Rick Santorum Says President Obama College Plan Aimed at “Indoctrination” of American Youth, But He Knows Best

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GOP presidential “frontrunner” Rick Santorum went on Glenn Beck’s Internet-only television show to say that President Obama wants to “indoctrinate” our young people in his desire to see more young people go to college. Um, really? Was he indoctrinated when he went from undergraduate studies to law school? Rick Santorum has just proven once again, he will say whatever it takes to win, even if it goes against positions he has taken in the past.

DALLAS, Texas – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday that President Obama wants more young adults to go to college so they can undergo “indoctrination” to a secular world view.

In an hour-long interview with conservative television host Glenn Beck, Santorum also defended his record on abortion and his vote in favor of President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind education law.

On the president’s efforts to boost college attendance, Santorum said, “I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely … The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country.”

He claimed that “62 percent of kids who go into college with a faith commitment leave without it,” but declined to cite a source for the figure. And he floated the idea of requiring that universities that receive public funds have “intellectual diversity” on campus. Source

In other words, we shouldn’t listen to President Obama because he’s trying to “indoctrinate” our kids by encouraging higher education, but we should listen to Rick Santorum and his views because he knows best, right? Intellectual stifling at its best.

 Rick Santorum Says President Obama College Plan Aimed at Indoctrination of American Youth, But He Knows Best
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    Janet:

    I marvel at your analysis.

    About 2 years ago President Obama and Arnie Duncan announced a plan to return America to the top of the list of nations who graduate the largest percentage of their students.
    I heard more CHEERING over this news by the Obama Fist Bump Black Press than I did hear scrutiny of those who wanted to see details of how the nation gets from here to that future.

    Despite all of the decades of hope and the ability to trigger praise from Black people our children remain at the bottom of the academic performance ladder – this after so many of our public educational institutions have been taken over by favorable people.

    I am not sure but it is a good possibility that the ability to distract our people with these side shows also produces the conditions where our eyes are taken off of the prize.  The political victories that come from fighting against a Rick Santorum because of his offensiveness to our present prevailing consciousness doesn’t seem to produce the ultimate goals that we entered into politics in the first place.