Pelosi Proposes Federal Control of Child Care.
November 21, 2011 3 Comments
It’s no secret that the left wants to control everyone from cradle to grave. Lately leftist Democrats have more or less come out and admitted as such. Nancy Pelosi recently declared that if she becomes Speaker again she wants to do to child care what the Democrats did to healthcare. Several weeks ago Sen. Richard Blumenthal demanded a stimulus for diapers and other diapering supplies. Essentially the Senator wants to subsidize one of the major costs of having a baby. In short, the far left wants the government to have an increasingly large roll in our lives from the moment we’re born.
Pelosi’s proposal is perhaps the more outrageous of the two. She seeks to move us closer and closer to the European Democratic Socialist model of government and family life. In much of Europe, children are shipped off to government daycare before they’re able to walk. Parenting is more or less limited to evening playtime. The rest of the day the child is under the control of government daycare workers. Essentially children spend more time under the control of government than they do with their parents in a good part of Europe, particularly in Scandinavia which the American left loves so much.
You may say what’s the difference between this and the hoards of private daycare facilities that parents (unfortunately) trot their kids off to today? One of the biggest complaints of the left is that they don’t get to influence children before they start kindergarten. As such they’re trying to get control over children before they start school. Why? Because they’re trying to effectively turn them into little socialists. The earlier they can get these kids the better. As such, in the past two decades you’ve seen more calls for government funded pre-school and other early educational programs. Now you have Pelosi calling for government daycare. The left wants control of kids and they want that control before the kids can even speak so they can influence them.
What Pelosi and other leftists are pushing is just an extension of what John Dewey and Horace Mann pushed concerning government education in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The goal of Dewey, Mann and other progressives was to separate children from their traditional Christian faith and the traditional view of the Constitution, founding and our nation generally. They sought to do this via government education. Keep in mind, the goal of government education has never been about education. It’s been about forcing a progressive outlook on the next generation. Go back and look at Dewey and Mann’s outlook as well as other education progressives of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Government education has been largely successful at moving the nation to the far left. Pelosi is seeking to move things to the next level. That’s why the next great leftist crisis in America is going to be childcare. We’ll be bombarded with all sorts of trumped up statistics and sob stories. Then the left will demand we “do something” about this crisis. Pelosi and assorted leftists will be waiting in the wings for some grand childcare plan that Federalizes the entire industry and brings control of it to Washington.
We should be very wary of any attempt to give children over to the government from the time they’re born. The government ought not be trusted with such control or power. They’ve already shown themselves to be incompetent educators (unless you have a progressive outlook, then the test scores don’t matter) and they’ve shown themselves to unable to do much of anything with any competence. When the left starts crying about a childcare crisis, we need to be prepared to step up and counter this nonsense. We must never forget that their goal is socialism and they’ll use our kids to further their goals. Unless of course they can’t get their hands on them.