9 Unintended Consequences of Well-Intended Laws

Welcome to America! …The Land of Unintended Consequences. We have the greatest of intentions with an alarming degree of shortsightedness.

Below are 9 ugly examples of unintended consequences. Unintended consequences are outcomes that are not the ones intended by these well-meaning actions. Leave your party affiliation at the door.

1)    We create a minimum wage to help the working poor.
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Common Core is not the problem. It is a symptom.

First thing first
We need to stop Common Core. State by State. This is job #1.

Onward
If you suffered through my prior blogs critical of Common Core (here and here), then you know of my strong opposition to Common Core. However, I think many people are not seeing the big picture. Continue reading

The dumbest way to make us smart

Somebody needs to explain this to me….

 – We collectively spend $70B per year to run the federal Department of Education

- We spend thousands of dollars per year in local property taxes to support education

- We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend college.

- Yet EVERYTHING we learn in school is available for free on the internet.

Is it time to throw our education models out the window and start over?

 

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What is behind Ukraine? Follow The Money!

All the mainstream media outlets seem to be telling the same story & spinning the same opinions about what is happening with Ukraine & Russia.

Ukraine = Good guys looking for a better government

Russia = Bad guys sending in troops to take over weak neighboring country

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All I am saying is give Freedom a chance

Why do we hold freedom of speech to be so sacrosanct, but freedom of action to be limited to the moral majority?

By now everyone has seen that Arizona is considering legislation that would allow business owners to deny service to gay customers so long as they are acting solely on their religious beliefs. I support the bill; however, in my opinion the bill is too limited in scope. Continue reading