"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." -2 Chronicles 7:14

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Book Review: "Don't Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left's Assault on our Families, Faith, and Freedom"

Don't Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid:  Confronting the Left's Assault on our Families, Faith, and Freedom, by Marybeth Hicks, is a parental perspective on what the Left is doing to indoctrinate the next generation with socialist views and values.  Through her thorough research Mrs. Hicks shows that the Left is gaining control of all areas of childrens' lives, even to the point of not allowing score-keeping at Saturday morning soccer games-- the Left is teaching them that "everyone is a winner even when they stand mid-field dancing a jig while the rest of the team scurries for the soccer ball.  This way, no one is blamed for a loss, because technically, there are no losers."  Since children want things to be fair all the time, what better way to introduce them to socialism than to make everyone a winner, no matter the effort they put forth.

Mrs. Hicks also shows how deep into public school curriculum the socialist agenda is being pushed.  Through social studies, some schools are teaching that Islam is a "religion of peace", glorifying it while removing the Christian faith from the story of our founding.  One textbook for seventh graders, called History Alive!, defines jihad, and says that the "Qu'ran tells Muslims to fight to protect themselves from those who would do them harm or to right a terrible wrong."  Following that, Mrs. Hicks includes a statement from ATC:  "TCI leaves "those who would do them harm" and "right a terrible wrong" to the reader's imagination.  The textbook's chapter summary reads:  'Muslims also have the duty of jihad, or striving to overcome challenges as they strive to please God.'  Since TCI describes jihad as being 'the struggle against oppression,' students who hear of repeated Islamic calls to jihad against Christians and Jews that include the destruction of the United States and Israel much wonder who and what is at fault."  These children will grow up to believe that no, we are not the greatest nation on earth.  We are all one "global community", all equal, and there is nothing special about America.  When they should be taught patriotism, they are being taught what it means to have "global citizenship."

The Left is painting God as a distant, cold figure, who wants us to love one another but Whose opinion isn't all that important.  In President Obama's Inauguration speech in 2009, he described America as "a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers."  Just like that, the president brought atheism up to equal with the most prominent religions in the world, including the one America was founded on.  Not only are the Leftists trying to ban prayer in schools, Mrs. Hicks says, they are banning God Himself.  When a fifth grader cannot invite her classmates to a Christmas party at her church, it is obvious that they are succeeding in their mission.  When the Left states it is "unconstitutional" to do these things, they are showing that they are uneducated in that area and are only concerned about their own agenda.

Mrs. Hicks did a wonderful job writing this book.  It is full of facts that are very important for every parent, and even teenager, to know.  It is important to know how the Left is working to instill their socialist views that "everyone is equal" into the minds of kindergarteners and high schoolers alike.  They have already succeeded; we have the first generation of truly socialist-thinking voters coming out to vote in this next election; but it is not too late to change things.  We can reclaim the minds of children and teenagers by exposing the Left's campaign for what it really is:  An attempt to brainwash the next generation and mold them to fit their own needs.

You can buy your copy of Mrs. Hicks' book here, and I promise you will not be disappointed!

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