I hope that you can read the questions on the worksheet below. Perhaps you'd like to mull over what your answers would be -- I'm going to give you mine in just a bit.
“Government is all of the agencies, departments, organizations, groups, individuals in a nation who make, carry out, enforce, and manage conflicts about rules and laws. Government is like a nation’s family. Families take care of children and make sure they are safe, healthy and educated, and free to enjoy life. Families encourage children to be independent, hardworking, and responsible. Families make and enforce rules and give appropriate punishments when rules are broken. Government does these things for its citizens, too.”
Is anyone else creeped-out now, or is it just me? Please note the disturbing image of a smiling "Uncle Sam" cradling its docile citizen. Citizen Baby looks alarmed. Citizen Baby should be alarmed -- very, very alarmed.
The fact that innocent children are being force-fed this kind of propaganda is absolutely frightening. If you don't find it frightening, you must have been brain-washed in the same Propaganda Ridden Insane System of Our Nation (acronym: PRISON).
Please note the very first sentence of the definition: "Government is all of the agencies, departments, organizations, groups, individuals in a nation who make, carry out, enforce, and manage conflicts about rules and laws." That's the first thing that comes to mind? Government manages conflicts about rules and laws? Well, that is true -- I suppose it's admirable that they are so upfront about it. Also, please note: the individual is listed last. I'm quite surprised the individual is mentioned at all. Really, why bother?
The next sentence sums up the entire definition very nicely: "Government is like a nation’s family." I have my own family, thank you -- I really don't need another one. The definition goes on to make the point that families provide safety, health care, education and freedom for their children, and punish them when they are naughty. And guess what, Government can do that for you, too! And thank goodness for that -- I mean, I might be incompetent or something, and it's best someone in authority be looking over my shoulder to make sure I don't make a real mess of things.
For those of us who have opted out of PRISON, this worksheet comes as no surprise, although apparently at least some parents at East Prairie School were alarmed enough to share the worksheet with Internet media. The worksheet story has been picked up by many alternative, anti-state news sites. Unfortunately, the great mass of Americans see no problem with the Federal Socialist Curriculum or PRISON, or they feel helpless to change it.
I thought I would go ahead and answer the questions on the worksheet. You know, for posterity's sake.
1. How does your family keep you safe? They homeschool me and teach me how to think critically and for myself.
2. How does the government keep its citizens safe? It doesn't. We are as unsafe now as we have ever been in our illustrious history.
3. How does your family keep you healthy? They keep me out of government schools, so I don't have to eat those nasty lunches.
4. How does the government keep its citizens healthy? It doesn't, and it shouldn't. In fact, it's about to make us really sick.
5. How does your family help you learn and become educated? They are raising autodidacts.
6. How does the government help its citizens learn and become educated? It doesn't. It's a miserable mess of a failure, and it should really stop trying to "educate" anyone.
7. What kind of rules does your family have for you? The Golden Rule. And then, Rule Yourself.
8. What kinds of rules does the government have for its citizens? Seriously? You only gave them one line for the answer? Ok, my one-line answer: liberty-sucking ones.
9. How does your family punish you if you break the rules? Appropriately, and with love.
10. How does the government punish its citizens who break the law? How can I count the ways? Many and varied, including death if you don't co-operate.
The above worksheet is only one of thousands of reasons why we don't use PRISON. Do we really need one more?