Tomorrow, July 4th, this country celebrates its independence from the government of Great Britain led by King George III.
Forgotten by most who will enjoy the celebration with cookouts, ball games and fireworks is the fact that compared with the government of today, those who rebelled in 1776, chose to leave a much more benevolent government than the one which controls almost every aspect of our lives today.
How did we get here from there you ask? Could the answer be found in our full embracing of the 10th Plank of the Communist Manifesto?
Let us take a look at that jewel in Karl Marx’s halo of Socialism:
“Free education for all children in government schools…”
Ah, the Public Fool System; a multi-year process which fully indoctrinates all students into aspects of a combination of Marxist and National Socialism.
What can a 30 year veteran of the teaching profession tell us about today’s schools?
From John Taylor Gatto:
“I’ve noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders.”
So, what was “education” like for those we call founders and can we see in the contrast from the above description by a career educator how we have devolved as a people from those who saw death preferable to a life without Liberty, [Patrick Henry] to a society which embraces Socialism on a grand scale and whose citizens are willing slaves to a government which has in many cases become their god.
From Joe Wolverton speaking of the “education” of many of the men of our founding era:
“Classical training usually began at age eight, whether in a school or at home under the guidance of a private tutor. One remarkable teacher who inculcated his students with a love of the classics was Scotsman Donald Robertson. Many future luminaries were enrolled in his school: James Madison, John Taylor of Caroline, John Tyler and George Rogers Clark, among others. Robertson and teachers like him nourished their charges with a healthy diet of Greek and Latin, and required that they learn to master Virgil, Horace, Justinian, Tacitus, Herodotus, Plutarch, Lucretius and Thucydides. Further along in their education, students were required to translate Cicero’s Orations and Virgil’s Aeneid. They were expected to translate Greek and Latin passages aloud, write out the translations in English, and then re-translate the passages back into the original language using a different tense.”
Can you imagine any graduate of our current indoctrination centers saying this today?
“… That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness...”
The answers to the “why” of our current subjugation to an omnipotent, tyrannical, despotic government can be found in our classrooms and in our pulpits!
Happy subjugation day everyone!!
July 3, 2019
In Rightful Rebel Liberty
~ The Author ~
Federal Observer contributing columnist Michael Gaddy is a political activist, writer and teacher who defends and teaches the Constitution as ratified (originalist), our Bill of Rights and the tenets of our Declaration of Independence. He is constantly trying to understand why the great majority of people in this country are content being slaves to an unconstitutional, criminal government; a government that is systematically destroying the intent of the founders of this country and the culture that brought us Liberty and Individual Freedom.