I am still feeling stung by the first loss of one of my mighty Iron Bloggers in last week's Death Penalty battle, and doubts of my blogging empire are starting to make me restless. The only way to regain the glory and honor of Iron Blog is to press on with yet another formidable Challenger.
This week's Challenger is a Conservative who has the distinction of being on two of my Iron Blogger's blog rolls, and serves as an analyst in Wisconsin at Political State Report
. He is Owen, blogger of Boots and Sabers
. Here is what Owen had to say in his Challenge:
"I like to debate broad philosophical questions more than specific issues, but can hold my own in either. I have parried and thrusted with Jay on my own blog. I wouldn't mind challenging him because we're pretty diametrically opposed on almost every issue. I don't know Pratt, but I can assume that we would have differences. I would challenge either of them just to put a "1" in their "Loss" column."
Iron Blogger Democrat, Jay Bullock, you have been Challenged by the one you have called your 'arch nemesis'. Stand strong and reclaim the honor and glory of my Iron Bloggers.
If memory serves me right, both men have a strong interest in the future of this country and the generations of leaders that will one day guide it. The shaping of these young minds is one of the most important things we as a society must do, and it is our greatest responsibility. Therefore, the Topic of the battle is this:
School choice, or school abandonment? Can the public and private systems compete fairly? Is the public system failing, or is the system currently set up to fail? Let's see what the combatants have to say.