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I’ve often tried to explain to my kids how liberals work by talking about high taxes and redistribution, and I’ve often used candy as an example (because to scare someone with a high-tax story, you have to be taxing something they care about.)
Now Steven Crowder has made a video putting the theory to the test by actually redistributing kids’ Halloween candy.
While Crowder’s video is, as usual, very funny, I’d also suggest it serves as part of a larger goal that we non-leftists need to focus on: Preventing the brainwashing of our children with liberal propaganda. It’s not an accident that such a high percentage of Barack Obama’s campaign stops are at colleges, including tomorrow (for the third time) here in Boulder, CO. This is because our college students are political morons, or to be kinder, idealistic without any understanding of the actual outcomes of their half-baked ideas except that they believe that Progressive policies (not that they think in terms that formal) will get them free stuff thanks to the evil rich.
If we can keep our children from being brainwashed — starting in elementary school, where I can see insidious leftist influence on my daughter already (more on that in a second) — we can within a generation have an electorate that is much less likely to be fooled by the siren song of “Hope and Change”.
Regarding my daughter, two things come particularly to mind: First, at the school’s Earth Day event (and you know it’s going to be a problem just because there is an Earth Day event), a kindergartener (not my daughter, but up on stage with her) told the assembled parents that he had learned that people should not drive their cars because cars are bad for the planet. I had a visit with the principal and said to him “Putting aside questions about the merit of the statement on its face, it is not OK to teach children that their parents are bad people for doing something they have to do.”
And second, although this came from another student rather than the school, my daughter came home the other day (she’s 6, mind you) and said “You need to vote for Obama because Romney will make us all live in the forest.” I kid you not.
Again, Steven Crowder’s video is a great little piece of intellectual ammunition to show and discuss with your kids…even if those kids are in college…and with adults who might similarly be able to prevent our children from growing up ignorant enough to be fooled by snake oil salesmen like Barack Obama.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?