This post is only gun-related in the sense that it offers insight into the mind of the New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the vertically challenged politician who created, funded and runs Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The billionaire bully boy who’s protected by full-time armed guards and has dedicated himself to denying Americans their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. The hypocritical elitist who seeks to restrict the amount of soda his constituents consume by limiting the size of “legal” drink cups. So, the dailymail.co.uk reports that Hizzoner has another agenda . . .
Answering a question from a caller during his appearance on a New York City radio show, the billionaire mayor said that without proper spoken English, the children of New York have no future. The comments were made hours before a report detailing how poorly city students faired on state exams in many subjects.
‘I’ve said this a thousand times, if you don’t speak good grammar – English with good grammar – you’re not going to get the kinds of jobs that you want,’ Bloomberg espoused . . .
If there’s a lot of jargon, double negatives, and things like that, they hurt your career prospects,” said Bloomberg, adding ‘that’s one of the reasons it’s so important to keep improving our schools, and give the kids the tools they need, one of which is good command of the English language.’
Make street kids speak proper English? Fo’ shizzle? And how does Mayor Bloomberg propose to do that? Improve the schools!
English isn’t the only thing New York City public schools students struggle with, the New York Post reported Saturday. City schools that were prohibited from grading their state exams, as they had in years, past saw a significant drop in passing rates across the board. The most notable drops were in US history, where one school saw a drop in passing rates from 77 percent last year to only 21 percent this year, according to the paper.
Bloomberg and his ilk want to control every aspect of Americans’ lives, from their diet to the words coming out of their mouth to their ability (or lack thereof) to protect their lives and property through force of arms.
While the goals may be laudable—improve public health, increase employment, ensure public safety—statists like Bloomberg have no desire to tackle the real issues underlying these problems. They simply seek to impose their will on society’s weakest members through the expansion of government power.
It’s called tyranny. Those who promote it—“wittingly” or not—are to be mocked, ridiculed, defunded and resisted at every turn. We can not not do enough in that regard.