The other morning, on Glenn Beck’s radio show, Glenn was talking about a young mother named Cassidy, who contacted Glenn through his facebook page to tell him about her 5-year-old daughter being taught at school that the Pilgrims were the “first terrorists”. Glenn called Cassidy and asked her to tell her story on the show. (Link to story and show clip: http://www.glennbeck.com/2014/11/24/her-daughters-teacher-said-the-pilgrims-were- americas-first-terrorists/)
Cassidy said that she, herself, was home-schooled, and had struggled about whether to home-school her daughter. In the end, she decided to try public school. At first, everything seemed fine. But then, one day, as she was helping her daughter with homework, she showed her daughter an easier way to do something, and her daughter got upset and said, “you are my mommy, not my teacher”. Cassidy was taken back, but dismissed it as mere precociousness. Then her daughter said it again, a few days later. Cassidy went to the parent-teacher conference, told the teacher what her daughter had said, and asked if it was something the teacher had told the children. The teacher replied, “We can’t allow parents to contradict what we teach OUR children”. Cassidy reminded the teacher that it was HER child, not the teacher’s or the school’s. Then she asked how parents could help kids with homework. The teacher said it would be better if they didn’t help at all. Cassidy then asked about Thanksgiving, pointed to the artwork about Indians, and wondered when they were going to teach the kids about the Pilgrims. The teacher replied that there would be a lesson, but it would be minimal, since Pilgrims were the “first terrorists”.
It doesn’t surprise me that this administration is changing history. After all, isn’t that what Michele Obama said had to be done in order to achieve Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America”? (Clip of Mrs. Obama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f2j_a_7XkE)
This is just one of the reasons the Department of Education needs to be abolished. They mandate that schools teach certain curricula or their federal funding will be pulled. What I find even more troubling is that the teachers accept all of this. While Cassidy was telling her story, I wondered why the teacher thought telling the children not to listen to their parents was a perfectly reasonable thing to do. Aren’t teachers parents, too? Why aren’t they having meetings with parents, and telling them the horrors they are being forced to teach? Why aren’t they asking for help? Why aren’t they outraged? They are teaching things they’ve never taught before, in ways they’ve never been taught. When they first received the lesson plans that said Pilgrims were “terrorists”, why didn’t they question them? Parents only find out about these things if they try to help their kids with homework… And, sadly, not all parents do.
A few weeks ago, I went to the Manhattan Beach School Board meeting, and watched the Board be questioned on why they were teaching Islam as morally equivalent to other religions. I couldn’t understand why none of them saw the danger in that.
Our children are being taught things that go against our religious beliefs, our moral foundations, and our cultural norms. For us, sex education was about how our bodies worked. Today, schools are teaching sexual techniques, and “alternative” lifestyles. In history, kids are being taught that Columbus and the Pilgrims were “terrorists”, and the Founders were “old, white slave owners”. The very foundation of our country is being undermined by our own public schools. Our children are being taught to be “citizens of the world”, not citizens of the United States. It’s a technique straight out of the communist goals! (Communist goals, as entered into Congressional record: http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=print_topic;f=95;t=000340)
Not only has prayer been entirely banned in school, we can no longer have Christmas pageants, or sing Christmas carols. It’s tragic. Those celebrations have always been deeply ingrained in American culture. Look at any American Christmas movie from the 1940s, 1950s, or 1960s. When I was growing up, I sang in the choir. I loved singing the beautiful religious music ~ Ave Maria, the First Noel, O! Holy Night… Religious music is meaningful and inspiring. Music is an influential development tool, and our children are being denied access to very important historical music.
What has happened to us? I feel like I’m living in the Twilight Zone, or in the movie “They Came From Outer Space”, where aliens implanted chips in the backs of people’s necks, and removed all their emotions. I don’t see any concern from teachers, or principals, or school boards. Maybe we should check the backs of their necks.