Skip to comments.We Must Do It For The Children
Posted on 05/03/2014 5:33:42 PM PDT by OneVike
In the mid 1980s, politicians convinced the citizens in state after state that lotteries would supply the needed cash for their education systems. The voters couldnt resist the campaigns that promised to improve the education of their children. As of today, 44 states are involved in some sort of lottery where a portion of the earnings are used specifically for the education of their children. Unfortunately, the expected jackpot never materialized for the purpose it was intended. Instead we learned that state after state has been caught using the funds for programs other than education. Even if all the money was used as allocated, it would fall substantially short of the promises made to the voters.
Politicians also made the promise that the children would be the big winners if the people just voted to legalize gambling in their states. So in state after state the voters either voted for initiatives or elected officials who passed...
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Forty years later, I still have a couple of siblings living off the government. Even though I have always been able to do succeed while another brother owns a construction business he built from scratch, they cannot see the connection between our hard work and success.
Meanwhile those siblings are still barely subsisting on the government dole as they buy into every promise the leftist politicians sell them.
They are the ones who vote for Democrats, election after election with the hopes that the next big government program will make their child's life better than theirs was.
If all the money Mississippi raised taxes for actually went "to the children", the kids would be driven to class in limos, have 9 5-* meals to choose from for lunch, and the teachers would have 6-figure salaries.
Yea, instead, the politicians, bureaucrats, teachers, school administrators, and Union Bosses are all riding those limos while the children are dumber than the children graduating in 3rd world countries.
Here in Jersey they said casino gambling was for ‘’education’’. When they set up the lottery, that was for ‘’education’’, The state income tax and the state sales tax were supposed to be for ‘’education’’. Education here is funded by property taxes. New Jersey is one of the few states that funds education through property taxes. All this tax on ‘’education’’ and it seems the longer kids stay in school here the dumber they get while the rest of us are going broke.
Here in NJ, they sold the people the same line of BS; while our teachers’ salaries are among the highest in the nation and we provide free breakfast, lunch, aftercare, etc. WE STILL HAVE THE HIGHEST SCHOOL TAXES IN THE COUNTRY. What a hoax...
Here in GA, our son went to college using a combination of the “Hope Scholarship” from lottery funds and a few other minor scholarships. It wasn’t an Ivy League school, but he kept the “B” average as was required and graduated with not one cent owed for student loans.
Sounds like a program that should be used in every school district across the country.
A/C was also suppose to fund the aged and the handicapped from Casino profits and never happened! Property taxes in this State are ridiculous a home like the one I live in, the tax per year is over 9k where the same house in my home state is about 900 dollars!
Government workers and Their Unions have obtained pensions of better that 200,000 per year. Retirement at 50. Many have second jobs in the same field they were working at state expense. Some had two jobs and have a pension upwards of 400,000. The Taxpayer cannot sustain this. Christie is trying to address it but the Dems carry on with present policy!
Incredible; it seems the aged are funding AC instead. Taxpayers (companies and the workers able to go with them) are fleeing the state in droves, and while Christie is trying I don’t see how he can stop it. He has capped the property tax increases that were swollen by our public sector, but the taxes are still so high private employers won;t stand for it with so many alternatives. Soon companies willing to weather the high taxes will be leaving because they can’t find qualified employees (as those that can, leave - and are replaced by Third World immigrants and unemployable gibsmedats); the future looks dark for the NYC metro area.
We are also spending a lot more on education now than when state lotteries started, even accounting for inflation. Where has it gotten us? More "educrats" who come up with zero tolerance rules because they're too stupid to figure out how to deal with school problems (and they collect a healthy paycheck compared to the teachers). They're too busy trying to work Leftist propaganda into the curriculum.
How is it that we could pay for everything (schools, roads, etc.) with the low and fewer taxes of the '50s, but we can't with the higher and more taxes we have today?
Politicians were not becoming millionaires while sitting in office in the 50’s.
I'd place good money on the FACT that the PARENTS of these children have spent MORE money trying to win the elusive jackpot than their schools EVER get to see!
LOL... Yup, and I do believe your right about those parents Elsie.
What elite democrats are doing is cruel... thanks for sharing.
I still have to pay over $12K a year for housing, meal plan and "student activity fees."
When I went to UGA in the late 80's I paid for it out of a bar manager's salary + tips. About $3500 a semester for everything except car expenses.
Is that a personal photo of yours? I seem to recall it from a personal story you posted on another topic. The photo captures a lot.
I am the baby being held by my mother. The photo was taken in 1957 in Fargo ND.
I thought the pic would fit better than the one the editor used on the web site.
That’s what I thought. Perhaps the photo is so memorable because of the great story you had to go with it!
I have been reading the “The Revolution Was”, that is at the URL in your tagline. It is profoundly similar to what the left is doing under Obama.
I am going to post it to a blog I have that I never use for reference and safe keeping.
I’ll send you the link when I get it up so you can refer to it and grab it to re-post at FR whenever you feel the need.
Thanks for the subliminal suggestion.
