Thursday, March 08, 2007


Yet another example of why we're never going to do anything about illegal immigration in this country. Outrage is mounting because illegal aliens' children were stranded after their parents were rounded up and detained. So...we should do nothing about the problem because there are children involved? Please.

The same thing should happen that always happens when criminals are arrested and innocent children are involved: the state takes custody and where possible, places the children with relatives. End of story. This isn't rocket science here. But there are those that say the illegals shouldn't be arrested, deported or prosecuted...because there are children involved.

Nonsense. Extend that logic to other law-breakers: would you say a guy who robbed a bank shouldn't be put in prison because there is no one to take care of his kid? How about a terrorist? You get the idea. It's a sad situation...but not hard to determine exactly what to do. However, politicians eager to find any reason to do nothing about illegal immigration would seize on the issue.


OK .. some of you thought that I was perhaps pulling your legs yesterday when I told you about the Hillside Children's Center in Seattle, Washington, a private school, that banned Legos. The teachers didn't particularly like the Lego city the children were building because the young'uns seemed to have incorporated some concept of private property rights in their little fantasy community. So ... the Lego community was mysteriously destroyed, and only allowed to be rebuilt when the children agreed with the teachers that the idea of private property was a bad one. Yup .. you didn't believe me. So I thought I would help you out with a few links today.

First, here is a link to the magazine cover containing the original story that appeared in "Rethinking Schools." I couldn't find my way to the actual article, so here is a link to a critique of the Lego ban that appeared in an online magazine.

The message here is that anti-individualist, anti-private property socialist dogma is not only being taught in many government schools and most universities and colleges; you can also find it in private schools ... especially in hard-left communities like Seattle.

I hope that some of you parents out there followed my suggestion yesterday: That being that when you sit down with your child at dinner one evening, why not ask them a simple question like: "Tell me, Joseph. What are you learning in school about private property rights?" You might be shocked at the answer.