As DC Media Girl said, "Something has gone terribly wrong." Evidently, instead of raising our children to think independently, we're indoctrinating a new generation of faithful lapdogs. After the identity of Deep Throat came out, one high school teacher in Baltimore used the incident as the basis of her honor's philosophy class. The responses show the degree to which students have succumbed to the current zeitgeist. Only three students defended Felt's decision to guide reporter Bob Woodward, and the public's right to know the behavior of its elected leaders."
At least there's a small glimmer of hope. One student asked, "How are people supposed to elect the president if they don't know if he's doing the right thing or the wrong thing?" (The billion-dollar question. We should all be chanting this as we throw rocks at the White House.) Unfortunately, most of the 12 juniors in the class said it was unethical for Felt to talk to Woodward! One student said Felt's job was "to go to his superiors," while another expressed the opinion that the public "should only know so much." (I guess this compassionate student was concerned lest we find the news coming out of Washington overly upsetting.) Our Republican "leaders" can at least take heart from one aspect of this story: No child is being left behind in the steady march to totalitarianism.