27 July 2009
The other day, my wife and I enrolled our granddaughter, Kate, in kindergarten. Now what I'm about to tell you is old news as this has been going on for at least a couple of decades. But, what I'm about to tell you is so subtle that most people don't even realize what is going on.
When we enrolled her, we were given a list of things she would need. I won't go into the specifics of the list here, but suffice it to say that some of the items were for Katie's use. There were other things, though, that were not for her use exclusively. Such as about two dozen pencils. When I was in school, that would have lasted me about two years. Not so now. We have to supply this many pencils to be placed in "the pot" and . . . here we go . . . REDISTRIBUTED to all of the students. Redistribution is basic socialism. There are other items that are set to be "redistributed" to all the students too.
Oh, and, let's not forget our "payment" to the government. We have to supply dry erase markers . . . not for Katie, not for students, but for THE TEACHER! That's right - we have to buy some of the teacher's supplies too.
This is another place I really draw the line. I've paid Special Local Option Sales Taxes for years supporting the school system. I've listened to the extortion by the local school system threatening voters with increased property taxes even more if the SPLOST is voted down. I have paid property taxes to support the school system for years. The school system receives State and Federal funds. The students are told their school is "poor" to get them to sell door-to-door to raise funds for their school. My question: just where is all this money going?
See how very subtle this is? It gets people used to the idea almost from the crib. Is it any wonder that only 53% of Americans favor capitalism over socialism? Is it really surprising this has surfaced in our public school system? Not really. The tenth "plank" of THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO is and I quote: "Free education for all children in public schools."