Tomorrow is the final day of Donald Trump’s newly proclaimed National School Choice Week, so I wanted to chime in before it comes to a close.
I have long said that if Republicans ever wise up and take their message of self-responsibility and equal opportunity to Americans of color, the Democrats would never win another election. Without the race card, they would feel lost, panicked, and mortally wounded.
Early in the presidential campaign, I felt that if Donald Trump made a sincere effort to communicate the truth to black Americans, it could be the beginning of the end for the Radical Left evildoers. So I was pleased when he began making overtures to the communities Democrats have taken for granted for decades.
There are many brilliant blacks in this country and around the world. That’s indisputable. But, unfortunately, it’s also indisputable that blacks, as a group (I hate the word group, but I have no choice but to us it to make my point.) are severely uneducated. It’s a sad but true statistical fact in America.
Of course, even if a person can barely read, barely speak the Queen’s English, and knows very little about history, ideology, or philosophy, it’s still possible for him to become informed. But the odds are certainly against him. The same old lies, repackaged as new and exciting ideas, can be very appealing to someone who is ignorant of history.
On the flip side, one cannot deny that having a closetful of degrees from the most prestigious universities does not guarantee that a person will employ reason when choosing his beliefs from a wide array of media sources. Radical-Left brainwashing has clearly made that an impossible task for millions of formally educated idiots.
Nevertheless, I am obliged to admit that the odds of a person’s lacking the ability to think rationally are much greater if his formal-education foundation is weak. That’s why it was against the law for slaves to learn to read. Can there be any doubt that slavery would have ended much sooner had there been an abundant supply of Frederick Douglasses?
Today, millions of black people are still trapped on a new kind of plantation, the one Star Parker refers to in the title of her excellent book, Uncle Sam’s Plantation. But as more and more blacks escape the government’s insidious poverty trap, Democrats are becoming ever more nervous.
If Donald Trump and Ben Carson are able to make major inroads into solving the urban problems of this country, the Dirty Dems will be in danger of losing their most important weapon, that being the lie that they represent the best hope for blacks who desperately want to escape their poverty trap.
That said, the most important thing Republicans can do toward that end is make school choice the law of the land. The only kind of school that should not be a choice is public education, for the simple reason that the government has no business being involved in the education of our children in any way, shape, or form.
So thumbs up to Donald Trump for getting the ball rolling in this area. Now, let’s get Betsy DeVos in there as quickly as possible and hope she takes a wrecking ball to public education. This shouldn’t be a problem for really good teachers who go about their jobs in a spirit of goodwill, because if when school choice becomes the law of the land, they will be able to make far more money selling their services in the open market.
If you happen to be an outstanding teacher, wouldn’t you much rather be paid on your ability than your seniority? If not, I can’t imagine why you’re reading this article.