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Obama's War on Children
With the Democrats ramping up their rhetoric about the Republicans' war on women, their war on the poor, their war on people of color, and their war on seniors (promoted as their attacks on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security), is the president waging a different war -- a war on children? Why is no one yet talking in any significant way about his campaign to destroy our children -- intellectually, economically, spiritually, and literally?
Don't think that this administration is antagonistic toward children? Well, consider the following actions by Obama and his administrative and legislative cohorts:
Destroying children inside and outside the womb
Whether or not you believe that life happens at conception or at some later point during pregnancy, the destruction of children due to partial-birth abortions is despicable and a literal war on children's lives. A number of times, Obama castigated the Supreme Court for its decision to uphold the 2003 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. At a 2008 fundraiser on the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Obama had this to say: "Last year, the Supreme Court decided by a vote of 5-4 to uphold the Federal Abortion Ban, and in doing so undermined an important principle of Roe v. Wade: that we must always protect women's health."
Michael Gerson, in an April 2, 2008 article in the Washington Post, highlighted Obama's advocacy when it came to abortion:
As reported by Peter Kersinow on February 12 of this year ("Clarifying Obama's Vote on Born Alive") in National Review Online, Obama even goes so far as to allow babies born after an unsuccessful abortion to die from maltreatment and neglect. As a state senator in Illinois, he fought and voted against the Illinois version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which was designed to protect those children. The federal version of that law was supported by every senator in Congress, and even NARAL did not oppose it.
Limiting educational reform
There is an unholy alliance between Obama's administration and the teachers' unions in America that stifles any kind of creativity and efficiency when it comes to educational strategy. And Obama and his bureaucrats at the Department of Education want to control the educational system to ensure that the Democrats will get those union votes. Take the onerous No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law that has been creating distress because it requires local school boards to acquiesce to the federal government's burdensome regulations. Well, instead of moving that responsibility to the states and localities, Obama's changes to the law increased federal control, thus inhibiting effective programs for the kids. Here is Lindsey M. Burke, senior policy analyst in domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, on Obama's waivers to the No Child Left Behind law:
When you control education policy, you control the teachers, and you will probably control their votes. But what about the kids? What about the kinds of training that they will need to make it in this increasingly technological world? In the last competition (2009) among the world's fifteen-year-olds regarding reading, math, and science sponsored by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), America fared average among 65 countries in reading and science and below average in math. We need to do much better, but our children have been -- pun intended -- left behind by Obama, all in the interests of control and votes.
Preventing children from gaining independence
Making children and young adults dependent on government for everything -- the proverbial nanny state -- plays a huge part in the ideology of this president and his administration. Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski put it well in an article entitled "Obama's Nanny State Socialism" for the Huffington Post on November 21, 2011:
Obama's presidency keeps children dependent and burdened with an entitlement mindset.
Destroying their hopes for economic success
The debt and the deficit expanded by Obama's actions as president have eliminated the hope that children now will have it better than their parents did. A March 18, 2012 article entitled "The U.S. Economy: Soul Crushing Total System Failure" on theeconomiccollapseblog website had this to say about our economic condition:
Considering Obama's controlling actions regarding our children and grandchildren and his promises to have government "help" them at every turn in their lives, do we not understand that he is waging a war on their liberty? The recent "Julia" re-election ad campaign is a prime example of this, where a fictional child grows up accessing the myriad government programs available. As Connor Boyer explains in his article called "Why Obama's 'Julia' campaign will be a success" on The Daily Caller:
When the campaign rhetoric reaches fever pitch in September and October of this year about how the Republicans are evil and how they want to destroy the rights and benefits of women, the poor, people of color, and senior citizens, realize that Obama and the Democrats are fixated on keeping children enslaved by government. They are systematically destroying the values of initiative and accountability that create success and are implanting the DNA of government entitlement that ensures failure.
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