One city just announced a plan to brainwash millions of children on one far-Left issue

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The radical Left wants nothing more than to force children to back their insane agenda.

They are using our government and schools to achieve this.

And one city just announced a plan to brainwash millions of children on one far-Left issue.

While children used to go to school to learn to think for themselves, many schools are forcing their Left-wing views on students.

On issues ranging from the LGBT agenda, to gun control, and even environmental issues, they are teaching America’s youth what opinions to have.

And this Friday, they have their big chance to truly get kids on board with their far-Left environmental views.

Nationwide, schools will be participating in a “climate strike” where students will ditch class to protest in support of Democrat plans to combat so-called “climate change.”

But it isn’t much of a “strike” with school districts openly encouraging students to go.

In New York City, the local government came out stating that students who skip class on Friday will not be punished.

Axios reports:

School districts are debating what position to take after New York City announced that 1.1 million public school students could skip classes without penalties to join the global youth climate strikes Friday, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: Per the Times, this a test of the movement’s impact — by causing disruptions and getting noticed by political leaders who are in NYC for the United Nations Climate Action Summit 3 days later and the General Assembly meeting that follows it.

Organizers expect millions of people to leave work, home and school to take part in massive climate strike protests around the world.

The big picture: Youth strike advocates Fridays for Future said more than 2,400 events were taking place Sept. 20–27 to coincide with the UN climate summit on Sept. 23, where Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is due to make an address.

More than 115 countries and 1,000 cities have registered so far, the group said.

It isn’t about the political issues for the kids attending the strike.

They are being offered a day off of school if they choose to attend the events coinciding with the strike.

At these events, Left-wing groups will be speaking directly to children, where they will claim the world is going to end in just a few years if they don’t vote Democrat.

Do you think students should be allowed to skip class for the “climate strike”?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  2. How very typical of the dumbocrats to try and pull off something like this. I don’t know or understand how they can sleep at night and look at themselves in the mirror in the morning. Now I understand where all these movies about Zombie’s come about. The Walking Dead is perfectly good example.

  3. You’d think the unborn-right-to-lifers would immediately understand the animal-right-to-lifers! The case for animal rights should be readily understandable to the millions of Americans opposed to abortion on demand.

    “Although I may disagree with some of its underlying principles,” writes pro-life Democrat Karen Swallow Prior, “there is much for me, an anti-abortion activist, to respect in the animal rights movement. Animal rights activists, like me, have risked personal safety and reputation for the sake of other living beings. Animal rights activists, like me, are viewed by many in the mainstream as fanatical wackos, ironically exhorted by irritated passerby to ‘Get a Life!’ Animal rights activists, like me, place a higher value on life than on personal comfort and convenience, and in balancing the sometimes competing interests of rights and responsibilities, choose to err on the side of compassion and nonviolence.”

    The animal rights movement, representing a cross-section of mainstream secular American society, is NOT “officially pro-choice,” but IS divided on abortion. In a 1992 interview on Dennis Prager’s conservative talk show, when specifically asked about the animal rights position on abortion, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), admitted, “We’re divided.”

    Former television game show host Bob Barker is a conservative Republican and an animal activist. Tony LaRussa of the Animal Rescue Foundation is a political conservative. Vegan labor leader Cesar Chavez was pro-life. Vegan civil rights leader Dick Gregory was pro-life. Former Washington Post columnist Colman McCarthy, a devout pacifist, has expressed opposition to abortion, and in the 1980s was critical of Reverend Jesse Jackson for having changed sides on the issue.

    Dixie Mahy, past president of the San Francisco Vegetarian Society, has been vegetarian for sixty years, vegan for forty of those sixty years, and identifies herself as pro-life-and-pro-animal Matthew Scully, a conservative Catholic and former speechwriter for George W. Bush identifies himself as “Pro-Animal, Pro-Life.” Catholic Concern for Animals is pro-life-and-pro-animal. Reverend Frank Hoffman’s http://www.all-creatures.org Christian vegan website is pro-life-and-pro-animal Compassion for animals is a fundamental tenet of the Baha’i faith, which endorses vegetarianism, says abortion is more a matter of individual conscience, but concludes, without taking a position on abortion, life should not be destroyed.

    John Stuart Mill wrote: “The reasons for legal intervention in favor of children apply not less strongly to the case of those unfortunate slaves — the animals.”

    Animals are like children. Henry Bergh, founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), successfully prosecuted a woman for child abuse in 1873, at a time when children had no legal protection, under the then currently existing animal protection statutes. This case started the child-saving crusade around the world.

    In Christianity and the Rights of Animals, the Reverend Dr. Andrew Linzey writes: “In some ways, Christian thinking is already oriented in this direction. What is it that so appalls us about cruelty to children or oppression of the vulnerable, but that these things are betrayals of relationships of special care and special trust? Likewise, and even more so, in the case of animals who are mostly defenseless before us.”

    When told the animal rights movement is divided on abortion, Serrin Foster, Executive Director of Feminists For Life, said understandingly, “The Children’s Defense Fund is also divided on abortion.” Feminists For Life has many vegetarians and vegans. Serrin identifies herself as a vegetarian.

    From 1992 through 2003, James Dawson, raised Catholic and now a Buddhist, published Live and Let Live, a pro-life / animal rights / libertarian ‘zine. The ancient eastern reincarnationist religions Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism all predate Christianity, all oppose abortion, all teach ahimsa, or nonviolence towards humans and animals alike to the point of vegetarianism, all are vegan-friendly, and all teach that abortion and war are the karma for killing animals, and that therefore, we cannot end abortion nor bring about world peace until first we abolish the killing of animals.

    This knowledge, however, does not rest with everyone. Not all pro-life-and-pro-animal people advocate the reincarnationist strategy for ending abortion and bringing about world peace. Shay Van Vlieman, founder of Vegans For Life in the late ’90s, said she doesn’t expect to see a vegan president in her lifetime: she would just be glad to elect a president who will work to overturn Roe v. Wade. And she insists she is not a Republican, but a libertarian!

