Response to http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/opinion/the-brutalism-of-ted-cruz.html?_r=0 The question of Christian and evangelical participation in matters of public policy has been on my mind as of late. To be honest, this question is nearly always on my mind. How are we to participate? What is our role in culture and politics? etc… Beyond these questions is the question- How […]
“But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature. If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In forming a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”
—James Madison, The Federalist No. 51
It is depressing when I reflect on the fact that whoever wins the upcoming presidential election, our two options are 1. an increased rate of growth in our level of dependence on a central power OR 2. a slightly slower rate of growth in dependence on a central power. I will always choose the latter […]
A friend and I were discussing the differences between Public Schools and Charter schools and she sent me these two articles: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/04/15/white-parents-in-north-carolina-are-using-charter-schools-to-secede-from-the-education-system/ http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2015/10/02/report-highlights-list-of-failed-charter-schools-growing-cost-to-taxpayers-and-students/ I responded to them below: Interesting articles and I appreciate the alternate viewpoint. I think some of the assumptions made in each show that both authors have a left-leaning ideology through which […]
Read this study article:
This tells me to speak to my children and encourage them as much as possible from a young age. The answer to more well-formed children and society is not necessarily more and newer school programs. It starts at home. I don’t agree with all the implications that some might draw from this article but the correlation between poor/bad (not necessarily income bracket) parenting and poor outcomes should speak for itself.