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Don't Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom Hardcover – August 23, 2011
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DON’T LET THE KIDS DRINK THE KOOL-AID
Fellow moms and dads: It’s time to unite and reclaim the hearts, minds, and souls of our children from socialist indoctrinators! In shocking detail and with investigative zeal, Marybeth Hicks exposes the Left’s cradle-to-grave campaign to undermine religion, the traditional family, and free market capitalism. The best defense against this corrosive culture of entitlement and grievance is a good offense. Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid provides an invaluable playbook for parents who reject the Nanny State.”
—MICHELLE MALKIN, nationally syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times bestseller Culture of Corruption
This is a tremendously important and timely book about the greatest disaster that could befall our country. No, it’s not economic—as bad as the economy is—it’s cultural, with a generation growing up utterly divorced from traditional American ideals. As Marybeth says, if we want to perpetuate America we need Americans, but our culture is rapidly undermining our children’s commitment to faith and freedom. Reading Marybeth Hicks’s Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid might be the most patriotic thing you do this year. If you care you about this country, please buy it, please read it, and please spread the word.”
—ERIC METAXAS, the New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
As important as it is to win the political battles, as Marybeth Hicks shows in her stunning new book Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid, if we don’t win the cultural battle for our children’s minds and hearts, we’ll have no future at all. Too many of us dismiss the propaganda of the liberal media, the public schools, and popular culture as harmless, but as Marybeth shows, it has demonstrably changed the way the next generation of Americans is thinking. Buy this book, be warned, and better yet—follow my friend Marybeth’s advice and take action.”
—DAVID LIMBAUGH, nationally syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times bestseller Crimes Against Liberty
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Marybeth's latest book, Teachable Moments: Using Everyday Encounters With Media and Culture to Instill Conscience, Character, and Faith, will be released in August, 2014 by Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. She is the author of three previous books: Don't Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left's Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom (Regnery Publishers, 2011), Bringing up GEEKS: How to Protect Your Kid's Childhood in a Grow-up-too-fast World (Penguin/Berkley, 2008) and The Perfect World Inside My Minivan-One Mom's Journey Through the Streets of Suburbia (Faith Publishing, 2006).
A frequent commentator on cultural issues, Marybeth has appeared on national television outlets including Fox News Channel's Hannity and Fox and Friends , the CBS Evening News, the Christian Broadcasting Network's 700 Club and EWTN's The World Over, and on dozens of national and regional radio programs including those hosted by Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Laura Ingraham, Jim Bohannon, Hugh Hewitt, G. Gordon Liddy, Brian Kilmeade and others.
Marybeth began her career as a writer in the Reagan White House, and later was a communications specialist in the educational, healthcare and corporate sectors. A graduate of Michigan State University, she currently serves on the advisory board of the Parents Television Council, an organization seeking to promote decency on the airwaves.
Marybeth and her husband Jim Hicks make their home in Michigan and are the parents of four young adults.
Top Customer Reviews
Marybeth does more than spawn outrage against everything from the idiocy of no winners or losers in youth sports to administrators telling parents how and if they can pack their child's lunch.
Hicks exposes the truth in a way that reminds the reader our founding principles are worth fighting for. She is spot on in showing us the only way to ensure the fabric of our country does not continue to fray is to raise children of great American character who are unabashedly Christian, proponents of the traditional family, and grateful for our free-market system. Hicks deserves high praise for reissuing the charge to all of us when it comes to helping shape the next generation and giving us a new sense of necessary urgency.
She shows us how are schools are now more about Progressive agenda indoctrination than teaching the fundamentals of learning. We send our kids off to school hoping that math class is about mathematics. I mean, how could that be turned into propaganda, right? Nope. Math is now a part of the pedagogy for social justice. They want math to be about hope and social justice. They should discuss "prisons, racial profiling, the death penalty, poverty, minimum versus living wage, sweatshops, housing", and much more including asthma. And learning math? That can be "reinforced" through worksheets.
Just as Jim Jones killed his followers with cyanide laced Kool-Aid, our schools are destroying our children's ability to compete in the global economy. Their skills are middle of the pack or worse while their sense of entitlement and dependence on the government is rising. Not everyone in Jim Jones' compound wanted to drink the Kool-Aid. They were not allowed to leave and many were shot. The politicians and teachers unions are making leaving the government run schools almost as difficult.
Hicks presents her material in three parts. The first part shows how the schools are undermining our traditional American character. You know, the one anyone who grew up before 1975 knows.Read more ›
There must be literally 100's of books out there that follow the same tedious track. And it would be bearable if this one proposed some solid solutions or offered some good, concise counterpoints to the leftist and PC ideas that it focuses so heavily on. But unfortunately, that's not the case.
To learn anything from this book you'd have to have been locked away for the last 20 years.
Library donation bin, here I come.
Hicks shows no restraint in identifying those that are trying to become stakeholders of our children's minds. She lays out the trail of influence in a well documented, direct manner, emphasizing the dire consequences for future generations if this current path to socialistic thinking is allowed to continue.
From Lego's to Easter Eggs, from BMI's to Glee, Marybeth gives one example after another on how the media tries to sway our children to more liberal thinking. Written in her trademark humorous way, Hicks patriotically renews the call for more proactive involvement by parents and a return to the core values our country was founded upon. Marybeth Hicks delivers yet another outstanding book every parent should read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent Resource, Highly Recommend, Outstanding TransactionPublished 6 months ago by Teresa Buoch
Poorly argued, poorly written. Little or no use of actual evidence, especially by comparison to citing anecdote and alarm. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sendhil Revuluri
I purchased this book in my younger and more conservative years, when my political beliefs were more under the sway of my parents. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Delstein
We need to know what's going on in our schools and in our country in general. Remember Jim Jones made his congregation "drink the Kool Aid" and they all died. Read morePublished on October 3, 2013 by Karen Teuscher
These lunatic leftists will stop at nothing to brainwash our children into accepting a type of government that has never worked. Read morePublished on September 28, 2013 by BDJ
The author didn't really venture out to point/counter-point her own arguments, to thus solidify them. But in all the book was well worth it.Published on July 30, 2013 by Matt P.
This was an amazing candidate read on what is happening to our children today. They are being given half truths or no truth regarding the constitution, government and basic history... Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by 09dream
Not everyone liked it as much as it did. Its very conservative and if you don't think that way, you won't agree with the authore thoughts. I do.Published on April 29, 2013 by Joyce Brandemihl