    During the late 1990s, Rachel MacNair, a Quaker pacifist, feminist, vegan, past president of Feminists For Life, moderated an email list for pro-life vegetarians and pro-life vegans. Rachel is now a psychology professor, and has written several books on nonviolence. In 1998, the Animals Agenda ran a cover story on the debate within the animal rights movement over abortion. Vegan congressman Dennis Kucinich (D – Ohio), one of the most liberal members of Congress, was pro-life throughout most of his political career.

    Pro-life vegetarians and pro-life vegans are found within the “consistent-ethic” movement: pro-lifers opposed to capital punishment. A significant number of “consistent-ethic” Christians were / are vegetarian or vegan: Rose Evans, Ruth Enero, Rachel MacNair, Albert Fecko, Carol Crossed, Bill Samuel, Mary Krane Derr, Mary Rider, Father John Dear, etc.

    Mary Rider, a practicing Catholic, wrote in Harmony: Voices for a Just Future, a “consistent-ethic” periodical in 2002:

    “So we teach our children to walk softly on the earth and to embrace nonviolence as the only legitimate means of conflict resolution, on both a personal and a global level. We are aware of the excessive, privileged life we lead as educated, first world U.S. citizens and of the responsibilities to which our privilege calls us. We try to live simply. We eat low on the food chain. We try to buy nothing new… We try to respect all life and carry that message forward in all we do… Because we value people and relationships over things… First world consumption kills people around the world… Pollution, environmental devastation, corrupt governments, war, sweatshops… all are a are a result of our desire to buy more at a lower price… We believe each person has a right to live a valued and respected life free from hunger and discrimination…”

    The threat of overpopulation is frequently used to justify abortion as birth control. On a vegan diet, however, the world could easily support a human population several times its present size. The world’s cattle alone consume enough to feed over 8.7 billion humans. Even if abortion advocates argue shifting to a plant-based diet, a vegan diet, isn’t enough to stave off overpopulation, in light of the data showing the depletion of energy, food, fresh water, land space, raw materials and resources as well as the heavy contribution to air and water pollution, deforestization, and global warming caused by a meat-centered diet, how do abortion advocates — warning about overpopulation consuming the world’s resources — justify consuming animal products?

    If vegetarianism were merely about “fit” or following a peculiar set of “dietary laws” why are pro-lifers offended by pro-choice vegetarians and pro-choice vegans? Clearly, they’re offended because they know vegetarianism involves the animals’ right to life, and thus these pro-choicers appear to value animal life over human life under some circumstances. And issues like animal experimentation, circuses, and fur have nothing to do with diet, eating, nor food, but do involve the animals’ right to life. Leonardo Da Vinci, Count Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, George Bernard Shaw, Susan B. Anthony, Percy Shelley, Rosa Parks, etc. were all vegetarian, and none of them were Jewish nor Muslim.

    For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action offers an introduction to animal rights ethics within Christianity alongside directly related sanctity-of-life issues, like the possible rights of unborn children. The book’s foreword is written by Mary Eberstadt, senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, a Catholic who identifies herself as “Pro-Animal, Pro-Life.”

    Author Charles Camosy responds to criticisms from academicians Peter Singer and Lynn White, Jr., that the misinterpretation of “human dominion” (versus compassionate stewardship) is responsible for the current ecological crisis. Camosy indicates that Christianity cannot be blamed if humans with their imperfections distort their own religious teachings, that Christianity did not give rise to the industrial revolution, and that real Christianity — as it was meant to be practiced — is at odds with market-driven ethics and mass consumerism (a point made decades ago by liberal Protestant theologian Dr. Harvey Cox). Camosy concludes: “I became convinced that, if I wanted to be authentically and consistently pro-life, I should give up eating meat.” Dozens of books have been written on Christianity and animal rights. Camosy merely provides an overview of animal ethics in Christianity.

    Steve Kaufman, head of the Christian Vegetarian Association, was raised Jewish, and is now serving in the United Church of Christ, America’s largest pro-choice Protestant denomination. Steve expressed interest in Democrats For Life, his only reservation was whether Democrats For Life favors criminalizing abortion. Some animal advocates and activists (like Catholic vegan columnist Colman McCarthy) oppose abortion, but don’t think criminalization is the answer.

    In 2004, on the Democrats For Life email list, Maria Krasinski mentioned a poll which found animal activists evenly divided on abortion. This either indicates animal rights really are a bipartisan cause which conservatives can support alongside liberals, or it indicates many liberals are uncomfortable with abortion!

    In 2014, Kristen Day of Democrats For Life said: “Roughly a third of the Democratic Party is pro-life. And while many do not call themselves liberal, they share the values which seem to identify with liberalism, particularly a commitment to helping the vulnerable and providing a social safety net.”

    The Democratic Party platform should support: Animal Rights, Defending the Affordable Care Act, Ending Citizens United, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Giving Greater Visibility to Pro-Life Democrats, Gun Control, Net Neutrality, Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Responding to the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, and a Sustainable Energy Policy.

    Democrats for Life of America, 10521 Judicial Drive, #200, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 424-6663

  4. 1. Veganism Is Direct Action!

    “A diet that can lead to heart attacks, cancer, and numerous other diseases cannot be a natural diet,” writes Keith Akers in A Vegetarian Sourcebook (1983). “A diet that pillages our resources of land, water, forests, and energy cannot be a natural diet. A diet that causes the unnecessary suffering and death of billions of animals each year cannot be a natural diet.”

    I understand there are conservative Christians who fear veganism… which is kind of like being afraid of nonsmoking, nondrinking, or recycling. Ronald J. Sider of Evangelicals for Social Action, in his 1977 book, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, pointed out that 220 million Americans were eating enough food (largely because of the high consumption of grain fed to livestock) to feed over one billion people in the poorer countries.

    A pamphlet put out by Compassion Over Killing says raising animals for food is one of the leading causes of both pollution and resource depletion today. According to a United Nations report, Livestock’s Long Shadow, raising chickens, turkeys, pigs, and other animals for food causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks and other forms of transportation combined.

    Researchers from the University of Chicago similarly concluded that a vegetarian diet is the most energy efficient, and the average American does more to reduce global warming emissions by not eating animal products than by switching to a hybrid car.

    “Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation.”

