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Remember this the next time your local government school is demanding more tax money from you.

That money is going to the Democrat Party and Woke NGOs.

A lot of it is going to administrators and politically well-connected contractors who get rich off of it. Either way, say No.
 
A lot of it is going to administrators and politically well-connected contractors who get rich off of it. Either way, say No.

Yes. Of course. School administration is part of the grift and many of them are leftists. Even the ones who aren't are purchasing leftist made text books and putting money into leftist teacher's union coffers.
 
Jewish Southlake residents on administrator's Holocaust remark: 'There are not two sides'

Jake Berman, a Jewish former student, told board members that the bullying he endured in the district two decades ago was so severe that he contemplated suicide. His parents eventually pulled him out of the school system.

“I received everything from jokes about my nose to gas chambers, all while studying for my bar mitzvah,” said Berman, adding that he believed Peddy’s comment exposed the problem with new laws that limit how teachers talk about racism and other controversial subjects. “The facts are that there are not two sides of the Holocaust. The Nazis systematically killed millions of people.”

A Jewish parent, Rob Forst, described himself as a descendant of Holocaust survivors and said his family members are questioning whether they want to stay in Southlake. He called on Ledbetter to issue a stronger condemnation of Peddy’s comment, calling the remarks “completely unacceptable.”
 
Catcher in the Rye

Excellent modern/post-modern/youth literature. I read it in high school in what was a very conservative Texas town.

Heroic author (JD Salinger, Sgt. fought on D-Day and at the Battle of the Bulge, as well as liberating Dachau Concentration Camp--unlike anything these pansy *** jackwagons who keep trying to ban his books ever did).

By far and away the most banned book in US history.

Has stuff like:

Perverts in the NYC train/subway station bathrooms engaging in illegal acts.

More perverts and exhibitionists in the hotel.

A male teacher who makes a homosexual pass at his under-aged former student (the protagonist) who is spending the night at his apartment.

Lots of anti-establishment themes. A nice contrast is built up of the innocence and honesty of his younger sister Phoebe and the twisted, corrupt, and completely phony world of the adults.

Still a fantastic book. Holden Caulfield has a perspective that should be heard and that still rings fresh for the youth of today, around 70 years later. In a way, Holden Caulfield was James Dean in print right before James Dean made it big on the screen. It should not be banned from Texas school library shelves.
 
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Catcher in the Rye

Excellent modern/post-modern/youth literature. I read it in high school in what was a very conservative Texas town.

Heroic author (JD Salinger fought in the first wave at D-Day--unlike anything these jackwagons who keep trying to ban books ever did).

By far and away the most banned book in US history.

Has stuff like:

Perverts in the NYC train/subway station bathrooms engaging in illegal acts.

More perverts and exhibitionists in the hotel.

A male teacher who makes a homosexual pass at his under-aged former student (the protagonist) who is spending the night at his apartment.

Lots of anti-establishment themes. A nice contrast is built up of the innocence and honesty of his younger sister Phoebe and the twisted, corrupt, and completely phony world of the adults.

Still a fantastic book. Holden Caulfield has a perspective that should be heard and that still rings fresh for the youth of today, around 70 years later. In a way, Holden Caulfield was James Dean in print right before James Dean made it big on the screen. It should not be banned from Texas school library shelves.
RE: "banning books". I think of it more as selecting age appropriate material for schools.

Almost all of us would say that there is some material that is inappropriate for schools. Almost none of us would advocate Hustler being in a school. So it is not a matter of whether or not to "ban" any material, it is all about where (and who gets) to draw the line.

Limiting the material that is available on the shelf on a public school is not nearly the same as banning a book from print in the general public. There is value in having diversity of opinion in literature in a school but what goes too far, and who gets to make that call? I would suggest that a population voting on representatives and those representatives then enacting rules is as close as we get to representing the will of the majority about where that line gets drawn.
 
RE: "banning books". I think of it more as selecting age appropriate material for schools.

Almost all of us would say that there is some material that is inappropriate for schools. Almost none of us would advocate Hustler being in a school. So it is not a matter of whether or not to "ban" any material, it is all about where (and who gets) to draw the line.

Limiting the material that is available on the shelf on a public school is not nearly the same as banning a book from print in the general public. There is value in having diversity of opinion in literature in a school but what goes too far, and who gets to make that call? I would suggest that a population voting on representatives and those representatives then enacting rules is as close as we get to representing the will of the majority about where that line gets drawn.
A Democracy vs. a Republic. We're a Constitutional Republic.

