"Just as any moron can destroy a priceless Ming vase, so the shallow and ill-educated people who run our schools can undermine and destroy from within a great civilization that took centuries of dedicated effort to create and maintain."
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Dr. Thomas Sowell
(1930- ) Writer and economist
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An excellent explanation of an accurate observation.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The baleful fruit of false intellectual pride and attendant ideology informed and delimited prejudice and parochialism.

    How characteristic it is for any who are unable to pridefully credit themselves for
    the creation of right order to monomaniacally zealously apply themselves to the destruction of it.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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     -- Mary-MI      
     -- Jim K, Austin      
    To make 'war' on something is to aim for its destruction. When destruction becomes the modus operandi for 'solutions' we are fooling ourselves if we think that creates the new paradigm. The War on Terror, War on Drugs, War on Whatever... This is just war! And war is the trade of kings.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Sad that Tom Sowell is retiring. Well-earned, but a loss for the rest of us who are victims of the many morons who administer and teach in our schools. The N.E.A. and A.F.T. have protected them for far too long!
     -- J.L., Dover, NH     
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    "Just as any moron can destroy a priceless Ming vase, so the shallow and ill-educated people who run our political parties can undermine and destroy from within a great civilization that took centuries of dedicated effort to create and maintain."
    There - fixed that for you.
     -- Jack, Phoenix     
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    All this talk about war gets me thinking the greatest war is being waged by American lefties, agin this precise Ming vase/Constitutional Republic analogy, which I adopt the great Thomas Sowell's words to demonstrate and defend here.

    So sad, to see our lefties throwing-away - NAY, WARRING AGIN - our centuries of advancement, in the comparative flash of a busted vase; and most amoral - they do it with such a malicious, traitorous, and ignorant fervor.
     -- Mark, Aurora, Colorado     
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    Dr. Sowell is one of the most insightful men I have had occasion to know of. I read everything I can he has written.
     -- BR King, Ogden, UT     
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