Anti-Trump: Indoctrination without Representation
The day before the election the supporters of Hillary Clinton were giddy in anticipation of her certain victory. The polls and liberal news pundits had all proclaimed it a sure thing. On Election Day, some Democrat faithful began their partying in midafternoon believing that they would soon see the first woman elected president. However, on November 8 something went Trump in the night. Donald J. Trump won 306 electoral votes and became President-Elect.
This was declared one of the greatest political upsets in American history as the rookie candidate billionaire defeated the seasoned politician. In the wake of the election, the liberal Left became unglued. Snowflake supporters of Clinton began to melt down on college campuses. These students who aspire to leadership in government, business and elite professions had to be comforted by cry-ins, hot cocoa, coloring books and pet therapy.
The outrage on the left was unprecedented. They pushed back with recounts from Green Party candidate, Jill Stein, with videos of Hollywood actors pleading for Electoral College voters to dishonor their commitments and not vote for Trump, and with various street protests. All of these efforts had no effect on the results of November 8. Donald Trump will indeed be the 45th President of the United States.
Of all the efforts made by the Left to discredit the Trump triumph, the one that I find most despicable is in the San Francisco public school system. Fakhra Shah, a social studies teacher, wrote lesson plans that are anti-Trump, calling him a racist and sexist. The lessons were optional for teachers and not part of the official curriculum. The lesson plans were shared with the 6000 members of the teachers union via a website and newsletter.1
In our book, Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Children’s Hearts and Mind, Dr. Carol Swain and I document various actions by the liberal Left bent on reshaping the worldview of our children through the public school classroom. The NEA and liberal teachers are more concerned about making students future Democrat voters than they are having them literate and competent in basic life skills. San Francisco is a west coast democrat stronghold, but it does not encompass 100% of the population in liberalism. Trump received 10% of the vote in San Francisco.2
The 10% of Trump’s supporters who pay taxes to support the San Francisco school system were totally ignored. Their children could be taught lessons that demonize an elected president who they support if the teacher of the class wants to schedule it. The arrogance of the Lefties in the educational system is appalling. Their goal is to gain access to your child’s mind regardless of what you, the conservative parent, think.
Schools should be totally neutral politically in the classroom. Biased teaching that favors one political party over another in the public school is a disservice to the taxpayers who are composed of people from different parties. San Francisco gives little heed to this logic as our book points out in “Chapter 3 Public Schools: Ground Zero.” A school in the Bay area tried to prevent a teacher from distributing copies of the Declaration of Independence to his students because it made reference to God the Creator. One can only surmise that the school considered the Declaration unconstitutional for this reference.3 We need to send our children to schools where they will learn reading, writing, math, science and true factual history and not to a deceptive liberal day camp created for indoctrination not education.
1“San Francisco teachers union offers anti-Trump lesson plan,” Associated Press November 16, 2016. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/16/san-francisco-teachers-union-offers-anti-trump-lesson-plan.html.
2. Rose Garrett, “Trump Takes Home Nearly 10% Of San Francisco Vote,” Hoodline, November 9, 2016. http://hoodline.com/2016/11/trump-takes-home-nearly-10-of-sf-vote.
3. “Banned From Showing Students the Declaration of Independence,” FoxNews.com, partial transcript for Hannity & Colmes, November 29, 2004, accessed January 23, 2016, http://www.foxnews.com/story/2004/11/30/banned-from-showing-students-declaration-independence.html.
Steve Feazel is an author, film-maker, and public speaker and Carol M. Swain is professor of political science and professor of law at Vanderbilt University and They are co-authors of Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Children’s Hearts and Minds. The book can be purchased on Amazon or on Be the People TV’s Online Store.
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