Tuesday, February 15, 2005

be thankful I don’t take it all

Okay...this scares the shit out of me. First, we have right-wing nut-jobs bitching and moaning that education is so far left that every kid is turning in into a brainwashed communist, then a poll like this is published. Hmmm....I wonder, once again, who's full of shit, and who's not. Also, this is a direct result of their parents personal beliefs and politics...maybe the right-wing spin machine really DOES have the ability to brainwash the huddled masses.
A third of the high school students surveyed by the John S and James L Knight Foundation say that the First Amendment goes “‘too far’ in the rights it guarantees.”
The survey found that: “Only half of the students said that newspapers should be allowed to publish freely without government approval of stories.” And “when asked whether people should be allowed to express unpopular views, 97 percent of teachers and 99 percent of school principals said yes. Only 83 percent of students did.”

Let's end with a rather appropriate quote...
"Turn on, tune in and drop out."
-Timothy Leary