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INSANE: California government criminalizes teaching of trade skills to youth… all “education” must be government approved

Natural News – by Jayson Veley

As the United States Constitution continues to become nothing more than a dated piece of paper in the eyes of the left, the federal government continues to grow, spreading like a plague and infecting virtually every institution in American society. Sadly, America’s education system is no exception.

The liberal state of California recently passed a law requiring trade schools to deny admission to students that have not completed high school or a state-approved equivalent, meaning that the government ultimately has the final say over what young people learn and what they don’t learn.  

Concerned about this blatant attack on his First Amendment rights, Bob Smith, owner of the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School (PCHS), recently filed a federal lawsuit against the state of California, arguing that he has a right to educate anyone he wants to, regardless of whether or not they have completed high school or a state-approved equivalent.

The lawsuit, which was filed by a nonprofit organization called the Institute for Justice (IJ), has gained the support of Esteban Narez, another resident of California who wants to attend PCHS but can’t because he never completed high school.

“Just like publishing a how-to book or uploading an instructional video to YouTube is protected by the First Amendment, so is teaching,” argued Keith Diggs, an attorney at the Institute for Justice who is representing Bob and Esteban in the lawsuit. “By limiting who Bob is allowed to teach and what Esteban is allowed to learn, California has not only harmed the students most in need of an education, but also violated their First Amendment rights.”

With any luck, the lawsuit filed against the state of California will be successful, and our country as a whole will take a tiny baby step in the direction of limited government and constitutionalism. Still, though, the federal government has been growing steadily for decades, and its unlikely that it’s going to stop anytime soon, regardless of which political party is in control of Washington D.C.

The truth is, a government that has the ability to control what young people learn and when they learn it has the ability to successfully replace a system rooted in liberty and individualism with a system rooted in tyranny. And because the government now plays a significant role in the education system, the government can indirectly teach students that this transition from constitutionalism to authoritarianism is actually a good thing. Sadly, that’s exactly what is going on — and it appears to be working.

According to a recent study put together by the Victims of Communism Memorial Fund, 44 percent of young people say that they would rather live in a socialist country, and an additional seven percent would rather live under communism. This means that over 50 percent of millennials would rather live under socialism or communism instead of capitalism, a clear sign that one, the upcoming generation is detached from America’s roots, and two, that America’s education system has failed.

This is exactly what happens when the lessons and skills that young people learn must be approved by politicians and bureaucrats. The government, which as a body always acts in its own best interest, indoctrinates students to believe more government is always the answer, and that the government always knows whats best. If this is allowed to continue, not only will our children be forced to learn and think in certain ways, but America will also continue down the cold, dark path of tyranny.

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5 Responses to INSANE: California government criminalizes teaching of trade skills to youth… all “education” must be government approved

  1. Hal Apeeno says:


  2. Jolly Roger says:

    “..This means that over 50 percent of millennials would rather live under socialism or communism instead of capitalism,…”

    The millennials have no idea what capitalism is. It’s NOT the tyranny of large corporations that we’re living under now.

  3. H D says:

    Someone needs to be a hole digger

  4. kender says:

    No, I’m afraid the reason for this is much more sinister than they don’t understand what capitalism is…. They definitely get it. Under communism, there is usually an “overclass” who are the enlightened idiots that have seen an opportunity open that most others don’t see. These are the psychopaths who have convinced the populace that they will make everything better FOR THE PEOPLE. It is obviously not true. These young ppl who “like” communism have somehow gleaned by osmosis? the great financial windfall that only a few chosen…..usually jews at the beginning, decreasing over time as the useful idiots that would be non jews who are nonetheless indifferent to their fellow man. The mindset is one of utter selfish gain. There is none of this” if you work for it, you earned it ” They see an opportunity for your stuff for free!!! Somehow thes “noveau communists” are no such thing. Any thief at heart would glom onto any philosophy that permitted wholescale stealing……from you. Those who have. To those who have not. It wouldn’t matter WHAT it was. Most of these ppl when pressed to adhere to the ideology of communist thought is where their true colors show. And they, like those before them, are shoved off to the gallows. Only the hardliners remain. For some, like these new communists somehow know this, and tthey drool with anticipation at being one of the hardliners. What else can explain the sickening admiration for such an anti life ideology so soon after its “alleged” demise? That and the total lack of connectedness by today’s youth ……

  5. DL. says:

    Now imagine if I set up a “school” to teach young people actual grammar, spelling, math, and the importance of not corrupting the English language at another house we now own (inherited), because young people are not being taught proper spelling and grammar and math in HS (and they aren’t, okay? Common Core is NOT proper English and Math, period!) and are thus illiterate (and think 2+2=5 or something). So, if I was teaching sewing–I mean, how many women, let alone men, know how to sew nowadays? Or use a sewing machine?-in California, I’d need “permission”? When the price of clothing is about to go through the roof, and people won’t know how to repair their clothing?

    This is beyond communism and police state control–this is ensuring most Americans, especially young ones, will not survive whatever the criminal psychos have “planned” for us “useless eaters.” Further, folks will start being forced to be “licensed” to use a sewing machine!

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