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by Christopher Chantrill
March 09, 2006 at 10:47 am
BACK IN THE day, when liberals were young, they were advising young people to turn on, tune in, and drop out. Or was it drop in and turn off?
Anyway, after telling young people to let it all hang out, after a generation of sex education showing teenagers how separate sex from marriage and the bearing of children, now all of a sudden liberals have decided that they dont like it.
Here we have millions of college kids taking the liberals advice and getting it on with everyone in sight, and liberals have decided that it is all wrong. The whole thing is symbolized for liberals by the epidemic of binge drinking among college students, which comes to a climax during the party season of Spring Break.
Never mind the boys, of course. The problem is college girls gone wild, writes Cheryl Wetzstein. (Theres a name for the wet T-shirt, beer-drinking season!)
Spring break has become an unhealthy "binge-fest," says the head of a major medical association, citing a poll that shows that 74 percent of female college students agree that alcohol is an excuse for outrageous behavior. "Spring break is broken," Dr. J. Edward Hill, president of the American Medical Association, said yesterday.
And heres the shocker. According to an AMA survey of 664 current and former college co-eds:
Seventy-four percent said women used drinking as an excuse for "outrageous behavior," such as public nudity, dancing on tables and participating in drinking contests.
What do these liberals expect? They smash the traditional culture of the respectable middle class. They marginalize men as oppressors and rapists. They create co-ed dorms. They actively encourage GLBT culture. They teach young women that the finest and noblest thing in the world is to kill their babies so they can have a career. They turn college into a political indoctrination experience. They fire the President of Harvard for suggesting that more research was needed to better understand innate male/female differences.
And then they are shocked at girls gone wild?
Give me a break.|
When we began first to preach these things, the people appeared as awakened from the sleep of agesthey seemed to see for the first time that they were responsible beings, and that a refusal to use the means appointed was a damning sin.
Finke, Stark, The Churching of America, 1776-1990
In 1911... at least nine million of the 12 million covered by national insurance were already members of voluntary sick pay schemes. A similar proportion were also eligible for medical care.
Green, Reinventing Civil Society
We have met with families in which for weeks together, not an article of sustenance but potatoes had been used; yet for every child the hard-earned sum was provided to send them to school.
E. G. West, Education and the State
Law being too tenuous to rely upon in [Ulster and the Scottish borderlands], people developed patterns of settling differences by personal fighting and family feuds.
Thomas Sowell, Conquests and Cultures
The primary thing to keep in mind about German and Russian thought since
1800 is that it takes for granted that the Cartesian, Lockean or Humean scientific and
philosophical conception of man and nature... has been shown by indisputable evidence to be
F.S.C. Northrop, The Meeting of East and West
Inquiry does not start unless there is a problem... It is the problem and its
characteristics revealed by analysis which guides one first to the relevant facts and then,
once the relevant facts are known, to the relevant hypotheses.
F.S.C. Northrop, The Logic of the Sciences and the Humanities
But I saw a man yesterday who knows a fellow who had it from a chappie
that said that Urquhart had been dipping himself a bit recklessly off the deep end.
Dorothy L. Sayers, Strong Poison
I mean three systems in one: a predominantly market economy; a polity respectful of the rights of the individual to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and a system of cultural institutions moved by ideals of liberty and justice for all.
In short, three dynamic and converging systems functioning as one: a democratic polity, an economy based on markets and incentives, and a moral-cultural system which is plural and, in the largest sense, liberal.
Michael Novak, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism
The incentive that impels a man to act is always some uneasiness...
But to make a man act [he must have]
the expectation that purposeful behavior has the power to remove
or at least to alleviate the felt uneasiness.
Ludwig von Mises, Human Action
[In the] higher Christian churches... they saunter through the liturgy like Mohawks along a string of scaffolding who have long since forgotten their danger. If God were to blast such a service to bits, the congregation would be, I believe, genuinely shocked. But in the low churches you expect it every minute.
Annie Dillard, Holy the Firm
When we received Christ, Phil added, all of a sudden we now had a rule book to go by, and when we had problems the preacher was right there to give us the answers.
James M. Ault, Jr., Spirit and Flesh
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Hernando de Soto, The Mystery of Capital