Teacher Cheryl Sabb dictated the following sentence to her fourth grade class after a local attorney visited to discuss the Bill of Rights:
"I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure."
The father of one of the students, Aaron Harvey, found the offensive note written in crayon in his son's backpack, as reported by Madeleine Morgenstern of theBlaze.
This is what he found, as corrected by the propagandist...er, teacher:
Image Source (Giving up rights for safety): TheBlaze
Sadly, this type of blatant indoctrination of students has become more and more common recently (or is it that more parents paying attention? or both?)
Another outrageous case recently reared it's head. Todd Starnes of Fox News reports that a Connecticut father, Steven Boibeaux, learned that his eighth-grade son was being taught that "Americans don't have the right to bear arms" and that the Constitution is a "living document, which means that the interpretation changes to meet the needs of the time." The interpretation "changes"? Angela Wiltz of TavernKeepers notes that "the worksheet continues on to insinuate that the Second Amendment 'only provides the right of a state to keep an armed National Guard.'" Wiltz also writes a poignant personal story about making the decision to home school her daughter. She rightly states, "...there is little I could do that would be worse than a public school education in this day and age." This mom is a hero!
Here is the flyer:
Image Source (Second Amendment): Tavernkeepers
These stories come on the heels of yet another case where eighth graders learned that Conservatism "restricts personal freedoms", which is the opposite of the truth and conflicts quite nicely with the phrase "I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure." Even worse, the worksheet, "So Where Do You Stand?" discovered by mom Tamara Varebrook sought to learn more of the children's personal ideologies by giving them a checklist of political statements that they were to select whether they agreed or disagreed.
That can be seen here:
Image Source (So Where Do You Stand?): EAG News
Not to be outdone, Darry A. Sragow, who taught a political science class at the University of Southern California (USC) gave advice on how to keep republicans from voting and recently told his students:
- "California Republicans I just showed you are 30 percent registration in this state because they are really stupid and racist...The republican party in California as I say all the time on the record in print on the radio and on tv is the last vestige of angry old white people."
Watch the sickening video:
- Last month, Ryan Rotela, a student from Florida Atlantic University (FAU), was suspended after complaining about a class exercise that required him to write the word "Jesus" on a piece of paper and stomp on it.
- In yet another recent story, Kara Sands, the mother of a fifth grader in Texas, noticed that a worksheet on the Bill of Rights, listed "food and medicine" as human "rights;" and yet another assignment suggested that the United States is responsible for the 9/11/2001 terrorist attack.
It is reminiscent of one of the so called Communist Goals from a book written in 1958, The Naked Communist, by political theorist Cleon Skousen. The goals of that time are a reflection of the political climate of the day. Regardless, any thinking person can make a judgment on whether these goals have succeeded (or are close to it).
One of the goals is:
- "Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks."
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. It is heartening to find that parents (and students, in the sick case of Darry A. Sragow) are becoming more aware of what is happening with their children's indoctrination... er, education. Hopefully more teachers like Cheryl Sabb will be called out for trying to pass off their personal ideology onto students. Will teachers come out against this indoctrination?