The dark message of Donald Trump’s budget, published in the San Francisco Chronicle on March 16, 2017 stated:
“A budget, according to political axiom, is a statement of values, and President Trump’s first spending plan is more of a statement than most. . .
The State Department and Environmental Protection Agency would both lose more than a quarter of their budgets. The departments of Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, the Interior, Transportation, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, and Commerce would all sustain cuts ranging from 12 to 21 percent. . .
Most of the administration’s $54 billion in proposed cuts next year would go to a 10 percent increase in defense spending. That is, most of the government’s less expensive departments would shrink dramatically to expand a military that already costs more than those of its eight nearest rivals combined, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies — over three times more than China’s and eight times more than Russia’s.”
What does education have to do with politics? Everything.
Our country is and has been governed by individuals who believe we must spend more money on defense than Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, the Interior, Transportation, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, and Commerce though, with the exception of 9/11, America has never been militarily attacked by another country, and with our votes for Republicans and Democrats, we support this ideology.
The Obama administration financed cyber policing even though the biggest threat to the unauthorized access of our personal information is from our own government.
We, the people of the United States, are the government yet we vote to be ruled by a system of government that is controlled by the elite who profit from war and terrorism, fear and hatred. They are successful because they also control the system of education that instills fear and hatred in our children throughout their earliest learning years.
When we decide, as a nation, to become great again, it will be when we change our system of education to concentrate on the gifts and talents our children possess and the love and respect we all deserve.
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