Friday, January 27, 2017

Fighting for the Freedom and Liberty to buy things?

Yikes, the only real "freedom and liberty" conservatives seem to be fighting for are...shopping choices.

The freedom to BUY a gun, the freedom to BUY or not BUY health insurance, the freedom to BUY a big gulp soda, the freedom to BUY an incandescent light bulb, and now...the freedom to BUY from a list of school options.

The freedom to shop is ludicrous. One question; what do people know about medical care and educational opportunities? Nothing of course, yet we're supposed to shop for highly professional services most people don't know anything about:
Betsy DeVos, Trump's nominee for education secretary, would fight for parents' educational options.
It's like parents don't have enough to do in their jobs, buying a home and car, home and auto insurance, shop for food and clothes, parenting children that might be quirky genius', always in trouble, or emotionally challenged, save and choose a college, deal with family health issues, aging parents, keep up-to-date and hold our politicians feet to the fire...well, you get the idea.

Now we're all supposed to shop and buy health insurance every year till we die, and manage a K-12 educational savings account so we can screen dozens of private educational choices filling our mailboxes with fancy promotional pamphlets claiming they're the best. 

Maybe it's a way to wear us down mentally. 

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