Ron Paul: US education indoctrinates children

Ron Paul (Laura Segall / Getty Images / AFP)
Speaking to a group of homeschooling advocates US Republican Congressman and 2012 presidential hopeful Ron Paul warned that the US Department of Education was working to “indoctrinate” their children.

They [US Department of Education] don’t educate our kids, they indoctrinate our kids,” he said. “It’s a propaganda machine.”

Those who willingly stand against the government and the Department of Education by opting to home school are, he contended, standing up and making an “effort to counteract the propaganda machine.”

Paul is no stranger to targeting the Department of Education, in fact he has ion many occasions argued it should be abolished entirely.

Kids who are homeschooled are better off, he argued. Those who received a public education are the ones with problems.

In public education they’re intimidated to be conformists and individuals taught at home are very adapted to expressing what they believe,” he told the crowd.

In addition, homeschoolers’ better support the US Constitution.

The best thing that has come out of the home school movement is the respect you’re teaching about the rule of law and our Constitution,” Paul remarked.

US public schools are not federally run; they are run by states and local municipalities. According to Paul, however a public school education merely spreads US government propaganda and fails to teach the constitution or the rule of law.