The Breakdown of Positive Thinking

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Breakdown of Positive Thinking

Next time your child is accused of breaking a school regulation, he or she might cite this example as reason for avoiding punishment.

The National Education Association has pledged to support a federal immigration policy that will let illegal aliens remain in the United States. The NEA, which regularly passes resolutions supporting abortion, doesn’t want to “criminalize” illegals.

Let’s see if I have this right. The NEA has no problem with aborting millions of potential students, but it doesn’t mind replacing the dead babies with illegal aliens’ children. I guess in their mind this makes up the difference.

The President of the NEA, Reg Weaver, says he thinks the very words “illegal alien” are “negative” and shouldn’t be used.

I guess bad grades might be considered negative, too. Will the NEA advocate disposing of F-grades? Does losing a sports contest create negative feelings? Maybe schools should not keep score. Some people are actually suggesting such things. One more reason for private and home schooling.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.