Is our children learning?

Infuriating story via EAGNews.org:

As part of a civics lesson, eighth-graders at Union Grove Elementary School in Wisconsin were asked to fill out a political crossword puzzle. According to the powers that be at the Union Grove School District, here are two lessons students should take away from the assignment:

Students learned conservatism is “the political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms … ”

Conversely, they learned liberalism is “the political belief of equality and personal freedom for everyone, often changing the current system to increase government protection of civil liberties.”

On the other side of the puzzle was a political survey. Students were required to complete it.

In what universe is this acceptable?

https://twitter.com/RightWingNerd/status/322058042197815296

https://twitter.com/s_thorn/status/322059872571121665

  • TheAmishDude

    Just don’t bring your 20oz soda to school in a plastic bag.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      ..With an assault Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich! XD LOL Jawamax 8<{D}

      • Emily B

        And, for heaven’s sake, don’t bite your PopTart into the shape of a gun!!

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      ..With an assault Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich! XD LOL Jawamax 8<{D}

  • TheAmishDude

    Speaking of freedom, what about teachers being required to pay tribute, uh, dues to the union?

  • http://xristosdomini.wordpress.com/ xristosdomini

    I guess because conservatives aren’t fans of abortion, drug use and same sex marriage? That’s about the only way I can make this make sense…

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    “Liberalism” perpetuates DEATH, en MASSE.

  • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

    And this is exactly why, Melissa Harris Perry- that we don’t want teachers to “help raise” our kids.

    • okiepastor

      Exactly right! Wisconsin educators also teach their kids that their governor is a dictator oppressing their teachers. Sad.

      • Leila Peterson

        These Wisconsin “educators” were the ones taking off work to protest Governor Walker’s curb of union power that was strangling the WI State Government and they were caught on camera having phony excuses written for them for “sickness” so they’d be paid for the day. Some even brought their classes to the protests and made the kids carry signs denigrating Walker.

    • edjuk8

      I couldn’t agree more! I am a history teacher, and I never teach my beliefs or viewpoints. It is up to the students to decide that! And, if I see something questionable in the textbook or in the standards, I let the students know that it is an opinion, and not necessarily a fact and to keep an open mind about it. I am sick to death of these psycho teachers who think they know it all and need to indoctrinate our children.

      • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

        I can only hope that there are more teachers like you Amy. I know there are a lot of great ones out there, but just in the last month alone you hear about this, the “stomp Jesus” incident and the teacher across the pond that started one of the “Ironlady is dead” parties. WTH? All the teachers I know are discouraged to have facebook accounts. And you have these idiots that flaunt it.

      • arrow2010

        Lefties think they are on a mission from God to spread progressiveness and thus feel justified to brainwash kids.

        • The Rated Republican Superstar

          Lefties don’t really believe in God. Lefties believe THEY ARE GOD.

      • james hammer

        Then you should know the difference between liberalism and Liberalism / conservatism and Conservatism and that the US is a classical liberal democracy (and what that means) and be a little less outraged. Educating people to reduce outrage in the world might just be a good thing.

    • http://twitter.com/tanyabachand Tanya Bachand

      amen to that

    • Kevin

      Not to mention it is terribly inaccurate, government restricts personal freedom, liberals just want to get to say which ones.

  • b_truit

    Accuse your opponent of what you are doing…. Ha let me see… According to this schools logic, liberals are for freeing up gun restrictions, letting you drink and eat what you want. If that were the case if be a liberal. Gimme 5 mins in a room with these people sheesh

    • nasty

      what about regulating “violent” video games and movies? big conservative government strikes again!

      • Guest

        How about regulating pornography..

      • The Rated Republican Superstar

        It’s not a conservative position to regulate video games, movies, and adult entertainment. It is a socialist position that government is the answer to society’s problems.

        • nasty

          thats not what repubs say these days…they blame the shootings on games and movies

  • Eeners

    @rightwingnerd RT’d me–how cool to make Twitchy ;).

  • goat10000

    I found a link to a PDF of the entire lesson:

    http://www.powermediaplus.com/furtherLearning/pdfs/8VH6523-dgtg.pdf

    • Eeners

      omg, most of the bullet points (esp the civil rights ones) are egregiously WRONG!!! Thank you, I’m sharing this on Twitter too.