    –Union Nations’ Food and Agriculture Association

    Nearly 75% of the grain grown and 50% of the water consumed in the U.S. are used by the meat industry. (Audubon Society)

    Over 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared to grow grain for livestock. (Greenpeace)

    It takes nearly one gallon of fossil fuel and 2,500 gallons of water to produce just one pound of conventionally fed beef.
    (Mother Jones)

    Farmed animals produce an estimated 1.4 billion tons of fecal waste each year in the U.S. Much of this untreated waste pollutes the land and water.

    2. A World of Difference!

    Shifting to a plant-based diet literally makes a world of difference! It takes sixteen pounds of grain to produce one pound of beef.

    Ronald J. Sider of Evangelicals for Social Action, in his 1977 book, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, pointed out that 220 million Americans were eating enough food (largely because of the high consumption of grain-fed livestock) to feed over one billion people in the poorer countries.

    Oxfam estimates that in Mexico, 80 percent of the children in rural areas are undernourished, yet the livestock are fed more grain than the human population eats! The livestock are exported of course, to satisfy the developed nations’ craving for cheap hamburgers.

    In his book, The Hungry Planet, Georg Bergstrom points out that protein-starved underdeveloped nations export more protein to wealthy nations than they receive. He calls this “the protein swindle.”

    Ninety percent of the world’s fish meal catch, for example, is exported to rich countries. One-third of Africa’s peanut crop winds up in the stomachs of European livestock. Half the world’s cereal crop is fed to livestock and the United States annually imports one million tons of vegetable protein from Third World nations–just to feed its farm animals.

    Bergstrom writes: “Sometimes one wonders how many Americans and Western Europeans have grasped the fact that quite a few of their beef steaks, quarts of milk, dozens of eggs, and hundreds of broilers are the result, not of their agriculture, but of the approximately two million metric tons of protein, mostly of high quality, which astute Western businessmen channel away from the needy and hungry.”

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    Vegan author John Robbins writes in his 1987 Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America:

    “Half the world’s population does not receive an adequate amount of food to eat. Ten to twenty million die annually of hunger and its effects. The Institute for Food and Development Policy reports that, ‘Forty thousand children starve to death on this planet every day,’ or one child every two seconds.

    “The livestock population of the United States today consumes enough grain and soybeans to feed over five times the entire human population of the country. We feed these animals over 80% of the corn we grow, and over 95% of the oats. Less than half the harvested agricultural acreage in the United States is used to grow food for people. Most of it is used to grow livestock feed.

    “The world’s cattle alone, not to mention pigs and chickens, consume a quantity of food equal to the caloric needs of 8.7 billion people. It takes sixteen pounds of grain to produce one pound of beef. According to Department of Agriculture statistics, one acre of land can grow 20,000 pounds of potatoes. That same acre of land, if used to grow cattlefeed, can produce less than 165 pounds of beef.”

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    In the 2006 edition of The Higher Taste: A Guide to Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking and a Karma-Free Diet, we read:

    Food expert Frances Moore Lappe, author of the 1971 bestseller Diet for a Small Planet, once said in a television interview that we should look at a piece of steak as if it were a Cadillac. “What I mean,” she explained, “is that we in America are hooked on gas-guzzling automobiles because of the illusion of cheap petroleum. Likewise, we got hooked on a grain-fed, meat-centered diet because of the illusion of cheap grain.”

    The process of using grain to produce meat is incredibly wasteful: the USDA’s Economic Research Service shows that we receive only one pound of beef for each sixteen pounds of grain. In his book Proteins: Their Chemistry and Politics, Dr. Aaron Altschul notes that in terms of calorie units per acre, a diet of grains, vegetables, and beans will support twenty times as many people than a meat-centered diet.

    As it stands now, about half of the harvested acreage in America and in a number of European, African, and Asian countries is used to feed animals. If the earth’s arable land were used primarily for the production of vegetarian foods, the planet could easily support a human population of twenty billion or larger.

    Points and facts such as these have led food experts to point out that the world hunger problem is largely illusory. The Global Hunger Alliance writes: “Most hunger deaths are due to chronic malnutrition caused by inequitable distribution and inefficient use of existing food resources. At the same time, wasteful agricultural practices, such as the intensive livestock operations known as factory farming, are rapidly polluting and depleting the natural resources upon which all life depends. Trying to produce more foods by these methods would lead only to more water pollution, soil degradation, and, ultimately, more hunger.”

    A report submitted to the United Nations World Food Conference concurs: “The overconsumption of meat by the rich means hunger for the poor. This wasteful agriculture must be changed–by the suppression of feedlots where beef are fattened on grains, and even a massive reduction of beef cattle.”

    Pound for pound, many vegetarian foods are better sources of protein than meat. A 100-gram portion of lentils yields twenty-five grams of protein, while a hundred grams of soybeans yields thirty-four grams of protein.

    But although meat provides less protein, it costs more. A spot check of supermarkets in Florida in August 2005 showed sirloin steak costing $7.87 a pound, while staple ingredients for delicious vegetarian meals averaged less than $1.50 a pound.

    Becoming a vegetarian could potentially save an individual shopper at least several hundred dollars each year, thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime. The savings to consumers as a whole would amount to billions of dollars annually. Considering all this, it’s hard to see how anyone could afford not to become a vegetarian.

    “If you could feel or see the suffering, you wouldn’t think twice. Give back life. Don’t eat meat.”

    —actress Kim Basinger

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    Vegan author John Robbins similarly writes in his 1987 Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America:

    “The livestock population of the United States today consumes enough grain and soybeans to feed over five times the entire human population of the country. We feed these animals over 80% of the corn we grow, and over 95% of the oats… Less than half the harvested agricultural acreage in the United States is used to grow food for people. Most of it is used to grow livestock feed…

    “The developing nations are copying us. They associate meat-eating with the economic status of the developed nations, and strive to emulate it. The tiny minority who can afford meat in those countries eats it, even while many of their people go to bed hungry at night, and mothers watch their children starve…

    “To supply one person with a meat habit food for a year requires three-and-a-quarter acres. To supply one lacto-ovo-vegetarian requires only one-half of an acre. To supply one pure vegetarian (vegan) requires only one-sixth of an acre. In other words, a given acreage can feed twenty times as many people eating a pure vegetarian (vegan) diet-style as it could people eating the standard American diet-style…

    “In a world in which a child dies of starvation every two seconds, an agricultural system designed to feed our meat habit is a blasphemy. Yet it continues, because we continue to support it. Those who profit from this system do not need us to condone what they are doing. The only support they need from us is our money. As long as enough people continue to purchase their products they will have the resources to fight reforms, pump millions of dollars of ‘educational’ propaganda into our schools, and defend themselves against medical and ethical truths.

