have often said that “First they came for the Confederates, then the Founding Fathers and then finally the Christians”. At first, my comments was just an observation on the patterns of the Nazi regime in Germany as elaborated by Dietrich Bonhoffer. (Bonhoffer said, “First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.”) My variant on Bonhoffer has proven truer than I would like. It was in the news that at a Texas school, the Boston Tea Party participants were portrayed as ‘terrorists’. It shouldn’t surprise me, being that this approach was forwarded by the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (When the name includes the term collaborative or collective in its title, you know its orientation).
It is tragic that our sons and daughters are being misled by their teachers. When I see stories like this, I do not feel bad about reduced school budgets. If they are presenting such garbage as ‘education’, the budgets need to be cut. What is being presented is indoctrination, NOT education. What I read of the article is not even factually correct. The patriots involved had already purchased the tea. It was their property that was being destroyed, not someone else’s. There was no terrorism involved in the Boston Tea Party.
Such lesson plans present the founding of the Republic as a terrorist act, which it was not. It ridicules the founding fathers and their ideas. It indoctrinates children to dismiss the founding documents. I hope that those of you who have your children in the government indoctrination centers consider the ramifications of what is going on. Instead of having your children brain-washed, they need truth and liberty.
Liberty for Texas!