Popped into the 2nd grade classroom today and caught the teacher offering up a lesson on the benefits of taxes. He was discussing how things like pothole repairs and public schools are paid for with tax dollars. This was offered in advance of the class’s study of the Revolutionary War; since many of the colonists’ grievances were related to taxation, he seemed to be attempting to balance the narrative a bit and show the children that taxes aren’t inherently evil.
When I see him tomorrow, do I rib him by:
A) Insisting that he is attempting to make all our kids slave to the man with his pro-taxation, big government rhetoric?
B) Congratulating him for finally putting an end to our national veneration of what was likely an immoral and unjustified war?
C) Ask why the fuck we are teaching a topic as complex as the Revolutionary War to 7-year-olds?