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Bob Chandler

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Political correctness undermining school system

Special to the Hesperia Star

There’s no doubt about it. Just like you, with what I see going on today, I sometimes wonder if every measure of good old American common sense has been thrown out the window and replaced with yet another perverted version of political correctness.

It’s not that I’m against every little thing that it’s supposed to represent, but for the most part, I see it as just another politically improvised tool created by the hard left to “fundamentally change America” by slowly transforming the core of our American value

system.

The irony of it all is that while many of our elected officials think it clever and timely to remain committed to an ideology of political correctness, I’m now firmly convinced that it will become only a matter of time in which they will be shocked to find themselves so entangled within its decadent grasp that it will be too late for them to turn away from the deadly trap that they’ve set for themselves at the ballot box.

For whatever reason, some elected officials choose to continue on playing this insidious game. At some point in time, they will all find themselves being held responsible for their role in developing a dependent socialist state, comprised of a society lacking in many aspects of self reliance, commitment and responsibility. I honestly fear that as a result of their actions, some of our citizens may actually fall into such a confused, ambivalent and lethargic state of mind, that they may ultimately be led into forsaking their God-given rights to live out their lives as independent, free-thinking Americans.

Today, perhaps one of the most obvious places in which we can easily recognize the negative impact of political correctness is within our public school systems. For well over 200 years, it was inherent within America’s educational system to instruct and test the youth of our country through fundamental teachings based upon clearly defined American values. These fundamental values and teachings were simplistic in nature and for the most part, like today, were taught by educators who took a great deal of pride in their profession.

As I see it, one of the biggest changes in our public school system today as compared to the way it was, let’s say, 50 years ago, has come about through the slow infusion of a political correctness ideology that has increasingly led both parents and teachers to lose sight of what our schools were primarily designed for, and that is to educate.

Because of today’s continuing influence of political correctness within our public schools, both parents and teachers frequently seem at odds with each other.

By tradition, on one hand we still have teachers who proudly want to always ply their teaching talents the best they can. On the other, we have parents and even some school administrators who, through adopting a political correctness agenda, not only demand an education for their children, but along with it, every related aspect to social justice and equality that they assume everyone deserves. To better prove my point, please consider the following example of what I think a conversation between a teacher and a parent could possibly sound like today:

Teacher: “Why of course I’d love to teach your child.”

Parent: “Yeah, but just remember that my son is 12 years old, he’s a free-spirited child who’s always welcome to say whatever he thinks, he hates to eat healthy foods, he has every right to hate (color) people and like me and hates to be told what to do. So, while I appreciate the fact that you might think you’re a good teacher, just remember to treat him just like everybody else, because he has his rights too, just like everybody else.”

Sound a little crazy? Maybe so, but please don’t get me wrong. I’m in total support of everyone’s individual’s rights, but what I’m not in favor of is when acts of political correctness in any form is continually shoved down our throats — especially by elected officials who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution, yet seem determined to destroy the moral fabric of our country.

In America today, if there was ever an act against humanity or the citizens of our country that some of our leaders should be found guilty of, it would be for their participation in allowing the continuing corrosiveness of political correctness to go on unabated in diminishing the moral fiber of our country, through the continuing degradation of the guiding principals that have always made America strong, independent and free.


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