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"We should not believe that because ours is a freer, more democratic society, the same imprinting procedure has not occurred even here, in America. Every generation of school-age children has imprinted upon it a politically correct ideology concerning America's past and the sanctity of the role of the state in society. Practically every child in the public school system learns that the "robber barons" of the 19th century exploited the common working man; that unregulated capitalism needed to be harnessed by enlightened government regulation beginning in the Progressive era at the turn of the century; that Wild Wall Street speculation was a primary cause of the Great Depression; that only Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal saved America from catastrophe; and that American intervention in foreign wars has been necessary and inevitable, with the United States government required to be a global leader and an occasional world policeman."
Jacob G. Hornberger (more quotes by Jacob G. Hornberger or books by/about Jacob G. Hornberger)
American author, journalist, politician, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
The Nazi Mind-Set in America, The Tyranny of Gun Control, 58 (Future of Freedom Foundation 1997).
Capitalism, Education, Free Thought, Propaganda, Reason, Statism, Children