True Learning, Bill of Rights, huh?

Northern Lights III

In the days of yore, there was a thing called learning, education and we had something called the Bill of Rights, not sure if anyone remembers the days of yore.  Education if one were to take it down to curriculum alone is to gain knowledge and such, but in days past those things were simply tools, but tools for what?  The actual goal is supposed to be to create citizens, citizens that honor the core principles of the founding of the Republic, that cultural and faith heritage.  It is supposed to train people, as should also the media, to connect the dots on all world events, insure freedom of citizens from the tyranny of government and others, that is the purpose of education.  That was the very wise understanding in the days of yore, as was the understanding that debate, even heated, with passionate very uncomfortable disagreement was crucial.  There are a number of reasons education is failing, money is not one of them, not really.  There are a number of them, such as disrespect for authority, for teaching and learning, a complex society of social media that can create all kinds of distractions, and problems, one size fits all curriculum and a curriculum that due to PC, everyone making everything about race, has removed the classics, very important for teaching, the sheer monster of bureaucracy that contorts to fit narratives and get funds, so that much of the discipline is gone.  The Bill of Rights is another thing that we have thrown in the trash and made Political Correctness has taken over, so there is no ability to discourse to debate with vigor, to agree to disagree.  There is an attack on the Bill of Rights, on We the People being a militia not to go to war, but to be empowered against harm. Once you start taking away the Bill of Rights even within education, take away Freedom of Speech, the ability to disagree, to debate, go through critical thinking and research, to understand that we don’t have to agree, we just have to have the accurate facts in front of us and we can then debate all that, in the end agree to disagree.  When education is just about testing, information, indoctrination of leftist activists, even to rewrite history, destroy faith, the whole culture of faith, our foundations, the destruction has begun and so unless we start really debating, discussing, all the facts made available, no lies by the media or academia, not trying to rewrite history or impose on students your views, unless we have a radical overhaul, even take the public out of education, we are in serious demise here.  Education cannot just be about facts and information, those things have to be a springboard to a much deeper learning and creating honorable citizens.  May those days of yore return and may we also honor that Bill of Rights, including freedom of religious expression (healthy parameters, no violence please), we don’t have a democratic republic.

God help us, truly help us because we will need it.


We Don’t Have Education

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Education has gone to the graveyard and it went to the graveyard the minute the government took over, the minute the initials NFP came in to existence. The minute that happened, all semblance of life skills and education took a nose dive.  Why?

 First let me put forth what I see as education being.  Education is supposed to teach you certain life skills and practical education matters such as:  Public Speaking , Writing and Reading, Self Management, Networking and not just with those you like or agree with,  Mathematical Concepts, Science Concepts, Decision Making/Critical Thinking-like don’t stay out drinking till five if you have to get up at seven to go to work and have a major presentation that day, Relax all work and no play, bad for you BP, Basic Money Management, Context through Actual Factual NOT ReWritten History and Precedent, How to Fail and not whine like a big baby. Constitution-Bill of Rights-Federalism-Republic, Importance of Capitalism in a Free Society.  It is is to be a place where ideas are to be debated within the context these subjects, both conservative and more liberal, to allow for critical thinking of both sides of all issues without intimidation or safe spaces on either side.  It is meant to be a place to make men out of boys through very vigorous debate, study etc…  It is meant to also make women have a healthy balance between and appreciate both their femininity and also their intellect.  This is what I see as what education is at least for America a nation that came out of the yearning for Religious and Economic Freedom, for Capitalism, for Limited Government, for the Freedom to have inalienable rights given by God, not government not man of which government is only a steward of, not creator of, therefor has certain handcuffs on it, that can not must not ever be removed.  The founders know that if those handcuffs were ever removed and if there was not clear separation of the branches of government and if judges became activists, started legislating or bureaucratic agencies did so it would be doomsday and we see now it is just that for our nation.  If this is what education is, what is it not ever to be:

It is not ever to be a government cocoon of protection against any one ideology over another liberal over conservative, or vice versa.  It is not meant to be an indoctrination of any one particular view at the silencing by intimidation of another, or mocking of another.  It is not meant to be a place where social issues such as gay marriage, the LGBT lifestyle is shoved down children’s throats and parents are no longer parents because now the criteria and judgement for what is appropriate for one’s child to know and understand at what age is not longer in the hands of the parents but a bunch of nameless faceless bureaucrats who have the friggin gall to think, they know what anyone ought to be taught and at tax payer expense when public education and universities are subsidised by tax payer money.   It is not meant to be a place where a nation like Israel, the only democratic nation in the middle east is demonized and Jewish students harassed regularly to where to where they are afraid, and same for very devout Christian students on some campuses.  It is not meant to be a place for political recruitment only for the vigorous discussion of varying political ideas, that is all, where professors are neutral on all subjects at all times, and simply facilitate, nothing more and nothing less, sometimes asking provocative questions, only as a means to stimulate discussion, nothing more, nothing less.  For this reason and for our Constitution and Bill of Rights to be truly honored I pray for an end to all public education and only private free market education to exist.  Howe would we fund it?  

Not rocket science.  Overhaul every single government program to phase out all social services, put all of that in the hands of the churches, community groups, eliminate the NFP status treat church like a small business, put al tax rates low, use money ceased from all crime activity for road and infrastructure projects, something to this effect, have sliding scale for medical care, think outside the box, use online learning a lot and it can be done all at low cost.

 Namaste, Shalom and Amen