By Ron Edwards
February 19, 2016
George Washington, known as the father of our country was born February 11, 1731 according to the then used Julian calendar. In 1752 however, Britain and her colonies adopted the Georgian calendar which moved Washington’s birthday a year and eleven days to February 22, 1732. Americans celebrated Washington’s Birthday, long before congress declared it a federal holiday.
The centennial of his birth prompted festivities nationally and congress established a joint committee to arrange for the occasion. At the recommendation of the committee, chaired by Henry Clay of the senate and Philemon Thomas of the House, Congress adjourned on February 22, 1832 out of respect for Washington’s legacy and memory and in commemoration of his birth by reading aloud his Farewell address.
December 25, 2015
Almost everyone knows that history repeats itself, much like a merry go round. The merry go round goes in a circle, you see a particular horse, it disappears as the merry go round revolves, but at the precise regular interval the same figure reappears again. In a sense, history is no different (but with one exception) that in the circle of history that repeats itself, unlike the merry go round the characters do change.
For example, seventy four years ago during December of 1941 the world was under extreme threat from both the Nazis and the nation of Japan. Leading up to the fateful year, Neville Chamberlain, the appeasing Prime Minister of Great Britain endangered that great empire by pandering to the Nazis. Chamberlain’s continued weak posture resulted in Hitler feeling free to rain down bombs throughout the United Kingdom capital of London.
The good news is the Chamberlain’s woeful ways were not the cornerstone on the long term outcome of Great Britain during World War Two. Even though V1 rockets destroyed hundreds of square miles of the fabled city, they did not wipe out the resolve of the people to overcome the enemy. The good news was that the Chamberlain persuasion wasn’t the final word on how Great Britain and the West would encounter and defeat the enemies of freedom.
The President of the United States of America was once known as the commander in chief. The old saying about a house divided against itself may certainly be applied to our republic today. Not since the civil war has our beloved nation been so separated ideologically. The most noted era of division historically is the time surrounding the big war between the north and the south. There were sharp disagreements over states’ rights as well as the argument over whether individuals should be allowed to hold others in the bondage of slavery.
The word common is erets in the Hebrew it means, nations, way or world.
Core means the central innermost part of, the most essential part of anything.
My husband has always said that this indoctrination system called the NEA is the worst enemy of our nation. With those definitions in mind is this agenda in education really essential to the innermost part of our children's development? Common Core is a one size fits all system designed o massively dumb down our children and all future generations. We no longer care about reading, writing and arithmetic. We want to save the planet, the owls and the turtles while teaching them that killing the children is choice and not murder. We want condoms on banans and recycle bins on every curb. Cursive writing is being removed so that our children wont be able to sign contracts or documents it will all be digital.
In 1838 Noah Webster, the father of American education, expressed the purpose of schools was the advancement of the Christian faith:
In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children under a free government ought to be instructed … No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
Whether you believe in Jesus Christ or not, until he was given the old kick to the curb in 1963, when prayer was tossed out of American government schools, education was at or near the highest quality on earth.