Though once run locally for the furtherance of the local community, public education can no longer best be described as anything other than, “Government Education”.
They own it. And what’s more, they want to.
From land to lunches, the Fed’s have promised free goodies, sans strings. But their promises have proven to be lies. Like every other facet of American life, the invasive leviathan of Government has wrapped its loving arms around refusing to let go its lover. The lovers’ name, you ask? CONTROL.
Self-reliance is the enemy of Government, because in the presence of self-reliance the Government becomes irrelevant.
Adolph Hitler said of education:
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“Let me control the textbooks and I will control the state.” (Quoted in William L. Shirer, “Education in the Adolph Hitler,” ch. 8, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich).
America is barreling into full-on Government education, and control of the same from kindergarten through higher education. In many cases, the schools have been infiltrated with Federally approved ideals to the point there is no reasonable means of repair.
God has been taken out of the schools, and “free thought” replaced with revisionist History and political correctness.
“Facts” and “truth” are secondary to mental manipulation for the training up of good citizens and workers for the Federal family. But upon further examination, there is no case to be made that in the historical record of America our Founders meant for God, and specifically Christianity, to be excluded from the schoolhouse. In fact, the Founding Fathers had much to say about Christianity and its role in education.
In 1749 Benjamin Franklin presented a plan of education for Pennsylvania public schools. In this plan he insisted that the schools teach in his words:
“the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern.” [Benjamin Franklin / 1749]
There are those in American Conservatism that would say Atheism and Conservative values can abide together, but I’m afraid Thomas Paine would disagree.
“The evil that has resulted from the error of the schools, in teaching natural philosophy as an accomplishment only, has been that of generating in the pupils a species of atheism. Instead of looking through the works of creation to the Creator himself, they stop short, and employ the knowledge they acquire to create doubts of his existence.
They labour with studied ingenuity to ascribe every thing they behold to innate properties of matter, and jump over all the rest by saying, that matter is eternal.” [Thomas Paine / The Existence of God—1810]
Our liberties do not exist in a vacuum: they are assured only by the hand of God. That has been proven throughout the history of America. How could we suppose we would take God from our children and emerge from the other side intact as a society, still trusting in God?
Our institutions become more humanistic and anti-religious with every passing decade. This process is accelerated by our reliance on Statist and atheist professors who train our children’s teachers, who in turn go on to train our children. We allow the educators to introduce a perverted version of the world to our young men and women.
Do we not realize our children are the only thing of meaning; the only true legacy we leave when we pass from this earth?
Pastor Voddie Baucham rightly put it this way,
“If we continue to send our children to Caesar for their education – We need to stop being surprised when they come home as Romans.” [Pastor Voddie Baucham]
Republicans and Conservatives alike complain about the lack of self-reliance in America. Yet we load up our kids and deposit them directly onto the sidewalk in front of the closest Government school. We proudly watch as they march into the halls of government education without giving it as much as a second thought.