It was reported in the Washington Times recently that a Washington D.C public school had an assignment for 6th graders which required them to draw comparisons between George W. Bush and Hitler. Needless to say there were a few parents who objected to the assignment. One parent who called the school to complain was told that the assignment was part of a curriculum unit approved by the school system, and that the 6th graders had been studying about the Holocaust and the Iraq war.
A copy of the assignment shows not only a huge political bias and misinformation, but teaching the students to compare the two leaders in the first place is a disturbing trend of liberal hypocrisy to say the least.
The top of the assignment reads,
“Now that we have read about two men of power who abused their power in various ways, we will compare and contrast them and their actions. Please refer to your texts, ‘Fighting Hitler — A Holocaust Story’ and ‘Bush: Iraq War Justified despite No WMD’ to compare and contrast former President George W. Bush and Hitler. We will use this in class tomorrow for an activity!”
“I think trying to compare Adolf Hitler to an American president is just not right,” the parent said. “I didn’t agree with Mr. Bush or his policies, but that was over the line.”
It may come as a shock to a lot of liberals, but many of my conservative friends and I had more than a few issues with G.W. Bush, yet one thing we never had to question him about is his love for this country or our troops, and while the war is still questionable for a lot of folks, many are grateful that he was President when our country was attacked.
When Hitler rose to power in prewar Germany, the Nazis began a systematic takeover of the state governments throughout Germany. Armed SS agents went into local government offices and threw out legitimate office holders to replace them with Nazi Reich commissioners. Political enemies were arrested and held in old army barracks and abandoned factories. Prisoners were subjected to harsh discipline, beatings and military style drills. Some were even tortured to death. This was a precursor of the Nazi concentration camps that came a few years later.
On March 23rd, 1933 the newly elected Reichstag met in the Kroll Opera House in Berlin to consider passing Hitler’s Enabling Act which was called the “Law for Removing the Distress of the People and the Reich.” The vote was taken and democracy was finished in Germany. Hitler’s Nazi Party was declared the only legal political party in Germany. In August 1934, Hitler became the head of state as well as head of government and was formally named as chancellor. As head of state, he was now supreme commander of the armed forces and began preparing for war.
During the first six years of Hitler’s dictatorship, government at every level adopted hundreds of laws, decrees, directives, guidelines, and regulations that increasingly restricted basic rights of the Jews and others in Germany. New laws banned marriage between non-Jewish and Jewish Germans, and disallowed “on-Aryans” to obtain German citizenship. Hitler’s early eugenic policies were carried out ruthlessly on disabled children and adults who were later ‘euthanized’.
World War 2 came about as Hitler’s army invaded Scandinavia, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium and ordered bombing raids on the UK, with the goal of invasion. On June 22, 1941, Hitler invaded Russia with 3 million troops.
Between 1939 and 1945, Nazis were responsible for the deaths of 11 million to 14 million people, including about 6 million Jews, most of who died or suffered horribly in concentration camps.
Hitler’s actions had brought about a world war, and his policies inflicted human suffering on an unprecedented scale and resulted in the death of an estimated 40 million people, including about 27 million in the Soviet Union, and left devastation throughout Europe, including his own country. Hitler and his SS and brown shirts were ruthless and maniacal, and most of them did what they did willingly, if not happily. He had his “Hitler Youth”, who spied on their families and neighbors.
Whatever people believe about the Iraq war, Bush went to Congress, and Congress declared war. Certain people and politicians claimed later that no WMD were found, therefore Bush lied. Over the years before and after, there was evidence of WMD, and that Saddam Hussein had used them on his own people. That said GW Bush did nothing in comparison to what Hitler did. He didn’t do away with the Constitutional Republic, nor did he install himself as dictator. He didn’t abuse, or imprison political opponents; He didn’t have a national band of thugs dragging people out of their homes, businesses or pack them like animals in cattle cars, shipping them to concentration camps. He never once instituted policies against American citizens with the intent to exterminate them. He didn’t invade half the civilized world, nor did he invade the countries of Iraq and Afghanistan for the purpose of turning them into a part of an American “empire”.
He did what he thought was best based on the Intel he had at the time, Intel which many members of congress and those of the Clinton Administration also knew. He supported our troops then, and still appreciates and shows support to our Veterans now. Between 2001 and 2008, America was reasonably safe because he took the fight to the terrorists.
The hypocrisy of progressives is astounding, when one thinks of what the uproar would be had this lesson been a comparison between Stalin and Obama.
Education is at a dangerous crossroads in our country, and with these kinds of federally mandated curriculum standards, Hitler’s personal propagandist Joseph Goebbels would be proud.