Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Squandered Inheritance

Squandered Inheritance
Kevin Bryant

There is a joke in my family about how my parents are going to squander my brother’s $2 inheritance. To see him shed fake tears over the thought of not seeing his $2 is almost too much to bear. I feel his pain.

Lately we have seen several progressive commercials where those on the left are using kids from as old as college students in the early 20’s to as young as 10 years old telling us that we are the cause of all the problems in the United States. They are spreading the idea that only a more powerful and intrusive government is the answer to all the problems. In their minds, it’s only right that since we did not provide them a cost free college education, it is now time for the government to do so. Since we have failed to clean up the environment, government must do it before we destroy ourselves.

We are the ones who stand in their way of progress for a one world utopian government. We are greedy in the fact that we want to keep most of what we work hard for to ourselves. We are squandering their inheritance.

We are seeing the results in our children of years of progressive educational indoctrination by our schools. The schools today preach inclusiveness but promote segregation. They teach math and science but history is distorted. When my kids lived in Texas, they were taught in Texas history that the battle of the Alamo was fought because Mexico did not want to give up their territory. They were not taught that Santa Ana beheaded and mutilated the bodies of the soldiers defending the Alamo and displayed their butchered bodies for all to see.

Constitutional Law is no longer taught. It is now case study law and the reasoning behind the rulings. They do not teach that rival African tribes sold captive Africans to the slave traders. They do not teach that many slaves after the war remained with their former owners because they were better off staying because of the treatment they had received from their formers owners before and immediately after the war instead of venturing off on their own.

Our kids have been taught that there was no such thing as the Evil Empire. They are taught that the Soviet Union was just another country and the cold war was only a battle of differences of ideas between the USSR and the USA. They are not taught about the holocaust or 60 million dying at the hands of Mao. They are taught that it is the job of government to take care of us and to provide for us.

Our children are growing up with the concept that the old Soviet Constitution is the true meaning of our own constitution and we are not leaving this form of government for them. They believe that we are leaving them a planet that is polluted and pillaged beyond anything known to man. They do not know that my parent’s generation inherited a country that most every river was having sewage and manufacturing plant waste water dumped into them. They don’t remember mounds of garbage sitting on top of the ground in landfills. They are not taught that there are more trees on the planet now than there was in the 1930’s or that we are putting fewer pollutants into the air today than we were just 40 years ago. They are being taught that America is the Promised Land for the perfect society and would be if only we dumb adults would get out of the way of socialist progress.

We are squandering their inheritance by trying to hang on to individual freedom. We are impeding progress because we believe the rights of the individual are more sacred than the sacrificing what we have for social equality. Our kids are being taught that we are too old to understand. The sad thing is it is my generation and yours that are teaching this to our kids.

Progressives are telling them that because they are more technically advanced than we are, they are smarter than us. Never mind the old but true statement that with age comes experience. They have been taught to put their trust in government. Experience has taught us not to trust our government. Kids are taught to believe in the words of Obama and Gore. Experience has taught us to trust in the ideas of Madison and Jefferson. Our kids are taught that government should regulate industry and the free market. Experience has taught us that if government leaves industry and the free market alone, it will correct itself better and faster.

Our kids are taught that it is better to trust the theories of academia than the experience of free enterprise. Our kids are taught not to trust the ones they should trust the most, their own parents.


Lance M Hillier Sr said...

Well, I for one, am glad I'm squandering my kids' inheritance the way you so well express, Kevin! We baby boomers may not be the Greatest Generation of WWII era persons, but we've done more in less time (computers, software, responsible pollution management, information explosion, health advances, etc) than ever before. Think of it, 1 of every 2 jobs right now in America are in industries that didn't even exist 20 years ago... Thanks, God Bless and keep up the good fight.

barb p said...

This is so heart breaking and very sad...

Anonymous said...

It is useful to try everything in practice anyway and I like that here it's always possible to find something new. :)