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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2002 10:00 pm

You read and hear people saying we have to take back our schools.

We were warned about that several years ago by Thomas Sowell's book, "Inside American Education" and Martin Gross' book, "The Conspiracy of Ignorance."

But with the brainwashing, beer and the boob tube, people don't read anymore, and the cultural Bolsheviks have their way.

The terrorists who brought this war upon themselves don't deserve our sympathy or support. But this is precisely what we are hearing from schools like the University of California at Berkeley, University of North Carolina, University of Texas and, of course, the Ivy League schools, including Yale and Harvard.

"America still doesn't understand what has happened to its campuses. A strong culture has arisen around dangerous ideas. Among them, all knowledge and morality are constructions built by the powerful. Add to this the knee jerk antagonism to the "hegemony" of the West and reflexive feeling of sympathy for anti-Western resentment, even those expressed in great violence. This is a toxic mix, and it is now crucial for those on and off campus to start saying so," according to John Leo, a US News and World Report columnist.

The truth is that our universities have become training camps for anti-American militias - not militias armed with guns, but thought-police militias disguised as "peace movement activists" and armed with a sympathetic mainstream media.

Children are not only victimized by schools but by state plans, greedy guardians. An Arkansas program that paid money to parents who adopted a child (introduced while Hillary Clinton was first lady) should be called, "It takes a village to exploit a child."

If that isn't bad enough, California is now teaching Islam in schools, including the study of the Koran and wearing the robes. Where is the American Civil Liberties Union and its separation of church and state? Or does it only apply to Christians?

Our Founding Fathers meant it to mean no state religion. Including the schools was the idea of cultural communists.

Mac Cator Lodi

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