Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rick Stepped in It Now

From the Sullivan website, here's a quote from former Senator Frothy Mix that has me going today:

There was a report that just came out last week that the worst subject of children in American schools is — not math and science — its history. It’s the worst subject. How can we be a free people. How can we be a people that fight for America if we don’t know who America is or what we’re all about. This is, in my opinion, a conscious effort on the part of the left who has a huge influence on our curriculum, to desensitize America to what American values are so they are more pliable to the new values that they would like to impose on America.
What American values are those, Rick? Would it be the our former belief in slave labor as a way to create American wealth for over a century? Or our value in regarding freed slaves as second-class citizens unworthy of voting, equal access to education, or even basic civil rights? Or our support for women being denied the right to vote until just 91 years ago? Or our belief that our own revered Constitution was really supposed to provide its enumerated rights to white male property owners? Or our support for an American president who turned back a boatload of Jewish refugees and sent them back to be put to death? Or our strong belief in the use of weapons of mass destruction as a means of exterminating hundreds of thousands of people in an already-won war?

And what "new values" would the left want to be imposing on our impressionable children? The fact that labor unions have made it possible to end child labor, worker abuse, and improve the quality of life for generations of Americans? Or the fact that women can legally choose when or if to become mothers? Or the fact that sexual orientation is something we are born with, not a lifestyle we choose? Or the fact that Republican presidents -- Hoover and GW Bush -- presided over the worst economic crashes in world history? Or the fact that a Republican president's administration, with his blessing and approval, employed illegal torture techniques abandoned by the Gestapo against detainees in a failed effort to stop terrorism?

His candidacy is second tier at best, DOA at worst.

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