La Shawn Barber of the epyomonous Corner notes that:
According to Nielsen Media Research, the television is on in the typical African-American home 11 hours, 10 minutes a day, compared with 7:34 in white homes. Nielsen translates that to 79 hours a week of TV in black homes compared with 52 hours a week of TV in white homes.
Well if Western Civilization falls, we’ll know why. We were slain by the effing boob tube.
The Anchoress is aghast and so should we all. The numskulls at the 9th circut have ruled:
there is no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children, either independent of their right to direct the upbringing and education of their children or encompassed by it.
In summary, we hold that there is no free-standing fundamental right of parents “to control the upbringing of their children by introducing them to matters of and relating to sex in accordance with their personal and religious values and beliefs” and that the asserted right is not encompassed by any other fundamental right. In doing so, we do not quarrel with the parents’ right to inform and advise their children about the subject of sex as they see fit.
What have they been smokin? Jouvenel (yes him again) noted at the start of Soveignty that today we seem to feel that morality is divorced from politics. After all at least half of this country would choke on their drink if they heard that we should expect our President to be our leader in the matter of morals and ethics. My guess that includes those on the 9th circuit. One wonders why they then expect an even less representative, more benighted, and certainly less successful bunch of ninnies (that would be those setting policies for our public schools) is in a position to be our moral guide in these dark times.