Tuesday, August 30, 2005
CNN has an interesting article on "helicopter parents." Wow. I have a friend whose parents are exactly like this. I've never thought it was helpful. When I was in college I spoke to my Mom about once a week at most, even when we were in the same town. If you can't be independent when you get to college it's going to be a lot harder to be independent afterward -- I've always thought college was the time to make that transition while you still have some kind of safety net.
Monday, August 08, 2005
MR. CUOMO: That was essentially the position I took in 1984. And I think it's a good position. Again, let's try being constructive and practical about this. He should answer the question, for the sake of clarity, for the sake of the system. Why? If people believe--especially as a Catholic now, I'm concerned. If people believe that there is a possibility that as a Catholic when you go on the bench or you go into the Congress or wherever as a public official, you would put your Catholic church teachings before the Constitution, then they will not know where you're going to be, because the Catholic church can come up with a teaching any day. They can change teachings, and they do.
It simply does not work in this democratic system to say, "Look, I'm going to be a judge or a legislator, but I want you to know, my conscience comes first and contraceptives, divorce, war, stem cells, abortion, if my church gives me a clear ruling, that's what I must do." That would end our influence in the United States of America politically.
Clearly Mr. Cuomo doesn't let things like his CONSCIENCE influence him, no, of course not. What an idiot.