And what kind of jackass would want to ban Catcher in the Rye from high schools?
 
Catcher in the Rye

Excellent modern/post-modern/youth literature. I read it in high school in what was a very conservative Texas town.

Heroic author (JD Salinger, Sgt. fought on D-Day and at the Battle of the Bulge, as well as liberating Dachau Concentration Camp--unlike anything these pansy *** jackwagons who keep trying to ban his books ever did).

By far and away the most banned book in US history.

Has stuff like:

Perverts in the NYC train/subway station bathrooms engaging in illegal acts.

More perverts and exhibitionists in the hotel.

A male teacher who makes a homosexual pass at his under-aged former student (the protagonist) who is spending the night at his apartment.

Lots of anti-establishment themes. A nice contrast is built up of the innocence and honesty of his younger sister Phoebe and the twisted, corrupt, and completely phony world of the adults.

Still a fantastic book. Holden Caulfield has a perspective that should be heard and that still rings fresh for the youth of today, around 70 years later. In a way, Holden Caulfield was James Dean in print right before James Dean made it big on the screen. It should not be banned from Texas school library shelves.
Ha! I just looked it up. Salinger was close friends with legendary jurist Learned Hand. Now that's a lot of literary and legal genius at a coffee table.
 
And though I like Catcher in the Rye, if I have to accept gay porn in schools to keep it, I'll dump it.
There's a huge difference anyone should be able to discern.

Literary value vs. nothing but prurient interest.

Art books with Renoir (or many Michelangelo) works are of high artistic value and they show plenty of naked women, while porn magazines are lacking in artistic value and only appeal to the prurient interest. The art books belong on the school library shelves. This is like those nitwits who made them put metal fig leaves over the groins of naked sculptures in public places--ridiculous. Absurb. Preposterous. Ludicrous. Farcical. Inane. Risible. Laughable. Nonsensical. Aggieistic.
 
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There's a huge difference anyone should be able to discern.

Literary value vs. nothing but prurient interest.

Art books with Renoir (or many Michelangelo) works are of high artistic value and they show plenty of naked women, while porn magazines are lacking in artistic value and only appeal to the prurient interest. The art books belong on the school library shelves. This is like those nitwits who made them put metal fig leaves over the groins of naked sculptures in public places--ridiculous. Absurb. Preposterous. Ludicrous. Farcical. Inane. Risible. Laughable. Nonsensical. Aggieistic.

Oh, I understand that. What I presented is actually a false choice. You can dump the gay porn and keep Catcher in the Rye (for high schoolers, at least). I'm just saying that if forced to have both or none, I would take none.
 
Liberal College Campuses help conservative students.

I don't go as far as this lady does, but there is a lot of truth to her point. A conservative advocate who graduates from college has a major advantage over liberal advocate, because he has been challenged much more frequently and has been exposed to the opposition much more.

A liberal advocate who's mollycoddled, rarely if ever exposed to the opposition, and never has to defend his or her position is going to look bad when challenged. By contrast, we know basically ever point the Left makes against our positions, because we have them shoved down our throats nonstop. Makes it a lot easier to discredit them and gives us the mental and emotional toughness to handle being challenged.
 
He asks: "What does it mean to be a good human being and citizen? "

You can start with something simple and easy--pull over to the side and slow down/stop when an ambulance comes by. Just the other day, only a few of us cars and trucks pulled to the side on a moderately busy surface road. The rest of the people just carried on, and the ambulance had to (loudly) negotiate the traffic with no help from the Cretins who were oblivious to the ambulance or thought that their measly 10 second time-savings was more valuable than somebody's life.

Simple and easy, but you can discern much about a person's attitude towards others and towards society by how he behaves when the ambulance approaches.
 
If this effort is successful, it should be widely replicated in colleges and universities across the nation, and even filtered down to the high school government curriculum in some fashion.

I would expect most state schools in most states to be receptive.

The Bass family of Texas tried to fund and establish something roughly similar to this back in the late 1980s at Yale--a Western Civ program funded with some $100 million+. The lunatic left Yale faculty shut them out and kept it from coming to fruition.

The opposition at any college/university will largely be leftist professors who do NOT want any challenges to their twisted Marxist orthodoxy within the liberal arts/humanities realm.
 

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