Voice from the Commonwealth Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
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A 14-year-old who has never been to school beat 54 other students to win the title of U.S. National Geographic Bee champion and a prize worth $25,000 on Wednesday.
James, who has never attended any schools but is taught by his mother, said he studied up to five hours a day for the contest, where he won a $25,000 college scholarship.
"I'm pretty excited about winning," said the 8th-grader, who has already taken the SAT college entrance exam -- and made an almost perfect score -- but he said he hasn't thought yet about where he wants to attend university.
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