The push for government to start molding kids as young as possible continues.
Parents are considered a hindrance to the process.
Richard Ebeling (a recent guest on The Robert Wenzel Show) once summed it up nicely:
"The parent is viewed as a backward and harmful influence in the formative years of the child's upbringing, an influence that must be corrected for and replaced by the 'enlightened' professional teacher who has been trained, appointed and funded by the state. The public school, therefore, is a 'reeducation camp' in which the child is to be remade in the proper 'politically correct image'."Judge Napolitano (also a recent guest on The Robert Wenzel Show) has a great section in his book "Theodore & Woodrow" on how the compulsory education system in the U.S. evolved.
Theodore Roosevelt stated back in 1893:
"The public schools are the nurseries from which spring the future masters of the commonwealth...We have a right to demand that every man, native born or foreign born, shall in American public life act merely as an American."What does it mean to "act merely as an American"?
The Judge also quotes Arthur Calhoun, who said in 1919:
"The fondest wish of Utopian writers was coming true, the child was passing from its family into the custody of community experts."It's precisely the idea of this type of transfer to "community experts" that animate the state's characters today as well.
While the focus is on Obama these days, let's not forget about Hillary "It takes a Village" Clinton.
Back in 2007, the future U.S. Queen said:
“As president, I will establish universal pre-kindergarten education through a federal-state partnership.”At the time, Hillary's cheerleaders at The New York Times were pitching the project with words like "neuroscientific":
Calling for an overhaul of the current patchwork of uneven preschool programs, UPK proponents invoke neuroscientific evidence of brain growth rather than child-care needs. They cite the long-term economic benefits of an early investment in boosting “cognitive skills” and “school readiness,” especially for low-income children.Obama is the latest in keeping the ball rolling: "I propose working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every child in America," he said in his latest State of the Union speech.
Perhaps someday, the "neuroscientific" and "high quality" Platonist government will make its way into the hospital room, helping Mommies to bring "new Americans" into the world.
One step at a time though...Gotta get at those pre-schoolers first.
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