“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator (not government) with certain unalienable rights, that among them are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.....”
We all need to re-read the whole thing, along with the Bill of Rights, and teach your children.
Kids today aren’t learning American History like we did in the little one-room schools. We respected the flag, sang patriotic songs, and learned so much about how we came to be the Republic of the United States of America.
Today, some are trying to erase our history, it “offends” them. They break down historic statues and monuments — it reminds them of slavery. But we learn from history — if we don’t know it, we’re destined to repeat it.
China's Communist Mao Tse Tung invented “political correctness” many years ago. He tried to wipe out history, jailing those who dared to speak of it. Political correctness is so dangerous because it stifles free speech.
We need to get back to our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Learn about our amazing history and appreciate what we have had. I wonder — when our ancestors came here from other lands, did they do so because they saw America as a land of freedoms, liberty and opportunity? We are the only country like this.
We must pay attention. We’re in what some call a “silent war,” and the best weapon is truth, if we can find it. We should start with a study of Hitler, and his takeover of Germany and Austria. Very subtle, and scary.
Hillsdale College in Michigan offers on-line courses on the Constitution. Another great resource is the Institute on the Constitution, which is advertised in this newspaper (see Page 25 and go online to: TheAmericanView.com).
Well worth the while. The more we learn, the more we know and can resist some of what is happening.
-Esther Niedzwiecki, Owen, Wisconsin