A teacher at Timber Ridge Middle School in Plainfield, Illinois, constructed an unusual vocabulary quiz recently. According to theblaze.com, Rebecca Gomez’s mother was deeply chagrinned when her eighth-grade daughter brought home the exam populated by blatantly anti-Trump fill-in-the-blank questions. A sampling of the scholarly linguistic queries:
*“It was difficult for me to [blank] my feeling when I learned that Donald J. Trump had been voted in as our 45th President.”
*“After reading about President Trump’s immigration ban, I did not realize how [blank] the law can be.”
Leftists incessantly talk about the founder’s belief in the separation of church and state, which only meant that there should be no official, state-sponsored/controlled religion. That doctrine was meant to protect and foster the concept of freedom of religion, not freedom from religion, which they would have seen as anathema.
Similarly, the state must not be involved in sponsoring/promoting one political viewpoint or party, or totalitarianism reigns- by definition. There must be freedom of thought and speech, as well as freedom from political indoctrination or coercion. When public schools, tax-payer funded and government controlled, attempt to indoctrinate rather than educate their students, our vocabulary should be brought to bear in an all-out, full-throated attack on those engaged in the brainwashing. In conclusion, let me just say:
*It was hard for me not to [blank] when I heard about this quiz. Furthermore, those in the government, taking tax-payer’s money to create biased, intolerant and non-inclusive quizzes like this should be soundly [blanked].