    “A rapidly growing number of Americans are withdrawing support from this insane system by refusing to consume meat. For them, this new direction in diet-style is a way of joining hands with others and saying we will not support a system which wastes such vast amounts of food while people in this world do not have enough to eat.”

    Raising animals for food, even raising animals for animal by-products like milk and eggs, means wasting valuable acreage, because the animals have to be fed plant food! If we eat lower on the food chain, fewer resources are required to feed everyone, which means less agricultural acreage, etc., which means fewer rodents and insects are killed when fields are ploughed for farming, etc.

    If you carry this argument to its logical conclusion, a vegan diet is the least violent, because it requires one-third less acreage than a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, and twenty times less acreage than a meat-centered diet.

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    Jeremy Rifkin, author of a dozen influential books and President of the Foundation on Economic Trends, writes in his 1992 bestseller Beyond Beef:

    “Cattle and other livestock are devouring much of the grain produced on the planet. It need be emphasized that this is a new phenomenon, unlike anything ever experienced before.

    “Contrary to popular belief, the poor are getting poorer each year… Increased poverty has meant increased malnutrition. On the African continent, nearly one in every four human beings is malnourished. In Latin America, nearly one out of every seven people goes to bed hungry each night. In Asia and the Pacific, 28 percent of the people border on starvation, experiencing the gnawing pain of a perpetual hunger.”

    “In the Near East, one in ten people is underfed. Chronic hunger now affects upwards of 1.3 billion people, according to the world Health Organization — a statistic all the more striking in a world where one third of all the grain produced is being fed to cattle and other livestock. Never before in human history has such a large percentage of our species — nearly 25 percent — been malnourished.

    “The transition of world agriculture from food grain to feed grains represents an… evil whose consequences may be far greater and longer lasting than any past examples of violence inflicted by men against their fellow human beings.”

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    Vegan author John Robbins writes in his 1992 bestseller, May All Be Fed:

    “The Worldwatch Institute has released a remarkable report entitled Taking Stock: Animal Farming and the Environment, which lists nation after nation where food deprivation has followed the switch from a grain-based diet to a meat-based one.

    “Most of the nations importing grain from the United States were once self-sufficient in grain. The main reason they aren’t is the rise in meat production and consumption…

    “In country after country the pattern is repeated. Livestock industries are consuming feed to such an extent that now almost all Third World nations must import grain. Seventy-five percent of Third World imports of corn, barley, sorghum, and oats are fed to animals, not to people. In country after country, the demand for meat among the rich is squeezing out staple production for the poor…”

    “Many of us believe that hunger exists because there’s not enough food to go around,” writes vegan author John Robbins in his Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America. “But as Frances Moore Lappe and her anti-hunger organization Food First! have shown, the real cause of hunger is a scarcity of justice, not a scarcity of food.”

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    In a 2011 article entitled “Ending Animal Agriculture: the Real Solution to the Food Crisis,” Mac McDaniel writes:

    “It will never cease to amaze me how people are so dedicated to the idea of eating animals. We’re looking at a global food crisis by 2050 and… we’re trying to George Lucas our way out of it with prototypes, science fiction, and undeveloped technology.

    “With any discussion of food shortages, the 800 lb. gorilla in the room is animal agriculture. (Nearly 75) percent of all agriculture land is used to raise livestock, and a third of land used for growing crops is used for growing feed for livestock. You simply can’t talk about increasing food supplies without talking about eliminating animal agriculture…

    “It doesn’t take a scientist to see the common sense that feeding plants to animals, and then eating the animals, is a horribly inefficient way to produce food…

    “That means between 75% and 90% of the gross weight of the food in the scenario is being completely wasted…

    “The only solution to the global food crisis is the end of animal agriculture. Freeing up that much farmland would not only increase food supplies by incalculable amounts — which would inevitably all but end hunger in the third world — it would benefit the health of everyone in the western world. And at the same time, it would finally end… the bloodiest and most violent era in human existence.”

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    Barbara Parham writes in her 1979 paperback, What’s Wrong With Eating Meat?:

    “According to Buckminster Fuller, there are enough resources at present to feed, clothe, house and educate every human being on the planet at American middle class standards. The Institute for Food and Development Policy has shown that there is no country in the world in which the people cannot feed themselves from their own resources.

    “Moreover, there is no correlation between land density and hunger. China has twice as many people per cultivated acre as India, yet less of a hunger problem. Bangladesh has just one-half the people per cultivated acre that Taiwan has, yet Taiwan has no starvation, while Bangladesh has one of the highest rates in the world. The most densely populated countries in the world today are not India and Bangladesh, but Holland and Japan.”

    3. I agree, humans do more than consume food: we need not only food, but clothing, shelter, supporting technology, etc… But animal agriculture consumes fossil fuel energy, fresh water, land space, raw materials at an alarming rate, and contributes heavily to air and water pollution, deforestization, and global warming. (See below):

    Vegan author John Robbins provides these points and facts in his Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America (1987):

    Half the water consumed in the U.S. irrigates land growing feed and fodder for livestock. Huge amounts of water wash away their excrement. U.S. livestock produce twenty times as much excrement as the entire human population, creating sewage which is ten to several hundred times as concentrated as raw domestic sewage.

    Animal wastes cause thrice as much water pollution than does the U.S. human population; the meat industry causes thrice as much harmful organic water pollution than the rest of the nation’s industries combined.

    Meat producers, the number one industrial polluters in our nation, contribute to half the water pollution in the United States.

    Vegan author John Robbins writes:

    The water that goes into a 1,000 lb. steer could float a destroyer. It takes 25 gallons of water to produce a pound of wheat, but 2,500 gallons to produce a pound of meat. If these costs weren’t subsidized by the American taxpayers, the cheapest hamburger meat would be $35 per pound!

    Subsidizing the California meat industry costs taxpayers $24 billion annually. Livestock producers are California’s biggest consumers of water.

