Bryan Moss wrote:
> Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> > I've said it once and I'll say it again. A large number of women do not
> > regard freedom to be nearly as important as security. They will, by and
> > large, prefer to trade freedom for greater security and protection. This
> > is their nature as maternal beings that prefer consensus and compromise
> > to ideals and principles. This is why the whole, "don't be cruel, it's
> > for the Children" routine the democrats always pull is so effective, as
> > it tugs at the maternal memes that women have. The great erosion in
> > privacy and individual liberty in this century began after we granted
> > women the right to vote. To Kathryn and other women on the list who
> > probably take offense at this, I challenge you to prove me wrong.
> So then, Mike, what's the solution?
Frankly I don't know, and what worries me most is that most teachers are women, which is why the schools are all gun free zones these days (they didn't used to be), and why there is so much crap about political correctness, PC speech and behavior, etc. I've always found it odd that immigrants have to take a course on American History, the Constituion, and how our government works before you get your citizenship, but I doubt that more than 50% of high schools in the country still offer the same coursework, so naturally born kids never learn this stuff... I say have a standardized nationwide test that all Americans have to take to earn the right to vote, etc. You should only be a citizen if you actually know, understand, and ACCEPT the values and mechanisms by which our government operates. Take the same vow to "protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, foreign AND domestic," that immigrants and military officers and enlistees take.