With all the conspiracy theorists, hatemongers and all-around disgraces to humanity already writing for WorldNetDaily, is anyone at all surprised to find Phyllis Schlafly among them?
In a WND column, the Eagle Forum founder (and Joseph McCarthy’s #1 fan) claims that President Obama will “institutionalize American tots” and push “the federal government to take over the care of preschool children.”
“Under the media’s radar, Obama has been aggressively promoting one of his fiscally extravagant projects announced in his 2013 State of the Union Address,” she writes. “‘Preschool available to every single child in America.’ The plan for the federal government to take over the care of preschool children, a longtime goal of the feminists that used to be called universal child care, is now (probably to sound academic) called Pre-K.”
Schlafly begins by attacking the “game plan” to “bait the states into accepting this expensive Pre-K plan,” which she claims is “by offering them bundles of new federal money, such as $308 million in grants dangled in front of Texas for just one year, requiring only a one-tenth match by the state.”
Schlafly also complains that “big blue-state California” would receive the most funding, completely ignoring the fact that this is likely do to California also having the largest population.
And, as usual for Schlafly, feminists are to blame.
“The longtime political campaign to impose universal taxpayer-paid day care originated from the feminist notion that the patriarchy oppresses women by expecting them to care for their own babies. Feminists insist that child care is demeaning to educated women and must be taken over by the taxpayers in order to liberate women from patriarchal oppression.”
“Supporters of expanding government-funded preschool programs argue that ‘a commitment to pre-kindergarten is a commitment to national security,’ because pre-K programs will supposedly increase high school graduation rates, decrease crime and combat obesity, thus removing many obstacles that keep people out of the military,” she continues. “But Pre-K supporters do not provide any evidence for that theory.”
Except, of course, for the rates of graduation, crime and obesity. Those all seem to favor students who received early education.
“The Obama administration’s real motives in funding pre-K are based on the leftist plan to take over what has traditionally been the duty of families,” she concludes. “Duncan warned about the ‘challenge’ of our culture (horrors!) ‘where people … prefer … the grandmother, the neighbor’ to the government when deciding to whom their young children should be entrusted.”