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    Communisum in our Schools.

    What kind of twisted thinking are Teachers trying with our kids? "Teaching" them it's "OK" to Steal?


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    Tonight I had chance to listen to Bruce DuMont's radio show and heard the story of how teachers in one school confiscate all the children's school supplies (and in this case even lunch boxes), put them in a pile, and everyone takes turns coming up and taking what they want, whether the parents like it or not. A guest on the show, Erika Brees, Heartland Regional Director for College Democrats of America, defended this action saying that "it's an important lesson that people learn to do with less so others can have what they need too, and if the parents aren't willing to teach that, I think it's good that the school does." [I paraphrase]

    This is nothing more than an introduction to communism. I was shocked. I thought there's no way that this redistribution of personal property really goes on in American school rooms. After a few searches and several calls to teacher friends, I've found this to be more common than I ever would have thought, and of course there is not one media story on the subject to be found.

    It's one thing to buy extra supplies so the classroom has the tools it needs to conduct class. It's quite another to steal property from one person... and give it to another.
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    Re: Communisum in our Schools.

    Communism is a variant of socialism that involves the abolition of money, markets, and the state beyond socialism's establishment of the collective ownership and control of the means of production. The involuntary confiscation of possessive property (as opposed to private property, which primarily includes productive resources), has never been a facet of that ideology, so your reference to it is inaccurate.

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    Re: Communisum in our Schools.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Communism is a variant of socialism that involves the abolition of money, markets, and the state beyond socialism's establishment of the collective ownership and control of the means of production. The involuntary confiscation of possessive property (as opposed to private property, which primarily includes productive resources), has never been a facet of that ideology, so your reference to it is inaccurate.
    I've NO use for any "variant" of Socialized Theft. Nor, any "Teacher" Stealing from Children.

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    Re: Communisum in our Schools.

    I have no problem buying a bunch of supplies that everyone can share. Truth be told, I'd rather just write a check. However there I things I buy specifically for him, and it's up to him to decide whether or not to share.

    If that were to happen in my son's class, I wouldn't file a theft report as the author suggests. I would set up a meeting w/the teacher the principal to discuss it. If it were not a school policy and something just limited to this classroom, I may let it stand. I would love for my son to learn first hand why that type of communal living stinks. We gladly help the poor. We have no desire to help people who are too lazy to run out to Target to buy their kids' supplies.
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    Re: Communisum in our Schools.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Communism is a variant of socialism that involves the abolition of money, markets, and the state beyond socialism's establishment of the collective ownership and control of the means of production. The involuntary confiscation of possessive property (as opposed to private property, which primarily includes productive resources), has never been a facet of that ideology, so your reference to it is inaccurate.
    So in other words, YOU simply re-define what type of property an individual is allowed to possess and the proclaim that any involuntary confiscation of such property isn't theft as long as it serves the ends of "collective ownership?"

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    Re: Communisum in our Schools.

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    What kind of twisted thinking are Teachers trying with our kids? "Teaching" them it's "OK" to Steal?


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    Tonight I had chance to listen to Bruce DuMont's radio show and heard the story of how teachers in one school confiscate all the children's school supplies (and in this case even lunch boxes), put them in a pile, and everyone takes turns coming up and taking what they want, whether the parents like it or not. A guest on the show, Erika Brees, Heartland Regional Director for College Democrats of America, defended this action saying that "it's an important lesson that people learn to do with less so others can have what they need too, and if the parents aren't willing to teach that, I think it's good that the school does." [I paraphrase]

    This is nothing more than an introduction to communism. I was shocked. I thought there's no way that this redistribution of personal property really goes on in American school rooms. After a few searches and several calls to teacher friends, I've found this to be more common than I ever would have thought, and of course there is not one media story on the subject to be found.

    It's one thing to buy extra supplies so the classroom has the tools it needs to conduct class. It's quite another to steal property from one person... and give it to another.
    While this may have happened at a couple of schools (of which I don't agree) I call Bull**** that it is a common occurrence.

    I have not encountered any school that has done something like this without the expressed consent of the parents.

    You cannot tell me that a parent that spends say $25 on a lunch pail for their kid is going to be required to place it in a pile and then have their own kid wind up with a $5 lunch pail instead.

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    Re: Communism in our Schools.

    link is broken for me
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    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Communisum in our Schools.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    While this may have happened at a couple of schools (of which I don't agree) I call Bull**** that it is a common occurrence.

    I have not encountered any school that has done something like this without the expressed consent of the parents.

    You cannot tell me that a parent that spends say $25 on a lunch pail for their kid is going to be required to place it in a pile and then have their own kid wind up with a $5 lunch pail instead.
    If you notice,,,I high-lighted the part that covers your last Statement.

    teachers in one school confiscate all the children's school supplies (and in this case even lunch boxes), put them in a pile, and everyone takes turns coming up and taking what they want, whether the parents like it or not.

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    Re: Communisum in our Schools.

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    If you notice,,,I high-lighted the part that covers your last Statement.

    teachers in one school confiscate all the children's school supplies (and in this case even lunch boxes), put them in a pile, and everyone takes turns coming up and taking what they want, whether the parents like it or not.
    I doubt highly that teachers would confiscate lunch boxes considering certain kids have food allergies.

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    Re: Communisum in our Schools.

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    If you notice,,,I high-lighted the part that covers your last Statement.

    teachers in one school confiscate all the children's school supplies (and in this case even lunch boxes), put them in a pile, and everyone takes turns coming up and taking what they want, whether the parents like it or not.
    And again, I call bull**** on that one. What was the name of the school? Where was the school located? The link is broken for me so I can not see anything to substantiate the claim.

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