Star Tribune columnist Jon Tevlin tells the story of how a child can grow up to ignore a parent’s wisdom and direction.
It’s the case of young Harrison Bachmann, who has joined the Teach for America organization, which is a member of the AmeriCorps program.
He’s the son of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has greatly disparaged President Barack Obama’s plan to expand AmeriCorps.
Tevlin quotes the congresswoman from a radio show earlier this year:
“[It’s] under the guise of quote, volunteerism, but it’s not volunteers at all. It’s paying people to do work on behalf of government. There are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people get trained in the philosophy the government puts forward and then they have to go work in these politically correct forums.
“As a parent, I would have a very, very difficult time seeing my children do this.”
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