Will House GOP have the courage to tackle Reagan’s unfulfilled promise as sequester looms?
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These kids — and their kids — will grow up in a world in which the angry refrain will be “my parents bankrupted the country and my future so for the bureaucrats in the Department of Education.”
There are surely any number of places in the government that could be used to begin the limited-government debate in serious fashion. But for reasons as real as they are symbolic — it was Reagan’s first choice — there is one place that is as good as any to start.
Education and bureaucracy are not synonymous.
The question is: are there any House Republicans willing to stand up and say so?
Then do something about it?
By introducing a bill that, as Ronald Reagan suggested, would abolish the Department of Education because, to quote Reagan’s 1980 platform:
The Republican Party is determined to restore common sense and quality to education for the sake of all students, especially those for whom learning is the highway to equal opportunity…
We shall see.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?