Common Core: New Education Program Teaches Kids That ‘Commands’ of Government ‘Must Be Obeyed’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Liberals and misguided establishment Republicans (like Florida’s Jeb Bush) are pushing a new education program called Common Core, a policy that will do no less than spit out good little government automatons. But it isn’t just this new scheme of education. It’s been happening for years and all over. Commons Core just accelerates it. We are getting more evidence of this every day and this week we find our schools are teaching kids that government officials must never be questioned. So much for government being our servants.

Fox News for instance, recently reported that Common Core is being criticized for slipping left-wing political ideals into its so-called educational curriculum.

Apparently one English exercise in New Jersey is teaching kids that the government must not be questioned. In the exercise, Kids are being tasked with correcting the grammar in sentences, but it isn’t the task that is at issue it is the sentiment in the sentences that is the problem.

Two of the sentences read, “The President makes sure the laws of the country are fair” and “The commands of government officials must be obeyed at all times.” These sentences are in an exercise titled “Hold the Flag High.”

Well, how is that? The President has no such role in the American system of making sure laws are “fair.” Additionally, it is not an American sentiment that the government is all-powerful, all benevolent, and always correct.

So, here we have it, folks. Liberal educators and misguided establishment Republicans like Florida Governor Jeb Bush–a man that many establishment types think should run for President in 2016–are attempting to turn our kids away from freedom, liberty, and thinking for themselves and toward becoming vassals of an all powerful government that must never be questioned.

What do you think dear readers? Is this much ado about nothing or is it typical of Big Government trying to destroy this country and substitute our way of life with un-American, extreme, left-wing liberal ideas.

If you are interested in finding a state-based anti-Common Core group near you, consult this list.

Meanwhile, check out this article by Eric Telford of the Franklin Center on the importance of school choice.

School choice changes lives, one scholarship at a time

The look in Adrienne Lynch’s eyes as she tells you the story of the scholarship that changed her family’s world tells you all you need to know about the power of school choice. Lynch and her three daughters were among the thousands of low-income families in Washington to benefit from the district’s Opportunity Scholarship Program. Sadly, President Obama is closing doors for DC’s needy families by eliminating this groundbreaking program at a time when he should be encouraging states nationwide to follow Washington’s lead…

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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s,, and, as well as,,,,, among many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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