Dad Furious After Finding This Crayon-Written Paper in Florida 4th-Grader’s Backpack

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The words are written in crayon, in the haphazard bumpiness of a child’s scrawl.

    “I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure.”

    They’re the words that Florida father Aaron Harvey was stunned to find his fourth-grade son had written, after a lesson in school about the Constitution.


    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...-to-give-up-some-of-my-constitutional-rights/
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

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    Perhaps it was meant to facilitate dialog on the subject, and not presented as a statement of fact.
     
  3. Aaron

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    Remember the Scope's trial. It was simply about "dialogue" too.
     
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    The leftist are now indoctrinating grade school children all over the country. Ladies and Gentlemen, it is time to dismantle the public school system and give vouchers to all, so that children can learn reading, writing and arithmetic instead of leftist ideology from teachers' unions.
     
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    A great big hearty AMEN to this!!!!
     
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    The sky is falling! The sky is falling! :laugh:
     
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    For this nation, most of it has fallen; not sure if there is time to shore up the remainder to prevent total collapse.

    Assuming we're still actually voting next election, we'll know then!
     
  8. Magnetic Poles

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    Your hatred of unions clouds your thinking. If America is to compete in the world, a public education system is a must. And funding should never be siphoned off to private schools. Period!
     
  9. Revmitchell

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    The teachers union is the most corrupt union in the country.
     
  10. Salty

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    I just saw in the local paper where an elemantary school had the kids march in a "peace parade".

    I wonder if parents had to give permission for the kids to attend.
     
  11. Oldtimer

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    There is no doubt about it.

    Step 1 of your process is to get the FEDERAL government out of education. Shut down the Dept of Education and lock the doors. No.... Bring in a ball and crane and knock down the "building". I don't remember reading anything in the Consititution & Bill of Rights that declares education of children to be a federal responsibility.

    The states sold their right to govern the education of their children for a bowl of stew. It's time they bought it back, regardless of the price they now have to pay. Once it's back in state's hands, honest God-fearing people must get off their duffs and go to work. Starting at the local school board level and working up, return schools to their intended purpose. Teaching children "reading, writing and arithmetic". That includes a good course in civics written back in the days when we were still recognized as being a REPUBLIC. The days when a child earned a blue ribbon by the sweat of his or her brow. The days when the persuit of happiness did not mean "entitled" to happiness. The days when ethics, morality, responsibility, decency, respect and honesty had meaning.

    -- Thank you for allowing me to spend a few moments in wistful thinking.

    And to thank God that I graduated from high school in 1964.

    :null:
     
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    No need to "buy it back" If Congress would simply defund it!

    and Oldtimer is right - we need dedicated Christians to be on local school boards.
     

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