Every day the government tries to outdo itself by adding more control, not only the lives of its adult citizens, but now to America’s children in the public (government) school system. Have we now become used to patrol cars parked at the schools and/or the guard house behind the gates when entering school grounds? Little good will those do if someone really wants to bring harm to those on the inside of the gates.
Safety and quality education is at the forefront of all parents’ minds, but what happens when those we hire to educate and protect our children think they can control, dominate, indoctrinate and relegate through the social engineering of our children? Most of us have been subjected to disciplinary action at some point in our lives—at home and at school. When I was in school, the teachers had the same authority to paddle kids as the parents did, and the parents supported those actions if they were deserving of the disciplinary measure used.
We live in a different world today. Parents sue if their kids are corrected by someone other than them; RFID chips are being considered to track children at school and parents are even looked upon by the government as possibly being threats to their own kids.
A school in Richmond, California spent $50,000 from a $160,000 federal grant issuing chips in a jersey to preschoolers involved in the school’s Head Start program. Is this that much different from a prison uniform—and what about privacy issues?
According to the ACLU blog website, “Now the school district is apparently hoping to use these chips to replace manual attendance records, track the children’s movements at school and during field trips, and collect other data like whether the child has eaten or not.”
Questions if I were a parent of one of these young children: 1) Who receives this information? 2) What will they do with it, and 3) how long with it be kept? Where are the parents’ rights in this? Will all decision making be taken away from them?
Consider what’s happening at other schools across our nation:
In August of 2013, CBS in Dallas reported that parents can no longer walk their kids to the school door, a long-held tradition for kindergarteners and their moms and/or dads. They cited safety issues. Does this mean parents can no longer be entrusted with their own and other children? I expect an obnoxious siren-like alarm and flashing lights to go off if their foot happens to touch the curb as they approach the school followed by paddy wagons suddenly appearing.
In November of 2013, at an elementary school in Tennessee, a father was arrested (as shown in this You Tube video) when the school told him they wouldn’t release his child until after all of the other children had been picked up, despite a state law saying schools cannot keep children longer than 15 minutes after school is dismissed and regardless of the father’s concern for his son’s safety.
Third graders were searched at an elementary school in Kentucky in February, 2008, when the teacher was missing $5.00 brought by a student. She later found it on her desk. Obviously, it could have been handled differently.
CNN reports that in New York city, 12 year-old Alexa Gonzalez had her hands cuffed behind her back for doodling, “I love my friends Abby and Faith. Lex was here 2/1/10” on a classroom desk with a green marker. She was then paraded across the street to a police precinct. Were the handcuffs necessary?
Todd Starnes of Fox News reported in 2010 that students who were attending a Conservative Leadership conference in D.C. were told to stop singing the National Anthem. U.S. Park Police confirmed that the students were in violation of federal law and their impromptu performance constituted a demonstration in an area that must remain “completely content neutral.” What is not content neutral about our National Anthem being sung at a national monument?
In 2009, after an eight year-old Massachusetts boy drew a stick figure of Jesus on the Cross, he was sent for a psychological evaluation. The school informed his father that he had depicted violence.
These might seem far and few between, but the incidents are increasing. Question: How long will we allow this form of oppression and obedience to be performed by the government? How long before we will be required to receive the “chip” as well?