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Our Poorly Educated Young
Several years ago on a history test given to 31,000 pupils, most fourth-graders could not identify a picture of Abraham Lincoln or why he was important. Most eighth-graders could not identify an advantage American forces had in the Revolutionary War, most 12th-graders did not know why America entered World War II or that China was North Korea's ally in the Korean War.
One of the questions on the test showed a poster put out by the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies in 1940 that depicted a boot with a huge swastika on its sole about to trample the Statue of Liberty and asked which country the boot represented. Four countries were listed as possible answers. But a majority of students failed to pick Germany.
"We're raising young people who are, by and large, historically illiterate," historian David McCullough told The Wall Street Journal. "History textbooks are [poorly] written." Many texts have been made "so politically correct as to be comic. Very minor characters that are currently fashionable are given considerable space, whereas people of major consequence" — such as inventor Thomas Edison — "are given very little space or none at all."
Trendies and minorities have their sensibilities massaged in the new history, which is, says McCullough, "often taught in categories — women's history, African American history, environmental history — so that many students have no sense of chronology ... no idea of what followed what."
Author, commentator and former presidential candidate (what child has been told of that?) Pat Buchanan wrote at the time, "If the generations coming out of our schools do not know our past, do not who we are or what we have done as a people, how will they come to love America, refute her enemies, or lead her confidently?"
This ignorance of history is a plague that is leading America down the road to ruin. Socialism (and its related "isms" communism and Marxism), which just 30 years ago was rightly considered a danger to America, has not just become an acceptable alternative to a growing number of today's youths, but is actually something many are striving toward.
Few are the people today younger than 40 who appreciate the Constitution and the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, and fewer still are those who have ever read it, much less understand what it means and says.
An even smaller number know that the tyranny of the British Empire the Founders rejected and defeated is no less than the tyranny our own government now imposes upon us.
The result is an acceptance — even an embrace — of the growing police state in exchange for a life of government handouts.
Noah Webster (who authored the first American textbook and dictionary) once said: "Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country."
Parents who expect their children to learn the real history of America in a government school are deluded. Our true history is something that must be read and taught at home, by both adults and children. And that knowledge will be vital to restoring the American Republic.
The first step is to know and respect the constitution, the law of the land, which should defend our liberty from the imperial presidency and an enabling Congress. Executive orders and so-called "authorities" who impose regulation through unconstitutional government edicts have usurped the Constitution, as has legislation. Most of it is enacted in matters that are not enumerated under Article I, Section 1, which says: "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."
The result is endless wars and a growing tyranny.
In an essay in the American Daily Advertiser, Alexander Hamilton succinctly summed up how best to preserve our liberty. He wrote, "If it be asked, 'What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic?' The answer would be, an inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last. ...A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government."
It's easy to spot those of the elected class that don't hold "An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws." After what we have witnessed over the last few months, it should be recognizable that it is our duty as citizens to purge the government of them and elect a new class that does.
Yours for the truth,
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter
Yours for the truth,
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter
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Big Tech is now actively hiring communists to police speech in America. Twitter, Google, Facebook and YouTube are all increasingly run by active communists who seek to use their tech platforms to undermine America and destroy human freedom around the world.
Finally today: I've posted a fascinating interview with Chinese dissident and human rights advocate Jennifer Zeng. Facebook immediately banned the interview to crush women's voices of human freedom. Zeng was tortured in a communist China slave labor camp. Facebook thinks that's awesome, and they want the same thing to start happening in America, starting with Christians and Trump supporters, no doubt.
Here's a fun DIY project: bottle blasters. These things explode with a loud sonic boom when you hit them. They're great for target practice with slingshots, blowguns, BB guns, and more. In this video, The King of Random demonstrates his bottle blasters and shows you how to make them.
Here's what you need:
- Tubeless tire valve
- 1 1/2 inch steel end cap
- Water bottle...
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After an earthquake, when fires often rage and the food supply chain is cut, a family can easily survive in the basement of their home in comfort and safety.
See how you can do this quickly and easily right here: https://www.selfrely.com/turn-your-basement-into-a-bunker-use-your-belongings-for-survival/
$370-Average weekly unemployment benefits in 2019.
$970- Average weekly unemployment benefits in 2020 (owing to Congress’ coronavirus Paycheck Protection Program).
68%- Of the people who are unemployed, what percentage of them are now receiving benefits that exceed their lost earnings. Sources: Politico, University of Chicago.
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