We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
... the hard-Left takeover of the Democratic Party has meant that there is no longer a credible balance in our system, as almost all the tenets of contemporary left-wing ideology are blowing up, imploding super nova style — unsustainable ideas that are contrary to human nature and demand coercion for their implementation, given that they are increasingly anti-democratic and have to be implemented from high by an elite technocracy whether in Brussels, Sacramento, or Washington.
Americans hate coercion - especially when "it's for your own good."
Raymond Spruance was a better fleet commander than Halsey (considering they alternated command of what was the same fleet), with a fraction of Halsey's blowhardiness. political partisanship blocked his fifth star.
The difference between the average SAT scores of African-Americans and Asians is 400 points; between Blacks and Caucasians, 300 points. What if it turns out these statistical differences represent REAL differences in innate ability or intelligence? In a post-Affirmative Action world (which may soon be upon us), what should public policy be regarding access to higher education? Should there be a public policy?
In each racial/ethnic category one expects a broad spread of abilities, from greatly underperforming the group average to greatly overperforming the mean for the group. Out of fairness, should college admissions committees focus less on group performance and more on each individual's performance and potential? Yet, if a college education is the route to a better life, is it "fair" that the smartest applicants should be granted the inside track for a college education? Doesn't potential count for something? But "potential" in what? Potential to become not just another post-college smart academic, but a useful, contributing citizen? So, what is the purpose of a college education? And if college education plays an important social role in a knowledge-based, post-industrial society, as so many people seem to think, should there be an official (of sorts) public policy on it?
Oy, my head hurts. I'm going back to bed. Wake me up if you have an answer.
Liberal answer: A federal law requiring higher ed to admit individual students based solely on the inverse of their SAT/ACT score. That way if it does turn there are real differences in innate ability or intelligence (heaven forbid), the protected classes will still be protected.
If you wear the dress in the closet, unless there's a crowd in there with you, only you get to see it, so I'd say you must be wearing it for yourself. Perhaps at some point you could try wearing it out in public as well as in the closet? (Isn't English wonderful?)