Give the kids their opinions, then ask them for it.
By now, the image of child climate activist, Greta Thunberg is familiar to everyone, though it seems her star power is slipping. Children are time-honored mascots for any political agenda for which they can be marshalled, and Oregon Governor Kate Brown is no stranger to this tactic. In her response to California Governor Gavin Newsome's proclamation
on zero-emission vehicles, Brown invoked the children.
"We have heard loud and clear from Oregon’s youth that climate action is their top priority—and it is the next generation that will pay the greatest price if we fail to answer their call. When zero-emission vehicles are widely used, we can support economic development, public health, and the environment all at the same time. I will be following the California requirement and looking into policies here in Oregon to accelerate transportation electrification."
It's one thing to ask kids for their opinions -- though one wonders how much value that has when actually making policy decisions. It's another to give kids their opinions and then ask them for it.
How does this happen? The largest public employee union
in the state, the Oregon Education Association, also happens to be a leading voice for climate activism
. They have your children captive for most of the day, and while they might fall short on educating your child on actual knowledge, rest assured, your child will go home trained as a climate activist. Ask Governor Brown.
The even more radical American Federation of Teachers, who boasts on their webpage
of passing a "resolution supporting a Green New Deal, which combines strategies to tackle climate change, economic inequality, and environmental racism."
This resembles a pattern and a plan: Union activists take over the curriculum in public schools and feed it to the children, and then these same union activists point to the sage wisdom of these same children as the justification for public policy, to be enacted by the politicians they fund.
Governor Brown is not unconnected to these public employee unions. When she last ran for Governor, received donations of $100,000
on two occasions
just during the current political cycle from the Oregon Education Association. The American Federation of Teachers - Oregon gave her $20,000
an increase over the another $10,000
in campaign cash given her during the previous election cycle.
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