July 24, 2008
Two bills now in the House of Representatives provide further evidence the government wants to tell you how to raise your children. The Pre-K Act (HR 3289) and the Education Begins at Home Act (HR 2343) aim to micromanage families in the military and those that fall below the poverty line.
According to Chelsea Schilling , writing for WorldNetDaily, the two bills “could give the federal government unprecedented control over the way parents raise their children – even providing funds for state workers to come into homes and screen babies for emotional and developmental problems.” The proposed legislation supposedly aims to prevent child abuse, evaluate medical conditions, and “close the achievement gap in education between poor and minority infants versus middle-class children.”
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Of course, only the government is capable of determining the “emotional and developmental problems” of children, not parents. Under this program, ready for debate in the House, the government will decide the “cultural awareness” of children, not parents. “There’s some blather in the language of the bill about having cultural awareness of the differences in parenting practices, but it seems like that never applies to Christian parents,” pediatrician Karen Effrem told WND. In other words, the state will decide what sort of “education” children receive and that process will now start before kids enter a state inculcation camp, otherwise known as a public school. In fact, the language of HR 3289 — lovingly called the “Pre-K Act” — suggests children are to be steered into a preschool or daycare that follows state standards while mothers are to be moved into the “workforce,” that is to say disassociated from the education of their children.
“Once they are involved, they don’t have any say over curriculum,” Effrem said. “There’s plenty of evidence of preschool curriculum that deals with issues that have nothing to do with a child’s academic development – like gender, gender identity, careers, environmentalism, multiculturalism, feminism and all of that – things that don’t amount to a hill of beans as far as a child learning how to read.” In other words, children will be brainwashed by the state. State education obviously has nothing to do with literacy or academic development. It has to do with making sure children are trained to follow the dictates of the state. It is about breaking down the family in deference to feminism, gender identity, and careers outside the family. It is about “family planning” and eugenics. It is about programming impressionable minds to accept homosexuality and abortion.
As Effrem notes (see Preschool Socioemotional Screening ), a “movement already exists within organized psychiatry to label and drug people mentally ill based on highly controversial political and religious criteria, such as ‘intolerance’…. Due to reimbursement patterns, government promotion, and pharmaceutical industry influence, treatment almost always means use of psychotropic drugs. According to a survey of members of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 9 out of 10 children that see a psychiatrist receive a prescription for psychoactive drugs.”
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While HR 3289 and HR 2343 “may not be mandatory for low-income and military families, there is no wording in the Education Begins at Home Act requiring parental permission for treatment or ongoing care once the family is enrolled – a point that leads some to ask where parental rights end and the government takes over,” writes Schilling.
Obviously, according to the state, parents do not have rights, especially if they are “intolerant” Christians, home schoolers, or they have their own ideas about how their children should be educated. Once passed, it is said HR 3289 and HR 2343 will be voluntary, but as we know such programs have a way of eventually becoming mandatory, especially if a family is receiving some sort of state or federal “assistance.”
“If we and our children do not want to be a sociologically-controlled and semi-ignorant members of the United Nations New World Order, we need to recognize the importance of knowledge, and reject attempts at emotional manipulation and knowledge limitation,” writes Erica Carle . “Today’s problem-solving and decision-making system of education uses students, plays on their emotions, and tries to alienate them from those who should be closest to them. It creates animosity between classmates; wastes valuable learning time by forcing students to form opinions and listen to the uninformed opinions of their classmates; and discourages intelligent and moral behavior. It turns students against their own country and its Constitution in favor of the United Nations New World Order management system. Is this what we want for America’s children? If not, let’s get to work informing our state’s legislators that they must reclaim the schools and restore the Constitution.”
HR 3289 and HR 2343, likely to become mandatory for all pre-school age children, is part and parcel of this NWO management system.