Saturday, October 4, 2008

Knowing Our Form of Government

A few months ago I asked several friends via e-mail if we live in a Democracy, and I was surprised and a little saddened by the answers I received. I have a great bunch of friends, and they are as normal as every other citizen in this great nation of ours. The majority of responses I received was in the affirmative. This , unfortunately, is the normal response received from the average American. My understanding that we live in a
Constitutional Republic (rule by law) and not a Democracy (mob rule) was the beginning of my desire to learn the true history of the founding of this country.
I intend to open a school in order to teach our youth the things that the public schools have stopped teaching. Our nation's history and our Constitution are just two of the subjects in which the government schools have discontinued in our children's curriculum. This was no oversight on their part. Once I began reading about the life of John Dewey and understanding his worldview, I realized that our schools were targeted for destruction more than 100 years ago. John Dewey was not alone in his beliefs and actions in destroying traditional learning. The book
The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America by Charlotte Iserbyt gives a detailed time line of the process that took place to reach the goal of removing the history of this country and its religious foundation from the hearts and minds of its citizens. These organizations realized that the best way to achieve that goal is to target the children.
An educated populace cannot be enslaved. Which is why, for example, it was illegal for black slaves in this country to learn to read. As long as we remain unaware of what was intended in the language of our Constitution, we will fall for anything that is told to us by a liberal media, politicians, judges, etc. It is not impossible to learn about this country's history in order to remind ourselves of how this country was intended to operate, because the writing of the founders is available to anyone willing to read them. Their writings help to clarify their intent when putting together the Constitution. Sadly, this research doesn't happen often enough. The attack on education in our government schools has lead to an intellectual laziness. So the founder's writings sit on the shelves of almost every library in America collecting dust.
With the next Presidential election right around the corner, it becomes more obvious that most American citizens have no principles on which to base their vote. Let those of us who are aware teach our children, friends and family members so that we will all understand and be aware of the concept spoken of by Patrick Henry;
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."

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