Three links this morning that fall under the above category:
1) Darren, a teacher in California, says:
We have a librarian at my school only 2-1/2 days a week, as she must split her time between 2 high schools. When she’s not there, parent volunteers staff the library so that it’s available to students.
A union grievance was filed, and today we were told that the library cannot be open anymore when she’s not there. Teachers can take their classes in there, but books cannot be checked out. The library will no longer be available for students to do make-up tests in on the days when our official librarian isn’t on site.
The next time a teachers union tells you something is “for the children”, you remember this story.
2)Election officials in Illinois don’t seem very concerned about ensuring that the absentee ballots of soldiers serving overseas are distributed and counted properly…and this seems to be just fine with Obama’s Justice Department.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Board of Elections is going to great lengths to ensure that inmates in the Cook County Jail get their ballots in timely fashion.
3)In July 2010 the National Endowment for the Humanities sponsored a workshop for college professors at the University of Hawaii. The title of the conference was “History and Commemoration: The Legacies of the Pacific War.” As one of the 25 American scholars chosen to attend the workshop, Professor Penelope Blake anticipated an opportunity to visit hallowed sites such as Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial and the Punchbowl Cemetery and engage with scholars who share her interest in studying this often neglected part of World War II history. Instead, Professor Blake was treated to the most disturbing experience of her academic career, a conference which she found to be driven by an overt political bias and a blatant anti-American agenda. Follow the link to read the whole dismal story.
The above items are indeed sad and disturbing, but should not be surprising, because they are examples of trends which are growing increasingly strong: the bureaucratic micromanagement of all aspects of life, cynical and ruthless political corruption, and the rewriting of history in the name of political correctness. All three of these trends are features, not bugs, in the eyes of today’s Democratic Party, and if you would like to see a future in which we have a lot more of this kind of thing, then definitely be sure to vote for every Democrat on the ballot tomorrow.