Saturday, August 18, 2007

When Parents for Choice in Education calls...

So Parents for Choice in Education has started "push" polling Utahns, basically telling them through survey questions that a vote against vouchers = a vote for gay marriage. (Can't wait to see that voter's guide!) What's the beef? They're just following the old adage, "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with push polls."

To those who don't see the connection between school vouchers and gay marriage: So what? When taxpayer money the education of impressionable youth is at stake, it's no holds barred! PCE, you make life interesting.

P.S. Please put us on your Do-Not-Call list. Thank you.


Deseret Dawg said...

I personally find push-polling repugnant regardless of its source, and I'm sorry to say that someone on my side of the idelological fence has stooped to this level. Let each side proffer its best case in absolute terms, then let the people decide freely based upon the absolute merits.

Vouchers would be much less appealing if there was less political correctness in our public schools. One of the reasons Dubya unleashed NCLB upon us was because diversity had been allowed to trump competency. Unfortunately, the emphasis on testing encourages the schools to produce "Economic Man" rather than "Renaissance Man". So its products merely become interchangeable parts to produce endless profits for the New Plutocracy rather than become intelligent individuals capable of independent thought.

Public schools could become voucher-resistant by ratcheting down the political correctness. Rules must be fair, firm, and flexible, and, most importantly, be enforced without exception. The type of enforcement can vary according to the circumstances, but there must always be a response of some sort to any infraction. Mercy mitigates justice, but mercy can never be permitted to rob justice.

CraigJ said...


Alienated Wannabe said...


I don't get it.

I thought there was consensus on that point: Opposing vouchers leads to homosexuality and gay marriage.

Congressman Barney Frank used to be a decidedly straight Republican, but he started flirting with opposing vouchers -- a litter here, a little there -- and now, look at him today!

The correlation is indisputable. Can’t you see that?

I don’t know about you, but I’m not taking any chances. I will be voting for vouchers this November, and I urge all of you to do the same!


Randall said...

This argument is almost as bad as the one from the anti voucher crowd where they link vouchers to being the main reason to believe in global warming.

Personally I could do with a little bit better tan. Declare your support for Referendum #1 at