The president has the power to “shape our children,” Hillary Clinton said in a controversial tweet that sparked outrage among parents.
As @FLOTUS said, the choice in this election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four years of their lives.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 15, 2016
“As [Michelle Obama] said, the choice in this election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four years of their lives,” Hillary declared.
That’s something Hugo Chavez or another third-world dictator would say.
Parents struck back on Twitter:
.@HillaryClinton LEAVE PEOPLE’S CHILDREN ALONE.
— Jason C. (@CounterMoonbat) September 15, 2016
The fact you think it's government's job to "shape our children" creeps me the hell out.
— Princess Consuela Banana-Hammock aka Kimberly (@conkc2) September 15, 2016
It's not government's job to shape my children – it's mine.
— Joe Duffy (@joedarts317) September 15, 2016
This is the scariest thing I've ever heard. https://t.co/4NkfYmDKbd
— Heather Champion (@winningatmylife) September 15, 2016
Clinton’s Orwellian notion that the government should take more control from parents to raise the nation’s children has been promoted by the authoritarian left before, perhaps most famously by former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry in 2013.
“We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families,” she said, adding that kids belong “to whole communities” instead.
More recently, Black Lives Matter vowed to destroy the nuclear family and replace it with communitarian-style collective parenting.
“We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, and especially ‘our’ children to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable,” states BlackLivesMatter.com on its “guiding principles” page.
And the notion that children should worship the president gained momentum during the Obama administration.
For example, school teachers in Las Vegas, Nev., forced students to pledge allegiance to a huge, projected image of the president instead of the U.S. flag.
“Anyone in their right mind will realize that Americans are not supposed to ‘pledge allegiance’ or ‘service’ to a president,” Steve Watson pointed out. “The U.S. Constitution, that piece of paper that Obama clumsily swore to defend and protect, states quite clearly that elected representatives are supposed to act in ‘service’ of the people’s best interests, not the other way around.”
Similarly, when Obama began his presidency, entertainment celebrities pledged their servitude to the president.
“The Presidential Pledge is a platform for people across the nation and throughout the world to make a first person commitment of service to our new President, articulating a specific intent or action to become an agent of positive change,” actor Ashton Kutcher said.