Thursday, January 30, 2014

Our Free Country

Christians are forced to pay for elective abortions under Obamacare - where is religous freedom?

Navy Seals can no longer wear Don't Tread On Me patches - where is freedom of speech, or pride?

Teachers are held more accountable than their students.  Teachers cant give zeros, parents can sue administrators for embarrassing their kid, and teachers must use an "approved" curriculum that doesn't allow them to use their strengths.  Where is the freedom for students to fail or succeed?

Public schools have become a place parents can put kids to get them out of their hair.  The feds have realized this and use it to their advantage.  They teach kids tolerance and that they don't need real understanding but only to memorize enough to pass a test.  They learn that they have no rights, that it is normal to always be under a surveillance camera, to expect to be censored, and fed food that is harmful to their bodies.

I had never heard of the saying "learning for the sake of learning" until my third year of college, why is this concept not taught from the beginning?  Why do we treat learning like something we have to force the kids to do?

Degrees from state colleges have lost almost all their value and you don't even need a degree in education to teach at a public school, simply a certificate.

What kind of man do I want my son to be?

I want him to put things away: the dishes in the dishwasher, his toys in their box..

I want him to be honest, have a sense of humor, love reading and being in nature.

I want him to love learning and think of criticism as a way to improve.

I want him to enjoy using his body and taking on new physical challenges.

I want him to be a man of honor, one that knows the value of doing the right thing even though it may not be in his favor.

I want him to be able to see past a person's flaws into who they really are.

I want him to know that love is more than a feeling.

I want him to know and love God.  Not in a religious way but in a way where you can look at him and know that his heart is in tune with something bigger, greater and beyond our comprehension.

I see that he is already big for his size.  He likes to observe and then sneak into the play.  He likes to laugh and make others laugh.  He likes to be useful, toys aren't half as interesting as everyday objects that hold a purpose in the household.  He likes to run, climb, hit, throw, spin in circles.  He likes to practice his words.  He likes to include everyone and share hugs and kisses.  He loves to cuddle.  He plays shy with strangers which if given a minute he will turn into a game of peekaboo.  He likes doing things the same way everytime, for example if he opens a door he likes to close it as well.

He is his own man in the making.  I hope to offer him the help to be able to fully realize the goodness inside of him, the strength God gave him and the spirit that lives inside of him.