She and they are advancing the idea that children should belong to the "community" because of the considerable investment the state is making in them through public education, etc.
Here's what she actually said:
"We have never invested as much in public education as we should have, because we’ve always kind of had a private notion of children. Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is 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. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility and not just the households, then we start making better investments."
As appalling as this seems to many of us, I can tell you from my experiences as a youth pastor, there are too many parents in America that will not totally disagree with this idea.
We are giving away our freedoms as we become more and more dependant on the government.
The fountainhead for this movement is public education.
Beginning with Values Clarification in the late 1970's to today's public-ed programs such as Agenda 21, Common Core and CSCOPE, our culture is being re-engineered to the beliefs of the far-left secular progressives. And in their world, this is not a far out idea. To them it makes sense because with them, it is all about control.
The professor's comments are merely an extension of the progressive left's philosophy.
The idea of collective ownership of children was advanced in Hillary Clinton's book a few years ago, "It Takes A Village."
This agenda is continuing to get traction and will be advanced in President Obama's budget which is scheduled to be presented today.
He will feature a big push for universal day care, a government sponsored mechanism to "help working parents."
It is also a mechanism to continue the indoctrination of your children---now in pre-school.
We only need to glance at history to know this is not a new idea, but it is a destructive course. It is a slippery slope if one ever existed.
Janice Crouse, a senior fellow at the Beverly LaHaye Institute, the think tank for Concerned Women for America (CWA), agreed with Burke in an email to CNSNews.com.
“The encroachment on parental rights is unrelenting -- from the Obama Administration to college classrooms to news desks across the country,” said Crouse. “Everyone, it seems, is hopping on the bandwagon to remove children from parental influence and let teachers, television programs, video games and cultural influences shape the minds and hearts of next generations of Americans. MSNBC has assumed leadership in just laying the agenda out there and exposing the plan: the left wants to expand government to the point of taking over the raising of the nation's children.”
“American parents are quickly losing control over the influences that shape their children's lives,” said Crouse. “It's becoming almost impossible to shield our children from the cultural degradation that surrounds them -- through music, political correctness, school reading requirements and the list goes on and on. Time was, parents felt supported by teachers and the community. Now, parents feel all alone in protecting their children from the evil influences that surround them in society."
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