Stop ‘indoctrinating’ our children
To the Editor:
Re: Add crayons to the bad list
I can remember when my son, who is now 20, came home from kindergarten in Carlsbad, California and told me that the smoke from the first campfire ever made was still polluting the environment. I laughed and told him that was ridiculous. Now many counties in California have banned burning wood in fireplaces and grills.
I thought of this when reading the letter from the first grade classes. I can see why the accreditation committee was impressed with Morgan County. Focusing all the first grade classes on how crayons are bad for the environment is just the kind of thing a progressive committee would love. Kids can’t even color without feeling guilty. I would not be surprised if parents in Morgan County have been called polluters by their children for driving an SUV.
Do you think they are learning why we should “Drill Here Drill Now” or how CAFÉ standards imposed by Congress along with environmentalists stopping refineries being built causes gas shortages? Are they learning that the lumber industry was ruined by environmentalists, which resulted in putting thousands of people out of work and destroying communities?
This kind of insidious indoctrination is exactly why we need universal vouchers. There are parents in this county who would prefer that their first grade children learn about the Tea Parties that will be taking place nationwide and why freedom and liberty are important to us.
PRINTED IN THE APRIL 9, 2009 EDITION