Friday, March 23, 2007

From the "Too Priceless to Pass Up" File

There's hope yet for the future of our country.

LONGMONTHumans don’t cause global warming, a jury of sixth graders at Trail Ridge Middle School concluded Thursday after hearing opposing arguments from their peers.

Excuse me, whilst I snicker some.

They’re pretty young for this kind of thinking. They did great,” paleontology teacher Ken Poppe said after the 40-minute “trial” in his classroom.

That's a pretty sad reflection on how we see our children these days. Should we be surprised that sixth graders are seemingly capable of thinking independently and rationally? Fifty years ago, I'd wager a majority of parents in this country would be shocked if they found the opposite to be true. Is it now to be accepted as the norm that our kids are helpless, brain-dead automatons, to be left at the mercy of our "educators" for their intellectual programming?

Because, that's exactly what the leftists in this country want, for these kids to become ideologically ignorant and dismiss any intellectual arguments that require them to even consider engaging their brains. They don't want our kids to develop into individual thinkers. They want them to accept everything fed them by the Al Gore's and Michael Moore's of this world as the incontrovertible truth. They want our kids indoctrinated to walk lockstep to the drumbeat of Hillary and her "It takes a Village", "common good", collectivist rubbish.

How else can they expect to raise future generations of democrats Marxists?

But, I digress.

With Earth’s warming accepted as a tenet, pre-teen “lawyers” and “scientists” debated whether humans have caused it.

Eleven jurors listened intently as prosecutors and defendants flashed contradictory graphs tracking global temperatures, carbon dioxide levels, polar ice cap statistics, volcanic activity and sea surface temperatures — all of which were found Wednesday in the school’s computer lab.

Only one parent, it seems, shared what would have been my nearly immeasurable skepticism.

Only one parent questioned Poppe’s decision to hold a global warming debate. That mother expected him to present Al Gore’s global warming movie “An Inconvenient Truth” as indisputable facts, Poppe said. After he explained his neutrality in the classroom, the mom allowed her child to participate in the debate, he said.

The "jury" ruled against the Algorians, by a 7-4 vote.

Even sixth graders are seeing through this socialist bile.

The Republic is not lost.