Author Archives: Rosa P. Leonetti

Independence Day: A Retrospective

The Declaration of Independence sets forth the relationship between government and people. It also defines liberty as an inalienable right of the people. The Signers, looking at American today, might say: We warned you.

July 4, 2013 is another day to set out to the family excursions and retreats that are filled with the all you can eat festivities of this national holiday. We indulge (sometimes overindulge) in the abundance of food and drink. As we linger with our physical and mental states fulfilled with the pleasantries of the day, do we pause and reflect on the sacrifices made over two hundred and thirty seven years ago; sacrifices that led us to have such a festive day? Do our children understand that those noble and selfless loyalists, who signed The Declaration of Independence and charted a journey to freedom, gave up much if not all? How different was the path of these founding men? These men of average lives and often humble means led a completely different life then those members of the house today.

Beyond School Choice Week the real work begins

Attacks on liberty in our schools - common Core and other global initiatives put a worm into this apple, producing students who do not think. Here's another worm: when teachers take a prey from among their own students. Not to mention a teacher who prostitutes herself to a corrupt seller of offices. Or an anti-bullying campaign that pulls a cruel humanitarian hoax by replacing one kind of bullying with another.

Another School Choice Week has come and gone with the advocates for the cause indulging in superfluous gatherings that offer information to those who know little of the subject matter, while inciting the flames of discontent among adversaries.