". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

So Who's the Demented One?

Recently the ladies of The View were discussing the choice faced by the Obamas of where to send their daughters to school. In the course of the discussion, Joy Behar proposed that they be educated in the White House rather than sent to either a public or private school. Elizabeth Hasselbeck responded by acknowledging that more and more people today are choosing homeschooling (or something to that effect), to which Behar said that no, that's not what she meant and that those people (homeschoolers) are "demented."

So, let me get this straight, Joy. Mr. Obama should be able to keep his children home, but not me. He would be smart for wanting to do so, but I am demented. It's all right for him to tailor his childen's education to their particular situation and individual needs, but it's crazy for me to desire the same thing.

What boggles my mind is that Joy Behar thinks parents should be able to choose whether to let their children live but not how to educate them once they have made it to this world. Sorry, Joy, but I think you're the one who's not thinking clearly.

(The discussion starts around 5 minutes, 45 seconds into the video; the homeschooling comment is around the 7 minute mark. HT: Principled Discovery.)


Lotzastitches said...

Maybe they should have been homeschooled? Whoopi and Sherri had no idea what "Black Suffage" was. And the other two "hosts" didn't correct them. Sheesh!

See Nov. 18th post on http://newsbusters.org/

Susan K said...

I hate The View so, so much.

Lotzastitches said...

Oops! My fingers weren't working yesterday. That'd be "suffrage".