"To make your children capable of honesty
is the beginning of education."
John Ruskin
(1819-1900) British author, artist, social critic
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 -- warren, olathe      
 -- Dana, Lincoln      
Ethics (honesty) is the beginning of education.
 -- RobertSRQ     
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    Hypocrisy is the essence of 'education'. ;-) Every kid knows it, every teacher proscribes it, and we wonder why children need psychotropic drugs to get through the day. Attention Deficit Disorder may actually be a sign of intelligence -- perhaps that is why those with the 'disorder' are prescribed drugs that exacerbate suicidal tendencies. What a bunch of moronic robots we have become.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    But yet another reason why the original U.S. Constitution was based on the laws of nature and of nature's God (natural law - i.e., that which is, law of gravity, fiscal law, etc.). "An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people." (Thomas Jefferson) Then enters the conundrum of religion for profit and implementation of a master/slave relationship wrapped in an enigma (a polar difference and antagonistic to "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." (John Adams) ). The morality of honesty is the foundation in any true education. The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land has dumbed down the children of liberty sufficiently that dishonesty and lies have risen to reign supreme.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Jim K, Austin      
    Demanded of All Middle management in business, Honesty ! Don't Mess with the Back Bone, They, the Backbone are the Ones that Have it. This makes up Our Defense as a nation, drawing this cream from the croup. We hold independence Dearly, and Liberty Sacred. Sempe FI, socialist should leave town.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
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