Billionaires push ‘Nanny State’
Tulsans are supposed get teary eyed and cheer when billionaires promote the Nanny State through early childhood education.
Oklahoma has the unfortunate and well-deserved reputation for wanting to institutionalize 3-year-olds in public education to keep them from the unwanted influence of their parents, whom liberals judge to be unworthy to raise them.
Billionaire Warren Buffett, who owns the liberal Tulsa World, blew into Tulsa this month for a photo opportunity with local billionaire George Kaiser (Bank of Oklahoma).
These men don’t believe that it is enough to send kindergarteners to public schools at age 5. No, the state or private well-funded foundations need to grab these children so they can be trained to fit in the new global society.
Buffett, who works hard to create of an image of a kindly grandfather, in 2010 joined with Microsoft billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates to form The Giving Pledge, a consortium of 70 billionaires and multi-millionaires who have pledged donate at least half of their fortunes to philanthropy when they kick the bucket.
(If you have a billion dollars, that only leaves a paltry $500,000,000.00 for your unfortunate children to inherit).
The Buffett Early Childhood Fund is completely sold on the idea of government doing a better job of caring for children than most parents. And it has the resources to make great strides toward that Great Society-style, progressive goal.
Philanthropists must be smarter than everyone else – how else could they get so rich?
The truth is that children who have loving parents in a nuclear family have a much greater chance for success and happiness in life than those raised by the government and rich social engineers.