Quote of the Day…

…is from Coyote Blog:

By the way, it strikes me that regulatory compliance issues set a minimum size for business viability.  You have to be large enough to cover those compliance issues and still make money.  What I see happening is that as new compliance issues are layered on, that minimum size rises, like a rising tide slowly drowning companies not large enough to keep their head above water.  We are keeping up, but at times it feels like the water is lapping at our chin.

How to fix the education system part 1

1. Close the Department of Education

2. Stop all federal subsidization of college. All students loan guarantees, all pell grants, everything.

3. Get rid of all electives in college. Only study your major and its prerequisites and related coursework.

4. End high school at 16. Last two years of high school can be used for college prereqs, vocational training, athletics, or just finding yourself.

More to come…

America’s founding principles: fairness and respect for authority and rules

From the New York State Department of Education’s Common Core Standards 2014-2015 for social studies in the 2nd Grade:

The United States was founded on
democratic principles (dignity for all,
equality, fairness, respect for authority
and rules.
Government is established to protect the
rights of citizens, promote fairness, and
keep people safe.

Compare this with the text of the Declaration of Independence regarding founding principles and the purpose of government:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men…