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Communism on Parade? High School Marches to Marx and Lenin

Proudscott Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 12:41 PM
Robert you are so far out of touch it is scary. The redistibution of wealth, the sqelching of free speech, the indoctrination and control of individual lives, along with the collectivization and consolidation of power in Washington/executive power are all reminiscent of communism. The conservatives want to lessen the scope of power, return to federalism, and celebrate individuality while the left is against all of those. Mr. Obama may not be a full fledged Marxist but his background and philosophical mentors certainly were not supporters of individual freedom and small government and he is certainly more Marxist than he is Constitutionalist
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“What do you think of this?” So began a phone call from Todd Starnes of FoxNews radio. Starnes asked me for a comment on a shocking story: A band at a high school near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania performed a halftime show titled, “St. Petersburg 1917,” a musical commemoration of the Bolshevik Revolution, replete with hammers and sickles, military uniforms, and red flags.

“No way,” I responded. “Are you sure this wasn’t a joke, a parody?”

It wasn’t. And parents of the students aren’t...