A theologian, philosopher, and educator, from the last century Rousas Rushdooney wrote, “The messianic character of education has not changed, its mission has expanded exponentially, but its effects have been perverse.”   The messiah’s daddy,  Horace Mann, said, “The Public (Common) School is the greatest discovery ever made by man…other social organizations are curative and remedial…public education is a preventative and antidote…”

 Speaking of the kids, Mann wrote, “…teach him the facts about his body, and youth will be less tempted by gin, swearing and tobacco.”    Add to that list, teenage sexual irresponsibility, illicit drugs and bullying.    Mann promised, “…let the public school be expanded to its capabilities…and nine-tenths of the crimes in the penal code would become obsolete…”

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 Read the rest of my  latest column on Lew Rockwell...

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Msgr. Frank Bognanno explains what the Pope meant when he wrote that atheists can go to heaven even if they dis-believe as long as they keep their own conscience.   Then,  Thomas Pyle says Obama should put the Keystone Pipeline back on tract.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-16.mp3
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 Sam Clovis is running for US Senate.   Issues...spirited conversation.   Then,  the bully seminar movement is expanding...so is bullying.   The science observes that bullying increases after schools run the programs.   Then,  "Is the Pope Catholic?"  Talking about some confusing papal statements.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-13.mp3
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Trying to fix what's busted in the prison system... Suzanne McComas...uncommon sense.   Emad Shenouda is a Coptic Christian Iowan, explaining the risk Christians in Islamist countries face every day.  And Sheriff Warren Wethington says he's fine with the blind getting permits to carry. 

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-12.mp3
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 Emily Gets Her Gun...Emily Miller talks about the 2nd Amendment and her dust-up with Piers Morgan on Iowa gun laws allowing the blind to carry guns.  Congressman Steve King on his Egyptian fact finding trip.   Matt Whitaker, Senate candidate--issues.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-11.mp3
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Dr. David Perlmutter busts the "Grain Brain"...says dementia comes by the spoonful.  Ron Packard says K-12 says online schooling already exists and is capable of giving kids a great start right here in Iowa.  And Iowans are still thinking about the blind guy who is packin' heat.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-10.mp3
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 Frugal Isn't Cheap...Clare Levinson gives some practical money advice.  J.D. King  reports on "Crying Wolf"...how environmental zealots have almost destroyed the US elk and moose populations.   And giving a gun license to a blind guy?  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-09.mp3
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Jamie Johnson... Rev Cary Gordon... waging the culture war...vigorous.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-03.mp3
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Scott Raecker from Character Counts...Labor Day conversation.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-02.mp3
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