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    Re: Yale's president says policy is to rescind admission for anyone who falsified applications

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    See, here's the deal...people have always had access to medical care. If they got messed up they went to the emergency room, just like they do now. The difference is that before Obamacare they'd have to pay at some point. Now, with this new deal, everybody else pays for them. There's no "merit" in that and, generally speaking, no skin in the game for the beneficiary either.

    $15/hr minimum wage? Again, no merit in that. I can get anyone to stock shelves or ring up cheeseburgers. The job simply isn't worth $15/hr. No merit n that.

    Free college for everyone? Why? That pretty much is the opposite of a merit based system. If you want to hand out scholarships to good students who otherwise can't afford college then go that route but don't just shovel money at the issue and call it a fix.

    Social Security is kind of merit based in that your eventual benefit is based on how much you pay in but now it's being treated like an entitlement rather than supplementary retirement insurance.

    Don't even get me started on Universal Basic Income and affirmative action. The political left has pretty much abandoned merit based systems where they find a political motive to make the system a government issued entitlement instead.
    Yawn, when will the wealthy elites who have all the money catch a break in this country. What a sad reality you must inhabit.

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    Re: Yale's president says policy is to rescind admission for anyone who falsified applications

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Why should our education system be based on merit? Half the damned country doesn't believe that rate of pay, access to health care, financial ability to retire, etc be based on merit so why single out education? Wait, let me guess...rich people should have to lead a merit based life but everyone else is free to be as much of a ****up as they can manage...is that it?
    Bravo, you just managed to slap down what leftist/progressive ideology has created.

    A couple of years ago I delved into some research to see what education looked like in the 19th and early in the 20th century. I learn in those days there were a good number of men and women who proclaimed themselves “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings resulting from the prevalence of civil and religious liberty and intelligent piety in the land,” and who believed that “the diffusion of sound learning is essential to the perpetuity of these blessings.”

    I also learned that most kids completed 8 years of education. But in those eight years they received an excellent Liberal Arts education that produced critical thinkers. There was a lot of focus placed on the very philosophers that influenced the founders. John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Baron de Montesquieu, Immanuel Kant, Cicero and Plato etc. Back in the day there were kids in the eighth grade that could read and translate Latin and Greek which was a requirement to enter our higher institutions of learning. And in those days some eighth graders were found qualified. Of course learning Latin and Greek in those days required using biblical text as one of their major sources.

    These kids were educated in how our government was founded, The purpose for three branches of government, States rights, etc. They got a full court education in Civics 101. Those who only received 8 years of education could run circles around those today graduating from high school after 12 years. Back then they produced critical thinkers today they are far and in between. How sad is that? But if you stop teaching such things look how easy it is to produce morons who have the right to vote.

    I just read that the left is proposing a voting age of 16 and Pelosi is behind it. Promise a 16 year old free healthcare, free college, free whatever and of course they get the votes. First they dumbed down the kids and now they want them to vote even earlier. Someone better wake up and smell the coffee soon or our country will be destroyed.

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    Re: Yale's president says policy is to rescind admission for anyone who falsified applications

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueScotsman View Post
    Yawn, when will the wealthy elites who have all the money catch a break in this country. What a sad reality you must inhabit.
    This scam to get the kids into school isn't a "break" for those kids. It's destroying them! I can't even imagine the humiliation of having my parents hire someone to take a test for me because they figured I was too stupid to pass it myself. Then, once the kid is actually in the school, how much is it going to suck for them if they can't hang, academically, with their peers? That's humiliation heaped on humiliation. They're being taught that they can get ahead in life as long as they can buy their way through. Well, guess what, that's what social progressives are all about. They just want to use someone else's money for the handouts.

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