I'm not saying it's right. I teach in a Factory School (My pet name for public schools), I know it's crazy. But what you really teach them, is this, "You don't really have rights, the government gives them to you and can take them away when they deem it appropriate".
Unless we're going to bring God back into the equation and say that we humans have essential dignity as image bearers of the God of the universe, then essentially, what I've just told you the school teaches is correct. But God, by any name other than naturalism will never be allowed back into Factory Schooling. He gums up the works with ethics and moral imperatives, rights etc. Naturalism can't give us rights, nature is "red in tooth and claw" as the poet said, and thus, those with power have and the rest have not.
I advocate a religion/ethics class as mandatory for all students in factory schools, because that would achieve or work toward creating good citizens, not what we're getting now, which is good worker, drone bees.
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