February 19, 2012

Santorum Embraces Meism

By Glenn

Few believe when I say that the very idea of a “public” is under assault by today’s conservatives.  When most people call themselves conservative, I don’t think this nonsense comes to mind.

 “Yes the government can help,” Mr. Santorum added. “But the idea that the federal government should be running schools, frankly much less that the state government should be running schools, is anachronistic. It goes back to the time of industrialization of America when people came off the farms where they did home-school or have the little neighborhood school, and into these big factories, so we built equal factories called public schools. And while those factories as we all know in Ohio and Pennsylvania have fundamentally changed, the factory school has not.”

All me, no we.  My friend, Dick Hackett, calls this the theology of “Meism”  Meism is the worship of the self.  It is the very opposite of Christianity.

This is “controlled” for public consumption. If he came right ought and said what he is “saying” people would run away. Start with “government is the problem.” Public schools insert themselves between parents and children. Eliminate public schools and mothers would stay at home and raise their children instead of the state. Not only would this restore the primacy of the family but society would return to it’s paradise lost during the progressive era.

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