By Ron Crumpton
A fifth grader in Matthews, North Carolina turns in his parents to police officers after hearing Lesson About Marijuana from officers of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (D.A.R.E.).
With an annual cost of $1 to $1.3 billion DARE, is suppose to educate children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, has been a desperately unsuccessful program. The General Accounting Office (GAO) has found that there is no significant difference in the illicit drug use between kids who participated in DARE and those who did not, and in 2001, the U.S. Surgeon General placed it on the list of “Ineffective Programs.”
The only effectual reason that DARE has to remain in operation is that it teaches young people to turn their parents in to authorities for smoking a joint.
This is what someone might expect to deal with in a totalitarian regime, but it is hardly what one would expect in, what is suppose to be, a free society.
What kind of government do we have when we teach children that people should go to jail for a victimless crime, and it is their responsibility to turn these dastardly villains over to the police, even if it is their own parents.
Even the government says that this program does not work, but we continue to arrest the parents and destroy the family bond. Not to mention the psychological damage to these small children when they grow up and realize the destruction that was caused to their lives and the lives of their parents happened because they did what police officers asked them to do.
It is a terrible thing when you have to call on parents and ask them to reeducate their children from the propaganda and hate that our government uses against them.
However, that is what we have to do.
Parents have to stay in communication about what their children are being taught in school, and they need to know who it is that is teaching them. Parents have to take steps to find out what is going on when their children tell them something questionable, and parents need to stand up to authority and speak when they feel that the government is leading their children down the wrong path.
Some people might say that the parents were dopers and deserved to go to jail, but what happens when the IRS gets your children to turn you in because you fudged a little on your taxes, or the highway patrol gets junior to rat you out for speeding?
Where does this stupidity end, and how much damage will be inflicted on the American family before it ends?