The latest bit of socialist, leftist drivel comes to us today from the heartland of America.
Actually this is part of Obama’s old stomping ground: Skokie, Illinois. The East Prarie School District is now teaching their fourth graders that the government is just like your family. This is quite interesting, especially considering that it was the United States that won the Cold War and not the Soviet Union. Yet, this school system appears to be taking something right out of the play book of the old Soviet Union indoctrination camps.
Students were given a workout that laid everything out quite clearly. This paper even had a picture of Uncle Sam holding a little baby (that was supposed to represent the fourth grader) in his arms. A family, indeed. The title of the worksheet was “What is Government?” It begins by explaining that government does everything your family is ‘supposed’ to do. It says that the government is made up of all the ‘agencies, departments, organizations, groups, and individuals in a nation who make, carry out, enforce, and manage conflicts about rules and laws.’ I love the last part about conflicts over rules and laws. No mention of what is to happen when government breaks their own rules and laws. Maybe that is for next year?
Then, it gets right into the mess by saying that “Government is like a nation’s family.” Amazing that drivel like this would be allowed in public school. Never mind, knowing the leftists who run the system I am actually surprised we are not seeing even worse than this by now. It then goes on to describe all the good things that families do like make sure children are safe, healthy, educated, and free to enjoy life. They give appropriate rules and punishments for when those rules are broken. And since the wonderful education department has now finished extolling the family, they give the conclusion: Government does these things for its citizens, too.