The Republican candidate for Alabama’s open seat in the U.S. Senate, Roy Moore, is an alleged child molester. More than half a dozen accusers have come forward, some who were under the age of consent at the time, and dozens of witnesses have corroborated both the claims of the victims and his character. There are also multiple witnesses that claim Roy Moore was banned from a mall for predatory behavior toward teens, but the mall records do not go back far enough to verify.
Moore’s record of disgusting behavior has somewhat overshadowed the fact that, even if he wasn’t a child molester, he would not be fit to serve in office. He was removed from his seat on the Alabama Supreme Court for refusing to follow the Constitution, and he’s an overt racist. He also believes “godlessness” caused 9/11. Oh, and did we mention he thinks that people who believe the scientific evidence that preschool is good for kids are basically Nazis?
‘He argued it is dangerous.
‘“Why, then, do social liberals like Hillary Clinton push so hard for the expansion of preschool programs? Perhaps they understand the truth of Proverbs 22:6 better than most parents: ‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and, when he is old, he will not depart from it.’ When the mind of a young child is subjected to state control before fundamental concepts and basic beliefs are formulated, the child is much more likely to learn a liberal social and political philosophy with the state as his or her master,” Moore wrote.
‘“Creation and God-given rights are more easily replaced with evolution and government-granted rights. Totalitarian regimes like those of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin knew well the value of a ‘youth corps.’ As Hans Schemm, leader of the Nazi Teacher’s League, once observed, ‘Those who have the youth on their side control the future.’”’
You can read Roy Moore’s diatribe here.
Shockingly, preschool is not, in fact, a Nazi conspiracy put on by liberals to indoctrinate your kids before they get a chance to think for themselves. If “state control” means “learning core academic skills like reading and writing earlier,” then sure. Except Moore reveals his true concern in his writing when he points out the Bible verse that says, “teach your kids religion super early so that they never question it.”
He goes on to say:
‘Creation and God-given rights are more easily replaced with evolution and government-granted rights.’
Translation: “The Bible is more difficult to take literally when you’ve already learned a foundation of facts.” Creationism is false. And if human rights come from a god, that’s all well and good, but you still have to learn the rights that are guaranteed by the government for when reality comes knocking and you find yourself in a court of law.
His war on preschool is quite literally a war on education, and should not be taken as anything different. For the record, Alabama regularly ranks as one of the worst states in the nation for schools.
There are decades of studies on preschool, which overwhelmingly find the same thing: Preschool is awesome, and a worthy investment for society.
“The Current State of Scientific Knowledge on Pre-Kindergarten Effects,” a report on an aggregation of early child education studies by experts in the field, showed the following:
‘Studies of different groups of preschoolers often find greater improvement in learning at the end of the pre-k year for economically disadvantaged children and dual language learners than for more advantaged and English-proficient children.
‘Convincing evidence shows that children attending a diverse array of state and school district pre-k programs are more ready for school at the end of their pre-k year than children who do not attend pre-k. Improvements in academic areas such as literacy and numeracy are most common; the smaller number of studies of social-emotional and self-regulatory development generally show more modest improvements in those areas.’
Please note the lack of correlation between attending preschool and voting Democratic. If teaching four-year-olds to read makes people turn out to be liberals, then…maybe rethink your choices? Then again, Roy Moore has his Bible and a strong desire to get children believing the exact interpretation he does before they get a chance to think for themselves, so who cares about what people who have spent their lifetimes studying this subject have to say about it?
Plus, if you educate your kids, how will they know not to pull out a gun for no reason?
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