An MSN story appeared on 15 MAY 2023, explaining how Uncle Joe’s Regime is coming out in favor of religious freedom in public schools.
Now, we here at TPOL are as always highly critical of ANY presidential regime, as we see “massa” as being noting but a (supposedly) elected tyrant, and mostly a front-man for the powers-that-be.
So to us, this is just more confirmation of the same-old-same-old malarky.
As the document is described by the usual regime shill, it reminds us of the insanity called “Free-trade agreements” which take thousands of pages of detailed instructions that are supposedly necessary to have free trade between people and companies in various countries.
Thus we see that Uncle Joe graciously tells staff, teachers, students and parents that “Students may, for example, bow their heads and pray to themselves before taking a test.” How wonderful! Notice that they can “pray to themselves” not to God – or even to Satan or their ancestors!
Seriously, we suspect that the main impact of these “guidelines” will be to assure even more steady employment for attorneys, more opportunities for anti-religion activists to complain and put even more pressure on school boards, administrators, and voters. In other words, a Woke dream.
Because while there are few things the FedGov (and most all State and local governments – lest we offend anyone) is good at, micromanagement and making a bad situation worse are two of those things. Together with wasting money, immorally squeezing money out of anything and anyone they don’t like, and coddling criminals who are not politically incorrect.
Adding insult to injury, we still can find absolutely nothing in the United States Constitution that authorizes ANY branch of the FedGov to have anything at all to do with education, whether we are talking pre-pre-preschool or post-graduate programs. Nothing, nada, nicht! For the FedGov to intervene in any matter of public or private education is at best a violation of the 9th Amendment, if not both the 9th and 10th.
But never mind: that clause has been ignored since not long after the War Between the States. Indeed, there is no authority for the FedGov to have provided education as one of the “benefits” of all of the treaties signed with various Indian tribal nations – even the ones that the Feds had to create to have someone to “negotiate” with. The enabling acts which admitted States to the Union were filled with interference by Congress on the powers of States to provide for public education – assuming that the State’s people actually even wanted that. And which Congress itself promptly ignored and broke by giving what in essence were franchises to various denominations to run schools for AmerInd children and have exclusive missionary rights to a given people and region.
No doubt as we write this, the various education unions and State and local administrations are busy pouring over these “guidelines” to see how to bend them to accomplish their goals of destroying American culture, further crack down on religion, and (of course) give them more money and power.
The solution is simple and is growing in popularity since the Pandemic Panic and the Lockdown. Get the children OUT of the government-ruined, theft-funded schools and teach them at home or in private schools that do NOT try to milk government for money and benefits by kowtowing to the thugs. Your own, your other family children, your neighbors’ kids, the children of your fellow church or civic club members and fellow employees. Teach them to reject the evil that is government.
The other aspect of this is for old Joe to “appear “ more centrist as the election approaches. Let’s face it that guy has very little to work with so this is what we’ll get for the next 18 months. All smoke and mirrors though…
BTW, great point about getting the little ones out of public schools. That’s such a huge step towards getting our country back.
Of course. What we’ve been getting so far is also the smoke and mirrors. Uncle Joe and his mobs are good at that, if nothing else. Part of the “centrist” false front is the constant harping on “what the people of this nation want is…”