Wednesday, April 10, 2013

MSNBC Host: "Kids Should Belong To The Community" aka the State

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MSNBC host and Tulane professor Melissa Harris-Perry has done a promo for "Lean Forward," a far left campaign to further re-engineer the culture.

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

“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."

Well said.

Be Alert. Be Informed. Be Active. Be Prayerful. Be Vigilant. Be Blessed.


  1. For my family, we took a stand with our pre-school daughter to send her to a Christian pre-school and elementary. If course there is monetary sacrifice associated with private education, but the sacrifice is well worth the reinforcement of our values.

    Renton, WA

    1. Until Christian parents have the CONVICTION that God wasn't kidding when He said, "Learn not the way of the heathen," (Jeremiah 10:2) and fully commit to raising and educating their own children themselves (Deuteronomy 6:4-9), standing on the 1st Amendment which "guarantees" free exercise of religion, and having nothing to do with secular school enticements, such as the music or sports programs which are offered, we have nothing to stand on legally, for at any time it can be ruled that those that have used the public school system for occasional courses really have no religious conviction at all as they pick and choose according to their will instead of God's. Even private Christian schools must obey a myriad of rules and regulations put on them by the secular powers that be and are forced to deal with things in a secular way. Homeschooling is a wonderful freedom we still have at the moment which enables Christian parents to establish Biblical values in their children from the beginning. I urge all Christian parents to seize the opportunity to train up their children in this way, because already Christian homeschool families are maligned by those who recognize they have no control over the children in these homes.

    2. 4:10

      An outstanding response to the secular powers in education. You mean we should "raise up the children in the way they should go and when they are older, they will not depart from it". Seems like I heard that somewhere.......

      Craig in Lacey


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