by Leo Hohmann at LeoHohmann.com
There’s an old saying: Be careful what you wish for. It could come back to bite you.
There are many examples of this in history that should give us pause whenever we are faced with a crisis causing fear and confusion, times not unlike our own when the masses are demanding relief from those who populate the hallowed halls of government. Many of our most oppressive laws get enacted this way. Can you think of a few? I can. What about the USA Patriot Act and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security after 9/11? People were begging for, demanding a measure of safety and they were eager to hand over their most basic rights and freedoms to the government in exchange for that promise of safety.
You see it also with education. Public schools have been utterly destroyed by decades of leftist infiltration, to the point where professional educators actually participate in a devious form of mental trickery in which vulnerable young children as young as 4 and 5 years old are encouraged to question their gender. With those schools safely in the abyss, you can bet they’re coming for the private and home schools next. How will they do this? Through something conservatives have for decades been begging for—school choice or “vouchers,” where the tax dollars follow the student to whatever type of school the parent chooses. On its face, it sounds lovely. School choice. Who wouldn’t be in favor of “choice?”
But he that taketh government funds placeth himself under government rules. School “choice” eventually leads to no choice at all because the government, through its role as administrator over public tax dollars, now owns a monopoly on education — public and private.
Perhaps no other issue today cries out for an analysis through the lens of be careful what you wish for than that of immigration.
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