Public scho . . . . er, indoctrination, is a big reason that Obama won in ‘08 and again this year. Everyone wants to blame McCain and Romney (who share the blame), but the lion’s share of the blame starts at the public indoctrination centers.
For 12 years, the liberals who staff these schools have unfettered access to childrens’ minds, to shape and mold them however they please. What’s the liberal agenda item of the week? Ask your public indoctrination attendee. Global Warming, environmentalism, homosexuality, et., ad nauseum, the kids have heard it for years.
But reading, arithmetic, science, history, civics!?? With all the garbage they have to fill the kids with, there is no room for these subjects.
So, if you want to know why Obama was elected and then re-elected, blame it on public indoctrination.
If conserevatives want to win elections and regain control of the government, they must first end the education unions’ control of the indoctrination centers. Next, schools must refocus on educating children and not being a jobs program for liberal “teachers”.
For example, in Texas, the Texas legislature has limited school classrooms to a maximum of 22 students. When I was in school (around the time of the invention of the wheel), there were an average of 35 kids to 1 teacher, no teachers’ aid, or assistants or helpers - just 1 teacher. We learned far more than kids today and are smarter and better educated than kids “graduating” from public indoctrination centers.
So, instead of “Republicans” engaging in a circular firing squad because our “iffy” candidate lost, let’s start looking at the real reason we lost - kids and young adults have been indoctrinated in liberal philosophy for at least 12 years - how would you expect them to vote??
All it took was one to three generations of socialist-funded and single payer school to get Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt elected.
Even if the socialist schools successfully teach reading and arithmetic and have teachers with a conservative philosophy just BEING IN a socialist-funded school teaches the child to be comfortable with accepting socialism.
Gee! If a powerful voting mob can give the child tuition-free school, why not use that power to grab for **lots** of free goodies?
To borrow from the adage attributed to Tocqueville, because we have ceased to be good, we have ceased to be great. Imho, that's about all there is to it. Freedom has become license in the absence of self restraint due to the sense of responsibility before God. We therefore make selfish and lazy and venal decisions to the detriment of the future.
The only hope is for some type of spiritual awakening. Barring that, some type of separation.