For anyone who wonders why the poor children in D.C. lost their vouchers when Barack Obama came into office, it’s because it wasn’t public education. He wants the government teaching children from morn until night from birth through college. It’s the reason for free PK and free college. It’s the realization of The Life of Julia.
President Obama sees education as wholly within the province of big government and he envisions a government role that is broader than a parent’s role. From rejecting private schools except for the elite, to condemning Christian parochial schools, to promoting public boarding schools for children who are taken from their parents by the government for poor parenting, he has made it clear that education and children belong to the “village”.
At Georgetown University two days ago, President Obama said that when the rich withdraw “from the commons,” it harms everyone. In other words, he condemned the “rich” who send their children to private school.
“An anti-government ideology then disinvests from those common goods and those things that draw us together,” Obama said. “And that, in part, contributes to the fact that there’s less opportunity for our kids, all of our kids.”
Private schools are antigovernment? Whose government? Shall we all think alike?
He wants to sell us on the idea that it’s anti-government to send the children to private school unless of course it’s his children who he sends to elite private schools or him and his wife who went to the best private schools.
Joe Scarborough asked Josh Earnest about it on Morning Joe yesterday but first played the clip of Obama’s statement.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Were you, I am sure you will be asked this question many times in your next press briefing, but the president was critical of people who went to private schools and sent their children to private schools and plays at private clubs and well every alarm should be going off. Do you have that clip? Let’s play that clip first.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Those who are better and better, more skilled, educated, luckier, having greater advantages are withdrawing from, sort of the commons, kids start going to private schools. Kids start working out at private clubs instead of the public parks. An anti-government idea old disinvests from those common goods and those things that draw us together, and that, in part, contributes to the fact that there is less opportunity for our kids.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Obviously, the man that said it, went to the best prep school in Hawaii and went to the best private colleges in the United States, his children who I don’t think it’s anybody’s business where they send their children, but if the president is going to criticize people who send their children to private schools he has to recognize, obviously, that he sends his children to the best schools in Washington, possibly America. How does he, is there a self critique against himself, the mistakes he’s made? What was the president trying to get at there?
Josh Earnest did his usual dance and said the president merely meant we must recognize as a country that we “all have an interest in investing in the common benefits that our country has to offer.”
Barack Obama has subtly introduced the concept of common purpose many times in the past. Mr. Obama always says words matter and his words are always carefully chosen. Common purpose may just be words for Mr. Obama, but there is actually a left-wing charity that works secretly and internationally to spread leftist doctrine. One of their offshoots is the leftist think tank, Demos.
Demos in America and Common Purpose in America have as their purpose to create a more progressive America. They teach, promote, and spread progressive ideals in every area of American life and throughout the world.
In his inaugural speech on January 21, 2013, Barack Obama said:
They are the words of citizens and they represent our greatest hope. You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course. You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time — not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals. (Applause.)
Let us, each of us, now embrace with solemn duty and awesome joy what is our lasting birthright. With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.
Common purpose is a group that serves as change agents, or community organizers if you will, first in the UK, now throughout the world. Whether he meant that group or the same concept is impossible to say but it does appear he’s promoting the same ideas.
Barack Obama was one of the Founding Board members as a state senator of their offspring, Demos.
Demos promotes Mr. Obama’s ideas (using his name) such as universal voting (they want higher education to be declared a “right”), free college, income inequality, redistribution, the reinstitution of The Voting Rights Act, healthcare, voting registration classes in Spanish, executive action for illegal immigration, Agenda 21, Climate Change, and so on.
Common Purpose was originally established as a charitable trust in the UK in 1989 and it is secretive though it relies on public monies. According to its own website, Common Purpose is an organization promoting inculcation of their view of the world in every dimension from ethics to civil and social awareness.
By its own admission, the group concentrates on the space that “lies between the individual and the state, between the immediate responsibilities facing each individual and the institutional responsibilities of the government.” Common Purpose aims to influence those individuals, businesses, and political parties that can directly act in that space.
Check out who they work with in the U.S. on this link. Unsurprisingly, it includes MoveOn, Media Matters, The Center for American Progress, and Rebuild and Renew America Now. All are close to this administration.
Their educational ideology sounds like The Life of Julia cultist vision which was made popular by the Democrats in 2012. The Life of Julia is a Democratic view that sees government as an integral part of every American’s life from birth until death.
On 16 November 2012 the Daily Mail, over an inquiry in the UK, claimed that “like some giant octopus, Common Purpose’s tentacles appear to reach into every cranny of the inner sanctums of Westminster, Whitehall and academia […]”. Other sources at the time were The Sun, The Daily Telegraph, and The Guardian.
We now hear that Barack Obama via Arne Duncan, head of the Department of Education, wants to expand big government into public boarding schools for children of parents not doing their job as parents. He wants those children 24/7. And who gets to decide that children must be taken away? For everyone else’s children he wants them 12 to 14 hours a day. They could easily become indoctrination centers.
In 2013, Mr. Obama bemoaned the danger of enrolling children in private Christian schools in Northern Ireland instead of public schools.
This is from the Scottish Catholic Observer in 2013 in case any one has forgotten.
US president undermines Catholic schools after Vatican Prefect praised them
The US President has made an alarming call for an end to Catholic education in Northern Ireland in spite of the fact that Archbishop Gerhard Müller told Scots that Catholic education was ‘a critical component of the Church.’
President Barack Obama (above), repeated the oft disproved claim that Catholic education increases division in front of an audience of 2000 young people, including many Catholics, at Belfast’s Waterfront hall when he arrived in the country this morning.
“If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” the US president said.
The US politician made the unfounded claim despite a top Vatican official spelling out the undeniable good done by Catholic education in a speech in Glasgow on Saturday and in his homily at Mass on Friday.
Did he ever visit an Islamic nation and tell them religion was negatively impacting their lives?
You decide where we are headed. It’s not for me to say. I’m just providing information here.