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(Breitbart.com)   Worried public schools are indoctrinating your kids? "One Nation Under God: A Book for Little Patriots" sets the record straight on American history, from the time Jesus wrote the constitution to 9/11 happening on Obama's watch   (bighollywood.breitbart.com) divider line 240
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2011-08-30 10:46:09 AM
So far there's been two 9/11's on Obama's watch!
 
2011-08-30 10:48:14 AM
No. Just, no.
 
2011-08-30 10:48:19 AM
FTFA: He plays with toy guns and wears camouflage pants and says "Semper fi" to any Marine we come across in an airport or at Costco. We're not exactly the typical family you might find on the west side of Los Angeles

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Wow, what rugged dissenters--exercising their independence by allowing their son to wear camo and play with army men.
 
2011-08-30 10:49:21 AM
Sometimes you have to catapult the propaganda.
 
2011-08-30 10:56:27 AM
Time for a book burning.
 
2011-08-30 11:02:30 AM
How dare schools indoctrinate children with facts and logic!
 
2011-08-30 11:04:24 AM
My son has a Ronald Reagan action figure...

Oh for fark's sake.

If I were to give my kid an Obama action figure, I'd hope my SO would slap me silly.
 
2011-08-30 11:05:32 AM
That child sounds well-adjusted and not-at-all likely to wind up in a tower with a rifle later in life listening to "voices".
 
2011-08-30 11:07:44 AM
More Teabagger drivel. Damn Teabaggers.

Diogenes: If I were to give my kid an Obama action figure, I'd hope my SO would slap me silly.


Actually, it's kinda cool.

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2011-08-30 11:12:17 AM

Diogenes: My son has a Ronald Reagan action figure...

Oh for fark's sake.

If I were to give my kid an Obama action figure, I'd hope my SO would slap me silly.


I'm sure they hope the same.

Godscrack: Time for a book burning.


No, never. Even bad books can be used as a warning. Alternatively, as toilet paper. Burning's just inefficient.

UNC_Samurai: How dare schools indoctrinate children with facts and logic!


See, if they are in fact just facts and logic - that's one thing. I'm OK with that. The question is, are they? Personally, I found nothing objectionable about what was described in the post I read - certainly nothing about Jesus writing the Constitution and 9/11 on Obama's watch. Just a lot of descriptions about how the US is the best nation in the world - a little inaccurate in the eyes of some, yes, but not necessarily incorrect.

The page quotes this:
"The people can govern, that's what Jefferson said.
We don't need a king, we don't need to be led.
Put America's future in Americans' hands.
We can decide for ourselves in this wonderful land. "

- which I'd actually say argues *against* religion being used to govern, since Jesus is the King of Kings, and it doesn't say that America's future is in God's hands, but in Americans' hands.

Now, this isn't to say I've read the whole book. There may be other, far more objectionable material in there. I'm just saying, on the face of it, it seems reasonable.
 
2011-08-30 11:15:18 AM
Psst, hey lady, I wore camo and played with toy guns as a kid, and now I'm a socialist commie pinko.
 
2011-08-30 11:23:00 AM

FuturePastNow: Psst, hey lady, I wore camo and played with toy guns as a kid, and now I'm a socialist commie pinko.


Same here. People forget that the Military and Liberalism are not mutually exclusive (though, i'm sure they wish it were)
 
2011-08-30 11:24:52 AM
"The people can govern, that's what Jefferson said.
We don't need a king, we don't need to be led.
Put America's future in Americans' hands.
We can decide for ourselves in this wonderful land. "


Sounds rather tame. I can't imagine that too many people would be ups-

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Never mind.
 
2011-08-30 11:28:53 AM

Transkaren: Now, this isn't to say I've read the whole book. There may be other, far more objectionable material in there. I'm just saying, on the face of it, it seems reasonable.


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I'm not a constitutional lawyer, but I don't think the Bill of Rights lists the 10 rights of Americans. In fact, I'm pretty sure the 9th amendments explicitely says there may be more than those listed.
 
2011-08-30 11:29:36 AM
My son has a Ronald Reagan action figure

I hate it when liberals batshiat-insane idol-worshipping Republican dipshiats indoctrinate their children!
 
2011-08-30 11:30:22 AM

Flab: 9th amendments


FTFM
 
2011-08-30 11:49:02 AM
freaking nutso righties.. stop hurting america
 
2011-08-30 11:54:57 AM
My son has a Ronald Reagan action figure (okay, maybe it's not an action figure but I refuse to call it a doll) in his room along with Navy SEAL posters and plenty of little green army men.

You are one sick individual
 
2011-08-30 12:00:24 PM

Diogenes: My son has a Ronald Reagan action figure...

Oh for fark's sake.

If I were to give my kid an Obama action figure, I'd hope my SO would slap me silly.


My mom has an Obama Matroyshka doll. That's Russion you know. Russian as in commie.

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2011-08-30 12:01:55 PM
Russion? The o isn't even near the a. I think liberals have somehow sabotaged my typing.
 
2011-08-30 12:07:44 PM

I_C_Weener: Russion? The o isn't even near the a. I think liberals have somehow sabotaged my typing.


