The education fight — between those who want to provide solid schooling in the three R’s and other subjects and those who want to change kids’ core beliefs — is culminating.
There is a silent struggle raging right now upon which the future of America and her liberties depends — literally. At its core, the struggle revolves around who will be responsible for children and their upbringing. Ultimately, there are only two options: parents or government. Right now, government appears to be winning. It is gaining ground with each passing generation, and with each passing day, through the public education system. But if luminaries of the Left get their way, this is only the beginning. The end goal goes far beyond education and touches every aspect of life.
More than 20 years ago, Hillary Clinton published a book called It Takes a Village. The key takeaway from the book is that the raising of children needs to be viewed as a collective responsibility, and that the government must take a much more active role. More recently, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry did a segment going even further. “We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities,” she said, calling for the rearing of children to be “everybody’s responsibility and not just the household’s.” The year before that, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan proposed government boarding schools, saying there are “certain kids we should have 24/7.”
Of course, the idea is not new. In 1932, American Communist Party leader William Z. Foster, in his book Toward Soviet America, outlined similar goals. “Among the elementary measures the American Soviet government will adopt to further the cultural revolution are the following; the schools, colleges and universities will be coordinated and grouped under the National Department of Education and its state and local branches,” he wrote. “The studies will be revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic and other features of the bourgeois ideology. The students will be taught on the basis of Marxian dialectical materialism, internationalism and the general ethics of the new Socialist society.”
Indeed, dictators have long understood that shaping the minds of children is the surest method of keeping power. As National Socialist (Nazi) tyrant Adolf Hitler put it, “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” It is almost self-evident that anyone interested in subverting freedom in the United States and worldwide would use education as a means to that end. And that is exactly what is happening, as this special report will document beyond a shadow of a doubt.
The battle over education is about more than just whether children will be properly educated. Education, it turns out, is the secret weapon of those seeking to build what they frequently refer to in public as a New World Order. And they not only admit it, they boast of it in public. The very future of the United States as a free and self-governing republic hinges on the outcome of this battle. After all, if the overwhelming majority of children in the coming generations are sufficiently indoctrinated, every struggle between freedom and tyranny will eventually be lost. Every. Single. One.
Taxes will go up. Gun rights will be smashed. Tax-funded abortion will slaughter millions more children. Healthcare will be totally taken over by government. Our nation’s independence will give way to globalism. Property rights will be superseded by the establishment’s vision of the “common good.” Biblical morality will be replaced. The United Nations will grow more and more powerful. Name your issue and realize that, if you stand for faith, family, and freedom, you are going to loseover the long run if totalitarians control the education of children.
And right now, they do. They don’t even bother to hide it. That means almost 90 percent of American children are having their minds shaped by those who oppose God, individual freedom, and self-government. As this magazine will show, even if the totalitarians are only successful in indoctrinating most of their victims, there will be no future for liberty and constitutional self-government in America. And thus, education becomes perhaps the single most important political issue in America today.
This is just one of the articles in the New American report that exposes the dangers facing our children in today's public schools.