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End the zero tolerance policies.

End the zero tolerance policies. There are very few things were a zero-tolerance policy really makes sense. When the PC-police prevent us from discussing any cultural, ethnic, or racial differences in even the most casual, passing way, they make it worse. It’s obvious to even the littlest kid that different people look different. Observing differences […]

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Parenting

GO PLAY IN THE RAIN!

Seriously. The next time it rains, just go play in the rain with your kid. Heck, take a walk and enjoy it by yourself! You won’t melt, although your mascara might run and glasses get water spots. Do you remember what it was like as a little kid? Little kids run in the rain. They […]

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Citizenship
Parenting

Individual Liberty

Individual liberty. You won’t like what everyone else does with theirs. Get over it. Devon Austin Generally (FB post) My kids have shared a room for nine years. The younger one just decided he wanted his own room. Given the level of bickering they had been doing, I made it happen that same day. (Luckily, […]

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Second Amendment

Playdates and Guns

I don’t know if you have seen it, but there is a post making the rounds about a mom who is concerned that there might be unsecured firearms left laying around other people’s homes. The original poster is unwilling to let her kids play at anyone else’s home if they own a gun, unless she […]

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Pop Culture

Baltimore Riots and The Mom of the Year

If you haven’t seen the video, just search for “Mom of the Year”+”Baltimore Riots”. It’s a mom cussing out her fully-grown (but not adult) son and hitting him when she found him out with the rioters. He goes home with her and not a single rioter tries to interfere with the Mama Bear making her […]

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When was the last time you ate something new?
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Color Doesn’t Matter: Parents Want What’s Best

Parents want what’s best for the kids. Immigrant parents, including Latinos, know their kids need to speak English to have the best chance at success. Parents of all colors know their kids need to succeed at school. The problem isn’t the parents, it’s a system that intervenes and forces parents to believe in the way […]

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Having the First Responder Gene
General
Parenting

What It’s Like Having the First Responder Gene

How would you react in a disaster? Would / do you freeze, panic, or act? I don’t know what the term is, really, but I’ve always thought of it as having the “First Responder Gene”.  It doesn’t have anything to do with working as a First Responder – EMT, Firefighter, etc. – but rather with […]

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Parenting

It’s all about the kids

I have had a blog at HistoricalConstitution.com for several years but  had a hard time posting regularly because I felt like my posts needed to be more “scholarly” and devoid of my personal biases and feelings as much as possible. Frankly, that just hasn’t worked for me. Some of my view skew left, some right, […]

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Education
Parenting

The Michelle Obama School Lunch Bill

First, I don’t like the Michelle Obama school lunch bill. There is a huge difference in what the high school linebacker needs – truly needs – to eat and what a scrawny ninth grader who is barely 90 lbs soaking wet needs to eat, and the law doesn’t take that into account. Second, I am […]

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