Support legislative candidates who recognize the benefit of routing taxpayer revenues for education directly to parents or other guardians. They may then choose homeschool, private school or a charter school that reflects their values. Texas legislators are now even backing “charter colleges.” They could be “core curriculum charters” that would offer “great books seminars,” including courses on Bible, Renaissance, Reformation and, of course, American values resident in the Declaration of Independence. Charter colleges would receive per-student funding as charter K–12 do now.

Elect people to serve on school boards who will insist that the unique and specific American principles for government be taught. In 1877, the United States government printing office published The Organic Laws of the United States of America. Ben Poole, who was then clerk of printing records, compiled the documentation under an order by the US Senate. The Organic Laws of the United States of America lists the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Northwest Ordinance and the Constitution on the United States. Share this study with your school board.

Support candidates at federal and state levels who agree to work for the appointment of judges who respect the original meaning of the Constitution. “Judge Robert H. Bork describes the enormous damage that activist judges have inflicted on America in his book, Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges. The courts are often dominated by faux intellectuals of the Left who, unable to persuade the people or the legislators, ‘avoid the verdict of the ballot box’ by engaging in ‘politics masquerading as law.’ We are ‘increasingly governed not by law or elected representatives, but by unelected, unrepresentative, unaccountable committees of lawyers applying no law other than their own will.'”*

Work for and elect senators and representatives to the U.S. Congress who will reassert their duty to represent the people and restore the Constitutional provisions for restricting the role of federal judges. The Constitution is a rule of law document, not a rule by unelected judges. In terms of how authority manifests itself over time, the two contrasts represent the distinction between representative government of, by and for the people and the tyranny of authoritarianism. In terms of philosophy, the two represent the distinction between the Creator-based Declaration of Independence and the evils of old European secular philosophy. When the traditional American sovereignty of man under God over government was adopted on July 4, 1776, it reversed the historical inevitability of authoritarian carnage.

“Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature… If the next centennial does not find us a great nation… it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces”

(James Garfield, twentieth president of the United States, 1877).

*Phyllis Schlafly, The Supremacists: The Tyranny of Judges and How to Stop It (Dallas: Spence Publishing Company, 2004), 14.

~ D. Norris

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