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Jesus is all the education we need

Ray Moore, a candidate for SC's lieutenant governor position, expressed his drive to dismantle the public education system for a more biblical version of education.

Then the states would then negotiate, perhaps taking out of their constitution platform, or the provision, that says the state had to provide education, and it would gradually be handed over to churches, families, and private associations. That's the way it was for the first 200 years of American history.

History of the Public school system

This man doesn't even know how to history. First let's set the facts straight about this one: "That's the way it was for the first 200 years of American History." I'm not sure when he considers the start of American history to be but let's go with 1776 as that is the general date that everyone associates with the start of our great nation.

Just after the American revolution, Thomas Jefferson suggested that we needed a public education system and that the government should pay for it [1]. This idea gathered dust for the next hundred years or so. By the 1840s, there had been some public schools opened up in communities that could afford them. Massachusetts was the first state to pass laws regarding education and by 1918 elementary school was required for all children.

So to say that the first 200 years of American history, that would be 1976, was devoid of a public school system and private education was the only way children were being educated is just simply incorrect.

Where his mind is at

In his list of institutions that would fill the gap left by public education, church is the first organization listed which is just the tip of the ice burg as the stupid keeps falling out of his mouth.

We've got to go back to the original biblical model, which is Christian education and home education, and go back to the original American model. I think we do that, it would follow my theme of my campaign, which is: What once was, can be again. The scriptures teach this model, this is a biblical model, we don't see anything in the Bible about state education, and it's done as an outreach of the Christian community

Is he fucking serious. The original biblical model of education is literally non-existent. It says so right in his fucking instruction manual:

Proverbs 3:5, Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

So basically this guy thinks that if it's not contained in the bible, then we just don't need to have it. Last time I checked nothing about modern society is in the bible, so I hope Moore is ready to live an Amish lifestyle because he needs to give up just about everything he fucking owns. Here is a short list of things not contained in the bible:

  1. Cars
  2. Airplanes
  3. Democracies
  4. FDA
  5. Television
  6. Any and all sciences, including medical science
  7. Basic human rights

What is in the bible though:

  1. Death to the rape victim.
  2. Death to unruly children.
  3. Polygamy
  4. Legalized Prostitution
  5. Slavery
  6. Rules on how to beat your slaves.
  7. Marriage by rape.

He did have this to say about the non-religious population of the nation:

He dismissed concerns about diversity, suggesting that non-Christians could attend private-free market schools.

So Christians get the top spot on "good" education but the non-religious students are left out there with no actual support? Motherfucker you're really making it hard to not want to throat punch you. If this situation was turned around they would be crying persecution because that is how they see it now. They see it as persecution that we force kids to learn actual facts over a convenient lie. It's persecution to not force a specific religion on young children. To those that fight our SECULAR education system, that is their world view and due to their indoctrinated persecution complex it will be hard to change.

Only private religious schooling will destroy America

Dismantling our public school system will undoubtedly spiral our nation down the toilet and pretty much fuck us with a cactus. While the public school system does need some work, it definitely doesn't need to be dismantled. Relying on private and religious homeschooling institutions would leave children with no oversight on the their education and well being. That is about the most irresponsible thing you can do.

Is there a standard that you're going to require private schooling institutions to adhere to? How are you going to regulate that or are you going to expect people to honestly follow your code of education? If you were to dismantle the school system, not only would you have to spend the same amount of time and money on regulating those private institutions but it would be no different than the system we have now except you have more jesus sprinkled on it. That is what this entire issue is about forcing jesus on more students and making some mythical dead jewish zombie be the central focus of "education" in America.

If this man's plan were to actually gain traction, America would fall behind the rest of the world and further reinforce this hillbilly view that people inside and outside of America associate with us.

h/t: RawStory

Created: 2014-04-27 08:52:43

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