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I was seventeen while our boys were in Vietnam in 1971. My father was a VA doc & specialized in prosthetics. He was Chief of Medicine & Rehab. Yes, I saw a lot when meeting him at his office; I had to walk past therapy tubs full of broken bodies. I still hear them crying out
2/ in pain, wanting ANYthing to get out of it. Some were addicted to things that were foreign to me. I went to college, but protesting & bra burning was not part of my life. I had a mission & it meant a LOT of reading everything import ever written....Thales to Thucydides to
3/ British poets to English Lit. I started out pre-law. I clerked for two attorneys one summer & was bored out of my mind with a class of grad students in International Law. I switched Education. Then I decided to just get out with a degree in English.
4/ Street smarts didn’t come along until much later. As a matter of fact, I’m not exactly sure if it did. Owning a company & doing the payroll, taxes, & bookkeeping taught me my math phobia was a myth, regardless of flunking Algebra twice in high school. You are right about our
5/ children and their abysmal education. But it was planned long before you & I came along. The ‘60’s was just the fruition of decades of silent socialism beginning with Woodrow Wilson. To turn this around is going to require as much cunning & skill as the best Psy-ops out there
6/ And we are way behind the curve on this one. Billionaires like the Steyer brothers are dug in like ticks. Common Core? Jim Steyer has “Common Sense,” K through 12. They start early with inculcation on the #Left Republicans need to take a few pages....
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