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Trump: Public Schools Teach Kids to ‘Hate Their Own Country’ - Do You Share Trump's Concerns?
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  • Terri

    Whatever "indoctrination" was practiced in public schools back in the 60s when I attended was the opposite of what 45 claims. Specifically, we were taught that our country is very nearly perfect and that a reverential and unquestioning patriotism is the hallmark of good citizenship. Thirty years later, my son was taught a similar point of view. If it's true that schools are now providing a more nuanced pespective, I say it's about time. A healthy democracy requires a citizenry equipped with a knowledge of history and critical thinking skills that enable our continued pursuit of the more perfect union envisioned by our flawed but idealistic founding fathers. I'm not a religious person, but I recall hearing that Christians are exhorted to hate the sin but love the sinner. Our love for our country is best made manifest by striving to eliminate the systemic injustices that infect our society and find ways to heal the festering wounds created by them.

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