Friday, November 8, 2013

Dennis Prager on the importance of teaching your values to your children

Columnist Dennis Prager: "For at least two generations, countless conservative parents have seen their adult children reject their core values. ... [M]ost parents with traditional American and Judeo-Christian values have not thought it necessary to articulate these values to their children on a regular basis. They assumed that there was no need to because that was true for much of American history, when the society at large held those values. ... [O]ne of the founders of progressivism in America, Woodrow Wilson, ... said in a speech in 1914, 'I have often said that the use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible.' Eighty-eight years later, the president of Dartmouth College, James O. Freedman, echoed Wilson: 'The purpose of a college education is to question your father's values,' he told the graduating seniors of Dartmouth College. Even now, too few conservative parents realize how radical -- and effective -- the university agenda is."

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