There is serious concern among conservative parents regarding where liberal indoctrination begins to show itself in our educational system.
For years and years it seemed like an assumed reality that it was only at the university level that our children could be led astray by the leftist ideologues of higher education. This was reinforced throughout modern history with what seems like an endless fracas at democratic fortresses such as UC Berkeley and NYU.
Just last year, Berkeley’s campus was subject to well over $100,000 in damages when radical leftists rioted after the administration refused to capitulate to their demands.
The demands? That the university cancel a speaking engagement by gay conservative author Milo Yiannopolous that was bought and paid for by an on-campus republican organization.
Still, there was hope. This was in higher education. Eighteen years under the roof of level headed parents should insulate him from at least some of the emotion-over-ethics narrative.
Now, however, it seems that the absurdity of the leftist ideology has trickled down into the grade school curriculum.
In what sounds like a satirical story from The Onion, Roseboro Salemburg Middle School suspended a 13-year-old boy two weeks ago for nothing more than a few harmless doodles.
The student’s father, James Ray Herring Jr., says there was nothing wrong with the drawings, one of which was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
“I see a guy in a race car souped-up. I see a tower that he built. I see him holding his gun, he’s a deer hunter. I see him with a magician and I see him as a Ninja Turtle,” Herring said. “(He’s) just expressing himself, nothing violent.”
Exactly. “Nothing violent”. But that is not how administrators at the school took the portrayal of firearms.
The school’s superintendent, on the other hand, argued the drawings could have met one of the school’s threat categories, and cited the current anti-gun culture for the decision.
“There are some things that list possible threats or things like that. We have categories – category one, two, three and four – which sort of grades potential incidents and the level of seriousness,” said Sampson County Superintendent Eric Bracy.
This harkens back to another, similarly absurd incident in recent years, in which a grade school child was punished for eating a pop tart into the shape of a gun.
We cannot allow our next generation of Americans to be afraid of firearms. We just spent two decades telling children to be afraid of sex, and the product of that move was Miley Cyrus.