Thursday, February 19, 2009
Perhaps the youth of America are creating the next Ronald Reagan; maybe they will be strong
David Drake: Dobson Students Questions Pbama; Policies
After visiting David's site and commenting on the above post, I decided to make a post of my own. Thanks for the inspiration David.
People think the youth of this country will overtake the conservatives and move our government into an even more liberal state.
I think that myself from time to time because so many people leave high school and college wanting to do all the "good deeds" that liberals tell them to do. At one point, some of the opinions my son had were liberal leaning. I realized it was useless to argue the point with him because that would merely add fuel to the fire. I also knew that one day he would get the whole story and make up his mind based on facts. I can get along with just about anyone and if he turns out to be liberal or conservative or any number of other things, I can respect his decision because love runs deeper than opinion.
Today, my son does not agree with liberals nor with Obama's policies.
You may think that's because of my own beliefs. Perhaps a little. The thing is, my son is in that "mom don't know crap" stage and therefore questions me in an attempt to be his own person (and because he desires to know more). He still believes things differently than me and that's perfectly alright; I didn't raise him to be a zombie.
Sometimes that is exactly why young people feel differently than adults... they want to be their own person and think for themselves, even if that isn't what they truly believe deep down inside.
I've been there... I know it's true. If my mom liked watching a certain TV show, I instantly hated it. If mom liked Coke, I couldn't stand the stuff. If mom admitted she use to smoke weed, I was turned off by it. Teens and young adults desire more than anything to be their own person; I STILL do.
But where did my son learn the "other side of the story"? He learned some of it at home and some from his friends... the rest he's surmised for himself by watching and listening to ridiculous claims by the media and politicians. He doesn't need me or anyone else to tell him that if the pile on the ground smells and looks like crap, it actually is crap.
He can't learn conservative ideals or thoughts in school because they teach the liberal side of the coin without giving the conservative side an equal time at bat.
That seems oddly familiar, doesn't it. Where have I heard something similar to that... I wonder. Oh yes... the Fairness Doctrine. Those in favor of it basically claim that liberals need their fair share of time on the airwaves as much as conservatives.
NOTE: I read today that Obama opposes the Fairness Doctrine even though he "encouraged" Republicans NOT to listen to Rush Limbaugh. I wonder how long before he flip-flops on this one.
Perhaps Mr. BO and others should take a deeper look into our school system because that is where you will find censorship. Our children are taught more by liberals than conservatives; perhaps we need some fairness in the schools? They are being taught one mentality and since it often contradicts what the parents teach at home... they are successful at gaining recruits for their socialistic agenda.
This is why people like Al Gore go to the schools and tell children that they know more than their parents. This is why he tells them that their parents are essentially stupid and thus they don't need to listen to what they say. If you get the children to turn on the parents, you control the next generation who will abandon their family for the greater good of the government.
Reading about students who say "wait a minute... that smells like crap, so it must be crap" gives me hope. Let us all rejoice that the youth of this country may actually be creating the next Ronald Reagan.