This 1940 Russian Government Poster Praises Students Who Accept Socialist Doctrines Now Taught In Our Public Schools And Colleges. At That Time, American Schools Taught That Our Nation Was Founded On A Declaration That Held These Truths To Be “Self-Evident”. “We Are All Created Equal. We Are Endowed By Our Creator With Certain Unalienable Rights. That Among These Are Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness. That To Secure These Rights, Governments Are Instituted Among Us.”
Is the spirit of liberty dead? I’m talking about that little spark everyone is born with that first becomes evident at about 2 years of age. From that time forward, we are all indoctrinated with varying degrees of conformity in order to maintain a civilized society. Have we become overly civilized to the point of losing liberty?
Without liberty there can be no prosperity. That is New Jersey’s state motto and is displayed on the state flag. The events of the past year have shown without a doubt the people’s willingness to conform to the whims of the state. Hotline whistleblower sites were set up to garner informants to rat on nonconformists (small business owners trying to stay in business). How have we gotten to this point of an all-powerful government that picks winners and losers?
The answer lies in the education system of government schools. Polls show that up to 70% of adults 18 to 30 years old approve of socialism, an ideology totally opposite of individual liberty. Good, well-meaning teachers have sown crops of students (now adults) that reject the nation’s founding principals in favor of watered down communism. Teachers need to do some soul searching to reflect how complicit they have been. Parents who reject socialism need to decide if it’s time to get their kids out of government schools. It’s now or never.
James M. Spickard
Little Egg Harbor
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