I recently received an email from a friend in Ohio who attached a copy of a hand out that was given to children, here. http://www.ijreview.com/2014/11/205408- … p-handout/
The handout states that rights are a privilege given by government and to be a good citizen one must obey the government.
Obviously the school district has never read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution or having read and understood both have seen fit to instill a new set of values. Was this decision of their own making or is it reflective of a movement away from the Constitution by our government?
"Our Declaration of Independence specifically states that humans have unalienable rights that exist independent of government. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are naturally part of being alive and men create governments to secure these rights."
Our Constitution does not give freedom, but rather is a limitation of government to infringe on those freedom, as stated in The Bill of Rights, "--government shall not infringe--"
Have we lost the Constitution and our freedom? Was there a democratic vote or have our rights and our nation been slowly siphoned away in the name of a global community and a common good?
Thank you for pointing this out and not accepting "bad and stupid ideologies" fed to our people, (through our children, no less,) by who knows who. (ed helper.com)
http://www.edhelper.com/?gclid=CM2KpuPC … fgodHY4ArQ
The most important thing to notice here is the very last assertion:
" When you work you will have to pay taxes. Taxes help to run our country. Roads, schools, police forces, firefighters and government workers are all paid with taxes."
And then…"when you work to be a good citizen, EVERYONE benefits."
- of course, it could just be innocent ignorance distributed by a well-meaning teacher and the school district may have nothing to do with it.
But, teachers, Be Careful!
We don't want our children / students being lead away from the actual precepts of the founding documents in favor of ever increasing despotism.
I do not think this to be well meaning, but rather designed to engineer our children away from the idea of individual freedom and the Constitution. The UN Charter and the UN Dec on Human Rights has similar language for example, Article 29.
(1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible. (Volunteerism)
(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
(3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations. (When did we become subordinate to the UN?)
The Obama immigration policy also reflects this, "Article 13.
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country."
I would have grave doubts about it's innocence. I do not think this is an isolated occurrence, as our colleges seem to be following the same line.
Rights are rights and privileges are privileges and never should the two be confused.
I rather think that all it reflects is ignorance on the part of one school district.
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