"Education is a weapon,
whose effect depends on who
holds it in his hands and
at whom it is aimed."
Josef Stalin
(1879-1953) Communist leader of the USSR
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I've just returned from a "Freedom Fair" where we had speakers on everything from Public Schooling to Global Warming... A former School Board Trustee there said that the policy in schools here now is to "move away" from parental involvement and prepare students for a new future. That's really very ominous when you think about it.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    This is a single sentence in the mission statement of the land of the Amro's school boards.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Be very nervous if your children are in public schools.
     -- jim k, austin,tx     
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    And it is a great weapon to have. When done right most "educated" people can see eye to eye on things like truth and science. Hey J if you have seen some of the parents I have you would not want them the parents to educate your children either. If parents had any skill at education I say let them go for it. Unfortunately very few do and that is why we hire professionals. As far as global warming it was over in April when an org calling itself "Nongovernmental Project on Climate Change" got together and issued a report with 23 authors (some of them not scientists) from 15 countries which in essence said "human activity is not a cause for concern". They hedged their bets by adding this caveat or caution: "AT LEAST NOT YET". (I understand this group is considering a report saying that the earth is round.) They issued their report to counter the original report of Intergovernmental Project on Climate Change which had 100's of scientists from 100 countires. Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton U. said, "the core of the science on climate change is settled, and nothing these people do is going to change that". By these people he meant the likes of Ralph Reed, one of Jack Abramoff''s friends etcetera. This meeting was sponsored by some oufit called The Heartland Institute. What we all would like to know is: why do these people do this, what is motivating them?
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
    Education is only a weapon in that an educated person is one which is more likely to have their eyes open and understand what they are seeing. Propaganda and brain-washing are not education! Belief systems are not education!
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
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    Free and compulsory 'education' is nothing but governmental indoctrination. We are homeschooling our children now -- it is no surprise that they are 2 years ahead of their peers in academic study. We are together much, much more as a family. State institutionalism steals so much from the family in the name of 'socialization' -- I think you may as well as say 'socialism' because the only socialization people need is their ordinary life in society. Everyone finds their way -- and it doesn't take social workers to do so. If education is a weapon, then in America, upon whom is it aimed and for what purpose?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Too bad his spirit is alive and well in our educational system.
     -- warren, olathe     
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    Warren...that's because our education system was designed from Stalin's. "his spirit" has no choice but to be alive when we take what he designed for indoctrination and use it. We then indoctrinate our own. The problem is how we do it and what we teach. As a teach of 14 years, I can see many socialistic teaching from the top all the way down to the individual class room.
     -- R Logan, North Georgia     
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     -- Mike, Dallas      
    This is not education. Its indoctrination disguised as education. It has forever been the greatest tool of tyrants. Throughout history they have used it to oppress their people and aggrandize themselves. It is most shocking that people like those in the soviet union were so foolish to allow their children to be trained in the art of servitude. And it is alarming that We are following in their footsteps. I ask you, "Who is the most foolish, the fool, or the one who follows?" Are We the People of America so foolish that we actually believe we can achieve better results by following the same path that has led others to slavery? Things need to change in this country starting with education. We must take the power over the classroom from the federal government and give it back to the teachers, the schools, the districts, and the states.
     -- Publius     
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    I was a little surprised to see my reply above since I had not yet replied to this quote. That being said I agree to it even though I didn't send it.
     -- Jim k, Austin,Tx     
    Are you seriously comparing public education in this country (USA) with the systems set up by Stalin, Marx and Lenin? Get serious. Bunker Hill
     -- Anonymous, Spearfish, SD     
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    Spearfish, well said! It seems that the above comments are in monochrome. It's funny how similar this is to the educational system that Plato and his mentor were planning for the new city.
     -- Anonymous     
    Stalin's education was to persuade-ours should be to inform.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    The "Amro's" attributed to my above comment would be as accurate if I would have said Amerika. And, Spearfish, YES; public education in this country (USA - United Socialists of Amerika) is seriously comparable to the systems set up by Stalin, Marx and Lenin. When was the last time you heard a government propagandist (public school teacher) teach that the socialist dogma of the statist theocracy infesting this land was unconstitutional or contrary to law; or, that compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, or larceny with impunity were/are all contrary to personal sovereignty, death to individual rights, and absolutely anti - freedom and liberty; or, that man's codes, ordinances, regulations, rules, and statutes are not law but, only a possible definition of such?
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    jim k, This quote was posted previously 3 years ago. Thanks for sticking around so long. Some words bear repeating. Cheers.
     -- Editor, Liberty Quotes     
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    Marx must have read the Book of Proverbs, One of them says: "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is older, he shall not depart from it." Train him up deceived and when he is older, he will remain deceived. This is surely the reason that Marx made "free education in public schools" one of his 10 planks.
     -- Dave Wilber, St. Louis     
    J.Carlton's comment is correct. Did you know that Al Gore gave a "talk" to school children this past year stating that 'their parents don't know anything....and that the children were smarter and more intelligent'; thus, turning the children against their own parents' teachings/moral beliefs? I saw the video. Obama and socialist democrats intentions are right now in your schools teaching children the socialist doctrine and most parents are clueless. Home school or your children will NOT believe as you are teaching them. They will say you are wrong because the teachers said so. This is why the left wants and is pushing for longer school days therefore MORE time with the socialist teachings rather than with the parents. You will only get the children back at night time and therefore you immediately put them to bed thus spending NO time with your own children. Home schoolers are the smart ones, but the left has been making it harder and harder for you to do so by putting more restrictions and regulations on it. Just wait; eventually it will become illegal to teach them at home.
     -- R.Brooks, Buckhannon     
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    It is not only education that the liberal left socialists are controlling. It's all 4 dynasties....and this is biblical to Satans corruption of them. They are education, economy, political, and religion. Now, tell me you don't see this corruption in each of these? We are currently in the beginnings of sorrows according to God's Word. Believe it or not; your choice. I'd be prepared if I were you. This cannot be stopped because it has to happen and it will happen. But I guarantee you one thing; these corrupt socialists lose big time in the end. They only deceive themselves by believing they will win in the end.
     -- W. Smythe, Clarksville     
    I think that when the American Communist Liberation Union (ACLU) sued we the People of the United State to remove God from the OUR schools their goal was to get drugs, guns and sex as the teaching tool of today.


