If we don’t teach students about the truths of liberty and freedom, then the Marxists will teach them their version. That’s why the Right needs to be just as bold in taking back our children’s education as the Left was in taking it away, said the conservative author of “Hide Your Children: Exposing the Marxists Behind the Attack on America’s Kids.”
“It’s simply a utopian fantasy to think that adults could [be in] charge of children for eight hours a day without some kind of values being imparted,” Liz Wheeler told Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts on his “Kevin Roberts Show” podcast.
When it comes to the Left’s desire to control American kids, institutions, and government, “expect escalation,” the host of “The Liz Wheeler Show” writes in her new book.
The concerns about education escalated when parents began to truly see what was happening in their children’s classrooms during the COVID-19 lockdowns, said Wheeler.
American parents discovered that their school systems, which were often failing to teach students even basic math and literacy skills, found time to teach that America is systemically racist and to propagate theories that children aren’t born boys and girls but that gender is on a spectrum.
We’re living in “cultural madness” where “white children are told they’re racist; black children are told they’re oppressed,” she said.
The Left has had decades to “plot and infiltrate and subvert these institutions,” according to Wheeler. “We didn’t get to this point in our culture because the Republican Party has been fighting back effectively against the assaults.”
For a long time, Republicans have allowed the Left to control the institutions because of the idea that “freedom is the goal of political policies,” she said. But she argues, “If freedom is the goal of political policies, then what [New York Times columnist] David French said … that Drag Queen Story Hour is a blessing of liberty … [and] would have to have some inherent morality to it just because the men had the freedom to do that.”
She said that her definition of liberty and small government has changed over time. She no longer believes small government means “a government as small as possible.” Instead, she said she feels it means “constrained by enumerated powers or constrained by accountability to the people.”
However, Wheeler has hope young people will be the ones to acknowledge and change where the Republican Party went wrong.
“I think there is a spiritual awakening happening among youth right now. And I think that the Left also recognizes that,” she said. She said she believes this is why the Left is offering a false God in order to trick people into following their ideology instead of “the one true God.”
And she has hope for victory: “I wouldn’t be doing it if I thought there was no hope. I do have incredible hope in our system.”
She added, “A solution is effected by us working together as a community to pressure our elected officials, who work for us, to represent us into helping order society towards the moral end that we all believe is necessary.”
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