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Get Uncle Sam on the phone, now! We have a CODE RED (and white, and blue).
Apparently, the educational curriculum in the Lone Star state, of all places, provides a justifiable basis to encourage America’s youth to don full-length burqas and recognize Islamic terrorists as “freedom fighters,” as part of an academic regiment clearly established by terrorist sympathizers, themselves.
From Yahoo News:
The incident occurred in a world geography class at Lumberton High School in the small town of Lumberton, Texas. The general topic of the class that day was Islam.
An unnamed student informed WND that the teacher said, “We are going to work to change your perception of Islam.”
“I do not necessarily agree with this,” the teacher also allegedly said, “but I am supposed to teach you that we are not to call these people terrorists anymore, but freedom fighters.”
The controversial lesson came from a lesson plan provided by CSCOPE, an all-embracing, online K-12 educational curriculum used in 80 percent of the school districts in Texas. A rapidly growing chorus of critics charges that CSCOPE is a radical, backdoor way for progressives to circumvent both the Texas legislative process and the desires of local school boards and communities.
You’re goddamn right that CSCOPE sounds like an utterly radical set of ideals to bring to the classroom. The last time I checked, I’m pretty sure we still live in America, and you want to tell our children to recognize those that strap bombs to their bodies, only to take the lives of innocents in the name of their religion, as “freedom fighters?”
This country even saw the constitutionality of our own Pledge of Allegiance challenged solely because of the phrase, “Under God,” and you’re going to tell me that this is perfectly justifiable in any public classroom?
Seriously, get the fuck out, right now.
Kids these days in most public school districts are required to wish each other “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” because some moron somewhere decided they took offense to the latter phrase.
Yet, it’s admissible for religious garments to be brought into the learning environment where students are encouraged to wear them to fulfill part of a curriculum?
Unconditionally, absolutely, ridiculously, ludicrous.
And the article goes on:
At the end of class, the teacher assigned a paper about Egypt. A student explained to WND that the topic of the paper was “how Egypt was a good country until democracy took over, and that things were finally corrected when the Muslim Brotherhood came into power.”
This has to be the most retrograding, nonsensical, research topic ever assigned in an American classroom. Honestly, if you were to ask me to succinctly explain the goals of the United States military, my response would be, “Fuck terrorists, eradicate dictators and spread democracy, because it innately breeds freedom.”
This paper topic literally calls for an answer opposite to that, noting that Egypt was the catalyst for the Arab Spring, which has seen people throughout the Middle East free themselves from ruling tyrants in hopes of establishing democratic rule, and garnering the fundamental freedoms that every human on the face of the planet deserves.
At least politicians in Texas realize this flagrant insult to patriotism:
State Sen. Dan Patrick, chairman of the Texas state senate’s education committee, told Fox News that he found the photograph of the burqa-clad female students disturbing. Patrick was also concerned that the CSCOPE lesson apparently blames democracy for turmoil in Egypt and paints the Muslim Brotherhood as some political savior.
“Parents are very sensitive to any issue that seems to be anti-American — that blames democracy for some sort of trouble in the world,” Patrick told Fox News.
Well, of course they’re sensitive Sen. Patrick, because democracy is something that should not be disrespected. I mean, it’s the structure that our forefathers rooted our country’s political system in, because they believed it would spurn the flourishing and free nation that we’re so fortunate to live in today.
If you want to teach our kids about “freedom fighters,” then make them erudite with understanding of why George Washington, Winfield Scott, John Pershing, Douglas MacArthur, George Patton, or any of the other thousands of American heroes who have lived in this country over the past three centuries, put their lives on the line for democracy.
Because the ramifications of these real freedom fighters have ensured that generations far further than they could possibly imagine, could live in their lives freely and happily, in the best country the world has ever known.
Now that’s a curriculum worth learning, folks.
[via Yahoo! News]
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