The assignment was based on a video that the students saw during class, as reported by Janine Reyes of krisTV.com. One of the troubling questions on the assignment was "Why might the United States be a target for terrorism?" Although her son answered the question with the "correct" answer: "Decisions we made in the United States have had negative effects on people elsewhere," Sands was horrified and stated, "I'm not going to justify radical terrorists by saying we did anything to deserve that, over 3,000 people died." This mom took matters into her own hands. She met with her son's teacher and the principal of the school, posted the assignment on Facebook and contacted the video's distributor, Safari Montage. If only all parents were as engaged in their children's education!
Is Healthcare a "Right"?
Kara Sands was prompted to review other aspects of her child's curriculum and found that in one worksheet on the Bill of Rights, "food and medicine" as are listed as "rights," which is reminiscent of the argument bioethicists use to justify ObamaCare. Art Caplan, head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City, for example, noted that "If health care is recognized as a right, then the details of how to achieve affordable health insurance reform will follow. If it is not, then efforts to move reform forward will simply die under the weight of nitpicking, fear-mongering, sloganeering, and the invocation of details as obstructions to change." If health care is accepted as a "right," than surely there is also a right for more pressing needs, such as clothing and shelter.
Reyes reports that representatives from Safari Montage "stand behind the video," but "already changed the corresponding quiz that may have caused confusion." Yes, one would imagine that blaming America for the actions of terrorists may "cause confusion," to put it mildly.
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