(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 3 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!)
“The Department of Education should be closed and its programs terminated,”says the Cato Institute. “Federal intervention into the nation’s schools has consumed great deals of taxpayer money and created large bureaucracies to administer the funding and regulations. It has produced little, if any, improvement in academic results.”
Shutting down the Dept. of Un-Ed would also cut a whopping $50 billion badly-spent dollars annually off the federal budget. That’s about $400 per household – every year. Most people can probably find something better to do with that money.
In just two minutes and 20 seconds, this video from the Cato Institute provides some genuinely shocking figures about the U.S. Department of Un-Education, and introduces the powerful case for eliminating it altogether.
Share it with friends. Open some minds.
And if they (or you) want more info, Cato’s got it right here.
This is the one year anniversary of the Obama “red line” comments in which the President stated that the military should intervene if Assad used chemical weapons. Sadly, it is clear that the Syrian government did. Now the President now has a choice: intervene or let his words ring hollow.
In a video post on June 8, 2013, Doug Bandow explains why intervention is the wrong approach for Americans and Syrians.
Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberties. He worked as special assistant to President Reagan and editor of the political magazine Inquiry. He writes regularly for leading publications such as Fortune magazine, National Interest, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Times. Bandow speaks frequently at academic conferences, on college campuses, and to business groups. Bandow has been a regular commentator on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. He holds a J.D. from Stanford University. Video produced by Caleb O. Brown and Austin Bragg.