Liberty with prosperity came to America because the Founding Fathers had it right. They took self and all pretender gods off the throne, and they placed the King of Kings, the impartial, nonsectarian God of life and creation’s nature, on the throne.
“Our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood. And liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers. Rulers are no more than attorneys, agents, and trustees for the people; and if the cause, the interest and trust, is insidiously betrayed, or wantonly trifled away, the people have a right to revoke the authority. And the preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks, is of more importance to the public than all the property of all the rich men in the country” (John Adams, Vice-President under George Washington, and second president of the United States, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1766 from The Works of John Adams, …by his grandson, Charles F. Adams, Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 10 volumes).
Parents, guardians and grandparents who can afford it should support the enrollment of their children in God-honoring private schools or, if able, homeschool them. This is the most powerful political statement that Americans can make. That is the vanguard for a nationwide competitive school system enabling citizen choice.
Promote the election of candidates for public office who unabashedly oppose government tolerance for teacher union tenure laws. Good teachers have always had tenure by virtue of the quality of their work alone.
Teachers do have rights, but ultimately they answer to those who pay their salaries. Teachers who cannot accept a contract with a school district that requires respect for the family and morality have but one alternative, which is to establish, fund, and teach in their own private schools.
“Because of the obvious potential for abuse even labor union advocates like AFL-CIO President George Meany and Franklin D. Roosevelt viewed unionization of the public employees as unthinkable.*
When tenure establishment privileges for government teachers are prohibited, good teachers can again safely support the traditional family and historic American principles without having their patriotism dirtied by secular gossips.
“We’ve been blessed with the opportunity to stand for something—for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to. And we have good reason to be hopeful and optimistic… so, let us go forth with good cheer and stout hearts—happy warriors out to seize back a country and a world to freedom.”
*Peter Brimelow and Leslie Spencer, How the National Education Association Corrupts Our Public Schools, Forbes special publication, June 7, 1993.
~ David Norris