Dammit. What I would give to be a kid again. Just so I could attend the Tea Party summer camp.
The organization, which falls under the tea party umbrella, hopes to introduce kids ages 8 to 12 to principles that include “America is good,” “I believe in God,” and “I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.” [...]
Children will win hard, wrapped candies to use as currency for a store, symbolizing the gold standard. On the second day, the “banker” will issue paper money instead. Over time, students will realize their paper money buys less and less, while the candies retain their value. [...]
Still another example: Children will blow bubbles from a single container of soapy solution, and then pop each other’s bubbles with squirt guns in an arrangement that mimics socialism. They are to count how many bubbles they pop. Then they will work with individual bottles of solution and pop their own bubbles.
My favorite principle: “I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.” Great! I choose not to share my money with corporations that receive federal subsidies, grants or tax breaks; I choose not to share my money with defense contractors; I choose not to share my money with all red states. Can I have it back, please?