“disingenuous” is the word I have been looking for. Yet I remain flabbergasted at the disingenuousness of the republican party. It shows utter contempt for the democratic process, the foundation of our national identity.
“A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation.”
~ James Freeman Clarke, Sermon
By their own admission, republicans have been focused on the next election since the beginning of Obama44. This has directly resulted in bad policy and bad government.
It is hard to believe that conservatives care about this country. They seem to believe in something that few people would recognize as America, or want to live in.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
Indoctrinate? From our very beginning, schools have been introducing students to knowledge that family could not. They taught English to foreign language and illiterate citizens, and their children. Small rural communities would hire a teacher to teach their children “the three R’s” so that they would be able to read contracts and newspapers, and add bills and not get cheated. Schools taught history so that those who lived in isolated communities would understand that they were part of a far larger country, to give them something to base a sense of patriotism on, to know what it is they might have to fight to defend. Education has been one of our greatest strengths.
Indoctrinate? Words have meaning. They influence thinking. Using pejorative words to describe the public school system is subversive, seeking to create distrust and division. Santorum and other conservatives are deliberately trying to turn Americans against their public school system. Not for the good of the country or the will of the people, but to advance a biased ideology.
- Santorum Opposes Early Childhood Education: Government Wants To ‘Indoctrinate’ Children ‘From The Womb’
- Santorum Opposes Early Childhood Education: Government Wants To ‘Indoctrinate’ Children ‘From The Womb’ (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Romney, Bachmann, Santorum Sign Onto NOM’s Bigotry Pledge (lezgetreal.com)