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It is truly a privilege to learn from the experience of others.  Civilization is built upon the recording of experience for reference by others.  If the knowledge is not a result of experience but based upon theory without corroborating evidence, that knowledge might serve as a stumbling block to learning what is actually so.  If I want to learn how to play the guitar, I have to actually play it  another person who does not play the instrument cannot be learned from. A teacher is supposed to be someone who has mastered something and helps others aspiring for the same mastery or better.  For that, the student happily compensates the master as a fair trade.

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E Archer, NYC Mike, Norwalk (12/8/18)

Our children started out with Montessori schools, and the programs are awesome.  It is a superior education method that lets the child progress at their own pace, with older students coaching them along the way.  Grading is done differently  a subject is 'introduced' and complete once it is 'mastered.'  Students are taught in Kindergarten cursive handwriting in a handheld sandbox.  All the schools materials are hand-made by parents and teachers alike.  It was a good model for when we homeschooled the children and later started a little school with other parents.  Once multiple families were involved, it got a little messy, but it was ours, and we ALL learned a great deal.  You will never get 100% consensus of opinion, even with good and honorable people.  We are all very different in interests, abilities, purpose, yet we all live and work together.  Making that work is what it is all about.

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E Archer, NYC RobertSRQ (12/8/18)

These leftist talking points rarely get exposed as the prejudicial newspeak that it is.

#1. Palin's husband supports State sovereignty, she does too. No, this is not treason, it is a fact — all US States are sovereign states.
#2. Believes that Creationism should be taught in Science class along with Evolution.  RBE, I'm sure you have learned both theories in your education, why should not all theories of the origin of humankind be included in educational programs?  Should not the Sermon on the Mount be taught as well as the Four Noble Truths?
#3. Doesn't "believe" in Global warming.  And this is a sin?  You don't believe in God because there is no proof.  If one has to 'believe' then it is just another religion.  Global warming has been occurring since the end of the last Ice Age — without 12,000 years of Global Warming civilization would not exist.  Why do YOU not acknowledge the 100,000 year Ice Age cycles based upon actual proof, not climate models?
#4. Tried to get books banned from the library and then took out revenge on anyone who opposed her.  Maybe, but I believe it had something to do with the LGBTQ agenda, as the schools have become safe spaces for transgender indoctrination.
#5. Is viciously anti-environment and has opposed every environmental objective.  It depends — the environmental movement is actually an anti-capitalist, socialist movement that uses environmental policies to disempower free enterprise and impose authoritarianism upon land owners.  This has been openly admitted by UN officials.  The entire climate change hoax is for this very purpose.
#6. Is a far-right wing HOLY ROLLER Pentecostal. These are one removed from snake handlers and are dangerous proponents of no church/state separation.  ;-)  Palin appears far-right because you are far-left.  Separation of church and state does not mean that government representatives may not express or exercise their form of religion or lack thereof.  Stop trying to read into existence that religion is a threat to a republican form of government.  Once again, RBE, you take on the role of authoritarian, judge yourself above others, and try to separate the premise from the charter.
#7. Palin is against abortion, you are for it.  So what?  Why are you a eugenicist?  That's socialism (the Nazi's were famous for it.)
#8. Has been (and I believe still is) viciously anti-gay.  I don't think so.  Palin is not anti-gay but is against the progressive increase in the gay agenda in schools.  Once again, 'authorities' stand in between children and their parents, pushing untried medical solutions on impressionable minds.
#9. Was a major supporter of the "Bridge to nowhere" before she was against it.  Big deal, things change.
#10. Abused her power as Governor by having a trooper fired for a family fracas.  Possibly, but not a biggie — there isn't a trail of dead bodies like with the Clinton's... who would agree with everything you said above. Think about that!
#11. Believes the Iraq invasion by the United State was divinely inspired by God.  So?  Shall we go through the list of all the things YOU believe as an atheist? 

RBE, you seem to have a problem with anyone else's 'beliefs' but your own 'faith' is sacred.  You would be a model Christian if you could only come to terms with Nature's God.  ;-)

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Public services unions running the education system from Kindergarten through University were formed shortly after the Fed was established.  As a result, the content has been modified to best promote the new world order of statism and American subservience to a globalist world order under the banking cartels.  The universities were taken over a long time ago by cultural Marxists to rile up the youth to tear down their country.  The war for liberty and independence is eternal.  If you think we have won it, you don't even know you are in bondage.

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E Archer, NYC Waffler, Smith (12/6/18)

Waffler, your groupthink is showing.  'We' are the People.  There are people in Congress, but not ALL the People.  And because only a few people are representatives in Congress, the government cannot claim to be the People.  The People are the People, and the government is a very small subset of the People.  People in government frequently refer to themselves as the People rather than representatives of the People.  This is how they justify power grabs  'hey we are the People so it is our right.'  The fact is, government officers and employees are beholden to reams and reams of regulations that the People are not subject to.  Because of the power and the risks being put in the hands of the government, they must observe strict rules  they are not permitted to do just anything.  Too often, government employees attempt to place those restrictions on the People themselves because they do not make the distinction between the free choices of the People versus the limited powers granted to government.

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E Archer, NYC Black Smith Jones, Malaga (12/5/18)

What a bunch of Leftist disinformation.  Maybe get your sources from somewhere other than the state-run propaganda machine  PBS (from the Left, of course).

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E Archer, NYC robert, somewhere in the USA (12/5/18)

Please identify the differences between the 'True Left' and the Faux Left.  The true Left were the socialists on the left side of the aisle of the French National Assembly.  How are the American Left NOT socialists?  Also, if you would, please define real socialism as you have also said that socialist countries like Venezuela are not real socialists.  My argument is that this is exactly what socialism is and is the epitome of the policies of the Left.

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E Archer, NYC warren, olathe (12/5/18)

When the curriculum is Statism 101 and Serfdom 102, the children are primed to be obedient proletariats  either a good follower or good leader in the indoctrination.  It is a monopoly  the program must be followed, it is compulsory to all.  American History is not even required study any more.  This is 'socialization' not education.

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E Archer, NYC warren, olathe (12/4/18)

Doubtful, Warren, the education system furthers the authoritarianism that Democrats worship.  How do you think it got this way?  Collectivism is taught exclusively.

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E Archer, NYC Anonymous (12/4/18)

Not any more.  Government employees now make more than their private sector counter-parts.  Six-figure salaries are common in public schools for the higher ups.

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“Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.”  ;-)  Love it!!

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E Archer, NYC WILL, Portsmouth (12/3/18)

I imagine that Agatha Christie compares education with her own experience and schooling.  A British education was considered to be one of the best in the world.  But ever since public education became a labor movement, the focus has been on funding for teachers' unions.  When schools no longer had to compete to attract students, their services were compelled upon the populace and could not be refused.  This soon became a racket for cultural indoctrination in authoritarianism to promote government dependency and encourage debt. 

There was no compulsory education in Jefferson's day, and yet we have not seen such wisdom in statesmen from today's products of government schooling.  Evidence points to an intentional dumbing down of education programs for various excuses (the cost keeps going up though) the result being ignorant and gullible adults that must indenture themselves in order to grab the next rung on the ladder.  Servitude is still the biggest racket in the Western world.

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'Education' is a racket now  people acquiring a house-sized debt to get a 'degree' so that they can earn enough to buy a house some day.  They spend the entirety of their lives in debt  that's what is taught and encouraged.  We spend our lives paying rent for our 'credit.'  At the end of life, 95% of one's labors have been spent paying inflationary interest and taxes on perpetual debt.  This is called freedom.  ;-)

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E Archer, NYC toemoss71, Corvallis, OR (11/30/18)

Public school teachers and administrators can have 6 figure salaries, higher than their private school counter-parts.  Why should these people be rewarded for delivering crappy service?  I believe that the liberals need victims, so rather than heal the disease, they'll just treat it perpetually  a racket to keep the sick just enough alive to illicit an emotional response from a political class.  Compulsory state education is a Marxist plank  that alone should cause alarm.

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E Archer, NYC warren, olathe (11/30/18)

I went to several schools in the 60's & 70's, public, parochial, private.  The greatest shift was from a Catholic elementary school in the north east to a public school in the deep south.  History was taught differently — I hadn't learned until then that it was the South that was fighting for their sovereignty and that the North had been the aggressor.  There was indeed more emphasis on the Constitution than in the northern schools.  But the rest of the education system in the South was abysmal.  Schooling in the 80's & 90's took a noticeable turn and by the year 2000, George Orwell's 1984 couldn't have predicted it any better.  'Education' is liberalism almost exclusively now.

I later switched to a private prep school for a more formal education in the 'classics.'  Of course, we had to pay for those programs and facilities.  Most every graduate would continue to university, where they would pay much more.  But times have changed, and most private schools receive subsidies from government in exchange for promoting the government's interests.  As with any good idea eventually, education has become a racket.  The truth is not broadcast, it must be sought after.

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E Archer, NYC Mike, Norwalk (11/29/18)

Good point, Mike.  Groupisms like 'government' and 'we' and 'society' are rarely equated with the individuals that make up them.  These group archetypes are conceptual and treated almost  like deities endowed with a consciousness, will and power of their own.  In this context, the individual is subservient to the group in which he/she empowers. 

'Civilization' is the collective use of force, from temple building to agriculture, industry — and war.  To command armies, to rule, all has been built on the backs of the common people — that is civilization.  It continues to be built every day in collective fashion.  To even question one's place in all this is to invite rebuke from the 'faithful' zealots of the dominant creed.  The worshippers of power are ever tirelessly working 'for the people' and other collective archetypes over which they endeavor to control.  The defenders of 'government' are almost always well connected in the hierarchy with some benefit and influence of the group.  They repeat slogans, perceive people in classes and project their biases upon them accordingly never individually examining oneself, one's motives and one's prejudices.  Identity politics is such the rage these days because an individual cannot be a group and vice versa.  It's a mind-f*ck to identify with something one is not, and even worse is to be enabled in a delusion by a group.

Look what's coming out of government schools these days — yikes!  Social engineering at its worst and in full gear.  What a real waste of 12 years.

