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I agree Kat. Perhaps my fault for being

poorly expressed, but that was one of my points. There's no doubt that that woman does not understand - as also enough who are well educated (including Republicans) - the ultimate consequences of the philosophy that resulted in her receiving that free phone, i.e., a big-government, progressive philosophy that's been promulgated by both sides. In fact, I wasn't aware until a comment below that the phone program was actually begun under President Bush. Our current president & those in his administration are aware; the left wing of the Democratic Party is aware; some neocons are aware. But I believe the majority of Americans are not. I have friends in the pro-life movement who were just fine with Santorum, that is, a big-government president so long as he'd be promoting *their* agenda. That's part of the work to be done: educating people as to where it leads. The issue of the public school system and education of children is a second issue, though one I feel just as strongly about. And I do see it as related. Aside from the fact that it's a bad system, in general, (such that, for one, only 6% of our students are considered high achievers in math), it's where progressive brainwashing begins, while providing a poor foundation in the ideals that our country was based on, namely, the Constitution, what SHOULD be precluding the kind of federal welfare system depicted.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir