The closure of St. Rose of Lima in Buffalo, New York, ignited a fury in libertarian activist, attorney, and LewRockwell.com contributor James Ostrowski. Ostrowski was furious that his children, who were happily enrolled in the private school, now had to start all over.
â€œIt made me angry that a good school was forced to close because the working class parents who constituted most of its customers could no longer afford to pay twice, first for the government schools they didnâ€™t use and once again for the private school tuition for St. Rose.â€
So, what did Ostrowski do in response? He wrote the book, â€œGovernment Schools Are Bad for Your Kids: What You Need to Know.â€ But according to Ostrowski, this isnâ€™t just any ordinary book. His goal is to incite a movement among the various groups who are inspired by the message of liberty. Specifically, Ostrowski is targeting those who rose up to support Congressman Ron Paulâ€™s presidential run and the multitude of people who have come together as part of the more recent so-called Tea Parties. â€œThis book provides the tea party movement with a strategic roadmap to restore the Jeffersonian vision of individual liberty that is the very essence of Americaâ€¦. Direct citizen action is at the heart of the book.â€ More…
A book signing party for Government Schools Are Bad for Your Kids will be held on Tuesday, December 8th, 7-9pm, at the Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle, Inc., 612 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo, New York.
Wine and cheese will be served and there will also be a cash bar featuring WNY’s finest selection of Polish beers and spirits.
I will speak on why I wrote this book, the culmination of 35 years of political activism and public policy writing.
For this occasion, I am discounting the book to $10 including tax. I have a limited supply of books. To reserve copies, use the Buy Now Paypal button at PoliticalClassDismissed.com.
â€œGovernment Schoolsâ€ is an explosive expose of compulsory â€œeducationâ€ in America that pronounces the whole experiment a colossal and tragic failure and calls for its dismantling one child at a time.
The event is free and open to the public.
Government Schools are Bad for Your Kids” is an excellent first book to present to those who have woken up to the fact that something is wrong with America, but can’t put their finger on it. It is a great book to hand to parents to encourage them to think about the education they ‘purchase’ for their children.
The book is relatively short, quick to read and to the point. It reads like a consumer guide for parents deciding on where to send their kids to be instructed. One choice of which (which this book is focused on) is government schools, which every parent should evaluate as a price vs. benefit purchase, as any other item in life: housing, food, clothing, etc.
For November, after just ten days on sale at Amazon.
This is what the pathetic Republicans stand for.
We support victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges;
Obama is going to deep-six his Presidency with the Afghanistan quagmire and the brain dead Republicans are going to follow him right off the cliff.
â€œForeign terrorists do not deserve the protections of our Constitution,â€ said Dr. Paul. â€œThese thugs should stand before military tribunals and be kept off American soil. I will always fight to keep Kentucky safe and that starts with cracking down on our enemies.â€
On the heels of its ballyhooed “Cash for Clunkers” program for cars, the federal government is expected to finalize details in the coming weeks of another tax-supported shopping extravaganza, known as “Cash for Appliances.”
Supported by $300 million from the economic stimulus, the program will offer rebates to consumers who buy energy-efficient refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners and other appliances to replace their older models.
Now the stupid part:
Clunkers “is one of several stimulus programs whose purpose is to shift expenditures by households, businesses, and governments from the future to the present,” the council wrote in a September report. “Such time-shifting is valuable in a recession, when the economy has an abundance of unemployed resources that can be put to work at low net economic cost.”
That would be Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.Â What they really meant to say is they are ignoring present debt, creating new debt and pushing it all in to the future.Â Try that at home and see how far it gets you.
An Amazon reviewer:
Very funny book by a British writer and journalist who went to Oxford. Extremely witty stuff about how bad modern Britain is, and that it will most likely go the same way under the socialist Obama. The author details how the Brits, once a proud, free, individualist people, now expect their “Nanny”, the state to do everything for them. Their expectations of service for example in health care have fallen so low that unless the doctor punches them, they say that their “free” health care was excellent. The section about socialized British health care (the NHS) is worth the price of the book alone (4 to 5 hour waits in a grubby, run-down waiting room, surly staff, overbooked doctors). One stat sticks out in my head: in Britain, the government told 100,000 Alzheimers patients that $ 4 per day was “too much” to spend on them, so they would not get their medication. And, according to the author, this will soon come to the U.S., care of Obama and Daschle. The book is very funny and for that reason alone I would buy it. But it is also a bit scary.