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What ever happened to Civics class?  One of the only real reasons to 'go to school' is to learn what civics taught  what are your rights, what is due process, what is the difference between American individualism and European authoritarianism?  History is not even a required subject any more  social studies are merely socialism studies.

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Rings true for me as a student and as a 'teacher' when home-schooling our children.  "What shall we learn today?"  I certainly don't think I can teach anyone anything, unless they ask for it  there is no changing a fixed mind.

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How free is a week old baby?  Is she not dependent upon her mother from minute one?  What choices does she have?  Can she exercise her will?  Will her cries be answered in the way she wants?  We are born with needs and desires  none of which can be fulfilled independently from those upon whom we are dependent.  With time and LEARNING, we 'realize' what is happening.  The baby has inherent 'rights' to life and liberty, but she is dependent.  Can you be free and be dependent upon another? 

We have the right to be free, but the responsibility for independence is acquired  it's one of life's rites of passage, from childhood to adulthood.  Liberty and liberation are constant processes.  Look at all the folks in debt and disempowered due to their free choices.  Look at the unconscious dependents taxing the rest of us  are they free, are we?  They have the right to be free, but their choices have bound them. 

When were the colonies 'free' from English rule? When they declared it.  Their assertion was that all people are born with the inherent rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, not granted from the Crown.  Just because we are born with unalienable rights, doesn't mean that we are free  asks the slaves.  I cannot abide the definition of 'freedom' as one who is dependent.  Americans do indeed think they are free, but most are as dependent, indentured, and indebted as any serf.  We certainly are not free from that delusion.  If the truth sets us free, then when exactly did/does that happen?  Not at birth.  ;-)

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Schools and teachers should be facilitators in learning, not 'preachers.'  I have questions for elders with relevant experience.  I am willing to compensate them for their time and consultation as it has inherent value to me.  I will remember their lessons because their teaching was the answer to my questions.  Should they try to teach me something else, give me answers to questions I am not asking, I am less likely to accept or remember it because it does not answer the question.  Getting at the truth is the ONLY purpose of enrolling into a program taught by others  if that is not the purpose, then what is it?  Church and state all too often attempt to form the aspirant into their image, rather than to facilitate self-discovery and the uncovering of truth (and untruth).  Let the Truth stand on its own  should I reject it, there will be consequences, perhaps I will learn from them, maybe they will destroy me.  Or the truth will set me free from the false notion of who I thought I was.  'Teachers' that have helped me move through these realizations are the ones I will never forget and always hold in high-esteem.

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E Archer, NYC Anonymous, Reston, VA US (11/23/18)

In fact, Christians have been serving the poor for eons, before socialism became popular.  They have been providing food, water, shelter, health care, education VOLUNTARILY while the authoritarians have pushed compulsory progressive indoctrination and forced 'charity' for the common good (which apparently makes the politicians extremely rich in the process.)  "We as a society" is not as important as "we as individuals"   my duty is MINE, not society's, and society has no authority over me or you.  Society has NEVER been needed to provide for the basics of life, every individual does that.  We drive ourselves, walk ourselves, eat ourselves, work ourselves, we do not need to be commanded to do good.  Liberty means responsibility, and it cannot be traded for security without losing it. 

Better that people are educated in being self-sufficient, not dependent upon 'society.'  Note Americans are the most charitable people in the world, and never has a cause gone unsupported  your charity is voluntary and you invite others to do the same.  Just know that many are answering their own calling.  It's the difference between service and servitude.

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E Archer, NYC Mike, Norwalk (11/21/18)

I like your take, Mike.  A lie is like a debt that compounds at interest.  A lie is counterfeit money.  It's giving credit where credit isn't due.  It has the purchasing power of the truth without any backing.  Reminds me of the dollar bill, now inflated 95% in lost purchasing power since its issuance.

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E Archer, NYC Johann, Saint Paul (11/20/18)

It's not capitalism that centralizes power but socialism (statism/authoritarianism).  True capitalism is simply 'commerce' based upon the honest exchange of capital and labor.  The word capitalism was not in common usage until Marx used it to symbolize 'the enemy' of communism.  To be anti-commerce is to be pro-totalitarian  either the people are self-directed or they must be regulated (servitude).  Today's 'capitalists' are 'debtors,'  they have no capital, only promises to pay (IOU's). 

To conquer a nation, take over the issuance of money, and turn it inside out so that the currency no longer is backed by real capital but by a debt. That is the work of globalism (UN, IMF, World Bank, WHO, etc.) All the nations of the UN have been conned out of their capital (power) in exchange for interest-bearing debt. One by one they fall, never throwing off the yokes that put them there. Will there be another renaissance? Will the consciousness of the people of the world awaken to the responsibility before them?

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To deviate from the truth is to give life to a lie.  Nature's laws cannot be broken, but they can be bent, and they will spring back.  Everyone is putting on the act that works best for them  we buy the best act, and strive for it.  ;-)  But the laws of Nature have limits, and when treating falsehood as reality, there are bound to be some barriers that come up due to ignorance. The only true path to the Truth is to always tell it, even if the answer is "I don't know."  Once a lie is revealed, it has no more power.

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