Jenni White

ROPE:  Social Impact Bonds to Fund Pre-School and the Price Tag of Unintended Consequences

  A recent Hechinger Report article covers a new concept for providing revenue streams to various public programs ostensibly without tax increases. Unfortunately, Social Impact Bonds as they are called, are yet another example of how well-meaning individuals and legislators believe they can micromanage all aspects of our lives to make life fair for everyone while soaking the American taxpayer.
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ROPE2.0: PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION - Privacy Threat Imminent

These Three Data Collection Bills Could Ruin Your Life

Though I’ve been remiss in my blogging life of late, information on several new bills coming up for votes in Congress this week (11.13.17), could have immense consequences on the ability of parents to control the personal data being shared pertaining to their children, and older students to control the amount of data being collected on themselves in relation to their college and work habits, and you need to share this information and contact your Congressman IMMEDIATELY ((202) 224-3121) to stop them.Read more »

Led By Idiots? Yes. Sadly.

This morning I read a very short article from The Federalist publisher Ben Domenech. It’s called, “Consider the Possibility That We Are Led by Idiots“. This is a very short read and very skeptical, but I can corroborate every word he’s written just from the knowledge I’ve accumulated at the very low level at which I’ve worked trying to influence government.
Here is a bit of the opening paragraph:

I have seen cabinet secretaries who type with two fingers. I have listened as senior staffers with authority over constructing legislation in a particular scientific field engage in debate on whether or not the moon landing was a hoax. I have seen a man charged with revolutionizing incredibly complex government information technology systems who did not know how to use a thumb drive.

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ROPE: 5 Problems With Jenks High School's Sex Ed 'Backlash'

I loved Kindergarten Cop. Nearly every classroom scene is hysterical, but the one where Joseph, a 6-year-old whose father is a Gynecologist, feels the need to perform a knowledge dump of sorts on substitute teacher Schwarzenegger’s boss (Principal Phoebe) after the sub’s particularly rough morning, always cracks me up.

As a child of the 1960’s, I remember watching the movie and actually being a bit embarrassed by that dialogue! 

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Senate HHS Committee Votes YES on SB83 - Because, Well, It Supports Parental Choice AFTER Parents Jump Through Hoops

Why am I continually surprised at the lack of knowledge our government officials possess about the principles of good government?

Today, as I watched a live feed, the Senators in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted to PASS SB83 (video from a life Facebook feed below). This bill by Senator Ervin Yen ORIGINALLY revoked the exemption for children to attend public school if their parents didn’t want to subscribe to the precise vaccination schedule as dictated by the CDC and Oklahoma State Department of Health. 
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