all the children of smart parents were “yanked off the premises” not just next Tuesday, but permanently. If this is the event that finally reveals to smart parents the truth of what this system is really all about, what if Sept. 8, 2009, marked the first day of home-schooling for millions of American children? (Via Hot Air)Obama's address to the nation's school children next Tuesday is finally motivating some conservative parents to pay attention to what's being done in their schools. Their pre-emptive opposition to his speech even caused the Obama administration to backpedal and admit some of the prep material was "inartfully" worded. Ah, the sweet smell of victory. Not quite.
Socialism will never be defeated with 364 days of compliance and one day of defiance.
The rise and fall of a civilization rests on the education of its youth. (Anonymous)As the Teacher-in-Chief, Obama's simply attempting to raise the morale at government installations for state indoctrination. Why should parents be shocked or outraged? After all, they're the ones who willingly provide the privates to fill his ranks.
A general State education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another: and as the mould it casts them is that which pleases the predominant power in the government. - John Stuart Mill, On Liberty 1869I'm not as concerned about what our nation's school children will be hearing on the first day of school from President Obama as I am about what they'll be learning the rest of the year while parents once again hit the snooze button and go back to sleep.
Socialism isn't a buffet where we can pick and choose what we want and what we don't. If we willingly give our children to the state for their education, it isn't suprising that the state will want to take over our health care, our auto industry, our banks, and our very lives - cradle to grave.
For more thoughts on Obama's speech,
Barabara Curtis issues a call to arms.
Michelle Malkin has lots to say.
The website Hall Pass On That has been set up to protest the speech.
And right on cue, Arianna Huffington advocates a single payer "public option" (read federal takeover) of education. She calls it "simple and sensible." I call it socialist.
Meanwhile, the White House calls the whole furor is "silly season." Citing the fact that George H. W. Bush gave a similar speech in 1991. (Text here. )
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