Thursday, March 26, 2009

What Are We Going to Do About It?

Plato reminds us, in THE REPUBLIC, that there are only two important questions:

1. Who gets to teach the children?

2. What will the children be taught?

More than 100 years ago, Americans thought it was a good idea to turn our children's education over to state-run schools. Did they not suppose that these state-run schools would offer a statist education -- an education that, in the end, would find the government to be the solution to every problem? This problem isn't just in our elementary and secondary schools anymore. The problem is not even just in our state-run schools at all levels. The problem has been allowed to go on for so long that now the schools of education -- even in most private colleges and universities -- are being run and the instructors are teaching from a statist frame of mind.

We now have an electorate that has very nearly 100% been affected (read: infected) by this statist mentality. Many in the current electorate -- especially amongst the newly recruited voters -- think that electing a president is no different that voting for their favorite on "American Idol."

If we are going to reclaim the United States, we have a HUGE PUBLIC RELATIONS and EDUCATION TASK ahead of us. We, of all nations, deserve the government we get -- WE elected them! And that goes for those we put in our governments at every level -- city, county, state, and in Congress as well as the White House, including SCHOOL BOARDS and BOARDS OF EDUCATION.

So, what are WE going to do about it? Whine? Complain? Or take action?

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