We see our flag being burned, statues and monuments defaced and pulled down, all under the guise of peaceful protests. These same groups — marxist in my opinion — want to pull down America as well. These people want to remove or modify our history to fit “their vision.” Most of the rioters don’t have a clue about American history or the monuments they are destroying. They are minions of the communist leaders and their goal is to create chaos.
Our children are being programmed. Within our current education system, textbooks and curriculum have been nuanced, modified, even relevant historical facts deleted to fit the marxist narrative. I base this on much personal research and I possess a teacher’s copy of the current California 7th grade Medieval History textbook which includes an extensive and troubling depiction of Islam as a “peaceful religion” (3.5 chapters) and only a short paragraph on Christianity. Although you will likely be discouraged as parents to take a careful look at your own child’s curriculum, it is extremely important to do so with an attitude of critical thinking and discernment. Do this for all ages—K-12 through college. All Americans should learn ALL of our history—the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Do you know if we are a Democracy or a Republic? What is the difference?
DEMOCRACY: Traditional definition is “Majority rules!”
REPUBLIC: A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
It is also important to understand the difference between Freedom and Liberty.
FREEDOM: The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
LIBERTY: The right of the citizen to be free in the enjoyment of all his faculties; to be free to use them in all lawful endeavors.
Freedom is the traditional definition of a Democracy. But the United States is a REPUBLIC, which allows us liberty—”freedom within the LAW.”
The United States Declaration of Independence is divided into three parts.
1. WHY the colonies declared their separation from England. Read it! Very enlightening.
2. List of grievances. There are 29. Read them and correlate them with some of our current issues. Very interesting that the most quoted grievance today is “Taxation without Representation” (imposed taxes on us without our consent), The Boston Tea Party, which is #17 and the shortest listed grievance of the 29!
3. The Colonies’ demand for freedom from England due to no redress of their grievances. Fifty-seven signatures represented the thirteen states.
In my next commentary I will focus on our Constitution. Please read it to refresh your understanding of the context of how “We The People” formed our country. It is critical to be aware that there is a current overt attempt to dissolve our Constitution.