Talking Politics With Your Children

LFC Comments by T. Paine:

The following article by Annie Holmquist is very profound and thought-provoking. I agree with it in principle, but following through on it’s recommendations may be very difficult depending on the age of the children. Parents that try to talk politics to their teenage or older children, indoctrinated by public education, may believe that it is totally fruitless.

I had a friend tell me recently that his 20 something son admitted that he voted for Joe Biden. The son then sincerely asked the father two questions: “Are you mad at me”?, and “Will you still love me”?

One suggestion that EVERYONE can start doing – READ THE BIBLE! If you do not have a strong foundation in the Bible, then get involved with existing Bible study groups. We are fighting a spiritual war, and do not even know who or what we are fighting.

2 Corinthians 4:4 NASB

“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 

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https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/blog/fighting-propaganda-one-family-at-a-time/

 November 12, 2020

Fighting Propaganda One Family at a Time

By Annie Holmquist

Excerpts from the article:

“Today’s children are growing up besieged by innumerable political voices. Media, teachers, friends, and educational materials all cry out, encouraging them to be woke, to embrace multiculturalism, to shun religion and cancel those who swim against the trends of political correctness. Parents who don’t accept woke propaganda fight an uphill battle in ensuring their viewpoints are passed along to their own children. How can we teach children to think outside the box and embrace the values of faith, family, and freedom that all Americans once accepted as givens?”

“A similar question is raised by W. Cleon Skousen in his 1958 work The Naked CommunistSkousen declares that it is up to average individuals living and working in average places to fight these propaganda battles:”

“The war between freedom and slavery is not just a fight to be waged by Congressmen, the President, soldiers and diplomats. Fighting Communism, Socialism and the subversion of constitutional government is everybody’s job. And working for the expansion of freedom is everybody’s job. It is a basic American principle that each individual knows better than anyone else what he can do to help once he has become informed. No citizen will have to go far from his own home to find a faltering battle line which needs his aid. Communist influences are gnawing away everywhere and thousands of confused citizens often aid and abet them by operating in a vacuum of their own ignorance. The task is therefore to become informed and then move out for action! [Emphasis in bold added.]”

Skousen urges parents to “make current events part of the dinner table talk,” explaining to children how the media can twist the truth in their headlines and content. He also suggests that parents themselves stay informed and get involved in civic events. Demonstrating “that you are concerned with what is going on” will encourage your children to follow your lead.

But such conversations should not only revolve around political affairs. “We are in an ideological war,” Skousen declares, a fact echoed by Maureen Mullarkey in the November edition of Chronicles Magazine. As such, parents should wage a spiritual battle, taking children to church and providing for their “spiritual needs.” “From a Marxist viewpoint,” writes Skousen, “an atheistic mind is already three-fourths conquered.”

Now is not the time to throw in the towel. Now is the time to fight for our country through winning the heart and soul of America one child at a time.

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