"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." - Thomas Jefferson 1820

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Nancy Pelosi's New Childcare Goal is a Compelling Reason to Make Sure She is Never Speaker of the House Again. Ever.

Hotair had this posting about what Nancy Pelosi envisions for American children:

Pelosi told The Washington Post that at the top of her to-do list as the reinstated Speaker would be “doing for childcare what we did for healthcare reform.”

Yikes. If the government does for childcare what it did for healthcare reform, then that would mean government educational mandates for families and children with no real individual and/or local choice or directives in public education. That doesn't sound appealing (or Constitutional) to me, does it to you?

That's what is currently happening via Common Core standards on the K-12 level. Nationalized assessments, standards and curriculum take the pesky and constitutional duty of allowing individual states and districts from making decisions for their students. A centralized government is being foisted onto states and districts via mandates in the educational and health areas. To complete the educational circle, Pelosi wants to expand governmental intrusion (no, "assistance") in the pre-K realm now. She states:

“I could never get a babysitter — have five kids in six years and no one wants to come to your house. … And everywhere I go, women say the same thing” about how hard it is to find the kind of reliable care that would make their family lives calmer and work lives more productive. When it comes to “unleashing women” in a way that would boost the economy, she says, “this is a missing link.”

Pelosi wants to "unleash women" in a way that will boost the economy, not "nudge" them into becoming full-time mothers who nurture, teach and love the next generation. I suppose "human capital" is deemed wasted if a woman decides she wants to direct her own children's upbringing instead of turning them over to some governmental employee for pay. Pelosi makes it clear. Women are to be used in the workplace to help the country rather than stay at home to raise the children who are the family's (not the government's) primary responsibility.

How do you think farming out young children to daycare works out so the women can "boost the economy"?

Studies show that children who spend longer hours (30 hours/week) in daycare are more likely to exhibit problematic social behaviors including aggression, conflict, poorer work habits and risk-taking behaviors.

Read our previous post on "Democrats Abroad" and the platform they want the DNC to adopt on behalf of children. It seems as if Nancy Pelosi is totally on board with her vision of the government providing childcare so the women can help the economy instead of their families. What does the resolution call for and where the principles for the resolution originate?

WHEREAS education is a human right and public responsibility to provide all children and young people with the opportunity to realize their full potential (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26, UNESCO).

Health care reform is education reform is healthcare reform is education reform....it's all the same. It's centralization not based in the Constitution, but in UN declarations. There's been pushback and legal challenges by grassroots groups against healthcare "reform"...where is the outcry for the education "reform" that will only create more control and less individual freedom?

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