The Obama preschool plan is only the most recent example of disconnect from Washington by implying that a four-year-old will be more successful in a government-run preschool than with the parents raising their own children with their own values and ethics. It somehow manages to be absurd, offensive, ridiculous, and frightening, all at the same time.
Why do Obama and his followers see everything as a struggle between groups of people? Rich and poor, black and white, young and old, sick and healthy…all these are just labels for a single group that he was elected to serve: American citizens.
What happened to America being a giant melting pot where everyone is treated equally and has the same opportunity, with no group being more favored than another? Isn’t that what he has been preaching since he stepped foot into office?
Obama creates division, pours salt on wounds, and then declares himself to be the great problem solver who saves you from your inequality (that you didn’t realize you had).
He’s creating problems, then asking for money and power to fix them.
The Obama preschool plan is nothing more than lowering the age impoverished children start school.
What the Obama Preschool Plan Really Means for America
“Let’s make it a national priority to give every child access to a high-quality early education. Let’s give our kids that chance.”
A brightly colored banner behind the audience read, “PRESCHOOL FOR ALL.”
He lied. The new program would only guarantee federal funding to states for the schooling of four-year-olds from families that earn incomes below 200-percent of the poverty line.
The first problem with the President’s proposal is that it is income-based. Public school is for all children, regardless of income, just based on its definition; it is school for the public.
Education is key to success, but this is just turning an already bloated and wasteful branch of the government into daycare.
Once the federal government gets involved and starts to set educational goals for three- and four-year olds, we are talking some real money. That means new facilities, union teachers, transportation systems, testing programs, and the rest of the infrastructure needed for an education system.
Where’s the money for everything going to come from? Common sense and basic math dictate that when the government keeps spending, they have to take in more in order to just break even. There has to be a limit, or the government will spend more than they take in, which they are currently doing—hence all the sequester hubbub.
When does it stop being everyone else’s problem?
That sounds harsh, but it is easy to say, “We need this for the greater good,” or “We need that,” if we aren’t directly paying for it out of our pockets. If we raised taxes so everyone could have a vehicle, or to ensure everyone could have a college savings account, that would be nice, too. These promises start to look like those made by a 4th-grader running for class president, promising free candy to every student every day. Sure, it sounds good and it is something we want, but unfortunately someone has to pay for it.
Besides that, schools were never meant to raise our children. The baby-boomer generation did not start school until the age of six. Even with public education, they managed to be a very creative, successful generation as far as making their own way without government financing at every turn.
When people are challenged, they rise to the occasion and overcome the obstacle. That doesn’t mean it is pleasant or that it is something they want to do, but they do it. They do it because the consequences for not doing it are far worse.
Success only comes from yourself and your motivation to succeed. If the government provides everything, then there is little motivation to do anything but exist.
We are going to lose this great country because we no longer have the guts to live with the risk of failure.
Guess what: if people don’t fail in their life trials, they don’t learn and are doomed to repeat those same mistakes many times over, until they learn.
Parents, take back the raising of your children. You are responsible for those little darlings—not the schools, not the government, and definitely not us.