Friday, August 13, 2010

Socialism in America Part III

Socialism in America Part III
Education in America or is it Indoctrination?

I was reading one of my children's textbooks trying to reference some material when I came across a section dealing with feelings and Patriotism. The text inferred that pride in our country or too much "nationalism" can be "harmful" emphasizing the fact that "countries make mistakes at times." 1.

I can only conclude the above quote is a "revisionist theme" for I have in all my years never read such tripe in any of the history books I have read previously. The text, in a generic way, told the student what they should believe rather than challenge their thinking processes. We the People, by the process of inquiring through study may find truth, determine fact, and then take appropriate action to secure the blessings of Liberty for ourselves. Nationalism need not be a threat to any one, except perhaps a corrupted politician. It is a granted that unless truth is administered from government to the people, a combination of distrust and fractional parties will develop, indeed have developed, and have retarded republicanism. Such is our present condition.

Presently, there are eight political parties for which we can register to vote. This is supposed to be a good thing? This is a political trap to further divide and destroy liberty. Alexander Hamilton warned: Ambition, avarice, personal animosity, party opposition, and many other motives not more laudable than these, are apt to operate as well upon those who support as those who oppose the right side of a question.James Madison added: Yet the parties are, and must be, themselves the judges; and the most numerous party, or, in other words, the most powerful faction must be expected to prevail 2.

Think about it! Eight political parties will certainly fracture our ability as citizens to vote and control those we supposedly elect. The fracture is, in truth compounded, creating a pseudo election process controlled by the politicians.


1. America America, Scott, Foresman and Company, pp. 550-551. © 1977

2. -- Federalist 1 Hamilton, and Federalist 10 Madison.

The problems we are having in education go to the fact that in the last 40 years, the corollary of religion and true historical events along with the Constitution have not been taught, and have been replaced with half truths, such as: we are a “democracy.” The mere mention of God in our public schools is made a violation of church and state; when in truth there is no such phraseology in the Constitution. I challenge anyone to find where it says anything about separation of church and state in the Constitution or that we are a Democracy.

Article VI of the Constitution states: ". . . no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." The First Amendment states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"Sadly, we have all missed the meaning placed at the end of this amendment "or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" nowhere is it said that we cannot exercise our faith wherever we might be. These are the only references to religion in our Constitution.

Democracy is not mentioned in any part of the Constitution; Article 4 Section 4 however is very revealing, and should be of interest to all of America’s Citizens “The United States (meaning our government servants) shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government (meaning, our government servants shall protect Sovereign States Rights) and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (meaning the President) (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.Do you suppose our government servants have an obligation to protect our boarders against “domestic Violence from foreign illegal immigration? To refrain from using objectionable expletives, I'll just say, darn bet you!

There are some notable individuals in TV and Radio who have talked of the "dumbing down of education in America." I have personally questioned some educators concerning teaching of American history today and they tell me that in today's classroom American History begins at the year 1900. There is no longer any real foundation taught with regards to our true legacy as a Nation. With the kind of education our young people are receiving today, it is no wonder those virtues of loyalty, honor, and character are lacking in certain individuals. This also supports the notion that many of our elected personnel are regrettably ignorant of our history and Constitution; thus giving way to personal aggrandizement and selfish pursuits of power over principle.

Many if not most foreign students today are more aware of our constitution and history than those who are elected to office, including the American citizen. We need to take education from government control, and return it to its rightful place in our communities. Prior to the Dept. of Education's christening, our educational system was the finest in the world.

Christian principles of right and wrong needs be re-enthroned, along with a comprehensive study of our Constitution and our nation’s history. This could happen almost overnight if government were not involved. Personally I believe that those young people presently being "home-taught" will unfurl America's true colors. In the home "religious values" and principles of right and wrong are being taught. Resolute selfless individualists do not retard the family, God or community.

In my travels around the world I have observed that within any society where the pursuit of knowledge is reserved for the few, the wealthy, or well connected, communist ideologies flourish. This occurs where ever government controls education. Presently our students are being taught to be apologetic for being an American. They are neither challenged nor expected to think, question, lead or excel. The spirit is being snatched from them, and this a sad legacy of our present educational system. Schools are a place where young men and women might learn to be good for something. In today's society we should question everything government does, prove all things! Presently Law is so cryptic you are bound to find a contradiction somewhere.

1 comment:

turk182 said...

Thanks for your insights Mr Burmer