Darrell Allison is president, Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC).
Darrell was honored as an Education Reformer to Watch by the Walton Family Foundation in 2013. This award recognizes individuals who create and advocate for high-quality educational choices for parents. As a reward, Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina received a $10,000 grant to advance high-performing traditional, public charter and private schools in North Carolina. He was also honored as ‘A Diversity Champion’ by Partners for Developing Futures, a national nonprofit social venture investment fund.
A former White House intern, Darrell graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University and received his juris doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
The Quantum State of Consent
Posted: 10 Feb 2018 04:34 PM PST
56% of younger millennials identify as Christian. 2% as Jewish or Muslim. 1% as Buddhist. And 36% as nothing. That's double the number that made up the "nones" among baby boomers. Being a "none" often means having no sense of purpose, except to seek personal happiness and make the world a better place by recycling, opposing Trump and calling out racism. It also means a moral code based on academic analysis of power relationships between races, genders and sexual orientations.
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom," Benjamin Franklin cautioned more simply.
These aren't abstractions. Nor are they measured on some vast scale of civilizations. They define how we live our ordinary lives. They are why this debate is taking place.
Free people consent. But freedom comes from virtue. Freedom without virtue is anarchy. And anarchy ends in brutality and tyranny. That outcome isn't only expressed in riots in the streets. It emerges in smaller and more intimate matters, like the debate over consent.
Freedom of consent is failing. The left wants to replace it with brutality and tyranny. The brutality of online smear campaigns and the tyranny of campus kangaroo courts. But a secular right has no replacement for it either except the more libertarian brutality and tyranny of the individual.
What we forgot is that we don't truly have freedom of consent, until we have purpose.