Democracy: A form of government in which people choose leaders by voting; an organization in which everyone is treated equally and has equal rights; government by the people.
Socialism: A way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies; a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
Capitalism: A way of organizing an economy so that the things that are used to make and transport products are owned by individual people and companies rather than by the government; an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods.
Estimated FY 2013 Spending for Governments in the United States: Governments spend about $0.8 trillion a year on education. . . principally at the local government level. The federal government spends about $0.9 trillion a year on defense. . . Governments spend $0.6 trillion on welfare programs.
When local, state, and federal government agencies contract with private corporations for their goods and services, it behooves private corporations to create a market for those goods and services to insure their profits.
Capitalizing on the mis-education of America’s citizens becomes profitable when the lack of education disenfranchises citizens and removes them from the voting pool. As well, when disenfranchised individuals become part of the welfare system, they are less likely to vote or become ineligible to vote due to their criminal history.
Privatizing education allows corporations to manage the flow of voter turnout and choice by standardizing the information our children receive and for which they are accountable.
When the government, our elected leaders, is owned and controlled by corporations we no longer have a democracy but a socialistic society with Marxist overtones that combines capitalism and communism to promote and maintain a class system in America in which the “middle class” support both the upper and lower class through the collection of taxes.
This is not what democracy looks like.
Our children deserve to live in a democracy.
Join the Movement to Save Our Children!