If there is one thing I do not care for, it is someone who panders. I have been rather tough on ol’ Mayor Pete for doing such, trying to harness the black vote however he can . . . even associating “gay” rights with the struggle of blacks in America. Did I mention pandering? I think ol’ Petey boy is still at 0 percent with blacks in South Carolina.
But, now I must shift my focus to another passenger in the Democrat (socialist) Party presidential clown car. Yes, I know, any one of them could be considered such, after all, the promise of “free” stuff is just a means of buying votes . . . with taxpayer monies. I think many need be reminded that “free does not equal freedom.” As a matter of fact, it is the antithesis of freedom, it is economic enslavement, servitude. There is another method to enslaving a population, dumb them down, which appears to be the objective of the most recent leftist pandering.
As reported by Townhall:
“Over the weekend, MSNBC held a public education forum with the 2020 Democrats. Not surprisingly, former Vice President Joe Biden said he would eliminate charter schools if he is elected president in 2020. “And so, the point is, if I’m president, [Education Secretary] Betsy De Vos’ whole notion from charter schools to this are gone,” Biden said during the forum. Biden suddenly changed his position on charter schools, probably to appease those on the far left. In fact, back in 2001, he actually supported charter schools and defended their funding on the floor of the Senate.
Senator Joe Biden’s own words, “What we do know about education is basic. We know if you get two kids of comparable talent or lacking in talent and you put them in a classroom with 70 kids and 1 teacher, they are not going to do as well as if you put them in a classroom with 3 kids and 1 teacher. We know the more focused the attention, the closer to one-on-one you can get, the product being the same, the better chance you have of succeeding. We also know if you have books that are legible and available and every student has one–same students, same IQ, same background, same everything–the kids with the good books are going to do better than the kids with the bad books.
Two kids with the same talent, whether they have a 90 IQ or 190 IQ, whether they are creative, not creative, put them in a large class with a comparable group of people, and they are not going to do as well as when you put them in a small class of a comparable group of people. If you put them in the same classroom with a good teacher versus a bad teacher, they are going to do better with a good teacher. There are basics. What do we know about how education works?
OK, fine, but do not do to those kids the same thing as my fictitious example on the track. Do not judge the kid who comes from a school district where they spend $5,000 per pupil, with teachers who have their teaching certificate in the area in which they teach–do not judge them by the same standard that you are going to judge kids who have $1,500 spent on them per pupil, who have a majority of teachers who are not certified in the area they teach, who teach in classrooms that are leaky, some of them unsafe, and without an adequate number of textbooks.
As my dad would say: Give me a break. I do not think the Federal Government can or should, or any government should, decide to equalize everything. As one former President said, life is unfair. Certain things government cannot do. The Government cannot dictate you to be 6 foot 2, if that is what you want, or 5 foot 9. The Government cannot dictate that everybody will have the voice of Barbra Streisand or some famous male singer–whoever the heck you like. Life is unfair.”
So, what happened, Joe? What made you change your tune this past weekend on MSNBC? The answer is simple, pandering. Sir, you have lost your will, courage, to say the truth, what needs to be said, regardless of the audience. This is certainly, among many others, a clear reason why you cannot be president of these United States of America. If there is one thing we should all support, it is educational freedom, the ability for a parent to decide the best education path for their child, not the government. It is obvious that Biden, like the rest of his leftist cohorts, desires that teachers union vote, support, endorse. They are clearly stating, to heck with your child.
And I guess I should not blame ol’ Joe. After all it was his former boss, Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Obama, who canceled the DC Opportunity Scholarship (school voucher) Program for deserving and talented minority kids. However, Obama sent his daughters to the esteemed and prestigious Sidwell Friends School.
I don’t know, but are y’all getting tired of the leftist elitism of “do as I say, not as I do?”
I can tell you that some black mothers got tired of it in Florida, yep, and a year ago they voted for Ron DeSantis over the avowed socialist Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, a black man. What motivated and inspired those women to break ranks? They were tired of the “do as I say” attitude when it came to the progressive socialist left relegating their children to failing schools. They wanted educational freedom. Ron DeSantis promised it, and they believed him.
No true parent wants to see their child fail. Our American children are dreamers, just not the ones the leftists pander to: illegal immigrant children. The key ingredient to achieving dreams, goals, and aspirations is a quality education, not the indoctrination that the left wishes to mandate upon our children. Equality of opportunity starts with education…equality of outcomes is rooted in indoctrination.
Joe Biden was just in Texas last week Friday, in San Antonio to be exact. Just up the road is the capital of Texas, Austin, where the Austin Independent School District voted unanimously to implement a sex education curriculum that can only be described as pornographic, we shared that story with y’all. Parents stood up at the Austin ISD school board meeting in protest, yet the board voted against their wishes. Hey, Joe, with whom would you have aligned, parents or school board? I mean this Joe Biden, not the one who gave that speech 18 years ago. I think we all know what the answer would be, implicit pandering.
Let me make this point really clear, and I mean crystal clear: the left does not give a damn about your child, or grandchild. As you see in the case of Greta Thunberg, they will ideologically abuse any child for their absurd, and often perverted, agenda. They do not want to educate your child, they seek to indoctrinate them. That means teaching them anything that builds character and will is not part of their scheme.
The left wants your child’s mind, and will do all they can to turn them against you. I can’t begin to articulate how many parents have confided in me that they raised their child a certain way . . . sending them off to college, and now do not ideologically recognize them. This is what Joe Biden, who is not some moderate, he is just another pandering politician who will say and do anything to be elected.
And that, folks, means sacrificing your child’s future. One of the gods of the Baals was the god of child sacrifice, Moloch. Moloch is alive and well in many shapes and forms in today’s Democrat (socialist) Party. And yes, Joe Biden, I would say that on MSNBC or CNN because I ain’t pandering to anyone . . . unlike you.
Do us here in Texas a favor: don’t come back!
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West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.