For decades we’ve talked about the dumbing down of America in the classrooms. For public schools in particular but also spilling over into private schools, our children have just not been taught how to think.
In fact they’ve been taught anything but logical thought. We pulled my son from a really good public school when in the first grade they allowed him to write, but absolutely refused to teach him to spell. That was to come later in the third grade they said.
However they did teach him something else. They told him all about… fairies! And after the session – which was coordinated over many different classes and age groups – there was a school party where all got a chance to dance to fairy tunes. You should have seen the principal – she’s really quite a dancer.
Oh, and the children are taught several other things in the public schools. Such as bowing to the teachers union and away from truth, traditional morals and rushing headlong far left of center in politics. Check the topics of the NEA’s conventions and you’ll see it clearly. Oh, away from truth? What’s “blackboard flu” if it isn’t both political AND blatantly untrue? The end justifies the means. Its okay to lie about illness if it’s for the right cause.
Oh yes, bus trips to DC as Obama’s props to promote “healthy eating”. One problem – they have to like it enough to eat it to get the nutrition.
So, what was maybe the strongest lesson for the dumbed down children? Don’t judge. Just get along. No need to keep score. We’re all winners!
But in the process much more harm is done than just poor education. Our children have been taught to believe lies. Telling them is one thing. Believing them is worse.
So now they don’t even know how to stand up and say, from a moral perspective, “This is wrong!”
We really are witnessing the disintegration of morality in the United States. Since Bill Clinton lied about Monica Lewinsky, redefined sex, even questioned the meaning of the word “is”, our nation’s morality has steadily declined.
To the point now, that we have a president who is redefining the word “lawless”. We knew he could change his mind at the drop of a hat on issues large or small. Now, he even breaks laws that a short while ago he unequivocally said he shouldn’t… or at least couldn’t. He said it 25 times. It was illegal, unconstitutional, or my favorite – he’s not an emperor.
So are we to judge him? Oh no we can’t do that. Speak out against him, and you’re a racist! Discriminate against illegal aliens? That’s racist, too.
So now I have something to ask you. We need to resist the urge to call him names like Emperor. We need to be sure that we don’t call it Obamacare anymore. Because when we do the dumb down masses get the wrong idea.
They think he wrote the bill – that it’s actually him who legislated it. Sound preposterous? A recent survey found that xx% of “man on the street” interviewees believe he ____________________________.
They will think he really is our King and pretty soon our democracy – our Republic – will be gone.