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Laughing at the cartoonist

The Arizona Daily Star’s editorial cartoonist, David Fitzsimmons, is not a man happy that homeschooling is spreading like a virus in his fine state.

Here is his cartoon-y reason, published on Feb. 14, for wanting to stop the contagion:

Now, we homeschoolers could get mad, and I’m sure the Daily Press was already showered with a few too many spittle-sprinkled angry letters. But the cartoonist’s clumsy argument to tighten government control over law-abiding citizens is laughable. Would he think people operating under the First Amendment need the same oversight?

So, let’s make fun of it!

Here is the same cartoon, but satire-fortified:

And of course, the cartoonist will defend this as a parody protected by the Constitution.

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