Most Americans think that the purpose of education is to help children and young adults learn the basic important things in life and to learn how to be productive members of society. To do that, it makes sense that students would learn basic concepts about how to do math that will allow them to balance their checkbook or to learn about elections so that they can vote and make their voices heard. You would even think that students would be able to learn about our Constitution.
But you’d be wrong.
Students at a public college, Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan, were arrested for doing such horrible things like passing out copies of the Constitution to other students. Jack Burns writes,
The incident occurred at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan and involved members of the Young Americans for Liberty who were arrested September 20th, 2015 and charged with trespassing. Brandon Withers and Michelle Gregoire were arrested and spent nearly 7 hours in jail for their unapproved distribution of the U.S. Constitution and for allegedly attempting to recruit others to their club.
The ‘offenses’ resulted in demands the students remove themselves from campus property. The students refused to leave and were arrested by campus police and charged with trespassing.
So, students, who were not interrupting any class, were arrested for exercising their right to free speech and their right to educate other students about the foundations of our government. And they were doing all of this peacefully.
Stop and realize that this kind of bias against people who love liberty is something that your tax dollars are paying for. The school’s policy about “solicitation” allows them to regulate free speech if it doesn’t “support the mission of Kellogg Community College.” Now, if one of the main purposes of the college isn’t to educate students on a basic understanding of the Constitution, what is the purpose?
To make it worse, students have complained that university authorities allow politically liberal organizations to speak out and “solicit” without prior notification or permission, so this appears to be a clear case of bias. It would seem that the school doesn’t want to teach kids how to think, only how to blindly obey. New York State Teacher of the Year, John Taylor Gatto, would agree that is the case. He said,
Schools were designed by Horace Mann and Barnard Sears and Harper of the University of Chicago and Thorndyke of Columbia Teachers College and some other men to be instruments of the scientific management of a mass population. Schools are intended to produce through the application of formulae, formulaic human beings whose behavior can be predicted and controlled.
It appears that “educators” at Kellogg Community College, like many “educators” at schools from elementary to institutions of “higher learning,” are actively engaging in setting up a police state of the kind in which the people are too blind to see what is going on, so they never escape.
My advice to you? If you can, homeschool your children. If that isn’t an option for you, look for other ways to make sure that they are truly educated, that they learn how to look at more than one side of an issue, that they learn how to think for themselves. If they don’t, then they will be doomed to blindly follow the rules given them by administrators of the police state.
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