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His Point/Her Point: Teach critical thinking, reading
by Blaine Nichols
Aug 25, 2011 | 1051 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
What’s the most important subject that should be taught in schools? How about honesty?

I’m not referring to “little white lies” which keep us civil as we avoid hurting others. (“Does this dress make my behind look big?”) Nope, I’m talking about that greater honesty which keeps men and nations strong. Here is an example:

In a vain pretense that he’s doing a good job for America, last week Barack Hussein Obama said, “. . . We’ve got some big challenges. Now, some of the challenges are not of our own making. We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, got the economy moving again, created two million private sector jobs over the last 17 months.”

What he said is dishonest, a blatant and obviously self-serving LIE.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that in the 17 months between February 2010 and July 2011, civilian jobs fell from 153,558,000 to only 153,228,000. That represents a destruction of 330,000+ jobs . . . not a creation of “two million private sector jobs”. Indeed, according to the USBLS, between December 2008 and July 2011 Barack Obama and the dishonest cabal surrounding him have destroyed over 1,441,000 jobs. Yet somehow they believe that if they tell a lie loud enough and long enough it will become accepted as truth.

So much of the continuing deterioration of the fabric of American society is due to the willingness of government to dishonestly represent what that government is doing. This destructive activity has increased exponentially over the last few years. If it is not soon reversed the future of this nation stands in dire jeopardy and our children, regardless of other subjects taught in school, will inherit chaos and slavery.

If we do not honestly teach children to think critically and to discover the truth, there is no possibility that they’ll be able to recognize dishonesty and lying from a government which would diminish their liberties. Without instilling in them a loathing for lying and an understanding of the importance of personal responsibility and propriety, the United States will rapidly descend into greater dependency on those who can not provide anything but slavery.

Maybe schools can’t teach honesty as a subject, but they can teach critical thinking from which students can find truth.

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