Thomas Jefferson

"We must make our choice between economy and liberty or confusion and servitude...If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labor and in our amusements...if we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy."--Thomas Jefferson

"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. "
--John Quincy Adams
US diplomat & politician (1767 - 1848)

“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”
-James Madison at the Virginia Ratification Debates
"With respect to the words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators."

- James Madison's Letter to James Robertson, April 20, 1831

Monday, September 7, 2009

Obama Makes The Case for Private Schools

I am not sure if I will be able to send my children to private school, but Barack Obama and big government education certainly make me aspire to do so!

The current motivation is BO's "inspirational" speech he is planning to deliver to the huddle, unwashed masses of school children on Tuesday morning because you parents out there are to stupid to raise your own children the way you feel is best so you need big daddy Barack to do it for you. In case you want to read the actual prepared comments (big surprise the speech is prewritten and will be delivered on a teleprompter) here it is:

Although I don't agree in principle wit any President doing this, if it were truly motivational, inspirational and non-policy related I would have no problem with such a message about staying in school/listening to your teachers/no drugs/no gangs, etc. But I just can't help shake the feeling that this is just another Big Brother propaganda moment for Obama.

Originally, there was an eerie pre and post speech "lesson plan" that the Dept. of Education had sent to all the schools that was of course "voluntary". This plan included having children right down "what the President was asking of me" and "how I can help the President" (or should we say El Presidente?). There were other disturbing points as well but after a lot of controversy about the what would be in the speech and whether parents would have access to it and maybe even opt their children out, the lesson plan was modified and the speech posted today.

After reading it several times, I am totally uninspired by the messages. There are half hearted messages about staying dedicated in school and some bad attempts at humour. Probably the most offensive line to me as a Conservative is: "You’ll need the insights and critical thinking skills you gain in history and social studies to fight poverty and homelessness, crime and discrimination, and make our nation more fair and more free." I didn't realize that history teaching meant fighting poverty and homelessness. I thought it meant teaching, umm, HISTORY!

But we don't teach true history anymore in public schools. In fact we don't even call it "history" anymore but "social studies". Notice the operative word here: "social" as in collectivism and socialism? So called history text books are grossly inadequate and often are void of true, objective, in depth, factual events, why they happened and what they mean today. Instead, they are a platform for social engineering and dismantling of traditional, critical understanding of the events that have shaped our world. Actual meaningful events that are included get little more than "blurbs"(such as teaching more about our Founding Fathers and their brilliant writings) and replaced with "progressive" views and criticisms of these events that keep new generations of kids ignorant on world events except for them being taught that governments are benevolent and know best.

Why do you think Obama and liberals want to "honor" the 8th anniversary of 9/11 by making it a "dedication to public service" day instead of reminding all of us what it really was--a vicious attack by animal Islamic terrorist extremists. Outrageous--but more on this later in the week! This is just another clear attempt to "desensitize" us and make us try to forget that there are evil people in this world with evil intentions that need to be defeated. They want us to think that we are to blame for their hatred and that we need to understand them instead of looking back on their radical history and understanding the true roots of their hatred.

Liberals WANT your kids in their government indoctrination centers, otherwise known as public schools while they send THEIR kids to private schools. Look at people like Caroline Kennedy Barack Obama. Both run around advocating against school vouchers and work feverishly to just throw more money at a losing system (see NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND!). In fact Obama's kids go to a private in school in the Washington DC area. This same school had a voucher program in place that was working great in taking hundreds of poor kids out of miserable DC schools and giving them a real chance at a private school. Obama CANCELLED the program (after this school year) and will force these kids back in to the failing schools.

Much like other liberal big government programs (such as health care), they HAVE to force EVERYONE in to their schemes in order to throw enough money at it--and it will fail anyways. Remember, it is ALL IN as far as they are concerned--collectivism at its best! And of course by forcing you into these plans, they need to raise your taxes even more which will keep you separated from more of your money and therefore not allow you to opt out of these government schemes. It is all part of the plan my friends...hold onto your kids tight and be prepared to de-program much of the garbage they will hear in school today and everyday.


Next postings: 9/11 and Afghanistan...

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