Ernest Istook

Ernest Istook

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: February 11, 1950
Age: 66 years old
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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The motives of these parents vary, many parents don't like the curriculum being taught to their kids, or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today.

Our economic freedom is founded on individual property rights; government should never be permitted to take those away.

Instead of this confusion, we need the unifying force of an official language, English, which is the language of success in America.

There are a lot of Grinches out there that would like nothing better than to take any references to religion out of the holiday season.

Education begins at home and I applaud the parents who recognize that they - not someone else - must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated.

To become an American citizen, we require people to read, write and speak in English. That is to help them to assimilate in our melting pot, truly to become Americans. We mock that when the cherished right to vote does not involve English any more.

Home schooled children frequently combine for many purposes - and they interact well. The growth of the home schooling movement means that more and more children are learning together, just not in a traditional classroom.

America's strength is not our diversity; our strength is our ability to unite people of different backgrounds around common principles. A common language is necessary to reach that goal.

There are many alternatives to embryonic stem cell research, alternatives with great potential. We need to support these and oppose creating life for the sole purpose of destroying it.

My father was the son of immigrants, and he grew up bilingual, but English is what my father taught me and what he spoke to me. America's strength is not our diversity; it is our ability to unite around common principles even when we come from different backgrounds.

Out of control judicial activism threatens traditional marriage in America.

America has global trade with plenty of nations that provide inexpensive labor, but it's better for us when they're in our own hemisphere, rather than sending that business halfway around the world.

Printing ballots in multiple languages costs millions of dollars every year. It also discourages immigrants from integrating into American society and gaining the benefits that come from speaking English.

Americans should be free to recognize our religious heritage; doing that is not the same as creating a government-sponsored religion.

English should be our official language. Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.

The birth of democracy in Iraq is one of the great positive changes of our era.

The courts are using the First Amendment to attack religion, when they should be using it to protect religion.

Thousands of present day students, like many of our Founding Fathers, are being taught at home.

I remind everyone: Whether you school them at home or send them to school, you as a parent have the responsibility to make sure they learn and behave. Teachers and principals may help, but parents are the ones who must accept responsibility.

It's good that the first half of the speech emphasized freedom, because George W. Bush has been the global champion for freedom. As he said, if we don't fight tyranny it will not leave us alone in peace.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers, I kind of wanted to be a vampire. Angelina Jolie age

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. Joel Osteen quotes

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