Friday, March 03, 2006

"The child is father to the man." - Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)

People tend to see a "right" as akin to doing or saying whatever the hell it is they want, when in fact it is no such thing. It's bad enough explaining this to kids, let alone adults. In the following case, it does not include the right to misrepresent, or to lie outright.

To wit, it's now "lawyers, guns, and money" at a high school in Colorado. Expose the Left has the lowdown: "Sean Allen, the student who outed a teacher who spewed anti-American and anti-Bush remarks, appeared on Hannity & Colmes tonight to discuss the story. Alan immediately came out not on the teacher’s side, so he would look like a non-deranged liberal, but it was obvious he was just doing that to protect himself."

Now, the persual by the United States, of a Wilsonian foreign policy, is hardly a new direction, and (regardless of what anyone in Hollywood thinks) hardly limited to Republican administrations. So when a geography teacher starts giving his own brand of civics lesson by comparing Bush to Hitler -- well, Bush might be deemed reckless at worst, but hardly bent on ruling the world.

The video at ETL is worth watching. (Windows Media Player required.)

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