    • https://twitter.com/BlissTabitha Tabitha Bliss

      Thank You! This is so warped & shocking.. Gotta love where it says conservatives are “not as far right as Fascism”.. LMAO Umm yeah ALL BIG totalitarian governments ARE LEFTWING Azzholez! That includes fascism. lol We’re the small gov’t crew. I am so sick of the left’s outrageous lies, the nerve!

      • 1972patriot

        They ask kids which party supports drug legalization? Hmm…

        • https://twitter.com/BlissTabitha Tabitha Bliss

          I noticed that & was thinking in reality it’s pretty much the same with all the libertarians.
          Why they would include that who knows. Perhaps to say it’s the liberals so they have appeal to kids at that age?. Make em seem as ‘cool’ as possible.
          This is insane & we wonder why younger generations don’t care to hear about conservatism anymore?.. Probably were all fed similar ‘lessons’. Who knows what’s gone unseen by parents. The teachers are all Marxists so….

        • https://twitter.com/BlissTabitha Tabitha Bliss

          I noticed that & was thinking in reality it’s pretty much the same with all the libertarians.
          Why they would include that who knows. Perhaps to say it’s the liberals so they have appeal to kids at that age?. Make em seem as ‘cool’ as possible.
          This is insane & we wonder why younger generations don’t care to hear about conservatism anymore?.. Probably were all fed similar ‘lessons’. Who knows what’s gone unseen by parents. The teachers are all Marxists so….

      • 1972patriot

        They ask kids which party supports drug legalization? Hmm…

      • 1water

        For people who want to double-check it, you can find the phrase on page 41.
        The phrase it’s even more absurd when you consider that even they themselves describe fascism as “the political belief of absolute government control over everything”. Who fits this description more?

      • james hammer

        No, there are both left and right wing totalitarians. Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, et. al. would be the left end of totalitarianism. Pinochet, General Suharto, Mussolini, et. al. are at the right end of totalitarianism (as well as all the kings in the past who ruled by “divine right”). Hitler doesn’t really fit in on either side of American politics but hated communists but was more into racist ideology than economics, he’s just sort of a unique non-classified megolomaniac. Try learning about the world and not calling names, no political system or party or philosophy is without faults or nut jobs in it.

    • https://twitter.com/BlissTabitha Tabitha Bliss

      Thank You! This is so warped & shocking.. Gotta love where it says conservatives are “not as far right as Fascism”.. LMAO Umm yeah ALL BIG totalitarian governments ARE LEFTWING Azzholez! That includes fascism. lol We’re the small gov’t crew. I am so sick of the left’s outrageous lies, the nerve!

    • $35038462

      Good job. From just a cursory look, it’s all wrong. Sheesh.

    • SameJerkDifferentName

      I don’t even know how to respond. I will say this, I’m glad I don’t have kids. This country is going to hell and that proves it.

  • sleazyrider

    Why would anyone want to stop you from killing fetuses with heartbeats…oh…the nerve!

  • Maxx

    Kind of hard to enjoy “equality and personal freedom for everyone” when your spinal cord is purposefully cut and you’re left to die on a cold, steel table.

    Put THAT in your liberal lesson plans you pathetic,indoctrinating hypocrites.

    • $35038462

      Stahp, that’s not true. Senator Obama made sure that after these babies had their necks snapped or brain stems ice picked, they had a quiet and peaceful room provided in which to die. You must be some kind of fanatic. You know, as the then senator said, a woman expects to leave that room free from a baby, so we should make sure that happens.

  • dunst43

    12 Across should be Totalitarianism. Fascism is what the Dems believe in. Maybe the kid got it right after all.

  • dunst43

    12 Across should be Totalitarianism. Fascism is what the Dems believe in. Maybe the kid got it right after all.

  • https://twitter.com/BlissTabitha Tabitha Bliss

    Amazing when the truth is just the OPPOSITE! Wow!
    We also have the other recent report where kids are being taught the 2nd amendment doesn’t protect individual’s right to bear arms….It’s SO commie corrupt now I think they’re. too far gone at this point.
    GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS PEOPLE!!!

