Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SALON: Democrat-Run Education System Responsible for Our "Disgraceful State Of Politics"

By William Teach

Salon is one of the main websites to head to when you want to see what the nutter Democratic Party base really thinks. Er, feels. Every once in a while, they unintentionally land on a real truth. In this case, how bad the education system is. Obviously, they fail to assign blame, which lands almost entirely upon the Democratic Party. Poll after poll after poll, article after article, protest after protest, they all show that the vast majority of teachers vote Democrat. Sure, not all of them are the nutters creating songs about Obama and forcing students to do exercises that make them “understand radical Islam”, and aren’t freaking out about water pistols and finger pistols, but, they vote Democrat. Their unions are chock full of the more hardcore Progressives, which vote Democrat. And we end up with this, where the subhead is the actual meat of the article

We let the idiots take the wheel: Donald Trump, Fox News and how we let our democracy rot

Disgraceful state of politics is tied to collapse of education. Philistines are marching, swarming Trump rallies

It is easy in a country dedicated to a megalomaniacal style of self-praise to grow tired of all the parades, hymns, and maudlin speeches about the wisdom of the “founding fathers.” Compounding the frustration is that many of their most valuable insights are now forbidden from entry into public school curriculums and cultural discourse. As the word “elitist” continues to undergo unfair demonization, no one dare utter that the framers of the United States Constitution were, themselves, elitists. They were terrified of what damage the public might inflict upon their invention. Benjamin Franklin even went so far as to predict that “the people shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other.”

The author, David Masciotra, proves that we do need a better education system, since that Ben Franklin quote is used out of context, and doesn’t mean what he thinks it means. The full quote, along with Franklin’s full writing, actually shows what happens with the type of politics and policies Dems push.

In the current circus posing as a political campaign, commentators and candidates waste much of their time and energy frothing about insignificant issues and phony crises. Donald Trump, with all the eloquence and brilliance of a barroom belch, has introduced illegal immigration into the political debate, often claiming that it is one of the reasons that America is “going to hell.” Trump has failed to make a deal with reality, as it stubbornly refuses to submit to his paranoia. Illegal immigrants comprise a mere 3.5 percent of the American population, and from 2009 to 2014, more Mexicans left the United States than entered it. If trends continue, Trump’s “big, beautiful wall” will keep more Mexicans in the country than it keeps out.

Meanwhile, the cowardly obsession surrounding “Islamic terrorism” continues to play out like a scene of absurdist theater. Tragedies and atrocities, like recent bombings in Brussels and Pakistan, demand sympathy for mourners and vigilance toward the perpetrators, but standard methods of statistical evaluation demonstrate that an American has a one in 4 million chance of dying in a terrorist attack. The average American is more likely to drown in the bathtub.

Yes, Democrats are more concerned with forcing compliance with allowing the gender confused to be allowed to use whichever bathroom they feel like using, rather than all the myriad issues surround illegal aliens and Islamic radicalism (even though the LGBT community is treated far, far worse by Islam). And bathtubs do not intentionally attempt to kill us. This all shows the poor education system

Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, far from a radical, co-chaired a task force on education reform in 2010, and in her scathing conclusion, labeled the decline of public schools so calamitous that it constitutes a “long term national security threat.”

In a more recent speech at Stanford University, where Rice is now a professor, she stated truths so obvious they would need amplification only in a country routinely neglectful of its educational system: “Failing schools undermine economic growth, social cohesion, and the ability to fill positions in institutions vital to national security.”

An advanced degree in sociology is not mandatory for finding evidence confirming Rice’s bleak forecast of America’s ignorant future. Two-thirds of Americans cannot name a single Supreme Court justice, and half are incapable of identifying all three branches of government. Forty-two percent of the public does not believe in evolutionary biology, while 24 percent believe that the sun orbits the earth.

Nearly a quarter of Americans read below the fifth-grade level, which helps to explain why only 29 percent read a newspaper, and why 24 percent of Americans do not read even one book a year.

Of course, the article goes on to bash Trump and his supporters, but, fails to note who runs the education system. The problems can be laid almost entirely at the feet of the Democratic Party. They aren’t particularly worried about education, they are attempting to create good little Democrats, everywhere from standard liberals to frothing at the mouth Progressives, Socialists, and Marxists. They’re the ones pushing kids to get worthless degrees, typically ones that end in “studies”, which have little to no value as a marketable skill, and are even detrimental, as employers will look at the degrees, along with what the Snowflakes did in college, and decide that the person will bring more trouble then they are worth, and even be a threat for a lawsuit.

If they cannot name a SCOTUS justice, if they do not know the three branches of government, if they are missing lots knowledge, whose fault is that? Do not look towards Republicans. We do not own the system.

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