Children Do Die

Does she believe in evolution? That is a dog beside her or is it just a wolf in a dog outfit?

On her website, Idaho State Representative Christy Perry offers that she is ”a pro life mother and grandmother and emphasizes her honor and value of all human life, born and unborn.” She also claims she’s “an ardent supporter of defending each child’s right to life.” Interesting. Perry is also in the today’s news insisting that the state has no right to protect children from their parents who refuse them needed medical treatment in favor of faith healing.

“Children do die,” says Christy Perry.

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Don’t Take Your Guns to School Son

The following opinion piece appeared in the Op-Ed section of the New York Times. It also has been posted at several other sites. Written in the form of a letter, Greg Hampikian, a Professor at Boise State, asks the question:

When May I Shoot a Student?

Shoot HoopsBOISE, Idaho — TO the chief counsel of the Idaho State Legislature:

In light of the bill permitting guns on our state’s college and university campuses, which is likely to be approved by the state House of Representatives in the coming days, I have a matter of practical concern that I hope you can help with: When may I shoot a student?

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Make Them Read Rand!

Michael Moynihan exposes the newest effort of the GOP to keep government out of our lives. Read the complete article …

Make Them Read Rand! A Scheme in Idaho to put Objectivism in Schools

Ayn RandAn Idaho State Senator’s threatened bill mandating that all students read Ayn Rand before graduating, caused a storm on the left. But why not, asks Michael Moynihan, it might just rid us of her noxious prose for good.

Writing in the pages of William F. Buckley’s National Review, Whittaker Chambers, a former communist turned vigorous anti-communist, offered what would become the most famous criticism of novelist Ayn Rand: “From almost any page of Atlas Shrugged, a voice can be heard, from painful necessity, commanding: ‘To a gas chamber—go!’” Fifty years later, Buckley would tell Charlie Rose that this was, perhaps, unduly harsh, though Chambers distaste for Rand’s was on target. After all, Atlas Shrugged was, Buckley said, “a thousand pages of ideological fabulism.”

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