    • Stephen L. Hall

      “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for
      light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for
      bitter!” — Isaiah 5:20

      or for a more secular approach to the same concept

      “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.” — Aristotle

  • https://twitter.com/BlissTabitha Tabitha Bliss

    Amazing when the truth is just the OPPOSITE! Wow!
    We also have the other recent report where kids are being taught the 2nd amendment doesn’t protect individual’s right to bear arms….It’s SO commie corrupt now I think they’re. too far gone at this point.
    GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS PEOPLE!!!

  • D-dubs

    So when is everyone going to get mad enough to take on these schools and curriculum producers?!?!? Every time I see this crap I contact the schools immediately. Libs immediately would start protesting, emailing, calling, or threatening to sue. What does our side do? Nothing….

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      I would, but the schools in my town (the liberal part of this state) teach that the second amendment is one of the important amendments, so I don’t have much to complain about.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      I would, but the schools in my town (the liberal part of this state) teach that the second amendment is one of the important amendments, so I don’t have much to complain about.

    • therantinggeek

      Oh, I’ll do something about it. I flat-out refuse to consider sending my son to a school like that. :)

  • D-dubs

    So when is everyone going to get mad enough to take on these schools and curriculum producers?!?!? Every time I see this crap I contact the schools immediately. Libs immediately would start protesting, emailing, calling, or threatening to sue. What does our side do? Nothing….

  • Michael Anderson (WB)

    So apparently all the very liberal KKK members were supportive of integration and civil rights. Not sure how that worked.

  • bobbi85710

    Even the ? is wrong.. “Is our children learning?” on this page should read “Are our children learning?” Come on guys! Love you, but please proofread!

    • OldLineTexan

      Bobbi, I think that was the joke. Get it?

    • J. Cox

      It’s called a Bushism”…after a gaffe he made back in 2000.It’s a joke.

    • Michelle

      It was on purpose.

    • bobbi85710

      I don’t care the reason, conservative sites need to be better than that, I don’t joke about my children, about other children, or children in general.

      • Slapweasel

        You’ve never seen one with a bucket on his head, then.

  • bobbi85710

    Even the ? is wrong.. “Is our children learning?” on this page should read “Are our children learning?” Come on guys! Love you, but please proofread!

  • vino veritas

    Lawsuit time! You don’t see or hear of outright political prop like this even in the L.A.U.S.D system. I hope the parents in Wisconsin are not going to be apathetic about this & just ignore it like so many others have. They all need to contact the district admin’s along with their state rep’s and demand that the responsible company/parties be fired while letting them know this kind of garbage will NOT be tolerated. Otherwise, this will just get worse and worse. That is pretty much what happened in California.

  • vino veritas

    Lawsuit time! You don’t see or hear of outright political prop like this even in the L.A.U.S.D system. I hope the parents in Wisconsin are not going to be apathetic about this & just ignore it like so many others have. They all need to contact the district admin’s along with their state rep’s and demand that the responsible company/parties be fired while letting them know this kind of garbage will NOT be tolerated. Otherwise, this will just get worse and worse. That is pretty much what happened in California.

  • https://twitter.com/BlissTabitha Tabitha Bliss

    Well I just started reading through the lesson plan so far I’ve learned;

    -Conservatism & Fascism are of the same ideology the difference is how ‘far right’ you are

    -Conservatives LOVE the UN & NATO & can’t wait to make their military fight for the UN

    -Conservatives believe in limiting freedom & Liberals believe in freedom & equality

    -Liberals were actually the ones that fought for civil rights while it was conservatives that fought tooth & nail AGAINST civil rights.

    -Liberals believe in peace & democracy.. Conservatives, war & oppression

    -Conservatives are from the privileged few (re. rich old white men that don’t want to pay their fair share)..

    I have a long way to go yet (that was pretty much summed up on the first page), but just wanted to let everyone know you may want to download & read the lesson plan as well. It’s like being in the Twilight Zone!

    • Donimal61

      This “lesson” is more than disturbing; not only is it wrong on so many political ideas/concepts, from I have read so far it completely ignores Libertarian and others. It paints things as being a mere two dimensional issue. One that actually cracks me up is the definition of “Politics – business of the government” Wow how true that is today! I can think of quite a few more accurate definitions like – doing what ever is necessary to get reelected, the end justifies the means, what’s in it for me!

    • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

      For every example that is exposed, there is 10 that aren’t raising enough eyebrows (yet). I do dearly LOVE the worming away from the actual liberal/democrat history on civil rights. I think a “discussion” needs to start about revising history to suit your agenda.

    • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

      For every example that is exposed, there is 10 that aren’t raising enough eyebrows (yet). I do dearly LOVE the worming away from the actual liberal/democrat history on civil rights. I think a “discussion” needs to start about revising history to suit your agenda.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Hell, I was taught mostly the same things plus environmentalist nonsense like acid rain was going to destroy us all. I was lucky though to have great conservative parents to keep my BS meter working properly.

      • james hammer

        So acid rain was good for us?

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          It’s like Obama’s $2 trillion cut in the deficit: it doesn’t exist.

        • The Rated Republican Superstar

          While there may have been a slight issue of rain being slightly acidic in some areas, liberals claimed it was like battery acid falling from the skies, aka the sky is falling.

    • http://twitter.com/4ever_a_kafir Travis Wolfeil

      Although I was never taught that Republicans had ever supported the Klan or its ideas, I never learned that it was the Democratic Party that did until my US history teacher showed us a history video on the Klan during my junior year in high school. (And, the next year I had him for an elective World Religions course, and he told the class that he and his wife sent their then-5-year-old son to a Lutheran school. Apparently public school wasn’t good enough! 😉 )

  • https://twitter.com/BlissTabitha Tabitha Bliss

    Well I just started reading through the lesson plan so far I’ve learned;

    -Conservatism & Fascism are of the same ideology the difference is how ‘far right’ you are

    -Conservatives LOVE the UN & NATO & can’t wait to make their military fight for the UN

    -Conservatives believe in limiting freedom & Liberals believe in freedom & equality

    -Liberals were actually the ones that fought for civil rights while it was conservatives that fought tooth & nail AGAINST civil rights.

    -Liberals believe in peace & democracy.. Conservatives, war & oppression

    -Conservatives are from the privileged few (re. rich old white men that don’t want to pay their fair share)..

    I have a long way to go yet (that was pretty much summed up on the first page), but just wanted to let everyone know you may want to download & read the lesson plan as well. It’s like being in the Twilight Zone!

  • Guest

    Oh, liberals believe that the US should step in to help any nation under oppression? I suppose Clinton and the Rwandan genocide doesn’t count at all?

  • Guest

    Oh, liberals believe that the US should step in to help any nation under oppression? I suppose Clinton and the Rwandan genocide doesn’t count at all?

  • CollegeConservative

    Oh, liberals believe (as per the full lesson plan posted below) that the US should step in to help any nation under oppression? I suppose Clinton and the Rwandan genocide doesn’t count at all?

  • CollegeConservative

    Oh, liberals believe (as per the full lesson plan posted below) that the US should step in to help any nation under oppression? I suppose Clinton and the Rwandan genocide doesn’t count at all?

  • Hellpig

    WI union membership is down over 30%…give it another year and it will be 60% …ahhh nothing like the DEATH of a Public Union

  • Hellpig

    WI union membership is down over 30%…give it another year and it will be 60% …ahhh nothing like the DEATH of a Public Union

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.ogborn.7 Greg Ogborn

    It’s not so bad… they got the “prosperity through economic freedom right”! And the bright kids should be able to connect the dots between 4 Down and 12 Across.

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.ogborn.7 Greg Ogborn

    It’s not so bad… they got the “prosperity through economic freedom right”! And the bright kids should be able to connect the dots between 4 Down and 12 Across.

  • Tim Schroll

    Conservatives all over the country should dig in deep at school board meetings to expose this kind of crap where ever it’s happening. Find out where it’s coming from and who is putting it in the school and get rid of both.

  • jerry148

    Get ’em when they’re young and impressionable.

  • http://foxnews.com Larry Miller

    More damage is being done to America by the George Soros/Obama Socialist Party and public school union boss thugs than will ever be done by another country, or even Obama’s brotherhood friends.

  • ModdKenwood

    when do we go to physical war with these people?

