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Signe Wilkinson has an interesting cartoon today. Students who missed out on the "Obama indoctrination" missed out on other forms, such as the Pledge of Allegiance. What other forms of indoctrination did you witness at schools? Which ones are there now? Outside of school, what government-sponsored indoctrinations are there?

Let's make a list, starting with 4-H and Character Counts. Seems to me that the teaching of Manifest Destiny in history or social studies was another form of indoctrination. Sure helps to rationalize what happened when you can say it was divinely ordained.

What's on your list? Doesn't have to be something you think is particularly harmful, just something that fits the definition.

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Gary Crooks
Gary Crooks joined The Spokesman-Review in 1997. He is editor of the Opinion section and a member of the Editorial Board.

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