    Every tax dollar the state doles out to livestock producers costs taxpayers over seven dollars in lost wages, higher living costs and reduced business income. Seventeen western states have enough water supplies to support economies and populations twice as large as the present.

    According to vegan author John Robbins:

    Overgrazing of cattle leads to topsoil erosion, turning once-arable land into desert. We lose four million acres of topsoil each year and 85 percent of this loss is directly caused by raising livestock.

    To replace the soil we’ve lost, we’re chopping down our forests. Since 1967, the rate of deforestation in the U.S. has been one acre every five seconds. For each acre cleared in urbanization, seven are cleared for grazing or growing livestock feed.

    One-third of all raw materials in the U.S. are consumed by the livestock industry and it takes thrice as much fossil fuel energy to produce meat than it does to produce plant foods.

    A report on the energy crisis in Scientific American warned: “The trends in meat consumption and energy consumption are on a collision course.”

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    Mother and daughter, Jennifer Horsman and Jaime Flowers, write in their 2007 book, Please Don’t Eat the Animals:

    Meat production causes deforestation, which then contributes to global warming. Trees convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, and the destruction of forests around the globe to make room for grazing cattle furthers the greenhouse effect.

    The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations reports that the annual rate of tropical deforestation has increased from nine million hectares in 1980 to 16.8 million hectares in 1990, and unfortunately, this destruction has accelerated since then. By 1994, a staggering 200 million hectares of rainforest had been destroyed in South America just for cattle.

    “The impact of countless hooves and mouths over the years has done more to alter the type of vegetation and land forms of the West than all the water projects, strip mines, power plants, freeways, and sub-division developments combined.”

    –Philip Fradkin, in Audubon, National Audubon Society, New York

    Agricultural meat production generates air pollution. As manure decomposes, it releases over four hundred volatile organic compounds, many of which are extremely harmful to human health. Nitrogen, a major by-product of animal wastes, changes to ammonia as it escapes into the air, and this is a major source of acid rain. Worldwide, livestock produce over thirty million tons of ammonia. Hydrogen sulfide, another chemical released from animal waste, can cause irreversible neurological damage, even at low levels.

    Livestock production affects a startling 70 to 85 percent of the land area of the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union. That includes the public and private rangeland used for grazing, as well as the land used to produce the crops that feed the animals.

    By comparison, urbanization only affects three percent of the United States land area, slightly larger for the European Union and the United Kingdom. Meat production consumes the world’s land resources.

    Half of all fresh water worldwide is used for thirsty livestock. Producing eight ounces of beef requires an unimaginable 25,000 liters of water, or the water necessary for one pound of steak equals the water consumption of the average household for a year.

    The Worldwatch Institute estimates one pound of steak from a steer raised in a feedlot costs: five pounds of grain, a whopping 2,500 gallons of water, the energy equivalent of a gallon of gasoline, and about 34 pounds of topsoil.

    Thirty-three percent of our nation’s raw materials and fossil fuels go into livestock destined for slaughter. In a vegan economy, only two percent of our resources will go to the production of food.

    “It seems disingenuous for the intellectual elite of the first world to dwell on the subject of too many babies being born in the second- and third-world nations while virtually ignoring the overpopulation of cattle and the realities of a food chain that robs the poor of sustenance to feed the rich a steady diet of grain-fed meat.”

    –Jeremy Rifkin, pro-life AND pro-animal author, Beyond Beef: The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture, and president of the Greenhouse Crisis Foundation

    4. Earth Day Requests

    From PETA Asia:

    “Would you ever open your refrigerator, pull out sixteen plates of pasta, toss fifteen in the trash, and then eat just one plate of food? How about level five square meters of rain forest for a single meal? That sounds ludicrous, right? But if you’re eating chickens, fish, pigs, cows, eggs, or dairy products, that’s what you’re doing: wasting resources and destroying our environment.

    “According to the United Nations, raising animals for food (including land used for grazing and land used to grow feed crops) now uses a staggering 30 percent of the Earth’s land mass. A vegan diet requires 1,100 liters of water per day to produce, while a meat-based diet requires more than 15,000 liters per day. That means that it takes the equivalent of 50 bathtubs of water to produce just one steak.

    “And we haven’t even gotten into the staggering 51 percent or more of global greenhouse-gas emissions that are caused by animal agriculture, according to a report published by the Worldwatch Institute!

    “But we do have some good news: Science shows that going vegan is one of the most effective ways to fight climate change as well as one of the most powerful steps that you can take to make your life greener and healthier. It alleviates pressure on the world’s precious resources, helps tackle climate change and world hunger, and radically decreases your own risk of developing life-threatening diseases. And don’t forget that it saves the lives of animals, too!

    “So in honor of Earth Day, please take the vegan pledge to save the Earth.”

    ****

    Oakland Veg, promoting a plant-based diet in Oakland, CA, sent out the following email on Earth Day:

    “There are lots of ways to help the environment, but the easiest (and most delicious) is to choose Chipotle’s sofritas instead of pork carnitas, a veggie burger instead of a cow burger, or rich coconut milk for your coffee instead of cow’s milk. Here’s how you’ll be helping with by choosing chips and guacamole instead of chicken wings:

    “Animal agriculture is responsible for fifteen percent of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions and is recognized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as one of the ‘top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.’

    “Pasture expansion for farm animals is a key driver of deforestation, especially in Latin America. Worldwide, more land is used to raise and feed farm animals than for any other purpose. More than 97 percent of soymeal and 60 percent of the barley and corn produced globally are fed to farm animals.

    “According to the Sierra Club, if Americans reduced meat consumption by just 20 percent, it’d have the same environmental benefit as everyone switching from a standard sedan to a hybrid vehicle.

    “So enjoy your Earth Day dinner tonight, and…THANK YOU. Thanks for caring and thanks for doing something positive!”

    5. Nor can fish provide any help in alleviating global hunger.

    There are signs that the fishing industry (which is quite energy-intensive) has already overfished the oceans in several areas. And fish could never play a major role in the worlds diet anyway: the entire global fish catch of the world, if divided among all the world’s inhabitants would amount to only a few ounces of fish per person per week.

