Encore of Revival: America, January 10, 2022

At 65, actor Bob Saget is dead. He was known for is role the sitcom Full House and will be dearly missed.

America is on edge and no one seems able to figure out why. Experts say that Trump was divisive, but the nation was already divided. Biden hosting a speech in the Capitol—with partisan attendance—will not help unify a divided America. Unity is no more Biden’s goal than it was Trump’s. Everyone pushes forward with what they view is best for the country. And, “what is best” is something over which the country itself disagrees.

With the pandemic’s quarantine rules, homeschooling rises. This runs contrary to the political ideals of those pushing quarantine rules for the pandemic. Democrats want everyone to stay at home, but children to attend school. More importantly, Democrats believe that school curriculum shouldn’t be decided democratically.

Let’s look past the obvious contradictions in our political ideologies. And, let’s not start on ideologies that are “Pro-Life” while being in favor of the death penalty, or “Pro-Choice” opposing school of choice. Just look at the stark contrast in the mindset of Americans.

The Pilgrims founded the North based on the idea that parents know that everyone can learn and read and write. Families controlled what their children were taught. That built a powerful nation and a free-thinking, slave-free North. Relegating control to supposed “experts” can be debated as good or bad, but it is certainly a digression from the good path that brought us here.

Some want our path to continue; others want our path to change. That difference is why people voted for Trump or Biden. Trump had time and we saw many things happen. Now, history will put the popularity of the Biden ideal to the test.


Watch President Biden’s entire January 6th speech // YouTube @ CNN

We Are In a New Civil War … About What Exactly? // Politico

Is the US really heading for a second civil war? // Guardian

Violence, Radicalism & Terrorism

Judge Timothy Walmsley held a minute of silence before sentencing Ahmaud Arbery’s killers // CNN

Education & Placement

Homeschooling Rising, Public Schooling Down during COVID-19, BU-Aided Research Finds // Boston University

Homeschooling meets a need // Boston Globe

Homeschooling numbers in Illinois way up // Axios

“I don’t [understand] that parents should decide what’s being taught.”
Meghan McCain Just Gave DRAMATIC Warning to All Democrat Parents // YouTube @ The Next News Network


Florida’s COVID cases and hospitalizations are surging, but the state has the second-lowest death rate in the nation. What’s going on? // MSN News

Some Angelenos say it’s time to learn to live with COVID // Yahoo News

Music & Entertainment

Comedian Bob Saget Dead at 65, Found in Orlando Hotel Room // TMZ