1. I have no sympathy for anyone who warehouses their child in a school. We've had two generations of home schooling and we should know better than to turn our children over to strangers. Our parents didn't know better. We do.
2. Partly because of statist schools, the "conservative" opinions expressed on this thread are radically different than traditional conservative, patriotic thought. Use of the atom bombs was opposed, criticized, or at the very least questioned by such anti-American commies as General MacArthur, President Eisenhower, Admiral Halsey, the editors of the (50's era) National Review, and that well-know pacifist, General Curtis Lemay. Among many others.