Palin Calls Free Public Education “A Russian Ploy”!

Sarah Palin and other Republican morons are now claiming that we are approaching communism because of the recent government ‘intervention’ in the economy (e.g., the ‘bailout’).

The fact is, there is no such thing as a completely free economy. There can’t be. If you go back 25,000 years and try to be a Libertarian and then you sell or trade something that doesn’t work to your cave dwelling neighbor, he’ll regulate your ass into the next life.

In a society, a government takes that role. The government in a Democracy is us. For over 350 years, Americans have practiced socialism in one form or another. Take education of children, for example. The first American public school was authorized on January 2, 1643 by the Town of Dedham in the Massachusetts Bay Colony — nearly 150 years before the establishment of the United Sates.

Why is this ‘socialism’ ? Because EVERYBODY contributes tax monies and the money is pooled and distributed for the education of all, whether you have children or not, so that all of the children of the society (collective) may be educated without individual cost to the parent.

If that notion were suggested today, Republicans would call it communism (meaning it’s ‘stupid’ and ‘wrong’).

But it’s one of the greatest things America has ever achieved.

So why do Republicans hate America and children?

The government’s promotion of the railroads (providing the companies with free land and plenty of loans) made this country an industrial nation. The Space Program launched the computer age, plastics, and hundreds of other businesses.

The government has a role in our economy – the most important one: protect the citizen from greed and fraud. It’s also there to promote what’s economically best for the country as a whole, not just what’s best for a few corporations.

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5 responses to “Palin Calls Free Public Education “A Russian Ploy”!

  1. One can reasonably make the case the the decline in public education available to children throughout the United States is due to political interference in the educational process. Politically motivated policies and practices are regularly substituted for sound principles of education. A shift in perspective is required. Public education is a privilege, not a right. Students must play an active part in the learning process. Each student must take responsibility for the efforts they extend, or fail to extend, in this process.

  2. bushgirlsgonewild

    I can’t agree.

    First, the perspective that public education should be viewed as a ‘privilege’ is elitist. It is currently a right and has been for generations in this country. Turning our rights into ‘privileges’ is the first step toward slavery. Of course people need to take responsibility for their rights. ‘Grades’ have been a way to measure a student’s educational responsibilities for some time.

    Second, I agree that the political process has both promoted and hampered education, depending on the political interests involved. For example, any political group who’s ideology is “government is the problem, government can’t do anything right” shouldn’t be running government because once elected, they set about proving it. Case in point: Bush.

  3. It may as well be a ploy because you pathetic liberals sure aren’t utilizing it.

    BTW: I wear little girls underwear. Tehe.

  4. OK genius, what about a system that teaches that government can do no wrong? That leads to slavery as well. That is the problem today, the promise of “guaranteed” outcomes.

  5. bushgirlsgonewild

    Who said government can do no wrong?

    Just look at the last 7 years, numbnuts.

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