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It seems Pope Francis needs to brush up on his Tertullian!

It has been reported (in The ChristLast Media, I must note) that the current Pope does not like the phrase "lead us not into temptation...

"Let no freedom be allowed to novelty, because it is not fitting that any addition should be made to antiquity. Let not the clear faith and belief of our forefathers be fouled by any muddy admixture." -- Pope Sixtus III

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Our moral and intellectual superiors hate their fathers for being heroes.

1010 WINS: N.J. Veterans Angry Schools May Stop Requiring Lessons About Memorial Day and Veterans Day
Trenton, NJ - For World War II veteran Sam Stia, a legislative proposal that would cease requiring New Jersey schools to teach about Veterans Day and Memorial Day can be summed up in two words.

"That's wrong,'' Stia, 83, said Thursday from his Hamilton home, where he flies an American flag at half-staff to honor fallen soldiers. "We're just giving our flag away and our patriotism away.''

Thank you, sir, for your service to our country. You may rest assured that just and faithful warriors will never be forgotten by real Americans.

Stia and other veterans are steamed about the proposal, which unanimously passed the Legislature last month and now awaits action by the governor. It was included as part of a larger measure designed to help control property taxes, mostly by abolishing some laws on school purchasing and public hearings.

Democrasses and Repansycans. Off with their heads!

Other holidays about which schools no longer would be required to teach include Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Arbor Day and Commodore Barry Day, which commemorates Revolutionary War hero John Barry.

New Jersey schools must observe the holidays under a 1967 law designed to promote "the development of a higher spirit of patriotism.'' Florida, Nebraska and Washington are among the other states with similar laws.

Now, New Jersey American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars groups have asked Gov. Jon S. Corzine to veto the bill so schools still have to teach about Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

People have died holding their breath while waiting for Corzine to do the right thing...

"It's not right. They're not going to know the sacrifices that were made so they can enjoy the protections that they have,'' said Hank Adams, New Jersey VFW adjutant and an Army and Coast Guard veteran.

That makes too much sense to penetrate the skull of a politician.

The governor hasn't decided how to proceed. "We're reviewing that bill,'' Corzine spokesman Anthony Coley said.

The law wouldn't ban schools from holding holiday commemorations, but Ray Zawacki, department adjutant for the American Legion of New Jersey, said requiring schools to honor the days guarantees children would learn about veterans.

"If it wasn't for veterans, we wouldn't have been able to maintain the freedoms the Constitution provided to us,'' said Zawacki, a Vietnam War Navy veteran.

Zawacki said schools frequently ask his and other veterans groups to send speakers into schools before the holidays.

But Sen. John Adler, a sponsor of the bill, cited a 2004 report by a state commission that recommended giving schools more flexibility to decide holiday observations. He questioned whether schools even bother to recognize the holidays.


"I don't believe that most schools fulfill the spirit of the law and the mandate,'' said Adler, D-Camden.


Adler said he understood and respected the veterans' concerns, but argued curriculum, not state mandates, should drive instruction.

I'll bet you $20 Adler defines "curriculum" as teaching kids sex, enviromental activism, and "gender" equity.

"I don't think the state should be in the business of telling districts to do every single thing,'' Adler said.

Except making sure the kiddies can put a rubber on a banana while being incapable of original thought, right, Adler?

New Jersey school officials support the bill.

"It's simply time and flexibility,'' said Mike Yaple, spokesman for the New Jersey School Boards Association. "There's nothing in the legislation that can undermine the amount of pride and honor a community feels toward their veterans.''

Lying dog.

There will come a time, kiddies, when we will need warriors right here in our own neighborhoods. Imagine the fun the bad guys will have with you and yours once they realize nobody in America remembers what it means to answer the call to arms.

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