What experience and qualifications do you bring to your candidacy for Eden Prairie School Board?
My experience is in the real economy through my various entrepreneurial activity in Minnesota startups. My worldview is shaped by the Mises Institute, Bob Murphy, Tom Woods, Scott Horton, Michael Malice, and Peter Schiff.
Eden Prairie School Board candidate Tony Morimoto is 33 years of age and has lived in Eden Prairie for two years.
What personal values and qualities do you believe are especially important for a school board candidate?
It’s important that the school board candidate values the education and progress of the child and not the institution of a building. Power is the problem, freedom is the solution. Any candidate needs dispel the belief that they and the board knows exactly what is best for 9,000 people.
Why should Eden Prairie voters choose you for the School Board rather than other candidates who are running for the Eden Prairie School Board?
I don’t know your kids name, I don’t know how they learn, and I don’t want to know. Instead, I want to fundamentally change the structure of the school system so the parent actually has choices just like gym memberships. There is CrossFit, Pilates, yoga, spin, because people like different things and it should be no surprise that kids learn different ways.
Everyone else says in the same breathe that centrally planned education is a great success, but it also has all these failures which we need more money for.
What do you believe are the key factors in the Eden Prairie Schools’ management of COVID-19, and why?
The management of COVID is a disaster for working class families. Parents who rely on the school for childcare have to go to work and don’t have the option to take an A and B day off.
However, the school saying that remote learning is fine is the best argument that parents should be able to take the tax dollars allocated to educate their child to a better online school if they so choose.
What are your top three priorities for Eden Prairie Schools, and why?
1. End the normalization of 11th and 12th grade. We shouldn’t have AP classes. Instead, the money allocated per child should be sent to Normandale. This way, kids could graduate with a high school diploma and a 2 year degree at the same time.
2. Allow the money to follow the kid’s education. School choice shouldn’t just be for the rich. If you home school, you should still receive those tax dollars to teach your kid.
Is your candidacy informed by a political perspective? How does that perspective inform your priorities? (Alternatively: If your candidacy is not informed by a political perspective, why not?)
I have a red pilled perspective of the world, which is from the documentary The Matrix. This does not mean right wing.
Becoming red pilled means you come to the realization that what is being presented as fact by the corporate press is instead a carefully constructed narrative designed to control you.
Some people are so blue pilled that they will defend a system that actively impoverishes them because they want to believe the lies that are presented as fact. They believe that you can do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result.
If you want to take a red pill, listen to Scott Adams. He will breakdown the persuasion techniques used to deceive you.
What will it mean to you, personally, if you are elected to the Eden Prairie School Board?
I will be ecstatic that people still believe in free market principles and want to reject compulsory education. As Lew Rockwell says, “Profit is a signal that valuable services are being rendered to people on a voluntary basis.”
How can interested voters learn more about your candidacy (website, public phone/email etc…)?