Guest Commentary – Fantasy Candidate Part 4

Tonight we delve back into the fantasy candidate series from Jon Smith. For those who read Jon’s site as well as this one, he has already posted this article there. However, there are quite a few of you here that do not regularly frequent Jon’s site, so I wanted to make sure that this gets seen by all of you as well. Tonight we delve into the positions that Jon’s fantasy candidate would take on existing legislation that we should be working to repeal. I have tried to think about everything on the list and I don’t see any of these that would be bad to repeal. But I do absolutely agree with Jon that on many of them we would have to take a slow approach that allows the pain from elimination to be minimal. I think that this part of the series will perhaps be the one that has the most constructive discussion around it. I will be interested in seeing what areas you think he missed, or what areas that he hit that you disagree with. I know that some of them seem to be simply “anti-Democrat” positions, such as health care, but if you are against repealing it, please explain why. I will do my best to be involved in the discussion on this article over the next few days as well.
Jon Offers Legislation that Needs to Go Away

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My Education Is Making Me Dumberer… Re-Hashed

education-mugSo I spent far too long talking to some people tonight that I had neglected far too long. A good long discussion with Revolution2010, who’s current mad schedule robs us of her keen intelligent insight on this blog. And another with a good friend from school who I had missed for the last week or two. But that left me with very little time. As I write this it is already almost 4:00am. I was going to write an article tonight discussing economics, because there was some good discussion about it yesterday and I wanted to continue it. But I found that I didn’t have time to do the research I wanted to do in order to do that article. Therefore, that article will be tomorrow night’s post, and it should be good! So I have fallen back on an old article that I wrote in December. We had far fewer readers then (I think I got about 15 comments on that article. We got over 400 yesterday on open mic!). And I think that this is a good discussion that we need to re-hash and discuss. There should be far more insight into the topic now than there was then, so I look forward to that because it is a topic that I hold near and dear to my heart…. 
The Abyss That is Our Public Education System