By J. Russell Capps
Christian Action League
October 9, 2019
In an expression made by Plato centuries ago, there began a designation of government as a “Ship of State.” I have always favored that view as a representation of our National Government.
A ship, or a boat, doesn’t sink because it is in the water; instead, it sinks because the water gets in it. In the same way, our nation will not sink (fail) from being in the “water” but from the “water” getting into our Ship of State. In such an analogy, so much bad “water” is now being pushed inside the ship that it faces the real danger of sinking.
The greatest danger of that happening most likely will come from the failure to teach reading, writing, and arithmetic in public schools rather than indoctrinating young minds with all kinds of evil social issues, even to the extent that in San Francisco students now chant loudly in a daily exercise, “Who do we hate? – Americans”.
Even in Union County, North Carolina, the Secret Service was called in to investigate threats a teacher made against Vice President Mike Pence. We’ve learned to expect such behavior in places like San Francisco. But we had sincerely hoped our public schools in North Carolina were far better.
Think again. Sadly, there has been evidence of Godless brainwashing of children by glorifying sexual promiscuity, pretending that there are many classifications of “genders” and by promoting the breakdown of the traditional American family. Such appalling practice has no place in our public schools. What is increasingly being pushed in the public school system is “bad water” getting inside the ship.
Just recently in Wake Forest, North Carolina, there has been an incident where we learned that a High School English teacher at Heritage School, Melissa Wilson, had her students take a “Diversity Inventory” that asked them to identify their sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic class, as well as that of their family members, doctors, etc.
Such actions are what the Wake County School System has adopted in a program called “Social Justice Standards.” The word is that the school system “has acknowledged that its Diversity Inventory violated federal law and privacy of students.” Federal law places legal restrictions on surveys, according to a lengthy memo sent to all WCPSS teachers on September 13th. However, the memo defended the system’s “Board policy 2305 Code of Ethics and Standards for Conduct”, and called the core beliefs which were being taught as “foundational to the work outlined by Our Vision 2020 Strategic Planning.”
In interviews with teachers by the NC Values Coalition, it was admitted that the issue is much more widespread than parents imagine.
There’s much more, but space limits addressing the issues here.
The question is; will the brainwashing and indoctrination of our younger generations be what sinks the “Ship of State”?
This editorial was first published in the Wake Weekly. It is posted here with permission from the author.
J. Russell Capps served in the N.C. House from 1994-2006. Capps is also a long-standing member of the Christian Action League’s Board of Directors.