Thrive: To grow or develop successfully, to flourish or succeed.
Survive: To remain alive, to continue to live.
Failure: Inability to perform a normal function.
The failure of our current system of education has created a culture of survival in America. We have adopted an attitude of “every man for himself” in a world that is dependent upon unity of purpose and brotherhood in order to thrive.
We have allowed those who have nothing more than their own self interest in mind to gain control of our power as the government of this nation.
Money has become the god in which we trust and we are sacrificing our children to that god.
The Pledge of Allegiance has become a meaningless ritual that holds no importance in today’s society as it is mumbled by elected officials at the beginning of government meetings who forget to place their hands over their hearts, making no effort to respect the ideals of our nation.
I pledge allegiance
to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic
for which it stands
We quickly rush through those words in school, not requiring students to stand, or place their hands over their heart, or even say the words. We do not teach the importance of the meaning of the words or their intent.
Our government has been “shut down” for thirteen days. Not because legislators are doing what is best for the American people but because they are trying desperately to maintain the corporate power that is currently in control of America.
Providing our children with an excellent education that concentrates on the gifts and talents of the child while recognizing that we all have something to contribute to our world is the only chance we have to thrive and not merely survive in America.
United we stand, divided we fall.
It is time we come together, regardless of the odds against us.
WE the People can change the course of human events.
Join the Movement to Save Our Children!