Tuesday, November 25, 2014


DR. HOMER PRICE - U.T. AUSTIN PRESIDENT 1939, ON THE VALUE OF EDUCATION
 
A KEY EXCERPT
 
PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE - IT HAS BEEN NEARLY 20 YEARS OF REPUBLICAN CONTROL OF THE U.T. BOARD OF REGENTS AND THE COST OF TUITION HAS NOW MADE A UNIVERSITY EDUCATION NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS
 
 
In 1976, 6 courses at UTEP with student fees was $210 - books were under $100, and room and board was $600 a semester.
 
Think this morning all of the nonsense being published by idiots about the unrest in Ferguson Mo.  If you believe the radical black community all Anglos support the killing of black youth - if you believe people like Ann Coulter - the queen white supremacist all blacks support the unrest.  Both sides are promoting demagoguery to those who are too poorly educated to know better.  Just because a small subset of blacks support the unrest and a small subset of Anglos support racism does not mean you can attributed these beliefs to an entire group.
 
Has humanity or marriage ended as we know it because of some 9 years now of legalized gay marriage in parts of the U.S.?  Nope - The demigods lied and they knew they were lying about how marriage equality would destroy marriage.
 
God save our youth who are attending real universities - they are integrated - they know nothing of sexual orientation.  Sexual experimentation on big campuses is normal - it means nothing except young adults exploring sexuality and sex, which I believe will make their marriages stronger because they will know who they are and what they like.
 
The next stage in marriage equality will be the end of state intervention in marriage period - except in child support and property division - and for the so called Originalist - that is how it started - the courts through opinions not legislative action decided marriage - even common law marriage was a contract - which it is with a history of at least 4,000.  So the courts reasoned that the breach of the contract gave them jurisdiction to divide property and order child support.  At the time there was no such thing as a marriage license as a requirement for marriage although in some states they existed as an option - hence the common law marriage - no license.
 
The next battle is to compel the government to recognized private marriage contracts for purposes of federal and state benefits.
 
Years ago I attended a wonderful Jewish wedding in NJ.  The Rabbi did the service in Hebrew, English and Spanish [the Spanish was for my tia Anglelita.)  It was something to watch all 4 grandmothers walk down the isle - Angelita with her son in law's mother Tilly [parents fled Russia to avoid the Pogroms]
 
The Rabbi spoke of the 4,000 year old tradition of marriage contracts and the process of filing them with the local government.  In time I hope we return to how it is still down among many of the Jewish faithful.  They get the marriage license to please the government - but per their faith the couple sign a contract between themselves and god and file it in city hall.  In the eyes of God this is when they are married and not when the city issues the marriage license.
 
ANYWAY - I GOT OFF ON THAT ONE
 
But the point is - think about this man's words - by denying our youth a real education we are empowering the demigods to trick them into their world of hate and ignorance.  It is time to end 20 years of Republican control of the UT Board of Regents.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It isn't just the UT regents. Its the entire Republican control of the state government. Deregulation is a boon to business,at the expense of civility and society as a whole.

Anonymous said...

School politics is affects everyone. Being new to Brownsville
the whole school board situation seemed ridiculous. Learning about the 2 million lawsuit was another story. We believed it was right
under the circumstances. But
Mrs. Longoria parades on FB how much she spends on her it's disappointing. For somebody filing a school district lawsuit out of taxpayers money it doesn't leave a good impression.

Anonymous said...

UT-RGV is raising freshman tuition almost 20% compared to UT-B current tuition. The only thing worse than denying a worthy student an education because of poverty is to sell him one that is an outright fraud.