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Submitted by dfwhite (United States), Oct 17, 2006 at 17:13

Mr. Pipes you left out one group that has an enormous influence on Americans especially our youth, the teachers. When we send our children off to school we would hope they would instill pride in being an American citizen.. Instead what they have been teaching our children is their opinions on what kind of a government we should have and who should be heading it...

As you may know most of our academincs are liberal, starting at the k1 through highschool and beyond. this is not a good thing and the attitudes of our children reflect it. This can be seen in the kind of TV they watch, music they listen to and how they wear their clothes, not to mention some of the ads and commercials geared to intice them into buying their products.

Sorry to say we don't have that old " One for all, and all for one" theory anymore. Example my son, who is 20, has told me that his friends have said the only way they will fight for this country is if the enemy is at the door !!!! This shocked me, then one night 4 of them came in while I was watching the old movie " The Fighting Sullivans " You know the one were the 5 sullivan brothers died together as their ship was sunk in the Pacific ocean in WW2, they sat down to wait for my son and started asking questions about what was going on with in the old black and white movie I had on ! Well they all stayed until the movie was over. each and everyone of them left with tears in their eyes. This of course made me happy knowing there was still hope, that if push comes to shove our children will be there for "ONE FOR ALL and ALL FOR ONE "....

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