Seeking Liberty

Liberty is the Fruit from Which All Progress Grows

Anarchists Organizing?

It seems the anarchists are organizing.

Wait, what?

Yes, it seems that the people who supposedly want a “state or society without government or law” are very upset at the racist, homophobic, libertarian, anti-Semite, Alex Jones conspiracy theorist, Ron Paul supporting, fascist, conservative, gun freak, militia men, constitutionalist Tea Partiers.  Why?  Because these anarchists don’t want to lose their government entitlements.

Huh?
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Government Employees are Overpaid

It seems the average Federal Employee earns over $75,000, while the average private sector employee earns less than $40,000. That’s a split of about 80%.

Remember that Federal workers do have a maximum pay level. A G-15 has a maximum “standard” pay level of about $127,000. Depending on where they live, a government employee can earn as much as 35% more than that, topping out at $153,200. An executive tops out at almost $197,000.

In Congress, your congressman or senator has a standard salary of $174,000, and if they are a party leader, their salary increases by $19,000.

So, the average Federal employee works fewer days, has better benefits, gets a taxpayer-funded pension, has incredibly low customer-service ratings and now we find out, is paid almost twice as much. And government employees almost never have to worry about being laid-off. Now the government wants us to fork over more taxes to fund their government health care scheme and pay for their overspending.

And these guys say private businessmen are greedy?

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A Word on Praise

Ronald Wilson ReaganLet’s take a trip in the way-back machine.

It’s 1981.  Ronald Wilson Reagan is President. The Conservative Revolution has just begun. Millions of Americans have awakened to the idea that government is not the solution to their problems, but rather government is the problem.

Teachers, in an effort to spread this message, have their kids chant a poem:

Mmm, mmm, mmm
Ronald Wilson Reagan
He said we all must lend a hand
To make this Country strong again

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Unathorized Indoctrination

You knew I was going to comment on this eventually, didn’t you?

I am not one of those people who thinks that everything a teacher does needs the approval of parents before doing it. I think in many respects, parents are too involved with preventing teachers from doing their jobs and need to step back. This is especially the case with discipline, where too many parents keep teachers and administrators from properly punishing students.

Lots of teachers are great people whose only interest is inspiring young minds and encouraging them to reach for the stars, and I consider myself fortunate that the vast majority of mine growing up were just that. Most are little more than glorified babysitters, and I had several of these.

A few prove themselves to be true misanthropes:

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