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Liberal One-Two Punch: Education and Media

Yet another tape has surfaced showing schoolchildren reciting political words, this one in North Carolina:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CHILDREN: Change has come.

UNIDENETIFIED MALE: Hope.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Uniting blacks and whites.

CHILDREN: Hope.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Being both Obama cannot take sides.

CHILDREN: Hope.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Can I make America better?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Can I make America better?

CHILDREN: Can we make America better? Yes, yes, we can. Yes, yes, we can.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Now there is nothing wrong with the message there. Kids should be encouraged to make America better. But it is quite clear that in this case — and the New Jersey case where kids sang about Obama making America strong again — that the teachers involved are indoctrinating their students to approve of President Obama.

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That's wrong. No public school should be injecting politics into the lesson plan. Respecting the president is fine; endorsing policy is not.

According to the largest teachers union in the country, the National Education Association, donations by teachers to the Democratic Party were ten times those to the Republican Party. Ten to one.

In 2008, the American Federation of Teachers union says just one percent of political donations went to the GOP; 99 percent to the Democrats. So there is no question that America's teachers are solidly liberal, and the kids have to be picking that up.

Then they come home and turn on the media where liberalism runs wild, both in news and entertainment. According to a Pew Research study, 32 percent of national newspeople say they are liberal; just 8 percent describe themselves as conservative. The rest say they are moderate.

So this is some one-two punch for the left. They control the classrooms and the media, so young Americans basically are hearing liberal philosophy all day long.

The attacks on the FOX News Channel bear this out. FNC is the only TV news organization in the country where traditional/conservative voices are given a prominent role. The left hates that, and the attacks on me, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity are unrelenting, personal and hateful.

But back to the kids. If the educational system and the media industry are both dedicated to promoting liberal beliefs, how long will it be before the USA becomes a secular-progressive country? Peer pressure is a powerful force among young Americans. It's a lot easier to get along if you go along. This is indeed a very dangerous situation.

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Pinheads & Patriots

Many of us are just a wee bit tired of cell phones intruding on just about everything. The actor Hugh Jackman's on Broadway right now, and his performance was recently interrupted by a ringing phone.

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HUGH JACKMAN, ACTOR: I still see your face. All the time, it's faces.

You want to get that? You want to get it? Grab it. I don't care, grab it. Grab your phone. Come on. Just turn it off. Come on.

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For his display of righteous indignation, Mr. Jackman is a patriot.

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On the pinhead front, director Roman Polanski may be extradited back to the USA to face a 32-year-old child rape deal. Apparently, the actress Debra Winger does not like that.

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DEBRA WINGER, ACTRESS: We came to honor Roman Polanski as a great artist, but under these sudden and arcane circumstances, we can only think of him today as a human being. We hope today this latest order will be dropped. It is based on a three-decade-old case that is all but dead, except for a minor technicality.

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Well, child rape is not something you just walk away from, so we believe Ms. Winger is a pinhead in this case.

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