(Jim Blockey) – We have become so fixated on every issue but the one that will make or break America!
Education has been totally forgotten and it IS because of education that we have progressed here in the first place.
Watch any news or commentary show, including Fox and it will be about Obamacare, Unemployment, Wall Street and November. Listen to any Conservative radio talk show and it will be about any of these issues. Am I saying that these issues are not important? No! What I am asking is, are we being manipulated by magicians who have us focused on one hand while the other hand is doing permanent damage? These issues are important, but the reason they are issues is because of our education system… we teach submissiveness instead of confronting what may be wrong; we teach surrender instead of perseverance; we teach conformity instead of resistance to evil.
How have we even gotten to this point where the government has so much control over its citizens (known as socialism) and over 40% of Americans are ok with it? Education! It isn’t even in the top five any more when it comes to issues. Oh it is talked about, but mainly how to get rid of bad teachers; and the NEA is terrible (duh); and the education system sucks; but nothing about what the real problems are. The issues that get the big coverage are: Obamacare; banks; buyouts; mortgages; unemployment; Afghanistan; IRAQ; IRAN. Remember what Abraham Lincoln said, “What is taught in our schools in this generation will be what is practiced in the government of the next.”
What is being taught? Less than half of the time is spent on the basics; the rest is spent on Sex Education, Environmentalism, Suicide prevention, Drug prevention, Tolerance, even the proper way to get arrested. For history do we talk about our Founding Fathers and what our Constitution is all about? No, we talk about slavery and the greed of capitalism. Do we focus on Entrepreneurism, self reliance and thinking for yourself? No! We focus on working for someone else, how great the government is and how the government knows better than us.
Extremely left liberals are in control of education, yet more than half of the teachers are conservative. What is happening to those conservatives? If they are not quiet they are harassed, their lives are made miserable, and they are not supported by administration. I am a perfect example of that. I am a Christian Conservative that speaks out. I have run for U. S. Congress twice and openly criticized the school system in this country. I write letters to the editor, I even wrote a book slamming the school systems inadequacy.
What was my reward? The week my book became available I was terminated for things they have video and several teacher witnesses proving my innocence. How do they get away with this? One reason is it was during the healthcare crisis and no conservative radio or TV stations had time for anything but healthcare. Another reason is they are used to getting away with it, because few are willing to fight, because of the public humiliation they could suffer. I am not afraid; you see the Bible tells me “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness”. Now I will be the first to say that I am not righteous, but what I am doing is.
If conservatives don’t start paying close attention to what is happening in our school system we will continue to produce zombies that just listen to the government and the mainstream media. And because of that when we do repeal this healthcare in the coming years we will just end up back here again in the next generation. Who knows maybe then there will be more than 50% of the people who will be ok with more government control and then it will not be repealed and America will be “of the government, for the government.”
Education is everything; what we teach is the most important thing and whoever controls it, controls the future of America. WE must take education back!
(Jim Blockey is a Clark County, Nevada, teacher and the author of “Teachers… It Ain’t Your Fault”)