Carlos Soto

Staff Writer

Today it is unanimous through various technological advances beyond a King’s dreams that the government has the great ability to keep the population of its people under constant surveillance.

There are numerous bills, which allow the monitoring of the population under the guise of security for our nation and keeping us safe.

The latest addition to increasing the surveillance state is a document that recently surfaced which would allow the government to become even more present in your home.

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Human Health Services (HHS) has published a document, which aims to treat families as “equal partners” in raising children.

Big brother wants the program to start before you the children are even born by declaring the need for “home visits”.

State appointed monitors would conduct routine visits by inserting itself into the primary source of influence of a child’s upbringing.

For time sake I want to dive into the severity of the issue, but I will only address some problems that have occurred with the DOE.

In 2011, Governor of Texas; Rick Perry made dedicated one of the points in his presidential campaign to being the elimination of the Department of Education.

In 2012, Michelle Bachmann, a representative of Minnesota made it known that she had a similar goal.

It’s also important to know that both Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann were not the first to bring forward such a proposal. On September 24, 1981, former president, Ronald Reagan made a televised speech calling for the dismantling of the Department of Education.

But what makes the department so horrendous that after its inception in 1979, just two years afterwards our former president and others would try to abolish it?

According to the official website at the DOE is responsible for granting aid to those who need it and getting rid of discrimination and activities that receive federal funding by collecting data and establishing policies.

It also says that the DOE “does not” involve itself with a school’s curriculum or the content in which the schools can use in their courses such as dictating which books it can use by the teachers which is done at the state and institutional levels.

In 2012, Valarie Strauss, a writer for The Washington Post, wrote a story, “Why the Ed Department should be reconceived – or abolished”.

She makes many interesting points but among them is secretary of the DOE Arne Duncan, who was dubbed a “Union Buster” through reputation, and his obsession for the change in testing to help children progress through school by making them multiple-choice tests.

The accusations are the DOE over time instead of helping students excel, has reduced teachers to functional arms of the government by administering tests through practices aimed at reducing one’s ability for critical thinking.

Charlotte Iserbyt who is a freelance writer, formerly served, as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement for the DOE during Ronald Reagan’s first term is the strongest proponent of these accusations.

In her book “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” she writes that this degradation the American public education system was deliberately introduced.

The book reveals the gradual change to the education system was a born systematic plan to eliminate the core foundations of parents’ influence such as religion, morals and national patriotism.

The goal was to prepare the child to become a proletariat in the future socialist-collectivist world. These plans originated from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education and Rockefeller General Education Board, and details the psychological methods used to implement and effect the changes.

To bring this article full circle, these plans were meant to be gradually implemented over a long course of time to avoid major backlash due to alerting people.

It is understandable for a family to want their children to do better in school, but at what costs are we allowing it to continue?

As with many laws, it is not a sudden drop of the anvil hitting the ground, but rather a gradual soft release so that people do not realize they are being crushed by the powers that be.

Many foreign dictators know the key to successfully ruling a population is obtaining the child. As Adolf Hitler famously said, “First You Get the Women, Then You’ve Got the Children, So Follow the Men”.

By allowing the government to fulfill this policy the DOE and the HHS are trying to establish, we are allowing them to bypass the family developed boundaries and go straight to the source.

Indoctrinate the children to the presence of having government in their home at every turn so they will become desensitized in future generations for government involvement in every facet of there

The government is already heavily involved in everyone’s lives and I challenge anyone reading this to name one thing the government does not regulate or control in one form or another.

The only thing they didn’t have complete control over is the family, but I fear that era is coming