That's Crap and You Know It: How to Raise Conservative Kids to Stand Up Against Liberalism

by Dee Ann Campbell
(Alabama)

Lies. Name-calling. Twisting history. Inciting class warfare. Promoting a nanny-state mentality.

The agenda of the liberal left is vast and powerful, and it is swaying the hearts and minds of the younger generations.
But it’s crap, and we all know it.
Yet what are we as conservative doing to keep them from stealing the minds of our children, and are we aware of the dire consequences if we don’t?
In 2008, young voters flocked to the liberal side in unprecedented numbers, swayed by the fluffy feel-good speeches of those whose words sounded lofty, yet whose real agenda was hidden in the fluff. Many of those young voters were products of conservative parents and grandparents. Yet they didn’t stand up for the values of their families.
Why?
Perhaps it’s because their conservative parents never really told them what they believe in, why they believe it, and how to stand up for it. Perhaps their parents never instilled within them the fact that they have license to speak up, to speak out, and to carry their values to the ballot box, to the college classroom, and even to the courthouse square.
It’s time we changed that.
"That’s Crap and You Know It: How to Raise Conservative Kids to Stand Against Liberalism", written by Alabama journalist Dee Ann Campbell and her daughter Kristen, is a challenge to conservative parents to become active and aggressive in raising their children to carry the conservative torch into the future.
The book sets down proven ways to raise kids who are certain and outspoken about their conservative beliefs. The book challenges parents to promote political involvement within their kids, to model conservatism in front of them, to teach them to use their voices in the ballot box and on the courthouse square, and to know the truth about our American history, our Christian heritage, and the conservative principles that have made our nation the greatest on earth. It is a call for parents to empower their kids, to give them the tools to stand strong – even when the liberal world tries to silence them with lies, name-calling, and an agenda that is vast and powerful.
As managing editor of one of the largest weekly newspapers in Alabama, The Choctaw Sun-Advocate, Campbell, 47, has earned more than 30 awards from the Alabama Press Association in the past five years, including awards for Freedom of Information reporting, education coverage, editorial writing, public service efforts, and in-depth reporting
Kristen Campbell is a sophomore at the University of Alabama where she is majoring in journalism and pre-law. An accomplished student journalist in her own right, she has been an outspoken advocate for conservatism in her high school, her community, and now her university. Her accomplishments include a long list of academic awards, including awards for editorials and speech-writing, as well as local, regional, and state public speaking awards. Her stand for conservative values has led to invitations to speak at political meetings, Tea Party rallies, and community events. She is an active member of the college Republicans at the University and has worked on the political campaigns of Republican candidates in the region.
Both Dee Ann and Kristen are outspoken editorialists who regularly opine on a variety of conservative issues, from local to state to national. Their outspoken views are widely known in the area and have been the source of controversy and comment in the public forum for the past several years.
Based on Campbell’s experiences in raising politically-minded children, the book contains speeches and editorials written by Kristen over the past several years. Kristen’s work is presented as proof that the efforts of Campbell and her husband to raise her as an outspoken conservative have been successful.
The foreword of the book was written by Tea Party spokesman and nationally-known conservative voice Lloyd Marcus, who offers his strong support for the Campbells’ work.

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by: Joe M

I'm glad to see a book that was written to satisfy my own interests. Believe it or not, I have been a Democrat since I was a kid. Call it being immature and misplaced for the longest time. I thought "progress" was important. But after becoming a parent 3 times, witnessing what has been happening to our society over the last 10 years, and how it has affected children, it has become disturbingly apparent that the liberal side is the biggest evil of them all.

It's everywhere. Television, magazines, radio, popular music, video games, public schools, marketing, and many other places.

Our children are the primary target for many agendas that all have one thing in common. To breed a self absorbed society, therefore crushing traditional family values and community.

It isn't hard to see that all the things that were considered indecent for many centuries are now being promoted as something decent. It takes a really ignorant or uninformed person to not see it.

Today's parents have a new purpose in life. To preserve and protect what is good and decent. This can easily be done. But it will require two key components. Self denial and sacrifice. We MUST be willing to isolate our children from the corruption first and foremost. The first 20 years of their life consists of reflecting their environment. It will take some heavy, strong roots to overcome the evil burdens of this world. My motto as a parent is simple. If a kid doesn't know something exists, or doesn't experience it, then that kid will not miss it. We MUST isolate our kids from the corruption and replace it with many good things that effectively offer our children the old traditional values that were once so prevalent. We do not have enough selfless children in the world. And that's the secret ingredient to successful conservatism.

A parent needs to be home with their children at all times. If it means having money issues, then so be it. If life has to be less about financial stability and vacations and more about playing a major role in your children's life, then it should be obvious. Modern liberal corruption comes from every direction. Even our own relatives become liberal. And when our child goes to spend the night with them, they come home with new ideas that are contrary to my own. Back in the very old days, it was common to see confrontations between relatives and neighbors due to corruption. A family circle of trust and faith was important to preserve certain values. This is as conservative as it gets.

We must turn away from modern ideals and educate ourselves on what our forefathers did for centuries. They knew just how to avoid corruption while raising a successful conservative family. We can do the same if we think that way and are willing to sacrifice what needs to be.

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