  • Ntr

    The good side to this is that young people rebel against what they’re being taught is “the right way”. We’re going to see a lot more young conservatives and libertarians popping up. Conservatives and libertarians need to become more involved with their childrens’ schools (attending public meetings, etcetera) to give these young people an alternative to modern “liberalism” that they can willingly explore on their own.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Excellent point!! Give that man a Bubble Gum Cigar! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Excellent point!! Give that man a Bubble Gum Cigar! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Katy

    There is an undercurrent conspiracy that has long been held in check, but is now being able to blossom. The Powers know that they will not be able to change anyone over 30, but will “re-educate” the youth.

    • Hiraghm

      Why not; they’ve been “re-educating” the youth for nearly a century now.

      • Katy

        Of course they have. Isn’t anyone willing to fight back? Isn’t anyone seeing where this will take us in America? Are we just willing to cave to the rank liberal agenda?

  • Katy

    There is an undercurrent conspiracy that has long been held in check, but is now being able to blossom. The Powers know that they will not be able to change anyone over 30, but will “re-educate” the youth.

  • Bozo Sapien

    They shouldn’t even be allowed to teach politics in school anymore, since liberalism has become a religion.

    • pinkelephant22

      They’d bring it into every subject anyway. Science w/their global BSwarming, Health would include Michelle’s approved foods, and Arithmetic would consist of math problems w/any answer you wanted.

  • Bozo Sapien

    They shouldn’t even be allowed to teach politics in school anymore, since liberalism has become a religion.

  • RichardBlaine

    If I thought the kids read well enough to do a crossword, I’d be concerned.

    • Jack Deth

      Hi, Rick:

      They just need to know the words and how to pronounce them. For their daily Socialist Chant. Not what they means.

      • Hiraghm

        Newspeak 101.

    • Jack Deth

      Hi, Rick:

      They just need to know the words and how to pronounce them. For their daily Socialist Chant. Not what they means.

  • RichardBlaine

    If I thought the kids read well enough to do a crossword, I’d be concerned.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

    {sigh} I would apologize to the entire world for this marxist crap in our public schools……But at least Wisconsin is FINDING AND PUBLICIZING this crap. I cannot wait for the day when communist/socialist/collectivist propaganda is RARE and newsworthy, fact is it is just another day that ends with a “y” here. Look into what your kids are being taught, you just might be HORRIFIED!

  • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

    {sigh} I would apologize to the entire world for this marxist crap in our public schools……But at least Wisconsin is FINDING AND PUBLICIZING this crap. I cannot wait for the day when communist/socialist/collectivist propaganda is RARE and newsworthy, fact is it is just another day that ends with a “y” here. Look into what your kids are being taught, you just might be HORRIFIED!

  • kayakingfatso

    What creases me is that it’s the left who wants to control what I eat, buy, own, sell, do, spend and EARN. They are restricting my personal freedoms. To say otherwise is just bullshit. Wisconsin- another state on my never to visit list.

  • kayakingfatso

    What creases me is that it’s the left who wants to control what I eat, buy, own, sell, do, spend and EARN. They are restricting my personal freedoms. To say otherwise is just bullshit. Wisconsin- another state on my never to visit list.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Seems the libtards are desperate to indoctrinate now!

  • Danny Wheeler

    Seems the libtards are desperate to indoctrinate now!

  • dkhilly

    Interesting how the crossword conveniently leaves out the economic beliefs of liberals.

    • Hiraghm

      liberals have economic beliefs?

      • dkhilly

        Yep something along the lines of “it’s on fire! Quick, throw more of your money on it! And if you question that plan you’re a racist, homophobic, islamophobic, heartless, mysoginist!”

  • TheMaskedUnit

    Liberalism is the freedom to do what your government has decided that you should want to do.
    What kind of car do you want? Nope, try again … Who do you want to hire or sell to? Nope, try again …How much do you want to pay them? Nope, … Want to build a fence in that yard? …

    • Hiraghm

      What kind of bulbs you want in your house? How bout that toilet… flushing 3 times is better! I guess Bloomberg is a closet conservative for the personal freedoms he wanted to restrict.

      • TheMaskedUnit

        Bloomberg (like Obama) is an open fascist. Look it up in the dictionary.

  • v1cious

    I love how everyone left out the rest of the statement: “…And encouraging prosperity through economic freedom”. More proof that you guys don’t actually read anything for yourselves.

    • Slapweasel

      ^The myopia is strong with this one.^

      If I called you a “dumb-ass who carries flowers”, what to you see? …Flowers?

