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Back on Sept. 1, when things governmental looked a whole lot brighter, I read a heckuva column by Pamela Druckerman in The New York Times.

Druckerman was making a very good argument for early childhood education. She cites her own experience with small children when she lived in France. There, they have what she says is a very good early childhood education/care system.

Get this: It's paid for by the government.

She wants that here because she thinks small kids who start being educated at a very young age grow up to be smarter/more useful citizens on down the line.

She's not alone in that belief. Researchers in the neurological development of children believe the same thing.

And, so does, by the way, President Barack Obama.

But, remember: This column filled with hopeful idealism was published Sept. 1.

Before real gridlock.

Before the shutdown.

Before the can was kicked down the road, the first time.

Druckerman, the president, a host of scientists -- all these people can make all the noise they want to about this issue and a vast array of other ones.

I'd say the time and place for ideals and great strides to improve the lives of even the youngest Americans, the place and time for common sense approaches, is not now or even soon and not in the United States of America.

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