Well it’s Friday and once again it’s time for my rambling. This week I was talking to a couple friends about why the left targets younger people. The easy answer is because young minds are impressionable and inexperienced. They have not yet had to face the wonders and cruelty of the real world. But as our conversation moved, we began to explore different possibilities.
Perhaps the reason the left targets younger people, even school age children is because many parents are failing to imprint values that promote God, family, individual liberties, charity, and the importance of our history at an early age before they are exposed to liberal teachers. There are variety reasons why parents fail to prepare their children; the two main reasons we came up with is time and ignorance.
Most of us live life balancing everything from work to family. There just doesn’t seem like there’s enough time in the day to accomplish everything we need to do. We prioritize by the things we must get done and the things we want to get done. Somewhere on that prioritization scale our children fall. Think about it, we work all day, grab some dinner, recap the day’s events, help our kids with homework, watch a show or two on TV, and before you know it’s time for bed only to restart the cycle all over again the next day. During this time between sunrise and sunset children are in daycare or school and some parents are lucky if they can even find an hour in the day to talk to their children. They seem perfectly satisfied allowing some stranger or teacher instilling their own ethics and values on their children. Why not, it’s one less thing they need to worry about. These are parents who believe that their responsibilities end when they drop their kids off at the daycare center or when their kids get on the bus and start again when they pick them up.
Now before you shoot arrows at me, I want to stress I’m not talking about all parents. I live in the real world and understand that we have single parents that must work and the above scenario cannot be helped. Their priority is to provide for their family and not only do I respect that I salute them. I also understand that we live in a world that places heavy demands on our time and sometimes no matter how hard we try we just fall short. This is why the family unit is so important and has such a vital function. Think about it, we’re grooming the future caretakers of our republic. Parents must find a way to connect and instill sound values so that our children are prepared to think on their feet. They must do this even if time constraints are a factor. Surely we can find the time once a week to sit down and talk about God, the importance of family, our history, charity, freedom, liberties, and so on. The way I see it, if parents can connect with their children at an early age the better off they’ll be for it. However there are some parents that are simply ignorant of the things that made and amke America great. This is the second reason why I believe parents fail to imprint the above values.
I’m a product of public education and most of what I learned about the founders and our country was not taught in school. I learned by reading and reading some more. The principles of liberty and freedom that my father and mother were taught when they were in school were long gone by the time I graduated. College did very little to improve this condition so I decided to do the research and read the material for myself. It took time and effort; but by the time I was done I was in a much better position to promote individual liberty and explain why the founders felt it was essential. Many parents received the same type of public education I received. Unless they went to a private school, they learned roughly the same stuff as I did; meaning they learned very little about our history and founders. So from this perspective they really have no reference point in terms of our history and founders to start from. They basically don’t know why freedom and liberties are so important and if they don’t know it how can they teach it to their children. They can’t. This is a powerful tool and strength for the left; ignorance.
This is why I feel the left targets the youth. They’re easy prey because many parents have failed to prepare their children for a society overflowing with leftist ideas and propaganda. By the time they start school their minds are blank pages ready to be written and leftist teachers are more than happy to fill those pages.
Well that’s was my rambling for the week. Feel free to tell me where I am wrong.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!