Wednesday, November 25, 2015



Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

~ Moses Maimonides (1135-1204 AD)

10 comments:

  1. A good argument for public education.

    JMJ

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  2. That might have been true at one time, but unfortunately public education has long been in the process of INDOCTRINATING the young into becoming ardently in favor of DEPENDENCE on GOVERNMENT largesse, as opposed to making the best use of whatever talents and creativity they possess in order to better themselves ON THEIR OWN.

    So, only HALF your answer is correct. EDUCATION is the Pearl of Great Price, but COUNTERFEIT education designed to induce SUBJUGATION and MASS CONFORMITY to an AUTHORITARIAN model of pseudo-benignity is patently evil.

    Public Education doesn't EDUCATE; It INDOCTRINATES.

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    1. Do you really believe that? Where do you come to such a conclusion? Do you think the schools have changed all that much since you were a kid? You get too carried away with this stuff, FreeThinke. There are serious issues dealing with education, but what you're describing is not one of them.

      JMJ

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  3. Education? Who needs education? All we really need is sponsored content!

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    1. I saw that one too! LOL! Love those guys!

      JMJ

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  4. I always thought it was "...teach a man to fish and he'll sit in a boat all day with a fishing rod drinking beer."

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    1. Give a man a beer and he'll drink it. Teach a man to make beer, and you'll both get drunk.

      JMJ

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  5. The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

    Thomas Jefferson


    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_government.html#ycHgFOVGbf3zmilr.99

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    1. "If we can prevent government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy."

      "It would be a dangerous delusion were a confidence in the men of our choice to silence our fears for the safety of our rights: that confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism – free government is founded on jealousy, and not in confidence . . . In questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."

      "I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest danger to be feared."

      "When we consider that this government is charged with the external and mutual relations of these states; that the states, themselves, have principle care of our persons, our property and our reputation, constituting the great field of human concerns, we may well doubt whether our organization is not too complicated, too expensive; whether offices and officers have not multiplied unnecessarily, and sometimes injuriously, to the service they were meant to promote."

      "In every government on earth is some trace of human weakness, some germ of corruption and degeneracy, which cunning will cultivate, and improve. Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories. And to render even them safe their minds must be improved to a certain degree."

      “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

      ~ Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

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  6. It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.

    Hubert H. Humphrey


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