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Life Ethics by Dr. Beverly Nuckols

Last weekend a group of TexasGOPVote bloggers gathered in Austin, Texas to discuss various issues being faced by conservatives and what the core ideology of a conservative blog should be. The resounding issue was determined to be that of standing on the side of protecting human life. Following are some excerpts from this fascinating and thought provoking article about Life Ethics by TexasGOPVote blogger and Dr. Beverly Nuckols.

TexasGOPVote’s Dr. Beverly Nuckols
If you crack the egg of a bird on the Endangered Species List, it won’t matter that the bird was a fetus or embryo. You’ve still broken Federal law. Why is the species of an (unhatched) animal so clear cut under law, but human embryos have no protection under current law? Legal follies such as this underscore our lack of seriousness and consistency when contemplating our children of tomorrow.

The MOST Important Factor in Education

Education has really been a big focus in the news since the late 1950’s, when we decided we were falling behind, after the Soviet Union launched the first Sputnik. It has not been constant, but it has been there. In the early 1970’s it was in the news once again. People drafted by the Army couldn’t pass the fifth grade literacy test. Star high school football players were incapable of passing classes. Today education is once again in the news, and it doesn’t look good. Somewhere around 50% of graduating 8th graders do not graduate high school. About 60% of kids in jr. college have to take non credit remedial math and reading classes in order to learn what they did not learn in high school.

The question is then, what is wrong with the system, and what we can do about it.