From the September 2001 Idaho Observer:
Public instruction or the rules of revolution?
The failure of public instruction is not an accident
By Joe Larson
Alexis deTocqueville confidentially stated that; In America religion is the road to knowledge and the observance of Divine law leads man to civil freedom. It is by the mandates relating to public education, that the original character of American civilization is at once placed in the clearest light.
He then went on to cite the preamble to the Puritan provision that every township should have a school: Whereas, says the law, Satan, the enemy of mankind, finds his strongest weapons in the ignorance of men, and whereas it is important that the wisdom of our fathers shall not remain buried in their tombs, and whereas the education of children is one of the prime concerns of the state [society], with the aid of the Lord .
Another bit of wisdom no longer taught in today's schools was given to us by Abraham Baldwin, a signer of the Constitution: A free government ..can only be happy when the public principle and opinions are properly directed -- by religion and education.
Samuel Huntington, signer and governor of Connecticut, told us, While the great body of freeholders are acquainted with the duties which they owe to their God, to themselves, and to men, they will remain free. But if ignorance and depravity should prevail they will inevitably lead to slavery and ruin.
The founders of American government believed that schools were the proper means to encourage religion, morality and knowledge. The Northwest Ordinance (federal law considered one of the four foundational or organic laws in America) presented the requirements for statehood. The ordinance declared, Religion, morality and knowledge being necessary to government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.
Therefore, I can safely tell you that our Founding Fathers believed Religion was the road to knowledge, ignorance was the weapon of the devil, and awareness of history was necessary to keep their wisdom alive. This philosophy is diametrically opposed to today's educational methodology. In fact, teaching the above information is actually forbidden in many schools in America.
When I was in high school, I had a journalism teacher, Dr. E. L. Kaufman, who had me read and study the 1919 -- Communist Rules For Revolution. How many of you have ever read or even heard of these rules? I know that these rules are no longer taught in today's government controlled educational centers of political correctness. Strong words? Yes, but sadly true. In 1919, files were seized in a raid in Dusseldorf, Germany. The files were marked Communist Rules For Revolution. The files contained the nine rules attached at the end of this article.
Today in America, MTV is said to be the most popular show on television, with the World Wrestling Federation running a close second. Most of us remember pictures of Jon-Bonnet Ramsey dressed to mimic and emulate adult sexuality. Madonna, Marilyn Manson and Dennis Rodman are the role models of young Americans. Advertisements for R-rated movies, junk food and foul mouthed rap stars are shown daily to our children in school, courtesy of Channel One.
In 1962, Supreme Court of the United States prohibited prayer in public schools, in 1963 they banned Bible teaching in public schools and in 1980 the same court ordered public schools to remove the Ten Commandments from student view. (The students might have believed and followed the values presented therein.) Since then, illegal drug use in youth has climbed 6,000% - births to unmarried girls (15 to 19) up 500% - teen suicide among 15 to 19 year olds up 450% - child abuse in America up 2,300% - and last but not least, even after lowering the standards twice, our student SAT scores are down 10%. [All statistics from the U.S. Government].
In August of 2001, the Federal government announced that nearly 50% of Americans no longer pay federal income tax. Isn't this the perfect example of Socialism's premise of the redistribution of wealth? Each of the 50 States now has a copy of the Soviet Socialist Poly-technical Educational system in place, called School-To-Work, although not one single state legislature has passed a bill requiring this as legislation. It is frightening and upsetting to me how many of these rules for implementing Socialism/Communism we are inflicting upon ourselves. Will the silent majority in America wake up and take a stand in time? I know what my duty is: Restoring America, one friend, one neighbor, one community and school at a time.
Rules of Revolution:
1. Corrupt the young; get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness.
2. Get control of all means of publicity. Get peoples' minds off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books, plays and other trivialities.
3. Divide people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial matters of no importance.
4. Destroy the peoples' faith in their natural leaders by holding the latter up to contempt, ridicule and obloquy. (Speak against, condemnatory utterances).
5. Always preach 'true democracy' but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible.
6. By encouraging government extravagance, destroy its credit; produce fear of inflation, rising prices and general discontent.
7. Foment strikes in vital industries; encourage civil disorders and foster a lenient and soft attitude on the part of government toward these disorders.
8. By special argument cause a breakdown of the old moral virtues: honesty, sobriety, continence, faith in the pledged word, and ruggedness.
9. Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext with a view of confiscation of them and leaving the population helpless.
Joseph R. Larson is the chairman of Restoring America ( http://www.restoringamerica.org). Restoring America is a fast growing association of groups and individuals who are dedicated to the restoration of the principles upon which this nation was founded. Restoring America is also building what may turn out to be the most comprehensive compilation of carefully categorized information vital to the education of those who wish to reclaim their birthright as Americans. Go to www.restoringamerica.org and join the most important crusade of your life. (DWH)
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