DEAR EDITOR:

What makes the most educated population in American history vulnerable to lies and indoctrination when their largely uneducated ancestors laid the foundation for all of the current success? What made our ancestors understand the history of man and man’s human nature to establish a country that has become the envy of the world? Why did our ancestors in their “ non-enlightened state” create a country that has to build a wall to keep from being overrun by immigrants? Why do the citizens of Hong Kong sing our national anthem and wave our flags facing personal harm and possible death in seeking their freedom? Who hijacked the younger generation?

There was a time when state schools had control over what they wanted their students to learn. A basic curriculum and perhaps a few classes in animal husbandry for students in rural areas were the standard fare. Today, the curriculum is the same from NYC to the ranchlands of Montana. We have a giant federal department that mandates what you will teach, if you want the money to keep flowing. And there is no end to the tinkering they will do to keep their jobs.

A major disconnect has occurred between the principles embedded in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and our educational industrial complex. Before 50 years ago, objective truth was a societal given. A liar was rebuked, mocked and ignored as any source of reliability. Now, there is no truth and many liars are now praised for their brilliance!

The state religion of secular humanism denies objective truth. Even obvious truths such as your gender is dismissed. Forget the science and empirical knowledge. And all cultures are not the same. The current higher educational regime seem to think that we need to make our colleges re-educational camps like China!

I recommend that the federal and state departments of education be closed. They have largely been the problem. Restore the idea of the core unity that runs from ancient Jerusalem and Athens, through Rome, to the modern West, and our young people will receive the heritage that they deserve!

The intelligentsia got bored with our rich history, and replaced it with hermeneutics (interpretation), deconstructionism (destruction) and “social justice.” In so doing, our educational training schools have become leftists’ havens of Marxism and pseudo-intellectual gobbledygook!

Jim F. Cole

Marietta

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