Once again the proles have taken to the press to decry Grosse Pointe’s intense desire to not burden its already strained tax base by educating the children of its impoverished neighbors. In one such article, imaginatively-titled Fortress Grosse Pointe: In world of school choice, community says ‘stay out’, local muckraker Nancy Nall Derringer likens Grosse Pointe to a fortress ripped from the pages of history and the closed societies of the pre-Johnson administration years. Further, she sprinkles-in veiled allegations that our motivations in protecting our school system from the barbarians pounding at our gatehouses are racially motivated.
Normally, I would not get my madras shorts in a bind over loud-mouthed malcontents, but “journalist” Audrey Spalding had to cast her fierce ginger glare upon the issue and make reckless allegations that our hardworking civil servants are stalking schoolchildren. In her article, Stalking Students in Grosse Pointe, she calls the due diligence our school system engages in to ensure that our hard-earned tax dollars do not go wasted upon interlopers, “extreme”. While we agree that these measures are a sad reflection upon the neglected state of our neighboring school systems, I hardly think auditing our enrollment is extreme. She finds our argument that we don’t want to spend our $4,000 per pupil local tax money on students and families who never paid into our coffers to be outdated. No, that doesn’t make sense, but communism never does.
Once again, we are asked to bailout those who have demonstrated their inability to select school board members based on sound qualifications, like not masturbating at inappropriate times and being functionally literate. Well I say, not this time. We have been ask to shoulder too many burdens, to give too much, and receive too little. By Ms. Spaldings own figures, last year alone, we had to foot the bill for 41 confirmed residency violators. Who knows how many go undiscovered, slowly chipping away at our community foundation.
For these reasons, and more, I ask you to stand with me and send our message to the capitol and anyone else who would see our excellence tarnished; we aren’t going to pay your way anymore than we already do. Your school lunches, WIC subsidies, section 8 housing, and many more are enough. We will not contribute to your enslavement in the underclass one iota further. You have sowed ignorance and entitlement and now you must reap your sour grapes. Take your entitlement attitude elsewhere, Comrade.