We should be used to this kind of thing by now. First there was the video where school children were forced to sing praise to Obama "you are our number one." Then, the College Professor who required students to sign a statement: “I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.” Next, there was the 8th grade teacher who assigned students the task of researching the negative aspects of Mitt Romney's candidacy.
So, I guess we shouldn't be surprised when an 8th grade class was asked to fill in a crossword (right, larger image here) that defined conservatism as:
“the political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms and encouraging prosperity through economic freedom.
“the political belief of equality and personal freedom for everyone, often changing the current system to increase government protection of civil liberties.”Really? Tell that to the people who are now forced to pay the ObamaCare tax and had their right to choose the health plan of their choice taken away. And what about grabbing the gun rights away from lawful Americans?
But the damage from this affront to the truth goes deeper. On the back of this prepared form is a questionnaire requiring students to declare where they stand on particular issues and give themselves a liberal vs. conservative score. Are teachers looking at those results and keeping track? It's all too common for students with strong conservative beliefs to be punished by teachers and this further encroachment may intimidate students.
All this is being done with your tax dollars in the name of "educating" the children. More like brainwashing kids into blind obedience to Big State socialism. Remember how that ended the last time it was tried?