And enter stage right, Rick Santorum.
Campaigning Saturday, Santorum said Obama’s focus on higher education constitutes “indoctrination” into the president’s way of thinking.OK, we're going to assume he means President Obama and not President Jefferson, who said "Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to ; convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty."
Come to think of it, Santorum probably wouldn't like Jefferson either. After all, is the fellow who edited the bible to "strip off the artificial vestments in which they have been muffled by priests, who have travestied them into various forms, as instruments of riches and power to themselves."
The Right Reverend, his holiness, father (and we mean that in a biblical way) Santorum does not approve, but back to our story.
“There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard every day and put their skills to test that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor to try to indoctrinate them. Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image.”We feel obligated to stop here a moment and point out the the Rickster is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, and as recently as 2006 was in favor of indoctrinating kids so's they'd be remade in...um...well, somebody's image. Since he was Pennsylvania's Senator back then, maybe Joe Paterno?
Now, in a country that believes you need a good education to get a good job and spends umpteen gazillion dollars a year testing the little learning units...uh...we mean designates significant funds to ensure young people receive a proper education; in a country that obviously values education so highly we have to believe Pastor Rick's pronouncement is not going to be met with a high degree of approval, right Stephen Clement of Commerce, Michigan?
Stephen, said Santorum was right on the mark when he said that Obama wants to send kids to get college degrees so as to produce more liberals. “It starts down at the elementary school level with all this bullshit about diversity, pardon my French,” he said. “Diversity and sensitivity and all that crap. That’s the stuff that needs to be taught at home not by my teachers.All righty then. His comment kind of invalidates his own theory about sensitivity being taught at home, but on the bright side he speaks French, so there's a point for diversity. What about you Mr. Murrow, what's your take on this?
“Everybody can’t be equal,” agreed Paul Murrow of Milford, Michigan. “Somebody needs to do the manual labor.”Hmm...you know, Mr. Murrow, just because a person does manual labor doesn't make them any less equal than anyone else, unless you're talking about economic equality, (which additional education actually improves) or maybe you're referring to minorities and Muslims, then by all means, work them little suckers 'til there's nothing left but a dry fart. Equal smequal man. Maybe over there in commieland, not here in god's country.
They all agreed that college can help some people — but they also agreed that universities are basically socialism factories. “They try and disguise it with, you know, ‘equal opportunity’…” Stephen Clement began. “It’s communism,” Murrow said, cutting him off. “The professors are all teaching the kids…”
“Where does the social engineering stop?” Clement jumped back in, fired up. “Does it stop after we send everybody to college, or does it stop after we set their curriculum and said, ‘these are the things you’re allowed to study?’ Does it become the Soviet Union?”We were not aware that everybody in the Soviet Union went to college. Maybe Mr. Clement has a point. We mean, after all, the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Not exactly a ringing endorsement for a college education, yes? Cripes, do you want this country to experience the same turmoil and unrest as Canada?