    The pacific sardine lives along the coasts of North America from Alaska to southern California. Sardines, once a major part of the California fishing industry, are now considered to be “commercially extinct.” Another species classified as “commercially extinct” is the New England haddock. Ecologists have also been concerned about the significant reduction in finfish, the Atlantic bluefin tuna, Lake Erie cisco, and blackfins that inhabit Lakes Huron and Michigan.

    Over 200,000 porpoises are killed every year by fishermen seeking tuna in the Pacific. Sea turtles are similarly killed in Caribbean shrimp operations.

    Factory farm pollution is the primary source of damage to coastal waters in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Scientists report that over sixty percent of the coastal waters in the United States are moderately to severely degraded from factory farm nutrient pollution. This pollution creates oxygen-depleted dead zones, which are huge areas of ocean devoid of aquatic life.

    The World Conservation Union lists over 1,000 different fish species that are threatened or endangered. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimate, over 60 percent of the world’s fish species are either fully exploited or depleted. Commercial fish populations of cod, hake, haddock, and flounder have fallen by as much as 95 percent in the north Atlantic.

    According to a national Vegetarian Resource Group Poll conducted by Harris Interactive, nearly 15 percent of Americans say they never eat fish or seafood.

    6. It makes sense to eat lower on the food chain!

    The threat of “overpopulation” is frequently used to justify abortion as birth control. On a vegan diet, however, the world could easily support a human population several times its present size. The world’s cattle alone consume enough to feed over 8.7 billion humans.

    Some find it easier to be vegan on certain days of the week as a way to transition to being completely vegan. Sir Paul McCartney has endorsed a “Meatless Mondays” campaign. In 2011, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors signed a VegDay Resolution encouraging a plant-based diet on Mondays. They point out that if everyone in San Francisco went veg one day per week, it would save 37,000,000 lbs. of greenhouse gas emissions. That is the equivalent of taking 123,822 cars off the streets of San Francisco!

    According to the Sierra Club, if Americans reduced meat consumption by just twenty percent, it would have the same environmental benefit as everyone switching from a standard sedan to a hybrid vehicle.

    Les Brown of the Overseas Development Council similarly calculates that if Americans reduced their meat consumption by only ten percent per year, it would free at least twelve million tons of grain for human consumption — or *enough* to feed sixty million people.

    Even if you argue that shifting to a plant-based diet, a vegan diet, isn’t enough to stave off overpopulation, in light of the data showing the depletion of energy, food, fresh water, land space, raw materials and resources as well as the heavy contribution to air and water pollution, deforestization, and global warming caused by a meat-centered diet, how do you — worried about “overpopulation” consuming the world’s resources — justify consuming meat?!

  5. A free market economy Vs a “Green New Deal” ?

    Should meat be *taxed* ? I’ve heard that when he was with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Bruce Friedrich would urge legislators to “tax meat” — similar to the “sin taxes” we now see on cigarettes and alcohol.

    Before joining PETA (and later marrying Canadian vegan Hindu Dr. Alka Chandna), Bruce Friedrich distributed copies of his essay “Veganism and Nonviolence” to the numerous Catholic Worker houses across the United States, pointing out that many Catholic worker-types like to think of themselves as nonviolent, but are unaware of the violence that goes into a hamburger and/or a glass of milk.

    A bumper sticker by Friends of Animals reads “Veganism Is Direct Action”…

    …but direct action might be economic impact:

    Abolish “welfare ranching”!

    Abolish all taxpayer support for the livestock industry.

    Vegan author John Robbins provides these points and facts in his Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America (1987):

    Half the water consumed in the U.S. irrigates land growing feed and fodder for livestock. It takes 25 gallons of water to produce a pound of wheat, but 2,500 gallons to produce a pound of meat. If these costs weren’t subsidized by the American taxpayers, the cheapest hamburger meat would be $35 per pound!

    Livestock producers are California’s biggest consumers of water. Every tax dollar the state doles out to livestock producers costs taxpayers over seven dollars in lost wages, higher living costs and reduced business income. Seventeen western states have enough water supplies to support economies and populations twice as large as the present.

    U.S. livestock produce twenty times as much excrement as the entire human population, creating sewage which is ten to several hundred times as concentrated as raw domestic sewage. Meat producers contribute to half the water pollution in the United States.

    Again: half the water consumed in the U.S. irrigates land growing feed and fodder for livestock. It takes 25 gallons of water to produce a pound of wheat, but 2,500 gallons to produce a pound of meat. If these costs weren’t subsidized by the American taxpayers, the cheapest hamburger meat would be $35 per pound!

    If we abolish all taxpayer support for the livestock industry, the cheapest hamburger meat would be $35 per pound, putting the cost of meat out of reach for most Americans, and effectively making everyone in the United States a vegetarian. This would have far greater and far-reaching consequences than merely taxing meat.

    It takes nearly one gallon of fossil fuel and 2,500 gallons of water to produce just one pound of conventionally fed beef. (Mother Jones)

    Nearly 75% of the grain grown and 50% of the water consumed in the U.S. are used by the meat industry. (Audubon Society)

    Over 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared to grow grain for livestock. (Greenpeace)

    In their 2007 book, Please Don’t Eat the Animals, mother and daughter Jennifer Horsman and Jaime Flowers write:

    “Half of all fresh water worldwide is used for thirsty livestock. Producing eight ounces of beef requires an unimaginable 25,000 liters of water, or the water necessary for one pound of steak equals the water consumption of the average household for a year.

    “The Worldwatch Institute estimates one pound of steak from a steer raised in a feedlot costs: five pounds of grain, a whopping 2,500 gallons of water, the energy equivalent of a gallon of gasoline, and about 34 pounds of topsoil.

    “Thirty-three percent of our nation’s raw materials and fossil fuels go into livestock destined for slaughter. In a vegan economy, only two percent of our resources will go to the production of food.”

    And as a vegetarian, I must ask: why should *my* tax dollars subsidize *your* choice of “lifestyle” — especially if I don’t want my tax dollars subsidizing the taking of innocent life? Abolishing “welfare ranching” is based upon free market principles which conservatives claim to espouse and would have far greater impact than the so-called “Green New Deal” involving greater expansion of government powers, which conservatives claim to oppose. Abolishing “welfare ranching” is the animal rights equivalent to the Hyde Amendment.

