A government that overthrew the people
Is this the week that will go down as a Week of Infamy?
. . . The Supreme Court rules, astonishingly 8-1, that members of the domestic terrorist group Westboro “Baptist” Church have the right to harass and intimidate mourners at the funerals of our fallen military. Meanwhile, some school kids have been ordered to take down the Ten Commandments from their lockers.
. . . The Navy names a new warship for John Murtha, the deceased leftist Congressman who turned on the U.S. Military and called the Marines “murderers.”
. . . Barack Obama becomes the first President in U.S. history to admit publicly he will dishonor his sworn pledge to uphold laws of the United States, ordering his attorney general to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act.
. . .Obama sits helpless while Libya boils over and Islamists plot an eventual takeover.
. . .Oil tops $100 a barrel and gasoline pushes toward $4 a gallon, and statist media yawn, giving Obama a pass. Remember the conniption fit reporters had when gasoline topped $3 during Bush 43? Meanwhile, Obama continues to stand in contempt of court by refusing to allow full-scale drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
. . .Obama can’t decide what to call the Islamic terrorists who killed two U.S. airmen in Germany. How about: “Islamic terrorists”?
. . .One of the President’s men compares the murders with a psychopath’s attack on Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Ask an expert like N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg and we’ll probably find out the killers are some rightwing nutjobs unhappy with government healthcare.
— Steve Combs in Atlanta
To teach the children: a national imperative
John Eynouf in Sanford, Florida
Is history debatable? Is history black and white? These are questions you must ask yourself when looking at a modern day public school history book. Our youth are learning a skewed version of our American history and it is time to challenge this injustice.
History is supposed to be constantly debated, because if you analyze your own life, is it black and white? Are you all good or all bad? I think most people would agree life is pretty gray. So how come most American history lessons since the 1920s have focused on the economic view of our history? I would argue that it’s part of a narrative that progressives have been writing for almost 100 years now. It’s a narrative that is re-writing our beloved history and destroying our heritage at the same time.
Ask a kid, or even an adult: What was the primary reason for the Colonies separating from Great Brittan? Nine times out of ten you will hear, “taxation without representation of course!”
Actually no, the number one grievance most often cited in the Declaration of Independence is…religious freedom. Religious freedom? That’s right, Christian morality was front and center at the reasoning for the founding of this great republic.
So if religious freedom is the most cited grievance in the declaration, then why would our public school system focus on the economic view of our history? The fact is, it serves a sinister purpose: the demoralization of our youth. Would you be proud of our country if you were taught that everything that happened in our founding was done because of the almighty dollar? How many history textbooks teach that most of our founders lost their fortunes? How many do you think explain that 29 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence held seminary degrees?
The answers to these questions are found in one place, the Communist Manifesto. That’s right. Karl Marx and Peter Engles did all the heavy lifting for the modern day progressive educator – although the subject has gotten a lot more complex in its implementation. As a result, progressives have to disguise their purpose through language.
It’s also funny how little the average American knows about this simple, easy to read book, and yet they have very staunch opinions on Marxism. How can you understand Communism, Socialism, Fascism, or any other form of Marxism you can dream of without first understanding the Communist Manifesto? That’s like trying to understand Christianity without ever reading the Bible. It is not possible.
When I joined the military, the first thing we were taught is the history of those who served before us. These people died so that this nation could remain the beacon of freedom for the world. There is a reason history is so important to your military training – context. When you learn about the people before you, it creates a sense of pride. You are proud to be walking in the same footsteps as the person before you. You are proud to be an American, regardless of the good or bad because you understand a side of the picture.
Well, our founders saw the first brush strokes. And it was anything but black and white. From slavery to women’s suffrage, our country has had many wrongs to be righted during its brief history. because as great as our founders were, they were still just men.
Realizing that there is so much to be fixed in our education system, I decided to get off the coach and get out there and start educating our youth. A very committed team of volunteers across the country and I have begun to assemble to organize Liberty Schools throughout the nation with the Constitutional Champions Foundation.
Our goal will be to teach children about the roles of Faith, Hope, and Charity during our founding. We have activities, games, and even re-enactments for the kids to learn actual context about their history.
We must get back to teaching our youth about their history from the actual works of the people who were living at the time – not through the eyes of some textbook publisher that is interpreting what it thinks the founders were doing and thinking at the time. Please visit our website at 912 Project for more information. Together, armed with truth and the Lord’s blessing, we can climb any mountain, no matter how many obstacles are put in front of us.
Sgt. Eynouf was an Army Ranger who served combat tours with the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also served on the security detail for President Bush’s visit to Islamabad in 2006. He now serves on the board of directors of Constitutional Champions and on the leadership council of the Seminole County, Florida, 912 Project. He wrote this piece for The Friday Letter.