Fourth of July: How do we thank our heroes?


#1

How do we thank our heroes, the ones who worked hard all their lives and built this country, who sacrificed for a better future, who battled against enemies foreign and domestic, the ones who died bravely around the world?

There are hundreds of thousands of people, now buried in military cemeteries, who gave the last full measure of devotion, as Lincoln put it. How do we genuinely thank them?

Throughout history, the younger generation studied heroes, noble deeds, extraordinary achievements. The young learn what is possible, and that life can be full of accomplishments and even greatness.

There is one thing we certainly wouldn’t do. We would not deliberately let their memories fade.

We wouldn’t let their history, and history in general, disappear from education. We would make sure that heroic stories are told year after year. We wouldn’t let the heroes who have battled against totalitarian aggression, in any of its forms, be slighted in our schools.

Most crucially, we wouldn’t let the very idea of the hero vanish. We would never stop talking, for example, about the great patriots who said, “I know not what course others may take but as for me give me liberty or give me death” (Patrick Henry) or “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country” (Nathan Hale). What extraordinary sentiments. We would make sure that children in schools always hear them.

QED: urge schools to teach History and Heroes.


Public schools have a long-running tendency to downplay knowledge and memorization. For more on that, see “The Crusade Against Knowledge.”


#2

As long as public employee teachers are allowed to unionize we need to accept the reality that history will be scrubbed to reflect the lies that the Left want to sell to Americans; the solution is to refuse to let them teach our kids regardless of what curriculum they use.

There is a time to recognize that some things are too broken to fix, they should be cast off and replaced by those who understand the source of their failure so the new ideas do not end up in the same cesspool.


#3

In some cases, it’s not a case of teachers choosing to support the unions, but their pay being compulsorily garnished for union dues. When states started changing things so that they could opt out from paying the dues, the unions howled. :rofl:


#4

True and one reason why the left tried to recall the Wisconsin governor a few years back. When he made it OPTIONAL for teachers to pay union dues, the Teachers unions lost BIG time.


#5

In one of our local school systems, a woman ran for (and was elected) to the school board with a hope of helping fix the local system. Eventually, she gave it up because she couldn’t do a thing, since the system is broken at the state level.


#6

Please don’t let unions and other authorizations be the pivot here. The problem is that most people have no idea what’s going on in the classroom. They don’t understand why something simple like reading can’t be taught in the first grade. They don’t understand why arithmetic is difficult for children now… Point is, everything in the public schools is murky and difficult because that’s the way the ed professors want it.

If everybody would do a little homework and learn how this stuff works, we could turn things around. For example: Six Steps To Reform –https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/11/k12_six_steps_to_reform_education_right_now.html


#7

Why would reforming a system that is designed to be corrupted even be considered a desirable option?

There is simply no need or benefit to a national, government mandated education “system”; every individual community of parents is more than capable of establishing a perfectly adequate schooling arrangement.

This is how it was done before the current monster was birthed, churches and communities in general set up their own structures and they were far more effective than the dumbed down propaganda mills we have today; and the students were taught that an education was a privilege, not a Right.

Those who dragged down the class by being troublemakers were given the boot so the rest could get a decent education; until that mindset returns the rest is a waste of time and money.


#8

Has anyone else noticed that you can trace the plummeting of public education DIRECTLY to the formation of the Department of Education as a separate cabinet entity? Oh, it was going down before that, of course, as the 60’s hippies decided that “teaching”–especially in universities–would be easy, profitable and allow them to promote their socialism unchallenged. But the fact is, the more the feds took over, the worse it got.


#9

More and more, I think you have to look back to John Dewey, who got cranked up around 1900, and to the Comintern, which got cranked up around 1921. We have been under steady attack for 120 years. Here’s my attempt at a short summary: Red Ed.