Gregory Kane: Parents should demand public school refunds
August 27, 2009 by Gregory Kane (hat tip to Education Watch International)
Last week, about 100 supporters of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program held a rally outside the U.S. Department of Education headquarters.
According to news reports, about 200 students were awarded vouchers this past spring. Then our federal government double crossed the kiddies and yanked the vouchers.
The voucher program gives parents who are unable to afford to send their children to private schools the same choice the ones who can do, and that’s why Robert Vinson Brannum, the activist in question, opposes vouchers.
“Not every choice can come on a public dollar,” Brannum said in one news report. “I should have to pay for my child to go to private school. If it’s acceptable for those who oppose abortion not to have their dollars used to pay for abortions, I should have that same choice.”
Having sex is strictly a private matter, one that should be the most private. In fact, when the so-called “pro-choice” crowd supported Norma McCorvey – the Jane Roe in Roe v. Wade – in her case that went to the Supreme Court, they used the “right to privacy” argument.
They went rooting around in the “penumbra” of the Constitution and just yanked the right out. The “right to privacy” is the ball field the “pro-choicers” chose to play on.
Later, they decided that they didn’t really mean a “right to privacy” at all, but the right to an abortion at any stage of a woman’s pregnancy.
And they insisted that poor women should have the same right as rich women, and advocated for public funds be made available for abortions for poor women.
Realizing that they were asking the public to foot the bill for the consequences of a very private act, the pro-choicers completely abandoned their “right to privacy” language. These days they say “a woman’s right to choose.”
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