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April 7, 2014

Expecting The Differences

Cindy A. Rose

Well golly, gosh, thank you Maryland legislators for permitting the teachers and schools in your realm not to be held accountable through the new Partnership for Assessments of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) evaluations for the next two years.


How lucky we are to live in such a glorious state where our lords and ladies allow us to be free from this onerous burden.


It makes no never mind that we don’t want anything to do with the Common Core State Standards, now rebranded the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.


Maryland, when are you going to rise up and stop allowing snotty elites in Annapolis to give you permission to do anything and everything? Stop the slow drip, drip, drip of freedom and let’s just say “uncle.” If you aren’t going to take a stand, then let’s stop with the games and just hand in the towel now.


Mozilla fires its newly hired CEO because he donated $1,000 to support the fight against gay marriage. What the heck? America was founded on people being allowed to have their own opinions so long as your opinion didn’t rise to the level of violence toward another – or the taking of his or her possessions.


I’m currently having a debate on a board I monitor with a leftist who keeps reporting posts because they are too right wing. So? Don’t read it or move to another board. I’m thankful I don’t have an employer who can fire me for donating to conservative causes.


Are these things happening to liberals and Democrats? I don’t want to accuse one side of doing something both are doing, but my personal experience is they are not.


Anecdotally, I’m only seeing liberals trying to silence conservatives. Say anything to challenge their opinion and they automatically revert to partisan finger pointing and calls of unfairness. I’m pretty sick of it to be honest.


If you want to sit at the big boy/girl table, expect conversations not to always go your way. Expect someone you work with, for or beside to donate and support causes you don’t like or agree with. Expect that feelings are going to be hurt and someone might even get angry.


They screech about “dialog;” but if the dialog isn’t replete with calm soothing tones and exchanges of pleasantries, leftists want no part of it.


That’s what happens when you raise generations of children who are taught to believe that life is “fair” and “equitable” and everyone participating gets a prize or an award; even if they did nothing.


Life is far from fair and even farther from equitable. The more leftists try to force fairness and equity on the masses, the farther we seem to get from those very things.


If you are going to have a conversation with someone about things that matter, expect that their passions may rise and you might not agree with them. Expect that if it’s a conversation with me, my voice is going to get shrill. My level of shrillness rises with levels of unreasonableness.


So, if my level of shrill is causing your ears to bleed, your head must be where the sun doesn’t shine. Be thankful, I hear it’s a good filter.


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