Sunday, March 31, 2013

My Country Tis Of Thee

If you are old as I am you will remember singing this song in school and other events.“My country, ‘TIS of thee, Sweet land of liberty.” You felt safe, most of the country’s leaders were men of honor. They said what they meant and meant what they said. Our parent sent us to school knowing that we would be instructed right and we would all grow up to take our places in society. Where has it gone? What has happened to our school system in this country? What our children are taught and exposed to in school in these days, more often than not, becomes the philosophy of tomorrow’s government. And right now most of our school systems are not looking all that good.

When I went to school we had prayer, Bible reading, Pledge allegiance to the flag, and you would always see a Bible on most teacher’s desk. The biggest “no no” that happen in school was chewing gum, disrespect to the teachers, and smoking in the bathroom. That was soon taken care of with a trip to the principal’s office and an uncomforting warming of the butt. And if that did not bring you in line then you just did not go to school. The kids were safe in school and their parents could go through the day with no worries about their children being safe and being taught right. My how “My Country, TIS of Thee” has changed since I went to school.

Here are some of the “benefits” that the “It’s for the children” concept, by this government, has given to our schools: surveillance cameras, strip searches, metal detectors, food police, lock downs, cultural sensitivity and diversity training. And let’s not overlook their most incomprehensible and egregious benefit thus far: the“presumption of guilt” and zero tolerance policies, that criminalizes innocent childish behavior, Which will likely haunt the innocent for the rest of their days. In short, schools, even “preschool,” have become “factories” that are teaching and conditioning the young to be obedient subjects in a totalitarian society. To put it even more bluntly, the school systems in this country have become a tool for the ungodly government that rule ( yes I said rule because they throw governing out the back door) our country. While teaching our children they are implanting in their heads liberal, ungodly, and non American ideas that will destroy America as we know it. We will be defeated from within.

None of this bodes well for my beloved country’s future. Sixty seven years ago God gave me three gifts: life; a future; and, the ability to know what was right and what was wrong. I said that to say this, It scares me to see how our young children are brainwashed in the public school system in todays world. No wonder so many people are now home schooling their children. The most notable thing here is most of these home school kids are doing so much better learning and are so far ahead of their counterparts in the public school system. I have four grandchildren who are home schooled and are doing just as good if not better with their learning than the kids in public school. Along with that, their parents as well as I do not have to worry about their safety or what they are putting in their heads that is not according to our beliefs or the way America was founded.

Just as the Hebrew children were taught every day, in Bible days, about how a Great God delivered them from bondage, our children must be taught the values that have made America great and a world leader. Values such as, this nation was founded on the principals found in God’s Word (The Bible), being conservative, having good work ethics, and most important looking to God as our Great Provider and not the government.

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