The Keyboard Of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
 
2011-08-30 12:19:32 PM
"Five branches fight to keep us free.
To protect us and our liberty."


This is a common misconception that military recruiters don't help with. The job of the military is to follow orders of the civilian leadership. If the leadership decides that certain Americans are no longer deserving of freedom and liberty, like say Japanese-Americans, then it is the job of the military to follow orders, round them up, and put them in camps.

Not that I'm denigrating the military's role here. I'm highlighting that it is not the job of the military to protect freedom and liberty. It is the job of the citizenry to protect freedom and liberty, and unfortunately, American citizens have shown that sometimes they don't want that.
 
2011-08-30 12:22:28 PM
In a time when fewer and fewer schools recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning,

This is a classic "how do you know this?"
 
2011-08-30 12:28:28 PM
When I read Hamilton's words, On her crown, those seven rays remind Americans every day that on seven lands and seven seas many still are not yet free

So Republicans want to try to govern the entire world or what? It's our responsibility to free and police everyone? Scary thought.
 
2011-08-30 12:29:41 PM

Flab: I'm not a constitutional lawyer, but I don't think the Bill of Rights lists the 10 rights of Americans. In fact, I'm pretty sure the 9th amendments explicitely says there may be more than those listed.


It is only saying there are ten rights in the Bill of Rights, which is accurate.

Having not read it all, I don't find anything objectionable with the book. The woman who wrote the article gives me the creeps but so far the book doesn't wig me out too much.
 
2011-08-30 12:38:06 PM

Transkaren: Now, this isn't to say I've read the whole book. There may be other, far more objectionable material in there. I'm just saying, on the face of it, it seems reasonable.


I don't agree with indoctrinating kids with any kind of AMERICA, F*CK YEAH. That warps minds (you grow up hearing how America is perfect and brings sunshine and flowers everywhere, you're going to be the person saying "YOU DON'T LIKE HOW WE DO THINGS YOU CAN GIT OUT" in 10 years). Same for the pledge. A little kid shouldn't be made to recite or read this stuff. It's way beyond their educational level.
 
2011-08-30 12:40:38 PM

lennavan: When I read Hamilton's words, On her crown, those seven rays remind Americans every day that on seven lands and seven seas many still are not yet free

So Republicans want to try to govern the entire world or what? It's our responsibility to free and police everyone? Scary thought.


I kind of read that as a sort of count-your-blessings because not everyone in the world has what we have. To each his own, I guess.
 
2011-08-30 12:45:31 PM
I don't see anything wrong with the book the way the article describes it. The comments, however, are derptastic.
 
2011-08-30 12:46:45 PM

Quasar: Transkaren: Now, this isn't to say I've read the whole book. There may be other, far more objectionable material in there. I'm just saying, on the face of it, it seems reasonable.

I don't agree with indoctrinating kids with any kind of AMERICA, F*CK YEAH. That warps minds (you grow up hearing how America is perfect and brings sunshine and flowers everywhere, you're going to be the person saying "YOU DON'T LIKE HOW WE DO THINGS YOU CAN GIT OUT" in 10 years). Same for the pledge. A little kid shouldn't be made to recite or read this stuff. It's way beyond their educational level.


I never recited the pledge and now I'm a pinko lib gun-owner. You figure it out.
 
2011-08-30 12:50:49 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Quasar: Transkaren: Now, this isn't to say I've read the whole book. There may be other, far more objectionable material in there. I'm just saying, on the face of it, it seems reasonable.

I don't agree with indoctrinating kids with any kind of AMERICA, F*CK YEAH. That warps minds (you grow up hearing how America is perfect and brings sunshine and flowers everywhere, you're going to be the person saying "YOU DON'T LIKE HOW WE DO THINGS YOU CAN GIT OUT" in 10 years). Same for the pledge. A little kid shouldn't be made to recite or read this stuff. It's way beyond their educational level.

I never recited the pledge and now I'm a pinko lib gun-owner. You figure it out.


Huh, I always recited the pledge and and now I'm a pinko lib gun-owner.

Well, to be fair I recited the pledge until age 13, and then I stared at T&A while mouthing the words for the next 5 years.
 
2011-08-30 12:55:23 PM

Flab: I'm not a constitutional lawyer, but I don't think the Bill of Rights lists the 10 rights of Americans.


More specifically, the Bill of Right's doesn't tell us what we *may* do, it outlines what the government *may not* do.

/And technically, we didn't fight to get these rights; we fought to preserve the Rights of Englishmen which we already had.
 
2011-08-30 12:57:16 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Bill of Right's


Bah... stupid apostrophe taking away my freedomz!
 
2011-08-30 01:04:40 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Flab: I'm not a constitutional lawyer, but I don't think the Bill of Rights lists the 10 rights of Americans. In fact, I'm pretty sure the 9th amendments explicitely says there may be more than those listed.

It is only saying there are ten rights in the Bill of Rights, which is accurate.


There are 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights. How many rights that are enumerated depends on how pedantic you want to be.
 
