December 6, 2011 · By Bob Ellis · 0 Comments
It’s not surprising when we realize how much overt (and how much subtle) indoctrination they receive from elitists in the public education system.
In this clip below, we have an interview with Kyle Olson, founder of the Education Action Group Foundation and author of Indoctrination: How ‘Useful Idiots’ Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism.
In this interview we learn about students being taken to Leftist protests like those in Madison last winter, and the Occupy Wall Street tantrums against freedom this fall. Children are being misled into believing that these public temper tantrums in pursuit of other people’s earnings are akin to the civil rights movement to gain freedom for an institutionally oppressed minority.
Another teacher had students write letters to the school board opposing cuts in the education budget (that likely only cut largess and union benefits).
Education in America used to be about teaching children the facts, common sense, and virtue. The founders recognized how incredibly important to the maintenance of freedom and a healthy republic these things were.
Over the last century, however, we have failed to be vigilant and have allowed “progressive” Marxists to take over the education system and turn it into an indoctrination system that deliberately subvert learning of the facts, common sense and virtue.
Thankfully, my wife and I homeschool our children. However, they are growing up in a world where the vast majority of parents are sending their children off to public indoctrination centers, with no thought to what dark and subversive things they may be learning there. Meanwhile, our republic is being destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Isn’t it time we the people said “ENOUGH” and demanded a good product for our money with the education system…or took our patronage elsewhere?
Religion is the only solid base of morals and that morals are the only possible support of free governments. Therefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man toward God. – Gouverneur Morris, signer of the Constitution
It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives. – John Adams
History will also afford the frequent opportunities of showing the necessity of a public religion, from its usefulness to the public; the advantage of a religious character among private persons; the mischiefs of superstition, and the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern. – Benjamin Franklin
Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. – George Washington
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. – Thomas Jefferson
In contemplating the political institutions of the United States, I lament that we waste so much time and money in punishing crimes, and take so little pains to prevent them. We profess to be republicans and yet we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government. That is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by the means of the Bible. – Benjamin Rush, doctor and signer of the Declaration of Independence
The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias, and prejudice; and on that love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education, and family. – Alexander Hamilton
Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers. – John Adams
No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders. – Samuel Adams
It would not seem practical to teach either practice or appreciation of the arts if we are to forbid exposure of youth to any religious influences. Music without sacred music would be incomplete, even from a secular point of view. – Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson in McCollum v. Board of Education, 1948
Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind. – Benjamin Rush / letter to John Armstrong March 19, 1783
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