Originally Posted by Joan
I always thought that bumper sticker was a dig at the Clinton administration.
... but Hilary's speech took that nice, warm cozy idea and turned it into something uncomfortable. I don't want The Government raising my kids.
Is the bumper sticker offensive? Someone is always going to be offended. If you take the quote in it's original meaning, I guess we should all be offended, as we are the village.
That is how I take it as well. I also agree that I DON'T want the "village"(understood as "the government") helping me "raise my children".
I get a good chuckle out of that bumper sticker as well, but because I agree with it. If someone dissagreed (was a government school worshiper), I'm sure they'd be offended.
I don't believe in the "village raising the children", I believe in the parents doing it, and part of being the parent is to get their children out into real life situations and interact with people of the community and out outside of it. I don't consider doing that as the "village raising the children", rather experiencing a diversity in real world situations. The "village" is not in my home helping me care for my children, do the majority of their education, guiding them with values as a family we hold dear, nor paying for any of my childrens wants or needs. In fact, I don't wish for anyone else to hold that possition in my childrens lives.