Teach Your Children Well
By Joe Harrison
Yesterday I wrote this story http://irishjoeharrison.blogspot.com/2013/07/strength-and-honor.html about the need for conservatives to take action. I got some great reactions and feedback, there are a lot of people working hard out there, however; I did get much more feedback with excuse after excuse as to why people are not taking action or things like “it wouldn’t do any good anyway, the media would ignore it”. So it dawned on me, these people must not realize just how serious this situation is, how much is at stake here. Today I’m going to try to hit on lesser known and publicized issues that hit a little closer to home.
Children are always going to be the primary priority of any civilized society so I’m going to start with Common Core Education. I could literally spend weeks writing an entire book on what is wrong with this process, but today, I’m just going to hit on a few of the main high points.
If you have children or grandchildren in gifted programs or advanced education classes, get ready, because under Common Core, those will no longer be available. Every single student across the country will attend the exact same classes with the exact same curriculum. There will be no challenges for the overachievers, it’ll pretty much be a situation of just show up and you’ll pass. Your first instinct will be that’s no problem, you’ll just put your kids in private school…not so fast because even though you will be paying tuition and footing the bill, Common Core will also apply to private schools so they will get the exact same classes as public schools. OK then, lets just homeschool our kids..right? Noooo, it also will apply to homeschool.
Now for the next problem. There are some of us who believe in evolution and some of us who do not; it is our freedom and our choice to do either. If our kids are going to a public school that teaches evolution, we have the option to send them to a religious private school that better matches the curriculum we want our children taught, once again, that is our right. Well you can forget about that, Common Core will also apply to all religious schools and evolution will be taught to everyone, you will have no choice. Creationism will not be allowed in any school program anywhere in the country.
Next problem? Being a self proclaimed writer, although I’m not sure I qualify for that, I have also always been a passionate reader of classic literature and history…actually I have always been sort of obsessed with it. Well, that will be gone, all English reading programs will be informational only, after all, we cannot have our children reading and being inspired by great authors and stories of history. We cannot have their minds polluted with facts about our founding fathers, if that happens, they may actually want to think for themselves.
Good grief can it get any worse? Actually, yes it can. Because of this forced dumbing down of our children, the program will also apply to all colleges. Once again, getting a college degree will be a matter of showing up and you’ll pass.
Now I want to touch on the moral decay and how it affects our children and I’m going to use a touchy subject to do it…the Boy Scout situation. We all know that recently the Boy Scouts were literally pressured into accepting gay boys. Some saw no problem or threat with this at all, others did. I can only base my feelings on the subject on my past experiences. I spent a little time in the Scouts as a kid, but not long, I was more of a loner and it just wasn’t right for me, I raised a son on my own and believe it or not, I was once a teenager, and a sort of a wild one at that.
So put yourself in this situation…you have a 13 year old son who has just joined the Scouts. He is assigned to a patrol; his patrol leader is 16 and gay. Do you remember being 15 and 16? I certainly do. With teenage hormones raging completely out of control, I had three main priorities…sex, cars and motorcycles followed by sports…in that exact order. OK now back to your son. It’s time for summer camp and because your son is one of the youngest members of the troop, he’s assigned to stay in the tent with his patrol leader…his 16 year old gay patrol leader…for a week. They would do everything together, even shower in the open shower room. Think about it. Would you be comfortable with that? I’m glad my son is grown so I no longer have these worries, I just feel for the next generation. This is just one small example of the overall moral decay being shoved down our throats.
We really are losing our choice in how we are going to raise our own children day by day. It’s only going to get worse.
Are you still thinking you don’t have time to take action? Too busy? Other things are more important? Think it will be ignored so you won’t bother?
Well, I’m not going out that way, I’ll do what my ancestors have always done, I’ll fight it to the end. I might lose, I might go down, but by God I’ll go down fighting. Maybe I’ll leave something for you all to talk about when you are thinking about what a great country we USED to live in.