What is it about progressives? First Elizabeth Warren tells us that if we have a business we didn’t build it ourselves. Then Mellissa Harris-Perry told us that our own children aren’t ours either.
To be sure, the belief that all children are “children of the state” is such a subversive and disturbing trend that we should demand every presidential candidate state their position on it.
Let’s ask President-in-Waiting Hillary first…oh wait, I think she’s already told us:
I think we can safely put her in the corner with former Massachusetts Education Sec. Paul Reville who criticizes “those who prefer local educational oversight as opposed to a one-size-fits-all federal mandate.”
He mocked the “fringe voices about federalism and states’ rights,” disparaging what he calls a “tiny minority” that believe Washington, D.C. should not be the origin of every child’s education.
In a forced defense of his position, Reville said “the children belong to all of us.”
So it looks like we’ve got two votes, so far, for Common Core – Hilz and Jeb.
I tell you what though, if Common Core teaches our children how to do math as well as Bill and Hill can, maybe it’s not such a bad idea. I mean, who wouldn’t want their kids to grow up knowing how to make $105 million – after retirement! – just by sharing their wisdom in a speech? And $48 million just while Hilz was in charge of the State Department! That, my friends, is a couple well versed in both math and parsing.
Ah yes, all your children are belong to us. And all your money are belong to us too.
In hundreds of documents released to POLITICO under the Freedom of Information Act, not a single case appears where the State Department explicitly rejected a Bill Clinton speech. Instead, the records show State Department lawyers acted on sparse information about business proposals and speech requests and were under the gun to approve the proposals promptly. The ethics agreement did not require that Clinton provide the estimated income from his private arrangements, making it difficult for ethics officials to tell whether his services were properly valued.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network