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What is government elementary school students being taught well government is your family.
That's what class of fourth grade students in Skokie Illinois were told -- -- homework assignment.
That compared government to -- because both set rules and take care of needs such as health care and education.
-- was it's a lesson that.
We'll be better on -- Joining us now is the -- right part neutral Pollack who was raised in Skokie Illinois as it happens -- -- you can answer the question shall what is going on in Skokie well.
Government as a family if you're in Skokie its whole Chicago area a state of Illinois is basically.
Devoted to that idea which is why you see.
Blue state troubles at their worst in Illinois with pension crisis over spending over dependence on the state.
You know people like to -- the politicians in Springfield for spending all this money but asked people to give up their precious.
Programs on this that the other people don't want to do -- there is this idea.
Pervasive in Chicago political culture that government exists to take care view yes unfortunately for the nation as a whole the same people who believe that most strongly -- -- campaigned on that and are running the country as a whole which is why we're seeing.
The terrible financial mess in -- no -- that's that's an excellent point.
But -- pretty adult questions yeah relationship to the state etc.
to push this garbage on fourth graders and really.
Give -- sort of orwellian propaganda shocking -- -- and read 11 once -- from the sort quote government is like in nations family -- take care of children.
And -- make sure they're safe healthy educated and free to enjoy life.
Families make and enforce rules and -- appropriate punishments when rules are broken government does these things for its citizens to.
And -- you wanna continue the analogy.
Even further and you -- when government gets old and decrepit you have to take care of it until it finally expires in new hope to inherit -- -- -- not maybe that is a good model for our living what how I mean.
You know sometimes.
Mommy has to paddle you when you've been bad that's the way the government is but I -- it hurts us more than -- -- for your own good.
Mean that's just flat out propaganda irate I'm schools -- I remember what we -- in fourth grade I was going up and Skokie and you know we were taught by -- generation that had lived through or had a very deep consciousness of World War II yes and understood what it meant to fight for freedom the the fragility of freedom and so our -- we -- freedom.
And understanding liberty and we did.
Learn about Democrats and Republicans but it was never so partisan or ideological as this and we were told well Democrats basically kind of -- with unions Republicans had big business that's as political -- -- got right.
Now you have a new generation it's been educated post 1960s.
To believe their role as educators is to prepare the youth of today for the transformations of tomorrow and so.
They want to inculcate this kind of idea of a paternalistic government and the government that fails -- it doesn't take care everybody just like us and we can't.
-- anybody they don't start with.
Individuals are citizens you know in your family you -- your existence to your parents will we don't know or existence toward the low -- you -- is an analogy here wanna teach kids -- -- to be active engaged thoughtful citizens not.
Passive little robots who obeyed the state which is exactly what you get to some this nonsense shall thanks for joining us think if --
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