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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Santorum Book Excerpts

Rick Santorm, who recently recommended Goodnight Moon as "Summer beach reading" in The Penn Stater (pg 50), has written a book of his own. Excerpts courtesy of CapitolBuzz:
Keep The Mom At Home: "In far too many families with young children, both parents are working, when, if they really took an honest look at the budget, they might confess that both of them really don’t need to, or at least may not need to work as much as they do… And for some parents, the purported need to provide things for their children simply provides a convenient rationalization for pursuing a gratifying career outside the home." (It Takes a Family, 94)

Thanks Gloria Steinem: "Many women have told me, and surveys have shown, that they find it easier, more “professionally” gratifying, and certainly more socially affirming, to work outside the home than to give up their careers to take care of their children. Think about that for a moment…Here, we can thank the influence of radical feminism, one of the core philosophies of the village elders." (It Takes a Family, 95)

Who Needs College? "The notion that college education is a cost-effective way to help poor, low-skill, unmarried mothers with high school diplomas or GEDs move up the economic ladder is just wrong." (It Takes a Family, 138)

"By asking the right question, we can see that when it comes to socialization, mass education is really the aberration, not homeschooling. Never before in human history have a majority of children spent at least half their waking hours in the presence of 25 to 35 unrelated children of exactly the same age (and usually the same socio-economic status), with only one adult to keep order and provide basic mentoring. Never before and never again after their years of mass education will any person live and work in such a radically narrow, age-segregated environment. It’s amazing that so many kids turn out to be fairly normal, considering the weird socialization they get in public schools." (It Takes a Family, 386)

Slavery Wasn't So Bad: "But unlike abortion today, in most states even the slaveholder did not have the unlimited right to kill his slave." ((It Takes a Family, 241)


Diversity is Bad
: "The elementary error of relativism becomes clear when we look at multiculturalism. Sometime in the 1980s, universities began to champion the importance of “diversity” as a central educational value." (It Takes a Family, 406)

Wal-Mart is NOT Bad: "Another corporate good citizen cooperating with parents to keep kids from inappropriate content has been Wal-Mart." (It Takes a Family, 332)
More excerpts to come at CapitolBuzz.

2 Comments:

  • I don't know what scares me more: the sheer inanity of most of his comments, or the fact that his rant about the odd nature of public schooling kind of rings true. I mean, how many people do you know who had a functional experience in high school? It IS kinda weird that so many of us come out of there relatively normal.

    By Blogger stodmyk, at 8:20 AM  

  • Pardon me while I go take a shower. I feel really filthy after reading that. Right now, one of the only things keeping me in PA is that in the not-so-distant future I get to vote this sexist homophobic intolerant bastard out of office. :D

    By Blogger Steppie, at 9:51 AM  

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