Ted Cruz’s Father: Public Education Brainwashes Children Into Communism
Rafael Cruz, father of Ted, went on the Sirius XM show Breitbart News Daily Thursday, where the Cuban-born evangelical preacher outlined his theory of an insidious secular humanist agenda baked into the foundation of U.S. public education — a plot that threatens to turn all of America’s children into godless, hedonistic commies.
Cruz spins an imaginative alternate history, in which he identifies John Dewey as the Patient Zero of a virulent depravity known as secular humanism. Dewey, an atheist and (yes) a secular humanist, was also an influential reformer of American education in the early 20th century; Cruz labels him a member of the Communist party. In fact, as Right Wing Watch helpfully notes, Dewey was an “avowed anti-Communist” who advocated that “known Communists should not be permitted to teach children.”
But never mind. This foul doctrine arrived at America’s shores, infiltrated our classrooms — thanks to Dewey, with assists from the Bolsheviks and Teddy Roosevelt — and lured us into a moral relativism that has driven us further and further from our Judeo-Christian origins. And it manifests today in the nefarious educational initiative known as Common Core.