  6. Climate change is natural. It has been happening ever since God created this earth and there is nothing at all that we can do about it. But the left has thrown God out and satan is their master. They have been brainwashed by his lies. They are in a panic because they fear climate change. Christians have no fear of it. They know that God is in charge and He will take care of them. This earth will be destroyed and there will be a new heaven and a new earth…one that God’s people will be at peace and they will not have to deal with the hate-filled left, who will join their master satan in hell. We all have the same chance to come to Jesus and be saved, but the left has rejected Him and that is on them.

  7. Vasu, we DO NOT CARE about what you post!!!!! This is a CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN site and you know absolutely NOTHING about either one. Try actually studying the Bible and learn the truth if you dare instead of being a robot of the left.

  8. Vasu, if you really knew anything about Christianity, which you do not, you would be very concerned about the Christians in India being tortured and killed just because they are Christians.

  9. Vasu, if you really had a brain you would know that PETA does not care about animals at all, but only the power they want over us.

  10. There goes that mush brain Vasu again, writing a book of pure stupidity and still too stupid to get his point across.

  11. As long as the parents who are paying school tax put up with this BS it will go on. The tax to run the schools comes form the parents. SO STOP THE BRAIN WASH!!!!! DEMAND EDUCATION NO INDOC.!!

  12. Like Hitler said control the minds and the hearts of the children and you have complete control over everyone else, large population cities and states are controlled by those who are afflicted with and suffering from such an intense form of psychosis that there is no known cure for it and they all reside on a warped plane of existence Bill de Blah, Blah, Blahsio is a perfect example.

  13. It is no different than all the other so called Conservative magazines/blogs that allow computers programmed by those who are afflicted with and suffering from such an intense form of psychosis that there is no known cure for it and reside on a warped plane of existence the sole purpose of the computer to vomit out complete toxic waste and sicken the minds of the sane, and all Conservative magazine/blogs rejoice in having the rational driven crazy.

  14. Vasu go peddle your belief about the alleged cruelty to livestock used for meat to the people in Arabia so we no longer have to listen to your malarkey.

  15. These people need to be stopped. They should not be so political in the schools and bringing in LBGT. Let the child be a child and grow and make their own choice of who they are instead of influences them one way or another. Politics DOESN’T BELONG IN SCHOOL WITH YOUNG STUDENTS. I will be damned if I would send my child to school and have all this BS forced on them and brain wash them. I would home school. The sick demented Democratic people need to back the hell off.

  16. So what exactly is the strike going to accomplish? Cause traffic jams so vehicles burn more fuel? Cause hourly workers to lose pay? Waste a school day of the fabulous NYC school system?
    The USA has 15 coal-fired power plants. China will have about 3,500 when construction is completed, and the EU has almost 500, so even if the USA shutters our 15 plants, what difference will it make? I beginning to think the definition of ‘woke’ is uneducated. Human Beings are omnivores, deal with it!!!!

  17. THIS is very unfair, you are allowing Vasu Murti to post short novels not comments. His agenda is to post two or three short novels most of which are not about the topic in question in an attempt to shut down comments from conservatives. The left is afraid to let conservatives speak because they are afraid of the truth.

  18. EVERYONE, not just parents pay for education. The Fed also pay schools. If these States and Educators allow a protest for ANY Political Agenda the School/State should be fined and have their funding revoked.
    Educators are to encourage and teach our young not indoctrinate them into the Liberal mindlessness we are experiencing. Our children are not to be used as experiments of the left.

  19. Vasu, you are a complete idiot! Have you heard about the Keto diet, a diet rich in fats and proteins that reduces heart attack risk, can reverse adult onset diabetes and promotes weight loss? And surely you have heard of something quite natural. . . the FOOD CHAIN. This is part of nature. If certain animals are not eaten, they will proliferate until they starve to death. This happened in a part of Maryland which would not allow the hunting of deer. The deer got so plentiful that they began to starve to death, because there wasn’t enough food for them and not enough predators without humanity as part of it. So eventually, hunting was allowed again. And the deer got stronger and healthier in lesser numbers. And look up the reintroduction of wolves in Yellow Stone National Park, which not only helped balance out the species of animals, but actually helped the ecology of the park get much better. Personally, I eat meat and bless the animals who give their lives for it. I am 5’2″ and 116 pounds and my heart and lungs are as healthy as they can be. I haven’t been in the hospital for anything since October of 1959. You really don’t know what you are talking about. I love animals. However, eating fish, poultry, pork, beef, etc. is not a crime and no one has a right to tell anyone else how to eat. Especially, when it is part of the food chain and supremely natural. Take your ridiculous diatribes something else where other idiots can applaud you and care about your drivel.

  20. Bella, they’re not so dumb. They’re in affect training our children over the years to be obedient leftists. It’s so totally wrong I’m incensed. If there isn’t a law, there should be. If I had President Trump’s ear, I would make him aware of this and ask that he pursue changes in ALL public schools to where they can ONLY teach reading, writing, arithmetic, science, health, etc. They shouldn’t be able to teach ANYTHING that is controversial or is in dispute being any political party. Failure to adhere to this simple rule should result in the immediate termination of the teacher and any administrative person who proposed it or required it. If I had my way, everyone would receive corporeal punishment, naked, with …..
    You get the idea.

  21. Parents better wise up. Put your children in Christian Schools or Home School them. The poor children
    of the Demonic Demoncrats do hot have a chance, they will hear it at home as well as at school, but Christian children should be sheltered from the Demonic Demoncrats as long as possible.

  22. These terrorists need to leave our kids alone. Get the government out of our schools asap. Maybe we need to stop them to protect our kids.

  23. The only vegetarians or vegans who survive it for long ARE THE ONES WHO CHEAT & EAT ANIMAL PRODUCTS. Vegetarians are starving themselves & their children to disease & death all over the world. There has never been a successful vegetarian culture. Get the facts her Vasu:
    http://www.westonaprice.org

  24. Heck…This comes of no surprise…our liberal educational system has been brain washing our children for the last 50 year or better…Why do you think Milllennials and those like AOC are so f#cked up in their thinking ability…They have been taught by liberal teachers and professors to be complete leftist trolls.