2011-08-30 01:08:00 PM

Diogenes: My son has a Ronald Reagan action figure...

Oh for fark's sake.

If I were to give my kid an Obama action figure, I'd hope my SO would slap me silly.


God only knows why, but when my son was four he believed that Dick Cheney was the white dude that was shown to be Darth Vader when he was unmasked. Couldn't convince him otherwise. He absolutely thought that the guy was some kind of bigger-than-life villain.
 
2011-08-30 01:10:33 PM
"One Nation Under God" always unnerves me.

It seems to me that you can't have both freedom of religion and "One Nation Under God". I'd much rather have the former than the latter.

Not to slight people that believe in God. Hell, I'm religious myself. But this is a country full of people of different religions as well as agnostics and atheists. Their beliefs (or lack thereof) are just as important as anyone else's.

"One Nation Under God" seems to me to be used to blatantly push one particular religion (Christianity). What about polytheists? What about atheists? What about Buddhists? Or Unitarian Universalists?

We should not favor any one particular religion in this country over others. That's why our Founders saw fit to make this a secular nation with freedom of religion.
 
2011-08-30 01:19:22 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Flab: I'm not a constitutional lawyer, but I don't think the Bill of Rights lists the 10 rights of Americans. In fact, I'm pretty sure the 9th amendments explicitely says there may be more than those listed.

It is only saying there are ten rights in the Bill of Rights, which is accurate.


I got ten before I got through the fourth amendment. How the fark are you counting?
 
2011-08-30 01:23:29 PM

shivashakti: "One Nation Under God" seems to me to be used to blatantly push one particular religion (Christianity). What about polytheists? What about atheists? What about Buddhists? Or Unitarian Universalists?


They will be purged when Real Americans take over this country.
 
2011-08-30 01:26:06 PM

borg: So far there's been two 9/11's on Obama's watch!


And both of them are his Katrinas.
 
2011-08-30 01:27:36 PM

Fart_Machine: shivashakti: "One Nation Under God" seems to me to be used to blatantly push one particular religion (Christianity). What about polytheists? What about atheists? What about Buddhists? Or Unitarian Universalists?

They will be purged when Real Americans take over this country.


And if you think that's bad, wait until you see what they do with the Catholics and Christians who don't believe in Dominionism.
 
2011-08-30 01:28:26 PM
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/fear will keep the people in line
//fear...of the republic!
 
2011-08-30 01:28:31 PM

Lionel Mandrake: My son has a Ronald Reagan action figure (okay, maybe it's not an action figure but I refuse to call it a doll) in his room along with Navy SEAL posters and plenty of little green army men.

You are one sick individual


That boy is going to grow up to be fabulous!
 
2011-08-30 01:30:09 PM
Kids learning about the founding of our country, the horror
 
2011-08-30 01:31:21 PM

lennavan: When I read Hamilton's words, On her crown, those seven rays remind Americans every day that on seven lands and seven seas many still are not yet free

So Republicans want to try to govern the entire world or what? It's our responsibility to free and police everyone? Scary thought.


Yeah, so we can replace everyone's government with our Republican style small government. Everywhere. Duh.
 
2011-08-30 01:31:44 PM

impaler: AdolfOliverPanties: Flab: I'm not a constitutional lawyer, but I don't think the Bill of Rights lists the 10 rights of Americans. In fact, I'm pretty sure the 9th amendments explicitely says there may be more than those listed.

It is only saying there are ten rights in the Bill of Rights, which is accurate.

There are 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights. How many rights that are enumerated depends on how pedantic you want to be.


By my count there are 5 in the first Amendment alone.
 
2011-08-30 01:31:49 PM

Theaetetus: AdolfOliverPanties: Flab: I'm not a constitutional lawyer, but I don't think the Bill of Rights lists the 10 rights of Americans. In fact, I'm pretty sure the 9th amendments explicitely says there may be more than those listed.

It is only saying there are ten rights in the Bill of Rights, which is accurate.

I got ten before I got through the fourth amendment. How the fark are you counting?


With Conservative Math!

One, Two, Earnhardt....
 
2011-08-30 01:32:47 PM

shivashakti: "One Nation Under God" always unnerves me...



"One Nation Under A Groove", however...


/gettin' down just for the funk of it
 
2011-08-30 01:32:49 PM
I'd give my son a Ronald Reagan action figure. I'd also give him a lighter and some cherry bombs.
 
2011-08-30 01:34:41 PM
I love their reference of Thomas Jefferson and how he pertains to liberty. Perhaps they should throw this quote out there for a matter of perspective:

"In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty."

Wonder what they think about that one.
 
2011-08-30 01:36:25 PM

Lorelle: More Teabagger drivel. Damn Teabaggers.

Diogenes: If I were to give my kid an Obama action figure, I'd hope my SO would slap me silly.

Actually, it's kinda cool.

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I was just looking for something like that at Archie McPhee (new window), found a million other things I need, but they didn't have one of those... where can you buy them?
 
2011-08-30 01:37:44 PM
"Five branches fight to keep us free.
To protect us and our liberty."



Army, Air Force, Navy... I only count three branches.
 
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