    • LR99

      O Ba Ma! O Ba Ma! O Ba Ma!

      • RedSoloCup

        Ty gets drunk with the Kool-Aid!

    • RedSoloCup

      But you have no problem digesting the tripe from Tingles and Madcow.

      Beat it, Spaulding.

    • Hiraghm

      There should have been no “and”. The restricting personal freedom part is completely contrary to the tenets of conservatism on its own.

  • Moogiechan

    Benji Backer is a high school student here in Wisconsin. An article he wrote is here: http://bit.ly/XX1zzQ One of his teachers “taught” that small business owners take Fridays and summers off. On the one hand I’m am dumbstruck at how blatantly leftist and anti-capitalist these teachers are . On the other hand I’m reassured by students like Mr. Backer.

  • Democurmudgeon

    This is the stuff you waste your time and energy on? Misreading Perry’s comments …amazing. It’s a promo, get a life. Can’t take the truth from a simple crossword puzzle. That small part bothers you, and it should.

    Sexual freedom regulated by Republicans. Trying to establish a state religion restricts and misreads First Amendment, emergency managers removes representative democracy, voting freedom regulated and suppressed by Republicans, silly nonsensical arguments against background checks restricts a free society, health freedom restricted by Republicans who would like to make more money off the sick and dying, consumer protection restricted by Republicans through tort reform, the right to breath freely without cigarette smoke opposed by Republicans, life saving gun regulations opposed by Republicans.

    The crossword puzzle hurts because deep down you know its true and you’re trying desperately to drum up comments in your echo chamber.

    • Slapweasel

      Each State, (“small ‘s’ “), had its own religion when the Constitution was written. There is no Federal religion.

      The rest of your post is pure, disprovable, sentimental, (heavy on the “mental”), garbage, John.

      I hope that Kool-Aid is tasty, because it is wrecking your brain.

      • Hiraghm

        “state” with a small s refers to a nation, such as Canada or Mexico. Capitalized, State refers to one of the member Republics of the union.

        States are not provinces.

    • therantinggeek

      *takes sonic screwdriver and gets to work*

      This is the stuff that parents whom are genuinely concerned about their children’s eduation need to worry about, instead of being a “timesink”. That “truth” from the crossword puzzle is nothing short of indoctrination, period. And yes, it does bother us Conservatives, thank you very much.

      “Sexual freedom” is what you Liberals try to hide behind when trying to undo laws on the books already passed by the majority of States, including California’s Proposition 8. Their State Constitution requires a simple majority, and I’ve pointed out in the past that same-gender couples *already* are granted the same rights as hetero married couples. And try to show me where, at any time, there was a ‘state religion’ – as Slapweasel pointed out, there is no Federal religion. If you’re referring to the emergency manager recently established in Detroit and claiming that it “removes representative democracy”, here’s a news flash for you: Detroit is bankrupt. Guess who was in charge of it when it all went downhill? (You can’t say the GOP because they weren’t in office.)

      “Voting freedom regulated and supressed”? Please, we’re not visiting the arguments over voter ID laws again, are we? I’m not surprised that a Liberal such as yourself likes to claim that voter ID laws “suppress the minorities and poor”, etc; when in fact just to CASH A CHECK from a CHECK-CASHING PLACE it’s REQUIRED you HAVE SOME FORM OF IDENTIFICATION. PERIOD. Your claim of “silly nonsensical arguments against background checks restricts a free society” is all hogwash, as is your claim of “health freedom restricted by Republicans who would like to make more money off the sick and dying” – which, by the way, how’s that health insurance premium increase working out for you, since, you know, we had to “pass the bill to know what was in it”.

      And the rest of your long-winded post? Typical drivel from a Liberal who utterly despises Conservatives and can’t back up any of his arguments with facts, but instead chooses to rely on emotions.

      *finishes modifications with aforementioned sonic screwdriver*

      • Hiraghm

        Uhh there is a federal religion, and people are forced to bow down to it. That religion is Earth Worship, and we have had our 100 watt incandescent lights taken from us in the name of that false religion.

        • therantinggeek

          I guess that makes me a heretic, then? :)

    • Hiraghm

      Thanks, you couldn’t have better explained just how idiotic the progressive’s position is.

      You confuse “freedom” with “license”.

