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Tea Party Summer Camp: Indoctrination for Kids?

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Welcome to Tampa Liberty School, a Glenn Beck-inspired summer camp that teaches 8-year-olds how to fight The Man


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Jae A (316)
Monday June 20, 2011, 2:09 am
Appears to be nothing more than a summer church camp with political indoctranation into the minds of small kids...a Hitler tactic,which it is the most famous for.

Humm...this from the same people who are always yelling 'save the children'..let them have their childhood and keep their innocence...It seems to me this breaks that mold of their thinking as it sounds much the opposite of all those things.

If it's kin to ol Glen in has to be full of crazy ! I wonder how they sneak in the buy gold an teaching tool for extremely young investors...????

TomCat S (125)
Monday June 20, 2011, 3:36 am
Featuring instruction in Teabuggery and InsaniTEA. :-)

Susanne R (236)
Monday June 20, 2011, 5:01 am
WOW! A summmer camp that provides THAT much fun is sure to be a hit with the average 8-year old! Every kid wants to spend a portion of their summer vacation learning about "the evils of socialism and paper currency." And no kid is ever too young to learn about the Tea Party's principles of liberty: "I believe in God," and "I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable." What a novel approach to teaching children about "God" --or the Republican/Tea Party version of Him, anyway --"I believe in Him, but I don't have to be charitable to 'those people' we take everything away from." Maybe they can learn the meaning of the word "oxymoron" before they participate in that particular segment. Actually, just the "oxy" part. It won't take them long to figure out the meaning of the word "moron." Children learn by example...

Catherine O Neill (73)
Monday June 20, 2011, 11:11 am
I'm all for children learning about the ills of the govt.They're our future voters & hopefully they will be made aware of all the Czars who are now in our govt thanks to Obama . Indoctrination how absurd!!

Robert O (12)
Monday June 20, 2011, 11:31 am
It's more like brainwashing camp. That's shameful to use children and systematically program them to be tomorrow's hateful, greedy, holier than thou, satan's minions.

Catherine O Neill, I'm guessing you probably mean you're "all for children learning about the ills of the DEMOCRATIC govt". But lets not forget all of the evils that come with conservatives and especially those tea-partiers. Things like elitism, racism, sexism, homophobia, science doubting, religious intolerance, climate change denying, nationalism, protectionism, the constant assault on the middle class, the push to do away with child labor laws, denying women their right to choose...the list goes on...and on...and on.

Krista I (2)
Monday June 20, 2011, 11:40 am
The kids are already learning about this at home from their parents anyways so whats the big deal? I'm not a fan of the right wing as I am not a mentally challenged, but people have a right to teach their kids what they believe to be true, it's the same with sending your kids church. It's normal to pass on your beliefs to your children. Most of the time they will believe the opposite of what their parents believe anyways so maybe this is a good thing this camp.

Morris G (18)
Monday June 20, 2011, 11:49 am
Catherine, good comments.
Robert, teaching children that socialism is bad, America is basically good, the gold standard is superior, and a belief in God will not likely turn them into "hateful, greedy, holier than thou, satan's minions." That isn't what did it to you is it?
Socialism has proven time and time again to be "bad", America IS basically good, the gold standard IS superior, and belief in a higher being is a good thing in my book.


l L (1)
Monday June 20, 2011, 11:55 am
oh well- more to cry come later. poor kids, don't have a chance to be themselves. innocence taken. this is what they have always done to their young. Look at the video guy who lied and took done acorn and after all that was applauded by their repug congress. go figure. the moral party at itt's finest.

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Monday June 20, 2011, 1:03 pm
Most kids nowadays are taught to be one of two things: either arrogant ba$tards or narrowminded morons. This camp, though, combines both "schools of thought" to create you your own little Dick (Cheney, that is)!

Sherry D (47)
Monday June 20, 2011, 1:22 pm
Hitler youth camp??????

Helen Avila (166)
Monday June 20, 2011, 1:22 pm
Yeah love the new 'history' being cooked up by the baggers too.. leave out slavery having anything to do with the civil war, and now in the great redneck teacher hating, woman hating state of Idaho they are having books on the constitution published by a bagger outfit out of georgia to teach the NEW history of the constitution. September 17 is the new beginning of Idaho's Constitution week and according to this NEW history, the constitution was divinely inspired.. just like the book of mormon... we are advancing backwards at a remarkable rate..

donald Baumgartner (6)
Monday June 20, 2011, 1:32 pm
Sherry D "hit the nail on the head!!".

Susan A (126)
Monday June 20, 2011, 2:50 pm
Dear Lord. and they said that President Obama speaking to children and telling them to persevere and work hard was indoctrination. Holy cat treats!

Terry King (113)
Monday June 20, 2011, 3:27 pm
The Christians have been doing this for decades!

Roseann d (178)
Monday June 20, 2011, 3:48 pm
Just what the world needs, a bunch of creepy mini-Republicans running around. Betweent the GOP trying to kill science and history via their privatized schoold churning out drones for Cronyism, and now really is the dumbing down of America.

