Perhaps like you, I’m dreading the election. By the time you read/listen to this, we may already know the results. For what it’s worth, I think we’re pretty well sunk as a nation no matter who wins. Don’t get me wrong. I believe the results should be markedly better one way, but I believe the character of the American people has become so degraded that we need a dramatic change to right the course of this ship.
“It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether the societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force. If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be considered as the general misfortune of mankind.”
– Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1
Mr. Hamilton’s words are no less true today. Even before this presidential election, it can be said that we are incapable of good government.
“The obstacles to usurpation and the facilities of resistance increase with the increased extent of the state, provided the citizens understand their rights and are disposed to defend them.” – Hamilton, Federalist No. 28
Ladies and gentlemen, we have arrived at this point. Many of the citizens have no idea what rights are, much less their rights, and wouldn’t be able to defend them anyway.
“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 62
That sounds like just about every law passed by our government: Obamacare, the tax code, you name it.
“No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable; nor be truly respectable without possessing a certain portion of order and stability.” – Madison, Federalist No. 62
If we are to have any hope of reestablishing the honor of the United States of America as a true champion of liberty, where truth and justice are paramount, we must take back the education of our children from the state. I read recently that many American students believe that America invented slavery and George Bush killed more people than Stalin. That is what our public schools have taught our children – or at least allowed them to believe by not correcting the lies and distortions of Hollywood and the mainstream media.
Homeschoolers, do not grow weary and give up. If we don’t teach our children the truth, who will?