… I can still brainwash my own children.
She praises the Harper government for getting rid of the Law Society of Canada, which first suggested that gay marriage be made legal. And she also doesn’t mind that the Tories have cut back on arts spending, which was perceived as funding cultural liberals.
But she put more stock in her family than in political parties and thinks that by teaching her children the right way to live that eventually Canada will turn around.
“My husband and I have eight children … I can raise my family to respect life. To respect family values. To encourage them to have good sound marriages and stay with their marriages and work out problems when they arise. That will be an influence in society. If we stick to our views it will have an influence down the road. In politics I’m not sure we’ll ever get what we want.”
If ever we needed a reminder of the virtues of public schools.
5700 submissions regarding the proposal to remove the Lord’s Prayer from the Ontario Legislature have crashed the government’s website.
Call me heretical, but that seems more like evidence of antediluvian hardware than a flood of pious e-mails.
Constitutional monarchies weren’t built with Web 2.0 in mind.
People make my head hurt.
Some guy in Texas, Alton Verm, wants the book Fahrenheit 451 banned from his 15-year-old daughter’s school because it contains adult situations and crude language.
“If they can’t find a book that uses clean words, they shouldn’t have a book at all.”
It’s sickeningly ironic, really. Verm wants to ban a book about book burning. But wait, it get’s better: this all happened during Banned Books Week at the end of September.
Not that over-protective Daddy gets any of this. He didn’t even read the book.
“He looked through the book and found the following things wrong with the book: discussion of being drunk, smoking cigarettes, violence, “dirty talk,” references to the Bible and using God’s name in vain.”
You, sir, are a moron.
The girl is fifteen! She’s probably knows more about being drunk, smoking cigarettes, violence, “dirty talk,” and using God’s name in vain than you could learn from “looking through” a thousand books on such sordid topics.
Exposing students to the concept of freedom of speech and other intrinsic rights is way more important than shielding them from four-lettered-words. Especially when they already know more than enough about the latter and barely anything about the former.