The first thing you notice when you start to pay attention to the American Right Wing is that they are fucking weird. (Click the link. You know you want to. Observation: Newt’s eyeballs are retreating into his head at precisely the same rate as his wife’s are extruding from hers. What does this mean? Nothing good…)
Here’s another option now that the kids are out of school: a weeklong seminar about our nation’s founding principles, courtesy of the Tampa 912 Project.
The organization, which falls under the tea party umbrella, hopes to introduce kids ages 8 to 12 to principles that include “America is good,” “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.”
Tampa Liberty is modeled after vacation Bible schools, which use fun, hands-on activities to deliver Christian messages.
One example at Liberty: Children will win hard, wrapped candies to use as currency for a store, symbolizing the gold standard. On the second day, the “banker” will issue paper money instead. Over time, students will realize their paper money buys less and less, while the candies retain their value.
“Some of the kids will fall for it,” Lukens said. “Others kids will wise up.”
The smart ones will have chipped and decaying teeth and a lot of hard candy, which is the kind of candy your grandma gave you, especially if you had the sort of spooky grandma who drooled a lot and made everyone wonder whatever happened to that nice Homer Barron: (more…)