Thursday, August 04, 2005

Gov't helps local education union bosses pass school bond

SPUD NOTES: This is a letter by Steven Thayn of Emmett, Idaho, who has started a group named the "Committees of Correspondence" (; a revival of an effective American Revolution group. He is engaging to prevent a bloated school bond from passing in his area.

The key point I would like to share with you is how the local teacher union bosses easily get the mailing list of school district employees from the government school district leaders. Thayn is attempting to procure the same list. Let's see if he gets jerked around from the bureaucrats. (They will likely give him the list in paper format, while the union bosses probably got in electronic format.)

Here is the content of Thayn's Aug. 4, 2005 letter:

Dear Friend of Freedom and Family,

Ruth Blau sent me an email with several great quotes. I will share them over the coming days.

1. We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. --Winston Churchill

2. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. --Douglsas Casey, Classmate of W.J.Clinton at Georgetown U. (1992)

The Gem County Education Association has sent a letter out to all of its members and employees of the district. I am not sure how they got all the names of every employee of the district.

I guess I will have to go to the school district office and ask for their addresses also so I can send out an alternative view. If they deny me, I will have to ask why they gave them to the GCEA.

Jamie Jeffery (President of the GCEA) states "We are all here for one purpose --the students." Are they really interested in the students? Or, are they interested in getting financial gain?

I too am only interested in the students. Help the students by voting against the bond. If we stop giving public education more money, the educators may join with us in deregulating the system.

A deregulated system would improve education. If they were really interested in the children, they would call for the children to stay home with their parents until they were 10 years old. I am tired of the same old retoric.

Michael McEvoy has told me that if you lie to yourself, you don't need to lie to anyone else. I am afraid that public school teachers have told themselves this lie (it for the kids) for so long. They believe it.

Further, Ms. Jeffery claims that voting for the bond will decrease taxes. This bond will raise taxes by $700,000 per year for the next 20 years. She also claims that 3 new gyms will improve education. I don't think so.

What education needs is more parental direction and control not more money. Why can't Ms. Jeffery see the real problem?

As Steven R. Covey states and I paraphrase "its not that large organizations cannot solve problems. They cannot see the problems." Public school teachers generally cannot see the problem.

The problem is that schools have taken the role of parents. Less taxes will improve schools, not higher taxes.

Never Fear, Steven Thayn

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