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8 responses to “Vote for kids

  1. “The time will soon be here when my grandchild will long for the cry of a loon, the flash of a salmon, the whisper of spruce needles, or the screech of an eagle. But he will not make friends with any of these creatures and when his heart aches with longing he will curse me. Have I done all to keep the air fresh? Have I cared enough about the WATER? Have I left the eagle to soar in freedom? Have I done everything I could to earn my grandchild’s fondness?”
    -Chief Dan George (1899-1981)

    We did not inherit this earth from our forefathers, we borrowed it from our grandchildren. – Native American Proverb?

  2. This is exactly why we need a Red Wave. Vote Republican! These students are being mislead by the left, sad. They need an education that teaches America history and World history as we were taught when we were growing up.

    1. Actually, Joan, the Republicans are basically anti-education, as they believe that knowledge leads to liberalism.

      Donald trump: “I love the poorly educated.”

      Rick Santorum called colleges and universities “indoctrination mills” for godless liberalism.

      “The goal … was to turn young people into ‘liberty-advancing agents’ before they went to college, where they might learn ‘harmful’ liberal ideas.” – Charles Koch (in reference to Youth Entrepreneurs)

    2. Really? When I was a kid, I learned that Squanto taught the pilgrims to plant a fish in a hole to help corn grow. Now I know that Squanto was kidnapped, enslaved and traveled the world learning english and the about other cultures. When he was set free, he went home to find that his tribe had been decimated by disease.
      When I was a kid, I learned that Columbus discovered America and in 1492, he”sailed the ocean blue” and that he was “bright and brave.” Now I know that he did not discover America (the Native Americans did) and that he enslaved many of the indigenous people. He brought death and destruction to these people.
      So, why on God’s green earth, would we want to mis-educate people? That may preserve a cultural narrative that maintains the status-quo of the white-male dominated culture. Is this rewriting history? History can’t be changed, but we can choose to recognize more than one source. These arguments lead to some pretty interesting conversations, Joan. Going back to the ways of old will NOT make “America Great Again.”

      1. So very true and well said.

        “Why would we want to mis-educate people?”

        It’s not “we” that want to keep the people ignorant, it’s those seeking to hold power over others. The ignorant are so much easier to control and manipulate that are the educated and wise.

        “He who can be made to believe absurdities, can be made to commit atrocities”– Voltaire

        Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. Those who fail to learn history “correctly”- Why, they are simply doomed.

        “It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice. Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all. It merely required no character.” — Joseph Heller, Catch-22

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