Is there any greater metaphor for the 21st century Republican Party than when an authoritarian religious fanatic and a libertarian dissent peddler come together and agree on a baseless conspiracy theory?
Robertson said that Paul's curriculum, which includes instructions on "the Biblical principles of self-government" and "a thorough understanding of Austrian school economics," is necessary to stop the "indoctrination" in public education.
"Don't the so-called progressives and whatever, don't they really want education to indoctrinate children?" asked Robertson. "It's not just a question of educating they want to indoctrinate them in their philosophy, don't they?"
"I think that's the whole purpose," Paul replied. "It's indoctrination; it's compulsory; it's conformity; destroy creativity; destroy individuality. They don't want kids to be curious, they have to conform and mold it and then they are obedient to the state."
Paul even went as far as to say that the NSA surveillance program, government spending and militarism are all the consequences of the public schools' efforts to "condition" children "to say the government knows best, they’ll take care of it."
Which is precisely why it is their recommendation that parents pull their kids out of school and have them home-schooled on a program designed by a two-faced gold peddler and promoted by a bigoted doomsday prophet.
The reality is that indoctrination isn't what Ron Paul and Pat Robertson are offering protection against.
Just the opposite. Indoctrination is the product.
The disgusting mess that resulted from people like Paul and Robertson trying to push religious authoritarianism and Tea Party libertarianism together and pretend they're compatible ultimately proved unappetizing to anyone who didn't already adhere 100% to either camp. Everyone else to whom it was presented was turned away by either the backwards logic or the stench of hypocrisy.
Now the only way they believe this "idea" can stay alive is to completely remove the next generation from all exposure to any ideas contrary to their own.