  25. If the school system is brainwashing the children, it’s up to the parent to counterpunch. What would happen if every parent sat his/her child down after school and asked about such discussions, and if suspect said, “Honey, I’m afraid they lied to you from front-to-back. I want you to give me a report whenever this subject is discussed”

  26. The president needs to step in and if necessary sign an executive order declaring that schools have to go back to teaching basic education such as math, reading, American history not the history the democRATS want, American history from the time this nation was formed right down to the present day actual facts not some ones pipe dreams, writing, English, science, physics, and all other basic learning, he should ban teaching transgender ideas, LGBTQ, these are things that children don’t need in school they have plenty of time to learn these idiot ideas when they become adults and can make a decision based on what they want not what someone put in their head when they were a child

  27. Deduct a days pay from every teacher and school administrator that sanctions this idiocy. Why should the taxpayer who pays their salaries absorb the cost of empty classroom seats.

  28. We need to get the President on this and get it cleaned up. Our kids cannot continue
    down this path of “indoctrination” by the democrats. Parents should be talking to their
    kids and informing them of what they’re going to hear in the classrooms and tell them
    to stand against what their trying to feed them. If enough kids stand against the teachings,
    it will give others in the class the courage to stand with them. Kids have a lot of power today
    and have the ability to “set the adults straight”. See what they’re doing on “climate change”!
    “Their voices are raging, and adults are listening to them……..”sadly enough”!!! Believe me,
    I don’t swallow the climate change trash at all but kids are swallowing , hook, line & sinker!
    Why are “parents” allowing this trash to be taught in the schools?

  29. And a cost to support a political agenda of the left. Are they going to have a day off to attend a secure borders event? I didn’t think so.

  30. Unless it is God oriented and Love of country, the RADICAL Left Need Not Apply. Only WHOLESOME things that a child SHOULD learn. Not that radical TRASH! . . . Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  31. Josef Stalin would be floored by the amount of disgusting, pure evil that is being pushed by the left. When will the left start openly eating children in the name of “climate change “. I’m sure that that will be their excuse soon for their push for pedophilia. Perhaps they should commit mass suicide in order to save the earth.

  32. Reminds me of the book by Orsen Wells, 1984, where thought police change minds daily…..and that book was written in 1944?

  33. WILL THE LEFT-LIB THOUGHT POLICE EVER GIVE UP?? OUR SCHOOLS SHOULD BE FOR EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN, NOT FOR INDOCRINATING THEM!!!! ANY OTHER USE OF SCHOOLS SHOULD BE MADE ILLEGAL!! 2020 WILL BE A YEAR OF DECISION FOR GENERATIONS TO COME!! BE SURE TO VOTE!! THIS IS YOUR NATION!!

  34. Mike S I totally agree with you. How about Trump also defunding any school district that allows this?! That might pull their heads out of their butts!

  35. Raising more minions they can discard after they achieve their goal of domination…..and the parents are allowing it. Typical NY lib insurrection. Still say they should be designated a terrorist organization and dealt with as such.

  36. The Gene pool of the earth has apparently went bad and therefore becoming like 1st cousins marrying and t HATCHING MILLIONS OF THESE IDIOTS

  37. How absolutely ignorant of those that can place a time of the end of the earth. First of all, the earth is not going to end, but one day, after Gods plan for us has been known, God is going to cleanse the earth with fire and it then will be back to being beautiful again [ garden of Eden ]. Second, they should quit trying to scare everyone [ so they can get their way ] and had better pay more attention to their fate because of their lies, sins, and disobedience to Gods Commandments. Parents need to talk to their children about God and his love, etc. Evil is working like crazy trying to convince kids how wrong their parents are and this is the way to go. What is real here…is there is a real God and a real Satan and this human race is up against a spiritual war and Satan is going to try and destroy us all by way of humans that think they are right. Pay attention people before you lose your kids, and possibly yourselves.

  38. This is exactly what my sons have done with their children. I might prefer that they would teach them at home, but for a variety of reasons, they have stuck with the public schools. BUT, they make sure they get the other side of the picture at home. It is possible to raise conservative thinking kids who are products of the leftist group-think schools.

  39. So that is more important to you than teaching the truth?? And both Christian schools and home-schooled kids have access to school activities.

  40. Well, the Demon party pulled it off. I saw pictures of at least a thousand people , including children clogging the streets in NYC for this climate strike. What a disgrace this is. USING children for their secret agenda. Shameful and disgusting!!!!

  41. The schools in the city of New York should no longer get Federal funds. The city needs to go on it’s own, Long island and upstate New York should kick the city out. Money is being wasted on this rat dump city. If I knew my school would do this to my kid I take him or her out

  42. There is a war coming. Conservatives are getting tired of democrats doing what ever they want. No rules for democrats.

  43. It’s no wonder kids are getting dumber and dumber. They are being taught (really indoctrinated) by dumb teachers so they’ll grow up to be dumb voters and vote for DemocRATS. It really is very very sad. Glad I’m not in school any longer. I wouldn’t last a day with a liberal teacher.

  44. The parents of the children would never get away with docking the administration and faculty of the schools participating not with the Communist party promoting the children ditching school and the Teachers union, one of the best Governors WI has had during my lifetime had basically stripped those indoctrinating components of toxic waste teachers of their legal powers that being Scott Walker and then a corrupt electorate got that Communist Tony Evers elected and not the Teachers Union is back in control.

  45. Parents who not like what the school districts are doing with their children, parents should sue these districts
    and for schools stop involving their children in these activities.
    And basic learning which they are failing at.

  46. Actually, Frank Shattuck and Roberts are both in error. First, the author was “George Orwell” (pen name of Eric Arthur Blair); Orson Wells was a prominent Hollywood actor at about the same time. The novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four” was published in 1949 and his other most famous “fairy story” (his words), “Animal Farm” came out in 1945.

    Otherwise, the comments here about the indoctrination that has come to replace education in most of today’s public schools are pretty close to 100% correct.

  47. Pulling funds would be a good idea but unconstitutional. Trump does not have power to make state policy, and so far, the schools are state managed. Just yesterday, I was approached to sign an initiative petition asking for still MORE money to fix “ailing” schools in my state. I declined to sign. The guy pushing these and I had to disagree over whether our schools are “educating” or “indoctrinating.” I said the latter.

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