Monday is Memorial Day, the day this country honors those who have fought and died to protect our values and our freedom. Public schools across America have today and Monday off to celebrate Memorial Day.
Unfortunately, if you were to visit public schools across America and ask students what Memorial Day is and why we celebrate, very few children could respond with the correct answer. In fact, though each school day begins with the pledge of allegiance, very few public school students know what the words they are blandly repeating even mean.
Students are not taught about democracy, the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, Constitution, or the Bill of Rights. Most students are not taught about the forms of government and don’t know the difference between a mayor and a governor. They have no idea what a city council is and they think that the President runs the country, not the people.
Children in America, and many adults too, think that the “free” in freedom means free food, free clothing, free shelter, and free education. And, while this is not far from the truth, they don’t understand why and at what price those things are free.
Americans have had the right to “free” things without the responsibility of protecting and governing their freedom for so long that democracy has been relegated to those who would usurp the power of the masses and surrender to the tyranny of treasures handed out by those whose agenda is to subjugate the very people this government was created to protect.
The mis-education of America’s children and the subsequent lack of civic engagement of America’s adults is no surprise, it’s more of a plan. An evil plan that distorts the circle of life into a spiral down to the depths of damnation.
Memorial Day is a day that we honor those who have fought and died to protect this country’s freedom. It is time we begin to fight against the tyranny and oppression that exists on our own soil, the educational failure of our children.
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