06 February 2008

If Parents Ran the Schools...

http://school-is-hell.blogspot.com/2008/02/if-parents-ran-schools.html

From the School Is Hell blog:

"Would we use school for indoctrination to government ideologies and approved attitudes and mass opinions? Would we assign a large part of every school day to non-academic social and psychological conditioning and political correctness instruction?

Would we allow our property to be confiscated if we didn’t pay the ever rising tax bill each year? Would we hire unionized teachers with binding arbitration and tenure and let them vote on their own wage increases, whether deserved or not?"

Having two older children in the public schools, I see a lot of the "indoctrination to government ideologies and approved attitudes and mass opinions" going on. Suffice to say I would prefer my children home for this reason (most days, LOL!). I've heard the argument that exposure to these other ideas will make my children stronger in theirs... as if they would somehow be inoculated against bad doctrine through public school attendance.

Maybe.

Or maybe not.

I about puked and hit the floor at the same time when Patrick came home from school yesterday and told me that "Barack Obama" just sounded Presidential!! I can't imagine that my son thought up such an idea on his own. (Yes, I made sure to tell him that it sounded MUSLIM to me and you've got to be kidding if you think I'll vote for him, given his stance on the issues...) Yet he and dh want him to continue in public school so that Patrick looks good on paper (gifted classes, orchestra) when he applies to colleges.

We are going to have to have more "talks" over the coming years so that Patrick doesn't gain the whole world but lose his soul! It's scary out there, folks!!

4 comments:

  1. Saying Obama "sounds" Muslim is a bit bigoted and is just as bad as saying he "sounds" presidential. Not to mention Obama is a Christian.

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  2. Do you mean it's bigoted that I wouldn't vote for a practicing Muslim?

    Grant you, he *says* he is a Christian, and if I thought he really *were* one, his Muslim-sounding name would NOT stop me from voting for him.

    I would agree that he may not be a practicing Muslim. I have refuted several posts on other blogs stating outright that he's a Muslim and how he'll use the presidency for Islam. I don't think that's true; however, his stances on certain issues (such as the Born Alive act; see Daja's blog on the links to the left of my main page) are not consistent with the Christian faith.

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  3. Why wouldn't you vote for a Muslim? Don't you think we ought to give Muslims a chance to govern our land? We have our troops over there so it's only fair.

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  4. I have *no* idea how to respond to this. I'm not sure if you're kidding or not. Hopefully you are kidding and it's just a bad joke.

    I guess I have to clarify:

    I have nothing against Obama's background (even if you do, anon).

    YES, I'll admit a Muslim-sounding candidate's name would get me a bit suspicious, but once he checked out and I felt he was a committed Christian who loves God and does his best to serve Him, why would I *not* vote for or support the fellow in his endeavours?

    I am married to a fellow with a German-sounding name because (oh, guess why LOL!) his family is German. Now, if we were at WAR with Germany, and I have a German-sounding name, you'd *better* check out what I stand for before voting for me.

    If I check out well, am a citizen and stand for what's right in our country, then I would submit to you that it is YOUR problem if you use my name against me at the polls by not voting for me if the other candidate isn't comparable.

    It's a shame, but sometimes when we deal only with the printed word things can come across "wrong." Hopefully this clarifies things and those of you who dislike me are at least doing it for the right reasons!!

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