Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Why our schools don't teach the real values of American History.

Three quotes from the Founding Fathers of our great Republic have just resurfaced that bear so much truth to our modern dilemma. It is no wonder that liberal educators refuse to teach the origins of true American History.
Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who didn’t. — Ben Franklin

To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them. — George Mason

Place none but Americans on guard tonight.  — General George Washington
Legend tells us that the night he crossed the Delaware, General Washington gave the famous command: "Put none but Americans on guard tonight." This is so important in American History because it became the foundation for Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution that sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as president of the United States:
    "No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."
In this context, a man born of a father who was a Kenyan citizen and a British subject and later raised as a Muslim during his childhood in Indonesia and having no American experiences as a youth, Barack Hussein Obama, who was also adopted by an Indonesian citizen, does not qualify as being called "an American" in the sense that our first president, George Washington,  warned us about.
Then again, another quote from Ben Franklin, that came from the days when our Founding Fathers were in the process of writing our United States Constitution.
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
This was written by Ben Franklin, within quotation marks but is generally accept as his original thought, sometime shortly before February 17, 1775 as part of his notes for a proposition at the Pennsylvania Assembly, as published in Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin (1818).
But my favorite quote comes from a modern day bumper sticker advertising a local gun shop. "Make Love, Not War, but be prepared for both."



1 comment:

  1. What I find interesting is the liberal media who take every chance they can to scare us. We Americans are so scared of everything, that we will eventually give up our rights for "safety".
    I only hope at my ripe old age of 25 that it doesn't happen in my lifetime. I've already seen enough to make my heart break.


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