Thursday, February 23, 2006

Hillary Clinton Unhinged

Hillary Clinton tells us why the government cannot allow parents to have a choice in how to spend their own money for education.


Download and watch the video (Windows Media file).

Michelle Malkin provides a transcript:

CLINTON: Suppose that you were meeting today to decide who got the vouchers. First parent comes and says 'I want to send my daughter to St. Peter's Roman Catholic School' and you say 'Great, wonderful school, here's your voucher. Next parent who comes says, 'I want to send, you know, my child to the Jewish Day School. Great here's your voucher! Next parent who comes says, "I want to send my child to the private school that I've already dreamed of sending my child to.' Fine. Here's your voucher.

Next parent who comes says, 'I want to send my child to the school of the Church of the White Supremacist.' You say, 'Wait a minute. You can't send...we're not giving a voucher for that.' And the parent says, 'Well, the way that I read Genesis, Cain was marked, therefore I believe in white supremacy. And therefore, you gave it to a Catholic parent, you gave it to a Jewish parent, gave it to a secular private parent. Under the Constitution, you can't discriminate against me.'

Suppose the next parent comes and says 'I want to send my child to the School of...the Jihad.' Wait a minute! We're not going to send a child with taxpayers dollars to the School of Jihad. 'Well, you gave it to the Catholics, gave it to the Jews, gave it to the private secular people. You're gonna tell me I can't? I'm a taxpayer. Under the Constitution.' Now, tell me how we're going to make those choices.

But Mrs. Clinton, we don't have to wait for the parents to make those choices; the schools are already teaching it and a federal judge approved it. We just want our money to escape the "stupid choices" the state is already making. It's not your money. Let us decide how we should spend it.

Question for Mrs. Clinton: Why does "pro-choice" end at birth?

Addendum: La Shawn chimes in today on the dumbing down of standards for black children and concludes,

Another generation of black kids have to settle for an inferior education, which will increase the need for race-based programs so they won't be totally left behind the rest. The cycle will continue until parents decide, en masse, that their children's academic preparation trumps politics.

You go La Shawn! (And thanks for mentioning me and other homeschoolers today!)

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