I have said for years that global warming is bullshit. I called my position “global warming skepticism” to be precise and have repeatedly urged candidates to adopt it as a key issue.
So, I was looking for a good link and this one won me over with the great headline because it echoes what I have also said for years about how leftists hate to have an actual debate and prefer smears and personal attacks.
(This happened on speakup the other day re my book until I got my liberal critic to admit he hadn’t read any of my studies that he had just trashed. Liberals are allergic to research too, preferring to fall back on the bullshit they learned in government school.)
By James Delingpole
If the argument isnâ€™t going your way, close it down. This was ever the way of liberal-left. Criticize the European Socialist Superstate and youâ€™re a â€œLittle Englanderâ€; object to wind farms spoiling your view and youâ€™re a â€œNIMBYâ€; demand curbs on immigration and youâ€™re â€œa racistâ€; desire better education for your kids and youâ€™re â€œelitistâ€; question the current majority scientific view on AGW and youâ€™re a â€œDenierâ€ who deserves only to be scorned, vilified and preferably silenced.
We have seen plenty examples of that last kind of bullying in the Climategate scandal (Warmergate, as Mark Steyn has wittily christened it: damn! Wish Iâ€™d thought of that): scientists ganging up to shut scientists who disagree with them out of the peer-review process; scientists actually gloating over their opponentsâ€™ deaths.
Thereâ€™s another particularly splendid example of this approach from the Timesâ€™s resident ex-(?)Commie and apparently fervent Warmist David Aaronovitch. Often these days, the genial Aaronovitch is pretty good at portraying himself as the voice of commonsense and sweet reasonableness. But just occasionally, the former student radicalâ€™s half-buried inner Stalin will out â€“ and never more so than in this diatribe against Lord Lawson of Blabyâ€™s new climate change think tank, The Global Warming Policy Foundation.
What Aaronovitch gets particularly worked up about is Lord Lawsonâ€™s suggestion that there is not a consensus on global warming:
Lord Lawsonâ€™s acceptance of the science turns out, on close scrutiny, to be considerably less than half-hearted. Thus he speaks of â€œthe (present) majority scientific viewâ€, hinting rather slyly at the near possibility of a future, entirely different scientific view. That is why he qualifies â€œthe majority scientific viewâ€ with the bracketed â€œand it is far from a consensusâ€.
The lesson has yet to be grasped by Washington D.C., Albany and Wall Street, who prefer to be parasites on the backs of the industrious.
The Great Thanksgiving Hoax
Mises Daily: Saturday, November 20, 1999 by Richard J. Maybury
Each year at this time school children all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating.
It is also very deceiving. This official story is nothing like what really happened. It is a fairy tale, a whitewashed and sanitized collection of half-truths which divert attention away from Thanksgiving’s real meaning.
The official story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620-21. This first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard working and tenacious, and they learn new farming techniques from the Indians. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The Pilgrims hold a celebration, and give thanks to God. They are grateful for the wonderful new abundant land He has given them.
The official story then has the Pilgrims living more or less happily ever after, each year repeating the first Thanksgiving. Other early colonies also have hard times at first, but they soon prosper and adopt the annual tradition of giving thanks for this prosperous new land called America.
The problem with this official story is that the harvest of 1621 was not bountiful, nor were the colonists hardworking or tenacious. 1621 was a famine year and many of the colonists were lazy thieves.
My latest from The New American magazine which actually makes a great Christmas gift for your freedom loving friends and family. Here’s an excerpt from my article about the blood-thirsty, warmongering, chicken-hawk President Obama and his neoconservative quagmire escalation in Afghanistan:
This is an increase in U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan of over 300 percent from 32,000 at the start of 2009. The cost alone associated with sending more forces over is staggering. Obama’s Office of Management and Budget estimated the cost per every additional service member at $1 million. Spending in Afghanistan on the war has more than doubled over the last year with $6.7 billion spent in June alone. Add this to the sickening fact that the United States just suffered the deadliest month in its eight-year war with 59 deaths in October. Civilian casualties have also been climbing up to 202 in September from 168 in August. Click here for the full article…
I have a bunch of books on the way. Should be here next week.
I will hold a book party/signing soon. Details to follow. Anyone who knows of an inexpensive venue for same, let me know.
I will also sell the books online here through PayPal. Stay tuned.
This is a great Christmas gift for young parents, libertarians, education students and tea party folks.
Or buy at Amazon.