The Left focuses so much of their rhetoric around the importance of education. Have you ever wondered why? Notice that every ideology, every religion, every group thinks education is important. For some groups, it is because they want to raise future generations to be both well versed in history, science, math skills, and to be taught to think. Conservatives desire this from education. As Conservatives, we believe that open-minded thinkers will embrace our ideals of free markets, individual liberty and responsibility, and a belief in other core Conservative values. Other groups, however, are not as confident in teaching children to think for themselves.
Liberals used to tend to believe in much the same manner of education as Conservatives, but time has changed that. As Liberals have slowly morphed into Progressives, and indeed, into full-blown Leftists, their focus on the importance of education has taken on a new focus. Rather than teaching children to think critically, the Left has increasingly pushed for children to be indoctrinated to think what they are supposed to. One very good example is the current debate on gun rights, and “gun control”. For several years now, there has been a very clear campaign by the Left to turn guns into evil objects which have no good use or purpose. We have seen numerous examples of “zero-tolerance” in schools being used to not only indoctrinate children to hate and fear guns, but to punish children as young a five for violating these zero-tolerance policies.
Now, I am sure we can all agree that children ought not bring guns to schools, but bringing a gun to school is usually not the violation kids commit. Children have been suspended, or in some other way punished for the following “violent acts” Bringing a GI Joe doll to school because the doll had a tiny plastic pistol. Bringing a pink, clear water pistol to school. Using various objects, like chicken fingers, or the child’s fingers to point and say “bang”. Playing games like cops and robbers, or in a recent example, a child throwing a pretend hand grenade while playing a child’s game. Drawing a picture of a soldier, because the drawing included a rifle. Having a picture of a gun on a computer. One child was even punished because when asked if armed teachers would help prevent school shootings he said yes. Another child punished for daring to talk about a hunting trip her had gone on.
There are hundreds of such examples to draw on, but I think the point has been made. What is going on in our schools is NOT about education, or safety, it it about indoctrination. And certainly guns are not the only targets. what we are seeing is the Left using “education” not to teach, but to reprogram young minds. Of course, the Left has to use such tactics don’t they? I mean their ideals are a pack of failures. So, to trust independent minds to look at Leftism, and its history of suffering, oppression, and slaughter and have those minds actually embrace such a set of ideals is unthinkable to a Leftist. So, the Left bangs the drums of more education spending, and a desire for everyone to go to college, and, as President Obama mentioned in his latest campaign speech, or was that supposed to be the State of the Union speech, a push for a “right” to K-3, and K-4. Just imagine what Leftists can do to kids if they actually can have them from ages 3-22? Why they can push out a generation after generation of mind-numbed Liberals.
Yes, there is a culture war going on, and that war is for the minds of our kids. I would impress upon every parent the importance of home-schooling, or private schools, if that school actually teaches and is not just a smaller
indoctrination camp public school, and the importance of colleges like Hillsdale that takes no federal money. And the need for YOU as a parent to educate your kids as much as possible to counteract the Leftist mantra being pushed on them. The Left is trying to sow the seeds of America’s destruction in the minds of our children. We must fight like Hell against that evil venture.