     -- A W Diehl, Nashville, MI     
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    Beelzebub, the archetype of all less than benignly intentioned temporal "educators",
    had "knowledge" to proffer in the Garden.

    Well stated by one of his foremost, primarily 20th Century, serpentine disciples.

     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
    We as a nation under our God, the God of Abraham, is also the Lord of Host, the Lord God Almighty. Amen is that True and Faithful witness of The whole Truth God shows forth in the heavens Every night. Discovery is a Great craft of the Hunter. Stalin no doubt a good hunter. To know Liberty is to question All those who would " usurp authority " over the individual.
    class 101, walking through the neighborhood, how many bullies encountered. Peace and quite, being the result of doing that which is Right, does shine bright in the dark night. Four is the number of creation and takes the longest to understand. simple Laws of Natural understood by the greatest of hunters. There are surly two sides of ever coin. Even the 13th coin. To inter into the strong mans house takes concealment. " And he was number with the transgressors, our Saving Light appears in the Gen 1:3 " KJB bears out, a great Fact of Rebellion, and the RIGHT to do so. Then to trace All the foot prints, reveals the dark and the Light side of the principality and powers before the throne. We've come a Long Ways Baby "
    " Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou Ordained Strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest Still the enemy and the avenger." Psalm 8:2 as also the Spirit reveals itself in Mark 10:20 Behold, I give Unto You power to tread over All the power of the enemy " , then revealed by the Spirit in Proverbs 8:13,14 That, Light side of the coin, The fear of the Lord is to Hate Evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the forward mouth, do I hate. Counsel is mine, and Sound Wisdom: I am Understanding; I Have Strength. " as also in Prov 29:13,14 The poor and deceitful man meet together: the Lord lighteneth both their eyes. The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His Throne shall be established Forever. Returning to Romans 13:3,4. THE REVENGER against evil. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things Honest in the sight of All men. WOE TO the bloody city ! Behold I am against the, saith the Lord of host. Nahum 2:13
     -- Ronw13, USA     
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