Several possible Republican presidential candidates descended upon a home schooling rally in Iowa yesterday, including current favorite Ron Paul, and one thing they all had in common was that they all fear public education. They fear that if we don't change things soon, we may find ourselves living in a world where children care about the environment, where they know the value of condoms, and where children are taught -- family values! Holy shit!
(Reuters) - Three potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates expressed hostility toward the public school system at a home schooling rally on Wednesday in the early presidential caucus state of Iowa.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul told the crowd government wants "absolute control" of the "indoctrination" of children. Paul spoke along with Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Georgia businessman Herman Cain.
"The public school system now is a propaganda machine," Paul said, prompting applause from the crowd of hundreds of home schooling families. "They start with our kids even in kindergarten, teaching them about family values, sexual education, gun rights, environmentalism - and they condition them to believe in so much which is totally un-American." [...]
"More importantly, talking about our Creator - our rights that came from our Creator, acknowledging that and giving him the glory, folks," said LaVan, who served as master of ceremonies at the rally.
Wait a minute. Teaching kids about family values and gun rights is now considered un-American among conservatives? Did I fall into a coma for an undisclosed period of time and wake up in the world where everything is backwards? What year is it!?
Just so we're all equal in this group-therapy session of disclosing our fears, I'll tell you what I fear. I fear a world where educating our children revolves around talking about our "Creator."