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#1 Old 06-18-2011, 11:07 AM
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hopes to introduce kids ages 8 to 12 to principles that include "America is good," "I believe in God," and "I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable."

The organizer admits he doesn't know the curriculum at public schools, but knows they "have a lot of political correctness" and that God is absent from the discussion of "natural law."

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Tampa Liberty is modeled after vacation Bible schools, which use fun, hands-on activities to deliver Christian messages.

One example at Liberty: Children will win hard, wrapped candies to use as currency for a store, symbolizing the gold standard. On the second day, the "banker" will issue paper money instead. Over time, students will realize their paper money buys less and less, while the candies retain their value. "Some of the kids will fall for it," Lukens said. "Others kids will wise up."

Another example: Starting in an austere room where they are made to sit quietly, symbolizing Europe, the children will pass through an obstacle course to arrive at a brightly decorated party room (the New World). Red-white-and-blue confetti will be thrown. But afterward the kids will have to clean up the confetti, learning that with freedom comes responsibility.

Still another example: Children will blow bubbles from a single container of soapy solution, and then pop each other's bubbles with squirt guns in an arrangement that mimics socialism. They are to count how many bubbles they pop. Then they will work with individual bottles of solution and pop their own bubbles. "What they will find out is that you can do a lot more with individual freedom," Lukens said.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/educati...r-camp/1175119

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I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

Yes. It's about time people stop teaching kids to be charitable and care for others, and about time they teach kids to be selfish pricks.

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Another example: Starting in an austere room where they are made to sit quietly, symbolizing Europe, the children will pass through an obstacle course to arrive at a brightly decorated party room (the New World). Red-white-and-blue confetti will be thrown. But afterward the kids will have to clean up the confetti, learning that with freedom comes responsibility.

How nice that they're taught from early on what a horrible, awful place Europe is. Why didn't we Europeans get the message so we can leave for bright, wonderful America?

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How nice that they're taught from early on what a horrible, awful place Europe is. Why didn't we Europeans get the message so we can leave for bright, wonderful America?

I think the existence of the Tea Party itself makes for a very appealing case for the US being a bright, wonderful place.

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On the bright side, these kids are probably hearing this stuff so consistently at home that this *school* cant possibly make it much worse.
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have they never hear about rendering unto Caesar?

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I didn't realize people say Europe as an austere place...
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Yes. It's about time people stop teaching kids to be charitable and care for others, and about time they teach kids to be selfish pricks.

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The Tea Party can leave my family the heck alone, what right do they to preach that junk to Innocent children? I am teaching our future children to be charitable, compassion and show mercy and love and respect.
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I didn't realize people say Europe as an austere place...

*looks at austere floor covered with austere furniture surrounded by austere walls encircling austere me* How austere it is here.

(If you type austere a lot it becomes a really funny word. It's like "Auster," that's German for oyster )

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There's a "creation camp" and "creation museum" here in Tn. Somehow these people managed to scrape together the funds to have actual tv commercials played on major stations. Somehow this offends me even more than the religious indoctrination. Filling kids heads with Ayn Rand's beliefs is one thing, but when you dedicate a museum to pseudo-science that's just garbage. That's what causes kids in my home town to object to being taught evolution in the classroom. That's why my high school teachers wouldn't teach it. Because some kid might have his little beliefs challenged. IMO they can get the hell out of the classroom and take zeros if they don't want to learn actual biology. If I were a teacher I wouldn't stand for it, but that's the exact reason I'd never get to keep that job. I care too much about integrity and the truth to make a good teacher here in the bibble belt.

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Through which methods do we educate kids about politics without 'brainwashing'?

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Through which methods do we educate kids about politics without 'brainwashing'?

By not making normative statements about politics but rather merely describing what normative views different political ideologies consist of, and doing so (preferably) by relying on accounts by thinkers and political groups who identify with said ideologies (instead of characterizing those ideologies in your own words).

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Seems sensible, though some primary theoretical sources are rather tough going. :P
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I read this a few days ago because it is where I live. Its quite disturbing.

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I read this a few days ago because it is where I live. Its quite disturbing.

Yeah, me too. It's a few hours drive from me, but it still made the local paper here on the east coast. Even scarier, there were comments praising it, even here in the liberal part of the state.

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Another example: Starting in an austere room where they are made to sit quietly, symbolizing Europe, the children will pass through an obstacle course to arrive at a brightly decorated party room (the New World). Red-white-and-blue confetti will be thrown. But afterward the kids will have to clean up the confetti, learning that with freedom comes responsibility.

Do they get to kill, rape, enslave, and forcibly remove the people who were already inhabiting the brightly decorated party room?

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Do they get to kill, rape, enslave, and forcibly remove the people who were already inhabiting the brightly decorated party room?

Yes, and then they get to gamble their money away playing games run by the survivors of the previous inhabitants.

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Yes, and then they get to gamble their money away playing games run by the survivors of the previous inhabitants.

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Good. At least their re-enactment is historically accurate

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No blankets covered in smallpox? Aww, damn. That might have actually been the only useful part about this camp.

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