Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stealing the Children at Taxpayer Expense

In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for taxpayer funded "Universal" pre-school.

The following day, he traveled to Georgia for a photo-op with pre-school children.

What's up?

The government is trying to get its hands on your children at an even younger age.

From the time kids are 5 or 6 years old up through their senior year in high school, government run schools, which are run by far left secular progressive teacher's unions and Planned Parenthood, have our kids about 7 hours a day, 5 days a week, for most of the year.

Are they educating them or indoctrinating them?

Robert Knight, a well known researcher, author and speaker says, "They use that time to teach them just enough English and math to pass standardized tests, while they force feed them a secular, progressive mindset that views American capitalism as a world problem and more government as the solution."

R.C. Sproul, Jr., son of the well known and highly respected evangelical theologian and pastor says, "Christians shouldn't have their kids in public schools."

He says public schools are not failing, they are doing exactly what they were designed to do.

I'm reminded of a warning from the farewell address of Moses to the people of Israel---and those who would follow regarding God's truth and their children.


I am talking about this subject and other current issues on the radio this morning at 9 AM PST. Click the mic in the left hand corner to listen.

Robert Knight says public education teaches our kids, "Kinsey-inspired sex education that corrupts and has helped spike the number of sexually transmitted infections to more than 20 million."

He says, "They impart history in a way that implies that as soon as we are rid of America's pesky Christian heritage, if in fact we even had one, the sooner we can achieve 'equality.'"

What's next? Universal infant care for those children who escape Planned Parenthood's prenatal program?

R.C. Sproul, Jr., is quite blunt about the matter: "Christians shouldn't have their kids in public schools."



Sproul believes that as long as Christians continue to allow their children to be trained by the state, America will have a culture that worships the state.

He says, "My conviction is that education is always and everywhere religious."

Sproul says, "It's not a surprise that when 80% of evangelical parents have their children in the government's schools that they're going to embrace the religion of the government which is the worship of the state."

He says the public schools are not failing, as many say, "They are doing exactly what they were designed to do." That's why he believes "Christians should not have their kids in public schools."

Knight says "Government directed education is the ultimate progressive solution." "That's why," he says, the Washington Post said of Obama's proposal, it "has lifted the hopes of economists and liberals who have long considered early childhood education the best way to close the gap between the rich and the poor."

We believe in education. How is the best way to ensure educational success for our children?

"The best way," Knight says, "to ensure educational success is to shore up marriage, not to create more government programs that supplant the functions of the family. Mr. Obama might want to look at studies that track academic, psychological and economic outcomes for children raised in various households. He would find that the data overwhelmingly favor children that have a mother and a father, the tireless efforts of many a devoted single parent notwithstanding."

I strongly recommend you read the entire article by Robert Knight.

I am reminded of some comments made by Moses in his address to the people of Israel. It was another time, but the same issue.

The era of the Exodus was coming to a close, Moses had successfully led his people from the bondage of their oppressors in Egypt, but rebellion had given them a time of wandering in the wilderness. In this context, Moses said to his people and all of us who would follow that if we rebel against God and His Truth and values, there will be consequences.

In Deuteronomy 28: 32, 41, 47 and 48 he says;
"Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, and your eyes shall look and fail with longing for them all day long; and there shall be no strength in your hand."

"You shall beget sons and daughters but they shall not be yours; for they shall go into captivity."

"Because you did not serve the Lord your God with gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything, there fore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord shall send against you."

I would recommend every Christian parent and grandparent read these books:

"The Harsh Truth About Public Schools," by Bruce Shortt.

The book and documentary, "IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity"

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.
 
 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Gary , we use to have a media that was better making our leaders more accountable .

    I got this from Fact Check org . Too bad ABC , NBC , CBS , CNN , FOX , do not use it themselves .

    Obama says every dollar invested in “high quality” preschool can return “seven dollars later on” but that is based on an economic analysis of a small, two-year program that targeted disadvantaged youth in Michigan. Obama is proposing a one-year program for “every single child in America.”
    •Obama also points to the success of universal preschool programs in Georgia and Oklahoma, saying “studies show students grow up more likely to read and do math at grade level, graduate high school, hold a job, form more stable families of their own.” But the oldest students from the Georgia program — the first state to offer universal preschool — are now just 20 years old, and those in Oklahoma are even younger. So proclamations about the ability to hold jobs or form more stable families, for example, are premature.

    In both cases, Obama is extrapolating the results of small, expensive programs and applying them to universal state programs.

    Academics who have studied preschool programs say it is too soon to know the long-term results of statewide universal programs, but evidence suggests Obama’s plan to include all 4-year-old kids — including those from middle-income families — would not see nearly as dramatic results. For example, a study of the Georgia program — which Obama touts as an example of cost-effective universal preschool — found that “disadvantaged children residing in small towns and rural areas” benefited the most. But, the study’s author tells us, “We just haven’t seen the same types of gains for all kids when programs become available more broadly.”

    It also remains to be seen exactly how universal Obama’s proposal will end up being.

    According to the details of his plan released by the White House, Obama “is proposing a new federal-state partnership to provide all low- and moderate-income four-year old children [those from families at or below 200 percent of poverty level] with high-quality preschool, while also expanding these programs to reach additional children from middle class families.” However, it continues to tout “preschool for all.” The full extent of Obama’s plan may not become apparent until he releases a proposed budget in mid-March.


    Mick

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