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On Dad’s Watch – Tribute To Bill
Sep 25th, 2012 by kids4biz

About a year ago, the kids lost their grandfather, which sadly is another way of saying my wife lost her dad. He was a courageous man with a courageous wife and children and it was an honor to have known him.

His grandkids were puzzled by his absence, but being only 2 and 4 at the time, they took it in stride. As a matter of fact, they named one of their “Dizzy Dinosaurs” Bill, in his honor. We’ve got a ton of these things, since we visit “Ruby’s Diner” on a regular basis, but Bill is the hands down favorite.

Bill is often the center of attention given that my 5-year-old son is “the human crowd” and single-handedly creates a 50 person cacaphony.”BILL KNOCK IT OFF! BILL, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!” We don’t know why he’s so rough on Bill but we think he’s transfering the tirades directed at him to Bill. You know the old saying about *%$# rolling downhill.

One Saturday we were out driving and we heard the following exchange between Bill and my son:

“Blaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

“Oh my God! Bill threw up! Are you sick Bill! Bill you got it all over the blanket!”

My 3-year-old daughter piped in, “Mommy, we have to go home. Bill is sick.”

I looked over at my wife, who was shaking her head with amusement.”At least they still remember him,” she said.

As I continued driving I started my own coversation with Bill and said, “Dad, we’ll make sure they know what a wonderful man you were. Some day they’ll be flying planes, riding motorcycles and raising a fine family just like Grandpa Bill. But I guess until they get a little older, you’re going to be barfing in our back seat for a few more years.”

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Obama or Romney, Power or Persuasion
Apr 29th, 2012 by kids4biz

In November, the choice between Obama or Romney is at its core a choice between power or persuasion.

Honest individuals on the left and right would be compelled to agree that most of Obama’s ideas require the use of force, the power of government, in order to implement. Obamacare, higher taxes, restricted energy exploration, bank bailouts, “The Buffet Rule”, cap and trade, the list goes on.

A Romney presidency, on the other hand, would be characterized by a shift towards free enterprise. What does that mean to the average person. For starters, it means that force is taken out of our daily lives. No matter how big or how successful a corporation is, in a free enterprise system that corporation has no more power to force you to buy its products than the average hot dog vendor (with no disrespect to hot dog vendors). That includes Exxon, Walmart, Microsoft and all the other mega-companies that often come under attack by “community organizers” and the liberal media.

What’s more important is that in order to gain customer loyalty, companies like those mentioned above are compelled to PERSUADE YOU, not force you as Obama would with Obamacare, to do business with them. One only has to take note of the plethora of daily discounts, special offers, free trials, guarantees and bonus points one receives from these and thousands of other companies in order to objectively compare these two presidencies. Do you think you’ll get this kind of courting from the medical community under Obamacare?

Come November, please ask yourself, “Do I want to be motivated by power or persuasion.”

Side Note: Congressman Rohrabacher (CA 46) had the vision and courage to submit Congressional Resolution H.RES.422 regarding the “Superiority of Capitalism as an economic model.” Capitalism, by definition a system of voluntary mutually beneficial exchange, is a system characterized by the absence of force and the pervasiveness of persuasion. “The Rohrabacher Rule” can be read at this link. If you support the ideas presented in this bill, please click this link to email ANY Representative, asking them to join Congressman Rohrabacher by Co-Sponsoring this resolution.

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Career Day Should Be Every Day
Mar 17th, 2012 by kids4biz

What is the most important reason a child goes to school? In my opinion, the answer is “to teach a child the skills necessary to pursue a successful life.” Note the words “skills,” “pursue,” and “successful.”

While the educational authority (public, private or homeschool) has a fundamentally important role in the process, the ultimate actor is the child. Motivated by good educators, the child will have to make the choice to use the “skills,” make the decision to “pursue” dreams and decide what is “success.”

As adults we generally “cut kids slack” by making their decision for them in the early years. However, a goal of any adult with the power to influence a young person’s life should be to assist them in building sound judgement for the decisions they’ll eventually have to make on their own.

That is the reason why Career Day should be EVERY DAY! Career Days can help a young person more fully understand how “skills” are actually used to “pursue” what a real person has chosen as “success,” whatever that might be. It is during the process of observing and listening to each “day in the life” of the various workers, professionals and business people that participate in Career Days when the skills learned as theory are brought to life.

If Career Day were every day, young people would know what they want to be a lot earlier in life and they’d logically choose a career that is more right for them.

Career Day should not be once or twice a year as it is in most schools.

SIDE NOTE: If you want to teach your children about honest business and free enterprise, please read (short 2 pages) Congressman Rohrabacher’s courageous and visionary bill, H.RES.422 .

If you agree with the bill, click this link to contact ANY Representative to encourage him or her to join as a Co-Sponsor.

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