by David Risselada

Many liberal theoreticians would argue that the striving for total equality is what drives many of their policy initiatives. Surely we can all relate to some reference made by a liberal politician concerning the “fairness” of life in American while cries are currently made to fight income inequality and raise the minimum wage. Liberals tend to base this belief on the idea that the United States is an “oppressive meritocracy” where only those with ability can financially succeed and the rest get left behind. They have this belief that total equality can be socially engineered and they tend to implement policies that hurt those that have succeeded at something while claiming it will help those who haven’t. We all know of course that this isn’t the truth. What generally happens is that the successful suffer while those the policies were intended to help rarely improve at all. Liberals want to believe that the words “All Men Are Created Equal” mean we are all capable of achieving the same things, this is not the case. Nowhere are the misguided social engineering efforts of liberals more evident than in our education system.

Few can argue that our schools are in massive trouble. It seems that the public education system is doing little more than producing compliant, global citizens who know not their rights and responsibilities, but only how to follow and conform. In order for the U.S. to remain competitive and maintain the liberty we have enjoyed for over two centuries it is essential to have an educated population. We don’t, and it is because of the attempts of socialists to force their idea of equality down our throats. As it stands right now the Chinese and the Japanese are far surpassing the United States in mathematics, a field essential if we are to produce engineers and scientists. A study published by the America Association of the Advancement of Science details the differences in math achievement in first through fifth graders in the U.S., China and Japan. Sadly the highest score for American children in these grades isn’t even comparable to the lowest scores of our Asian counterparts. This study also shows the level of commitment by the parents to make their children do homework. Chinese and Japanese parents are making their children do homework for more than twice as long as American Children, in some cases more than five times as long. Amount of time spent doing homework for American first graders? Fourteen minutes, while the Chinese was seventy seven minutes and the Japanese 37.

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