So you know what they mean when they say they would disarm us “for the children”.
I voted yes for the lottery here in California years ago............I voted yes anyway, because people want to gamble and I would prefer that the money was at least wasted in California rather than in Nevada. YOU CAN'T LEGISLATE MORALITY.
I think, no I know you are wrong. You know why I know your wrong MEB? Because we legislate morality all the time. What you believe is a lie born from hell and taught to humans by evil people who cannot stand the Christian morals.
Look what they did with abortion. Before Roe vs Wade became the law of the land, 99.99% of Americans were against abortion. 40 years after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of it, we cannot get enough US Senators elected to get the judges appointed that will stand with Americans who want to stop it.
We legislate morality all the time. It just comes down to who's morality we are legislating.
Today, in California schools we have laws that have been legislated to allow young grade school children to be taught and encouraged to practice homosexuality. We also have a law in California that states if a parent or psychologist tries to change a teens decision to be gay, they can either remove the child from the home, have the parent convicted of child endangerment and sent to jail, or both which would probably happen.
It is but who's morality we are legislating. We are having depravity legislated in American that allows influences the next generation of children, just as the current adults have been influenced by past legislation.
I promise you this. In 5 years the vast majority of children in the state of California who will be in their teens will have practiced homosexuality or lesbianism because the state of California has legislated their morality into the public school system.
Back in the 1970's, the states legislated that schools will teach sex education, eventually they legislated it to be taught to grade school children. Because the left's morality has been legislated into the brains of the children while they attended public school, less than 5% of Americans are virgins when they get married, and the rate of STD's has skyrocketed among teens.
Still think you cannot legislate morality?
I'll tell you what, the left knows you can. They just want to be sure it's their morality instead of the morality of Christians. So they legislated their morality into a system that will train our children into becoming Socialist, hedonistic, sluts, queers, lesbians, and atheists.
Still think you cannot legislate morality? I think I would rather have the morality of the 50's when we knew we could. Even if it wasn't perfect, at least we weren't living in a fascist state that legislates all the morals of hell into our society.
That's a fact.
You need to understand the difference between “morally wrong” and “wrong.”
Abortion is “morally wrong.” That means you have no right to legislate against it.
Racial discrimination is “wrong.” That means we must legislate against it.
Then EVERY law is useless!
Are you still killing your unborn?
I believe you are very right. A man with no core beliefs will accept any thing to fill the void. It doesn’t seem to matter how abhorrent to our formerly sane society it might be. Nazi death camps, Russian pits filled with executed bodies, Chinese lining up people against walls, Muslims beheading Christians and on and on it goes.
When a society loses its belief that man is not an animal then we are just another animal to be slaughtered. That is the idea behind Roe V. Wade, born homosexual, the state stealing the authority of parents over their children, the power of the state over the individual, we have allowed the government to create generations that are no longer truly human. We know how this will turn out.
Silly me, What was I thinking?
**The voters couldnt resist the campaigns that promised to improve the education of their children. **
One thing I voted against.
It hasn’t worked has it?
At least I am not seeing any improvements in public education.
>>We legislate morality all the time. It just comes down to who’s morality we are legislating.<<
This is a keeper. The sardonic irony is the way the the left makes a big to-do about something as “outrageous” & then proceeds to do exactly that. “Keep your hands off my body” & then, 0bamacare. “Save the whatever”...UNLESS it’s “green energy” that’s killing it. (That’s okay) It goes on & on.
It’s a con game.
High praise for a great post, my friend.
Wow, thanks. I am honored.
>>I think, no I know you are wrong. You know why I know your wrong MEB? Because we legislate morality all the time. What you believe is a lie born from hell and taught to humans by evil people who cannot stand the Christian morals.
Perhaps we are looking at it wrong. You can’t legislate morality, but your certainly CAN legislate immorality!
Perhaps I should have said the government can’t legislate MY MORALITY.
The Lord God gave mankind a specific set of rules to live by, the lord Jesus tried to interpret those rules for us, I try (not always successful) to live by those rules.
I do not recognize, nor do I chose to live by the laws and rules that are set by corrupt legislators or corrupt courts that are contrary to the laws of God.
In most cases; where it will not harm society I try to render unto Caesar what is his, in some cases I ignore Caesar or just tell him to go to hell.
And yes; I have suffered the consequences of of my opinions and actions, as I am reasonably sure I will do in the future when I get stubborn again.
Something to consider.
My long lost Brother!!!! ;^)
We have won no victory for Christ if we somehow automagically swap one nanny state for another one. Because we are exalting Caesar, not God.
This is why the nonintuitive road of libertarianism is a necessary part of any restoration. Do we want to be Christian or do we want to be a biblesque version of secular humanistic?
Have we forgot the Hitlerjugend? What was its purpose but to indoctrinate national socialism. But indeed what is the purpose of a school but to indoctrinate children in values and morality. All the while the public schools treat education as a process, where the children are left free to believe what they will.
Not today, public schools indoctrinate far-left ideology
From an unknown speaker on this subject:
“a stop sign legislates morality”