Gut Rumbles

October 27, 2004

that ain't right

I've got a real problem with this story. What in the hell is a public school system doing using kids as campaigners? Is this a lesson in Civics that I don't understand, or is it a form of child slavery?

Either way, it turns my gut.

Young people in the program organized by the Wisconsin Citizen Action Fund take time from regular classes to go door to door in minority neighborhoods and areas with historically low voter turnout, urging people to cast ballots.

The students, ranging in age from 11 to 18, also use phone banks to call homes and urge people to vote.

If the kids volunteered to do such things on THEIR OWN TIME, I wouldn't have a problem with this "project." But when the school system TAKES TIME FROM REGULAR CLASSES to perform this crap-dance, I'm calling bullshit. I sent my kids to public school so that they would learn to read and write, not become Democrat operatives. If I were a Wisconsin parent, I would be livid.

Larry Marx, co-executive director of Wisconsin Citizen Action, denied there is any partisanship to the effort, despite the fact the advocacy group supports Democratic Sen. John Kerry.

Nope. No partisanship here. Using taxpayer dollars and little kids to further a Democrat agenda is NEVER partisan. Let the Republicans pull a stunt like that and every leftist in the land would be screaming about the Bush "Hitler Youth Brigades."

Got-dam! Anybody THAT hungry for power shouldn't be given it.


Last time I looked, using school time to promote one candidate or another is illegal. The ides being the same as keeping school and religion separate, ie that parents shoulc be the ones discussing politics with their kids. I agree that if it was Bush, people would be screaming about indoctrination, but as you are well aware, the left believes in free will except when it comes to the right.

Posted by: caltechgirl on October 27, 2004 03:34 PM

You think that's some shit, check this out:

Posted by: mike on October 27, 2004 06:10 PM

Holy shite. The exact same thing happened in my hoimetown of Calgary up here in Canada. Some twat running for alderman called a school asking if there were any students who wanted to volunteer for her campaign as a way to accumulate volunteer hours for university applications. Sounds okay right? Wrong. In my City, the aldermen have a certain amount of power over the local school system. What a ho' bag.

Posted by: mad carzy hoser on October 27, 2004 06:14 PM

That Larry Marx does have a tasty name for a Democrat ,don't he?

Posted by: big al on October 27, 2004 10:16 PM

Pure and simple.

Goebbels would have loved it.

Goebbels is fucking DEAD.

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on October 28, 2004 10:42 AM

Fucking demoshits. Fuck "liberal indoctrination centers" aka public "education."

Posted by: horse with no-- on October 29, 2004 01:36 AM
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