  • Emily B

    My kids have never been, nor will they ever be, in public schools! I’ve got one in a conservative Christian school and I homeschool the other two. And for once, I’m happy I live in Illinois where we have few restrictions regarding homeschool.

  • WiscCon

    Not only is this pure indoctrination, but I live about a half hour away from Union Grove, which is a fairly rural and conservative area. Since things like this are happening in places that aren’t liberal bastions, it’s all the more reason to promote school choice.

  • nasty

    great piece of journalism, even with conservative standards…”is our children learning?” …obviously not enough

    • Hiraghm

      Sarcasm are hard…

  • deathbynominalism

    Outside Dayton in my old school district three levies failed in one year and my daughters teachers announced to all the kids that they would probably never see most of them again and most of the second and third grade children all start crying and don’t understand what they are even talking about, it was shameful.

  • LR99

    And to think NBC wants our children to belong to the “community” managed by government! Shudder the thought!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/100000506160373 James McEnanly

    In other news, war is peace, slavery is freedom, ignorance is strength and 2+2=5

  • RedSoloCup

    Teacher’s Unions must be stopped.

  • Thursdaythe12th

    Funny that they seem to have the two definitions of conservatism and progressivism almost completely backwards.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    I am more disturbed by their definition of liberalism than of conservatism.

    Liberalism: The political belief . . . often changing the current system to increase government . . . .

    Fascism: The political belief of absolute governmental control over everything.

  • http://freerepublic.com GOPcongress

    Anyone catch 12-Across? Definition: “The political belief of absolute government control over everything.” Answer: “FASCISM.” Perfectly describes the Democratic Party of today.

  • cscape

    hey wait just a moment…… i looked at this, and i got the correct answer as being C-O-M-M-U-N-I-S-M….. but the puzzle must be screwed up, because the answer doesn’t fit????

  • Guest

    They should be teaching students that unions are an endangered species…

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Honest to ffkk man, those idiots should be shot for treason.

  • james hammer

    There is a difference between conservatism and Conservatism / liberalism and Liberalism. Technically the US is a classically liberal democracy. That’s what the crossword is about.

  • Jeremy

    Madison is a hot bed of brain dead obama zombies

  • Amphibiman jose fishtails

    Children are too young to be taught these things because they are easily indoctrinated. They never include libertarianism in their carefully controlled indoctrination. Yes America is now a mixture between fascism and communism. That’s what America wants now because that’s what America has voted for.

  • MarshallKeith
  • http://twitter.com/4ever_a_kafir Travis Wolfeil

    I’m surprised it didn’t say: “[Clue]: The political-religious system which promotes peace, tolerance and diversity, and helped the world bounce back from the Dark Ages under Christianity. [Answer]: Islamism.”

  • http://twitter.com/4ever_a_kafir Travis Wolfeil

    Liberals, do any of the following count as actions that “restrict personal freedoms”?:

    -Aborting a child of any gestational age, just because it makes your life “too inconvenient,” or because you “changed your mind”
    -Wanting to ban a certain restaurant chain, just because its CEO is a political foe of yours
    -Wanting to ban phrases like “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien,” because they hurt illegal aliens’ feelings
    -Wanting to ban books by authors whom you don’t like
    -Attacking/banning conservatives [from speaking] on campus
    -Attacking a BLACK man and hurling racial insults at him, just because he’s conservative and dared to sell hot dogs in Michigan’s state capital during the union protests
    -Suing Christian cake decorators and photographers, just because they won’t serve to gay couples
    -Shutting down private (Catholic) adoption agencies, just because they won’t hand children over to gay couples
    -Making religious medical organizations provide free birth control and perform abortions
    -Teaching children (especially young ones) in public schools about fisting, rimming and anal sex; and that homosexuality and gay marriage are as normal as breathing
    -Telling your students that it’s illegal to “disrespect” the POTUS—when that disrespect only amounts to mere criticism
    -Putting members of the Black Panther Party in front of polling places, to intimidate white voters
    -Fraudulently voting in someone else’s name, and then letting said person find out that they’d “already voted”
    -Raising taxes, and coming up with new, idiotic taxes (Doesn’t more disposable income for people HELP the economy?)

    I can’t name any more! Left-wingers are morons! They should try taking up the fad they say they actually practice: leaving people alone!