I am aware of fine community programs and good teachers in our school system who teach, as the Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” However, I am also aware of movements within this nation that move us away from the “republic” (not a democracy) that the Founding Fathers established, toward socialism, which is only a step or two away from communism.
You might obtain The 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen to use as a guide to teach your children and teens about the role God played in the determinations of the Founding Fathers. You will find there the difference between a republic and a democracy as well as warnings by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, “I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations . . . . This danger ought to be wisely guarded against” (op. cit., 166).
Benjamin Franklin traveled in Europe and there noted that there was a violent struggle for appointments to public offices because they paid so well. He felt this was a serious mistake (op. cit. 64, 65). He felt that good people should sacrifice for the privilege of serving.
Now you might want to purchase the book by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann called Catastrophe . . . and How to Fight Back and see how we are doing here in the United States. In it you will find wonderful examples for your youth. It will explain in detail about what happened to the airline Passengers Bill of Rights. You will get specific details about how Jet Blue adopted this as a service to customers but how Congress won’t act to protect air passengers because so many are beholden to the airlines for campaign donations and all sorts of other favors (op cit. 292). Passengers continue to be held over three hours in planes at times with no food, water or bathrooms available.
Companies often ask the majority or minority leader who to donate campaign funds to. To receive these funds Dick Morris points out that senators and members of the House of Representatives need to vote with the majority or minority leader. Morris’s book shows specifically how votes are changed, often not with constituents in mind. Your children will likely not receive this kind of an education in the school system and yet if we are to maintain the freedom we have enjoyed, our children need to be taught by us, and we need to be good examples and make phone calls to the nation’s capitol (202-224-3121).
Ask yourself, “Have you taught your teens what Shariah-compliant financing is? Do they know the difference between a republic, a democracy, socialism and communism? See Dick Morris’s book for interesting answers. You might check Chavez in Venezuela to see how a socialist country manipulates the press, the television stations, the elections and most other facets of life.
We have a choice: let our voices be heard at home and in our nation or we lose by default.