Sunday, March 16, 2008

Weak, weak weak.

Passing resolutions does not get anything done. It expresses a position, but it does not change the law. It's a way of pandering to voters without actually taking action to change anything.

Now, if we are dealing with a situation of which officials disapprove but can do nothing about, resolutions make sense.

But, in light of certain recent court rulings, legislative action, like say, getting the ball rolling for an amendment to the California Constitution to protect the rights of parents to educate their own children, might be better.

Sending a "please, sir, I'd like some more" signal to the court just doesn't strike the right chord here.

Getting down to business and fixing an obvious shortcoming in the current law would make more sense.

But that's the problem.

Knowing the antics of the California legislature during my residence in said state, I believe that if someone proposed action that would really protect home schooling, it wouldn't get as many votes as a do-nothing resolution.

That's the real catch.

As a body, the California legislature does not want to do anything about this that badly.

Didn't I predict that the legislature would be no help here?

I challenge them to prove me wrong.

Tip of the Ruler to: Tito

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