No it doesn't! That is one of the major problems I keep coming up against when I listen to Progressives and their harebrained ideas. They apparently have a total lack of understanding about individuality. They seemingly do not value individuals at all. It always appears to come down to the collective in their very narrow little minds.
Well, I am an individual. The people I know . . . even the liberals . . . are individuals. We, none of us, fit into one single size little box that fits in one of the government's neat and tidy little cubbyholes. We are all different. Even the identical twins I know are different. We are unique. No matter how alike we might sometimes try to be, we are not the same. I am me. You are you. We are all a one-of-a-kind. A singular creation from our Heavenly Father.
This not withstanding, the government (and the Progressives movements they are so tightly allied with) want to fit us all into their tight little cubbies that do not allow for individuality. That do not tolerate differences . . . except for those differences they incoherently deem to be worthwhile. I still have not entirely cracked their code for tolerance versus intolerance, except that I am pretty sure anything moral, decent, ethical, religious, traditional, and patriotic is likely to be frowned upon
I am especially concerned that two areas they are fighting so hard to make one-size-fits-all are two areas where it may possibly be the least appropriate ever to take that tack. Education and medical care are never ever gonna be the kind of thing where one-size will fit everyone. Impossible!
Ever bought a one-size-fits-all shirt? Too big for some. Too small for others. Shoes don't come in one size fits all. Why? 'Cause there are too many variables. And, a good fit is needed for comfort. This is especially true when it comes to education and medical care.
To do anything less than completely and fully acknowledge the individuality of people when it comes to education and medicine is to doom some to failure and others to death. Very bad consequences. But, bad consequences are what all too often happen when government oversteps its bounds and infringes upon individual liberties, rights, and freedoms.
Core Curriculum and ObamaCare are more frightening to me right now than the possibility of going to war in Syria. 'Cause our involvement in Syria might last days weeks, months or possibly years, but Core Curriculum and ObamaCare can potentially devastate generations! Two most at risk generations in my mind are my grandchildren and my parents.
Core Curriculum sounds really good until you start looking into the weeds of the program, and it's got a lot of really nasty weeds infesting the supposedly idyllic garden of educating our children's minds. Much of it is allowing ignorance as being the student's free expression and much more of it is indoctrination. I do not want ignorance and indoctrination being encouraged starting in Pre-K . . . we already have enough of that liberal education oozing slime going on in too many of our nation's colleges and universities.
And, I hate to even try to tackle the issue of ObamaCare! It is sooo insidious and ever evolving that getting a grasp on even a tiny slice is pert near impossible. But, I have heard enough so far to know that our elderly will be considered expendable. ObamaCare bureaucrats will not be willing to authorize many necessary treatments based on the age or health of senior citizens. They will not be deemed valuable contributing members of society. It will be death panels by delays, denials, and dismissals.
We need to remember those famous words penned more that two centuries ago:
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.While we wish to have a more perfect union with justice, domestic tranquility, common defense, and general welfare, we also wish to have liberty for ourselves and our families. The common good is only so good as the good for each individual. When the government starts trampling over "anyone" in their rush to do something for "everyone", it is not a good thing. It becomes tyranny, socialism, fascism, or one of the many other forms of government that have proven to be less than kind to the common man.
It is liberty of the individual that is to be cherished and protected above all. Our Maker endowed us with our free agency. Our free will. This is a God given right that should never be infringed upon by a government seeking to make us into little cookie cutter copies of what they deem to be the perfect citizen. We are not carbon copies. We are free born individuals. Citizens of the United States of America. We are not just government taxpayers. Let's make sure they get the message.
Tell your local, state, and national representatives that you want your rights as an individual. Tell them to say "No" to Core Curriculum that does not respect individuality or require children to actually learn and to ObamaCare that does not respect that each patient needs individualized treatment to attain full quality of life. Let's just say "NO!" to stupidity!!!
© Suzann C. Darnall, SEPTEMBER 2013