“The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.”
– Benjamin Rush
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According to 10th Amendment to the Constitution, the federal government has no business encroaching upon the education of children – and for good reason. Despite the fact that this line is clearly drawn in our founding documents, un-American, ungodly and unconstitutional content has bled into America’s supposed educational curricula through “No Child Left Behind,” “International Baccalaureate” and now “Common Core.”
For example, International Baccalaureate, a global educational scheme contrived in Sweden in 1968, teaches that which stands in direct contradiction to what America’s Founding Fathers established:
- Earth worship
- Socialized medicine
- World government
- Animal rights (animals seen as brothers and sisters)
- Redistribution of American wealth to other nations
- Contraception and “reproductive health” (legal abortions)
- Debt forgiveness to Third World nations
- Adoption of the “gay rights” agenda
- Elimination of the right to bear arms
- Setting aside massive amounts of private land where no human presence is allowed
In direct contrast, William Holmes McGuffey was an American university president and professor who was rightly titled, “The Schoolmaster of the Nation.” William McGuffey’s elementary school series appeared from 1836 to 1857. His material became standard texts in nearly all states for the next 50 years and sold more than 125 million copies.
In making (my) selections, (I have) drawn from the present fountains of English literature and (have) aimed to combine simplicity with sense, elegance with simplicity, and piety with both … for the copious extracts … from the sacred Scriptures, (I) make no apology. Indeed upon a review of the work, (I am) not sure but an apology may be due for not having still more liberally transferred to (these) pages the chaste simplicity, the thrilling pathos, the living descriptions, and the matchless sublimity of the sacred writings.
The following are some lesson titles found in the McGuffey lesson books:
- Character of Jesus Christ
- The Golden Rule
- Extract from the Sermon on the Mount
- Solomon’s Wise Choice
- The Goodness of God
- Gospel Invitation
- Christian Light and Hope
- Awake Zion
- On Prayer
When looking upon Jesus as our example of all that is right, just, and true, you cannot overlook the fact that He used a child as the model of heaven (Matthew 18:12).
Why was that?
Maybe this analogy can help you understand:
One day, a 6-year-old girl was sitting in a classroom. The teacher was going to explain evolution to the children. The teacher asked a little boy some questions:
TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the tree outside?
TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the grass outside?
TEACHER: Go outside and look up and see if you can see the sky.
TOMMY: OK. (He returned a few minutes later.) Yes, I saw the sky.
TEACHER: Did you see God?
TEACHER: That’s my point. We can’t see God because He isn’t there. He doesn’t exist.
A little girl spoke up and wanted to ask the boy some questions. The teacher agreed and the little girl asked the boy:
LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the tree?
LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the grass outside?
TOMMY: Yesssssss (getting tired of answering the same questions).
LITTLE GIRL: Did you see the sky?
LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the teacher?
LITTLE GIRL: Do you see her brain?
LITTLE GIRL: Then according to what we were taught today in school, she must not have one!
“… blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”
– John 20:29
The short video below will take you to Harvard, Princeton and Yale to show you their original mottos, slogans and directives to the student population.