The Weekend Muse | Brooke Medina
North Carolina writer and book author, Bruce Ashford, hits the nail on the head when it comes to why so many on the Left dish out disdain for Secretary DeVos. Perhaps it is has less to do with her recent 60 Minutes interview and more to do with her stalwart advocacy on behalf of school choice for all American children. Such a platform threatens the tight control education bureaucrats and unions have wielded over our nation’s public school system. Unsurprisingly they will fight tooth and nail to ensure they retain power, to include exploiting every misstep and hurling every ad hominem within their arsenal.
Fair-minded people on both sides of the aisle should be able to agree that the status quo in many of America’s public schools have left our children without access to the education options best suited to their unique needs. To hold this position is not anti-public school. It is pro-parental choice. Parents should be free to choose the school, whether public or private, that is the best fit for their child. Secretary DeVos might very well prove to be the outsider that the Department of Education—and our children—need.
This weekend many Americans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Whether it be the donning of green attire, drinking a Shamrock Shake®, or partaking of corned beef and cabbage, Irish and non-Irish, alike, will celebrate this cultural and religious holiday.
Jason Riley of Wall Street Journal reminds us that the history of the Irish extends far beyond mischievous leprechauns and kissing the Blarney stone. He offers a sobering look into the history of one of America’s most marginalized people groups. So, while your Irish soda bread is baking, maybe take some time to read through an important piece of Irish and American history.
To be sure, the calling of the social justice warrior is a high one in the Church of Political Correctness. Not everyone can be triggered as easily or offended so quickly. In fact, it takes weeks, months—maybe even years—to perfect the level of vitriol and anger toward fellow human beings that happen to see things from a different perspective. That’s why we at Civitas have designated this as a must-see for anyone wanting to learn more about the inner workings of our nation’s thought police (in a purely satirical way).
The Weekend Muse is a new weekly installment that will feature several links to articles or videos Civitas staff has deemed to be “the best of the best” when it comes to timely, thought-provoking, or laughter-inducing content.