The View From 1776

Catechizing The Religion Of Socialism On The Taxpayers’ Dime

Professor John Dewey was the leading intellectual spokesman in the United States for liberal-progressive-socialism, from the late 1800s through the first half of the 20th century.  I have frequently written about his far-seeing strategy for the conquest of Western civilization by infiltrating the educational system.  See The Corruption of Public Education: How It Happened.

Hitler, with his Hitler Youth program, had the same idea.  Teach a one-sided and distorted set of dogma to impressionable and inexperienced young students and you will have converted many of them for life to the atheistic, materialistic, and statist religion of socialism.

The corrosive effectiveness of Dewey’s strategy became undeniable in the 1960s and 1970s with the radical student activists.  Today they would hardly be noticed.  All of their doctrine now dominates classrooms, from kindergarten to graduate schools. 

Since 1965, education at all levels has received substantial financial support from the Federal government.  The price for that support is control of curricula by liberal-progressive-socialist educators.

First Amendment guarantees for freedom of religion are simply ignored.  Taxpayers are compelled to finance proselytizing for an anti-Constitutional religion.

Read this opinion piece from the Wall Street Journal’s website:

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