Restoring educational traditions central to American greatness provides the sure basis for strong families, prosperity and limited government for, by and of the people. Many people are in the dark about the God-rejecting worldview now being imposed upon captive student classrooms and as a result, they do not join in opposition.
We must broadcast anew and persist in upholding the First Principle, that it is creation’s God Who is man’s Benefactor. This is the basic principle upon which all other worthy principles follow. When the First Principle is not publicly upheld by educators (for students to learn), the standards of righteousness that are central to liberty and American greatness soon become fodder for distortion by atheistic secular militants.
When we as a people championed the spirit of the First Principle, creation’s God Who is man’s Benefactor, the meaning of the Declaration of Independence was clear, and the war of King George III and his army against Americans failed.
Our duty now is to be very public about the fact that reliable standards for law come with knowledge of the nonsectarian Creator-based meaning of the Declaration of Independence and the First Amendment. In 1835, the significance of this connection was observed by the French lawyer, Alexis de Tocqueville, “… in America, religion is the road to knowledge and the observance of the divine laws leads man to civil freedom…”
The rudeness and even hatred exhibited by secular pathfinders when confronted with American principles gives politics a bad name. They cannot tell the truth and sell their leftist agenda. This gives us a comparative advantage. Political involvement and persistence in broadcasting American values is a noble and necessary calling for every freedom-loving American.
In the American system of representative government, education central to American greatness will be restored if the people know how it has been altered. That is the purpose of Restoring Education Central to American Greatness. I accept no personal remuneration for writing or serving as President of the Heartland Foundation, Inc. If you have received important insights from this blog, purchase the book, Restoring Education Central to American Greatness, and share it with people you know. The documentation has been put in book form so that readers such as you can put it into the hands of as many people as possible.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do nothing” (The Works of Edmund Burke in Nine Volumes, Vol. IX… 172).
Prayer, humility and recommitment must be undertaken. The selfless dedication that made the American Revolution possible is seen in the Great Awakening of 1740 through 1780. God has provided this specific promise: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
“As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and the blessing of Almighty God, and the national acknowledgement of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him, but a duty whose natural influence is favorable to the promotion of that morality and piety without which social happiness cannot exist nor the blessings of a free government be enjoyed.”*