What is the correct term for group of idiots? Is it a gaggle, bunch, flock, or something else? Maybe it's a school? No, that's too easy. Regardless, here's the latest bunch of idiots to make the Dispatch.
1. Ohio House of Representatives: They voted to provide state-funded health insurance to children in families making less than $51,510 per year. If passed by the Ohio Senate, some of us will have to work longer in order to pay the insurance premiums for the state's new tax beneficiaries. To think, Strickland wanted coverage available to children in families earning less than $85,000 per year. The pool of tax consumers is increasing at the expense of the decreasing pool taxpayers, such as myself.
2. Governor Strickland and Public Education: Charter schools in Ohio are able to educate children while operating with 1/3 less revenue than the average public school. Yet, Strickland and his public school allies still believe that the for-profit operators of these schools are generating obscene profits. Certainly, these companies are able to generate a profit - or, return on investment, yet that should not be seen as an evil. Instead, we need to be asking these for-profit companies how they are able to serve their students, parents, and investors while operating on 1/3 less revenue. That question is the reason that Strickand and public education fear charters. The waste at public schools is easily exposed by the efficiencies of for-profit charter operators.
3. Bowling Green University and, once again, Public Education: Character education is germinating at state colleges and taking root in local school districts. The goal of such programs is generations of compliant citizens who attribute goodness to the actions of government. This country was once a nation of individuals who had no problem throwing off the yoke of oppression; individuals who had neither faith nor trust in government. These folks took to the streets in order to protest the actions of the King, and tarred-and-feathered those who stood in their way. If you follow the logic of the purveyors of character education, future generations will obediently yield to further governmental encroachment on Liberty. Gone is the rallying cry, "Don't Tread on Me!" It has now been replaced by character choirs and journal writing. Wow. What have we become?
 This does not include the unions during contract negotiations. Self-discipline, tolerance, self-control, and respect give way threats and protest, and the cry for more tax dollars.