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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
– Ronald Reagan
Reagan said this over forty years ago, and it has never been more relevant than it is today. The Maoists leading the Woke movement are the product of a public education system that ceased teaching children the meaning and value of freedom; it is not new. The rot seems to have set in during the 1990s and was accelerated by the “No Child Left Behind Act” in 2001.
The preponderance of those in their 20s and 30s who still value freedom and liberty seems to be those who escaped indoctrination from today’s public schools. They were either homeschooled, when to non-“progressive” private schools, or had very strong-minded parents who worked outside of school hours to counteract “Woke” brainwashing by the current education system. We are well past Reagan’s “one generation.” The children of those miseducated in the ’90s are now entering kindergarten.Published in