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I am a 1967 graduate of The Citadel (Distinguished Military Student, member of the Economic Honor Society, Dean's List), a 1975 graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div., magna cum laude, member of the Phi Alpha Chi academic honor society); I attended the Free University of Amsterdam and completed my History of Dogma there and then received a full scholarship from the Dutch government to transfer to the sister school in Kampen, Holland. In 1979 I graduated from the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Churches of Holland (Drs. with honors in Ethics). My New Testament minor was completed with Herman Ridderbos. I am also a 2001 Ph.D. graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary (Systematic Theology) in Philly with a dissertation on the "unio mystica" in the theology of Dr. Herman Bavinck (1854-1921). I am a former tank commander, and instructor in the US Army Armor School at Ft. Knox, KY. I have been happily married to my childhood sweetheart and best friend, Sally, for 43 years. We have 6 children, one of whom is with the Lord, and 14 wonderful grandchildren.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Do Girls Still have Cooties or What?

Public Schools and Insanity

Up until the age of about 12 or 13 when the hormones became “industrial strength” and went haywire, I was a convinced believer that girls had cooties. We even made “cootie catchers” by which we could taunt the girls. They thought we are all ridiculous and we couldn’t understand why they didn’t like dodge ball, tadpoles, and frogs. Today, young kids miss out on all that fun and back-and-forth male/female banter because what the politically correct, social do-gooders, and other nosy people are doing to rob them of their childhood.

I’m reading a book now entitled Leave Us Alone. Getting the Government’s Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives, by Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. The title says it all, and it says it all for me as well. I am beyond tired of the government reaching its long tentacles into my life as a free American and trying to regulate and tax me to death.

I tell us all this because Mark Steyn had an excellent column on public education in the April 18th edition of The Orange County Register (“Attack of the preschool perverts.” Commentary). He chronicled the case of a young boy named Randy Castro, who attends school in Woodbridge, VA. Last November during recess he slapped a classmate on the back side. Now if I had done that as a kid, the playground teacher would have reprimanded me on the spot and that would probably have been the end of it. If it were an egregious swat on the buttocks I would have ended up in the principal’s office and maybe dad and mom would have been notified. Then I really would have been in trouble! Randy wasn’t so fortunate. The teacher on duty took him to the principal—so far, so good—and school officials called the cops!

Do you want to know what tops that piece of lunacy? At the age of 6, Randy Castro has been declared a sex offender! That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard! The report accuses him of sexual harassment and it will remain on his record for the rest of his school days! Unbelievable. Do we as taxpayers actually pay people to be this stupid? With all the problems we have to deal with, a 6-year-old boy swatting a classmate on the backside ranks pretty low to normal people.

A 4-year-old boy was suspended for sexual harassment when he gave his teacher a hug before boarding the school bus home and was seen with his face touching her breasts. Well, the indignation of it all! We all know what perverse thoughts 4-year-olds carry around with them these days! Why the little “perv” was probably on Viagara or Cialis. Last year, the state of Maryland suspended 16 kindergartners for sexual harassment. Only 3 preschoolers were suspended for the same reason. They only had to taser 4 or 5 of the worse ones. It’s nice to know that our public educators and “school officials” are so “with it.” Next to the “Gun Free Zone” and “Zero Tolerance” signs they might consider adding a third: “Zero Wisdom and Sanity.”



Blogger Randy said...

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6:04 PM  
Blogger Kyle said...


Which "social right" is that?

8:29 PM  
Blogger Rattlesnake6 said...

How is usurping parental rights keeping us safe? What measures has the left taken to make us all safer? Where in the Constitution is it illegal for parents to spank their children? Doesn't the Bible say that we're supposed to do that?
It is difficult to deduce from what I wrote that one position has all the answers. I'll just take the answers one topic at a time.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Matt J. said...

Randy, the blog is called "Christianity: Doctrine and Ethics". Trying to associate the Reformed LDS commune in any way, shape, or form with this blog only highlights your clumsy and inept form of "shout therapy" you seem to be engaging in every time you post a response here.

That being said, it seems to me that as soon as there was a report of abuse from that commune, there was an immediate crackdown with seemingly no apparent concern for shaking up the status quo so I have no idea what you're talking about.

Try to stick to the point Randy because you're starting to sound like one of those homeless people that talk to themselves.

3:53 AM  
Blogger SolaMeanie said...


You're quickly becoming a caricature of yourself. Please stop it. When you make outlandish statements like that, you lose whatever credibility you have.

As for your statement that believing one position has all the answers is absolute lunacy, are you absolutely sure of that? I begin to think you've got a few lunar moths flying around your belfry.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Randy said...

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12:51 AM  
Blogger Rattlesnake6 said...

It's an age-old query but worthy of reflection: How can you tell anyone anything about Christ without biblical doctrine?
So far, you haven't argued (cogently), only ranted.
No one is saying that illegal immigrants are created in the image of God; we're saying that they are in the country illegally.

7:05 AM  
Blogger jazzact13 said...

--sure... whatever... i believe i need to go care for some people who need Christ reflected to them rather than argue doctrine... --

Not that you believe in bragging about your good works and using that as a rhetorical weapon, right?

--i'm tired of deconstructing and arguing,--

Does this mean you're no longer postmodern and emergent? Good, something has come of all of this.

--and i'm going to tired of immigrants not being treated like the face of our Creator... good night...--

So, I assume by "immigrants" you mean "illegal immigrants", yes? Sorry, but that has to be clarified, because despite the left's blatant attempts to misrepresent, we on the right have no problem at all with legal immigrants.

Because, really, if you're for legal immigration, you should be a bit ticked at illegal immigration? After all, if you want people to do it in the right and proper way, it kind of goes against that to go around rewarding the people who do it the wrong way. That's like rewarding the child who goofs off in school while basically ignoring the one who does the work and get good grades.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Matt J. said...

"... i'm tired of deconstructing and arguing,"

Is that what you were doing?

2:09 PM  
Blogger SolaMeanie said...


"Shout therapy." Hmm. That's a good one. In fact, I will never be able to hear the Tears for Fears song, "Shout," again without thinking of Dr. Buist.

He and Joan Baez seem to have a lot in common, too.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Calvinist sojourner said...

Ron, I've been waiting for you to write about how the left is using global warming to propagate its pagan and communist agenda!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Kyle said...

sure... whatever... i believe i need to go care for some people who need Christ reflected to them rather than argue doctrine... i'm off the train for now... i'm tired of deconstructing and arguing, and i'm going to tired of immigrants not being treated like the face of our Creator... good night...

Once again, the not so subtle "none of you are as Christ-like as me" response that has typified Randy's presence, here.

Sure, whatever, Randy.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Rileysowner said...

Randy, I read the responses to you post which thankfully quoted you since you deleted your post. My first thought was what do illegal immigrants and this post have to do with one another? Hummm. I read the post again. Used the find tool in Firefox to see if immigrants of any sort were referenced. Then I understood. The answer is they have nothing to do with the post. They just provide you something to say when you don't actually have anything to say. It took me a while, but I'm happy I figured that out.

7:53 PM  

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