Thursday, May 14, 2015
Why Does Obama Disapprove Of Kids In Private Schools?
President Obama said this week our nation's problem isn't racial segregation, it's wealth segregation, manifest by "elites" who "are able to live together away from folks who are not as wealthy."
The result, the president says is, "Kids start going to private schools."
Is he serious?
Didn't he attend private schools? And do his own children not attend---as a president's children should---private school?
This is really not about "private schools."
It's about the advancement of economic socialism, and the progressive's attempt to dismantle America's free market capitalism which has given us the most prosperous, free nation in the history of the human race.
It is also about an ideology---cultural Marxism, that was rejected by our Founding Fathers, and has been historically rejected by the citizens of America.
It is about the wholesale attempt to redefine our economic system, our culture and the foundational beliefs about marriage and the sanctity of life that have sustained our society.
The president, in his own words:
Speaking at what was called the "Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty" at Georgetown University Tuesday, President Obama continued--
"Once upon a time," the president noted, a banker lived in "reasonable proximity" to the school janitor, the janitor's daughter may have dated the banker's son; they may have attended the same church, Rotary club, played in the same parks---"all the things that stitch them together---contributing to social mobility and to a sense of possibility and opportunity for all kids in that community."
The president says but now "concentrations of wealth" have left some people less committed to helping the poor, resulting in "kids going to private schools; kids start working out at private clubs instead of public parks."
He said this produces an "anti-government ideology that then disinvests from those common goods and those things that draw us together----resulting in opportunity for our kids, all our kids."
Not to worry that America was founded out of an "anti-government ideology." Our Founding Fathers had grown quiet weary of the King---read the Declaration. We too, are becoming weary.
Josh Earnest, the president's press secretary was asked yesterday about these and other comments made by the president. Earnest explained, "He's suggesting that all Americans need to keep in mind that it's in our collective best interests as a country and as individual citizens for us to invest in the common good---for us to invest and make sure we have good, quality public schools that are available to everybody."
America has been and continues to be the most generous county in the history of the world. Both domestically and internationally.
Although the progressive left continues to preach a gospel of government expansion, promising that endless billions more invested in public education and government run welfare programs will make everything better, the opposite is true.
As this president and his ideologies have been put in place, the things he claims to care most about have gotten worse, not better.
CBS reports, "The United States spends more than other developed nations on its students' education...Despite the spending, US students still trail their rivals on international tests."
The Wall Street Journal found that the states that spend most per student do not necessarily get the best achievement results. For example, Delaware and Alaska, 2 of the top spenders, had below national test scores.
The Atlantic, a left leaning publication, says, "American schools compared to the world are expensive and bad at math" ranking 26th out of 34 countries.
While continuing to ask for more and more money, perhaps the progressive "elite" who rule the cultural complex of government run schools and the more and more government influenced economy are indeed aware people are on to the fact more taxation cannot so easily be linked to "helping our kids," because it isn't.
Although government run schools are failing academically, they have value to the "progressive elite" because they remain ground zero for culturally indoctrinating our children, with an increasing focus on redefining morality, sexuality, family, the sanctity of life and remaking the culture, while eradicating "outdated" biblical values.
The president also provided a reminder of how he intends to advance socialistic wealth redistribution.
Even before he was elected president, he called for tax hikes on the "wealthy" while insisting it was not "class warfare" but "fairness."
Remember "Joe the Plumber?"
The president owns this goal of wealth redistribution.
In 2013, he promised to go after those "entrenched interests" who "resisted government efforts to give families a fair deal." And since has talked obsessively about "income inequality."
Speaking from his experience as a community organizer, and a thorough understanding of "agitating" people to action, he chose Fox News as his best example.
He said there is a strain in "American politics where you've got the middle class, and the question has been, 'Who are you mad at...'" saying the middle class turns against those at the bottom suggesting "they are sponges, leaches, don't want to work, are lazy, are undeserving...."
"I have to say," he continued. "if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant menu---they will find folks who make me mad---I don't know where they find them. They're like, 'I don't want to work, I just want a free Obama phone---or whatever. And that becomes an entire narrative---right?"
This, from a man who has led in causing America to become more divided than at any time in recent history.
In conclusion he promised the religious left in attendance he would continue the fight against the principles and values upon which this nation was founded.
The left, including the so-called "religious left" often quote Thomas Jefferson in their efforts to remove godly influence from government, under the guise of "separation of church and state."
Perhaps they should review what Thomas Jefferson said to Joseph Milligan in a letter dated April 6, 1816:
"To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it."
Ben Franklin was more direct: "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the Republic."
God Help Us.