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Hey Kids, Who Wants to Go to Tea Party Summer Camp?

 
 
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And I thought Girl Scout camp sucked. Check out the horrible summer experience some Florida children are about to have: Tea Party summer camp.

The [Tampa 912 Project], 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"....

"We want to impart to our children what our nation is about, and what they may or may not be told," Lukens said.

He said he was not familiar with public school curriculum, but, "I do know they have a lot of political correctness. We are a faithful people, and when you talk about natural law, you have to talk about God. When you take that out of the discussion, you miss the whole thing."

Those pesky "politically correct" public schools, with their "facts" and their "separation of church and state."

According to the St. Petersburg Times, activities will include winning "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."

Haha, what? Also:

Red-white-and-blue confetti will be thrown. But afterward the kids will have to clean up the confetti, learning that with freedom comes responsibility.

And:

Children will blow bubbles from a single container of soapy solution, and then pop each other's bubbles with squirt guns in an arrangement that mimics socialism.

I... can't even handle this. Someone tell me this is a joke, please, for the sake of humanity.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at June 14, 2011, 4:16am

 
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