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Monday June 20, 2011, 3:55 pm
How sad it is to see parents willing to have their children brainwashed. Mr. Beck, and many of his followers, need psychological help. They should not be teaching kids.

Myron S (70)
Monday June 20, 2011, 4:11 pm
Well, for starters, the market value of gold fluctuates, same as paper currency; so, that's b.s. As far as the confetti, blue and red clash; so, they're teaching bad aesthetics. Also, since when do rightwing Americans or capitalists want to clean up the messes they make? Are they advocating reparations?
Affirmative action? Social welfare programs? And they ALL clean it up? Sounds suspiciously like cooperation to me. In the real world of social Darwinian capitalism, the less fit clean up, the fittest supervise. The socialism sucks exercise is weak too. A true capitalist would corner the squirt gun market, hire a bunch of other kids as mercenaries, and then just off the competition.

Ray M (0)
Monday June 20, 2011, 4:44 pm
Good grief! Nothing like indoctrinating (brainwashing) them when they're too young to know better. Hmmm, sounds like Nazi Germany's alive and well in the republicon scheme of things. Shame on them for teaching hate and lies to little ones.

T. A. H (39)
Monday June 20, 2011, 4:51 pm
Just like the 8-year olds in Iraq and Afghanistan we see on the news being educated in nothing but the Koran.

. (0)
Monday June 20, 2011, 4:58 pm
Teaching economics to 8 year old children is not brain washing. For those who brought up Nazism, no where did I read these children would be indoctrinated in believing of America's superiority, nor did I read that these children would be taught that one ethnic group was better than another.
For Myron Scott: they are 8 years old - where are you going with your rambling?

Christopher Fowler (82)
Monday June 20, 2011, 5:46 pm
This the Beck version of the Hitler Youth, without the gun-toting and marching in formation.

Zeig Heil, Fuhrer Beck.

Eternal Gardener (734)
Monday June 20, 2011, 6:01 pm
Ahhhh reminiscing the past, hitler-jugend!

JM A (176)
Monday June 20, 2011, 7:08 pm

David C (75)
Monday June 20, 2011, 7:18 pm
interesting discussion. thanks.

Georgia L (209)
Monday June 20, 2011, 9:05 pm
I wonder if they are explaining to the kids why it is ok to sell their country literally to foreign nations which is happening and I have never seen a bagger who was able to tell me why it is a good idea. I guess they were supporting their local ChinaMart with those flags they are waving. At least around here I actually looked at the tags on some of them.

Ralph F (70)
Monday June 20, 2011, 10:36 pm
I wonder if, "rebelliousness" will be tolerated -- you know, like those troublemakers Jefferson, Franklin and others.

Dave Kane (308)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 2:31 am
All hail der fueheur.

Anna S (10)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 4:28 am
Thank you

patricia l (317)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 5:29 am
It's sure to be a big hit with the kiddies. What next? Will we have to wear a picture of a donkey to identify ourselves like Hitler made the Jewish people wear yellow Stars of David?

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 5:33 am
Thanks for the article.

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 7:44 am
You betcha, just what we need - more Nazi Youth and KKK thugs, more brainwashed hate mongering sociopaths. Get um while their young and pliable. We sure donít want our future to inhabited by civilized socially stable beings. After all thereís already way too much civility and social studies in our schools already. Gota balance that out with a little down home hate & bigotry, so they know who to blame for their misery and fear. So long as itís perpetuated and sponsored by the corporatist plunderers keeping the momentum going for the Military Ind. Complex. Hoorah!

Mary Anne Bell (202)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 7:55 am
"You betcha, just what we need - more Nazi Youth and KKK thugs, more brainwashed hate mongering sociopaths."

Why do a few Care2 commenters feel it necessary to imbelish their words with such as the above? Is it that they feel such a sense of personal inadequacy in expressing their thoughts with a sense of propriety?

William Y (54)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 8:58 am
As usual, stupidity reigns.

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 3:33 pm

Yes indeed we need more propriety in our comments. Sorry, but given the uncouth nature of Tea Partyís expounding Sociopathic hate, fear and general anti social services rhetoric. I think perhaps we, Progressives, have exhibited entirely too much politeness and decorum while, the Corporatist supported and financed, Tea Partyís elected ultra conservative representatives are systematically and aggressively attempting to dissect this country into a shell of its former stature as the beacon of freedom, liberty and basic human rights.

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 3:44 pm
One final point: Judging from the Green Stars received for my original comment. I would left to consider my propriety or lack there of succeeded in touching the nerve of suitability in some of its readers.

Dave Kane (308)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 5:34 pm
Why do we need brains Lilith C? Apparently you don't.

Dave Kane (308)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 5:41 pm
Ok -- my bad, just because you quote a brainless ass doesn't mean you are one. So, show us your smarts smarty. Or not. Either way. It's ok.


Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 11:52 pm
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