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Friday, January 20, 2012

Don't Let Kids Drink the Kool-Aid

Don't Let Kids Drink the Kool-Aid is the provocative title of a book by Marybeth Hicks and published by Regnery. She says that the culture wars are over and parents lost. An entire generation of young socialists has come of age, and few parents have even noticed. Marybeth Hicks tries to remedy this ignorance by telling parents what they are missing as their kids grow up amid the never-ending onslaught of liberal indoctrination that takes place in the public schools and in the media. She helps parents to take a close look at the Left's influence on school curricula, teacher training, science teaching, and even youth sports. She examines America's increasing secularization, and the many ways the media have been used as a tool of indoctrination. Young Americans, she says, have been fed a steady diet of socialism almost since birth, and we must counteract this if the United States is to remain great.

The author bolsters her arguments with real-life examples from families and school districts all over the country. There is the West Virginia family that lost custody of their daughter when the court determined that the girl's babysitters were her "psychological parents." She describes the school's effort to "dismantle institutional heterosexism" in the public schools. This book is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn who and what are at work behind the transformational changes in our culture.

What can parents do about this? Ms. Hicks believe that socialism is best combated with an infusion of civic virtue. Teaching our children virtues for personal conduct, public conduct, and civic leadership can restore America. That's the key to revitalizing our republic and to reigniting the love of freedom in the hearts of the next generation. The name of this helpful book by Marybeth Hicks is Don't Let Kids Drink the Kool-Aid.

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