objectivity Justice Roy Moore, or legal scholar and brain dead defender, Randall Terry, or political role model Tom DeLay.

Fritz went on to say that Terri Schiavo died because today's "public school" educator has a "duty not to know what is right and wrong. It's like they expect you to figure things out for yourself. Who wants to do that?"

"The average guy doesn't know right from wrong," Fritz continued," and I'm here to fix that because I am definitely not an average guy. I worked for IBM once, and I was a soccer coach. They have to play by the rules you know, so I know rules." When asked how that experience qualified him to critique public schools, Fritz responded, that his days as a Toastmaster exposed him to all sorts of information "and not only that, Dr. Laura supports me and she's a really smart lady. Got some of those college degrees I believe."

"If a society cannot trust the individuals to govern themselves, then they need some person or agency to tell everybody what to do," Fritz continued, "we call that rule of law and I for one am fed up with it. The plain truth is that 'public schooling' has so anti-educated two generations of Americans that we stood by helpless as our 'justice system' did what the Founding Fathers mean...just a second...ah...let me...let me rephrase that. The system worked because the people had more respect for the law than the exploiters. No...wait...As Thomas Jefferson said, 'In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.' Yeah. Bound in chains. That's what I'm talking about. Get those judges and chain 'em. That's democracy in action right there."

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