By Ron Edwards
April 20, 217
From the outset, I must give the socialists/communists/progressives who are on their evil mission to destroy America credit for never backing down from their wicked goal. Just so no one gets it twisted, I in no way agree with them. Ever since the early years of the twentieth century, government school teachers or indoctrinators gradually increased the level of bigoted anti American, anti-constitutional teachings to succeeding generations of American students.
People like John Dewey, despised our nation of laws and liberty with a government of by and for the people. He strongly believed in a Godless, centralized government that rules over the people with an iron fist. Dewey and others understood that to obtain their objective, they had to eliminate morality, common decency, God, the knowledge of our unalienable rights, critical thinking and high quality education generally.
So now, there are legions of embittered hate filled progressive minions. Some are being paid to cause violent mayhem during what could be a long hot summer. Even though I have understood since my childhood chats with my Dad about the horrendous philosophical base of progressivism/ communism, etc. I still find myself wondering why on earth why anyone would volunteer for oppression like so many Americans do nowadays. But I quickly refocus and remember, but by the grace of God, there go I.
Thanks to a God loving and patriotic Dad, I was spared the full onslaught of methodical brainwashing that occurs in most government schools where students are indoctrinated into hating the traditional family, God, America and equal opportunity.
In fact, it is the progressives who unfortunately understand that to destroy the United States, the people must be weaned away from their faith in God. Then the knowledge about our unalienable rights (which come from God) and the importance of the individual as opposed to the domination of mobocracy.
If one studies the biblical account of how the children of Israel, under the leadership of Moses and advice from his father in law Jethro, you witness the first recorded instance where the responsibility of governing was decentralized. The duties of government was spread out among men of high moral character. Those gentlemen did not need to an overseeing dictator to scrutinize every move. Today, people of good character do not require a nanny goat government. Unfortunately, many are so brainwashed they do not realize that.
That is why government school educators and professors continue in their dastardly mission to demoralize America by indoctrinating students against the need to be wholesome and good. I believe they want “We the People” to be enslaved under the bootheel of a government that abuses our unalienable rights and destroys our ability to achieve success and accumulate real personal wealth.
If you review authentic American history, you will discover major biblical influences upon the Founding Fathers and our republic overall. In 1984, political scientists Donald Lutz and Charles Hyneman at the University of Houston wrote a paper regarding the research they had done to determine the sources that most influenced the development of the American political commentary published between 1760 and 1805, the founding era. This research paper, “The Relative Influence of European Writers on the Late Eighteenth-Century American Political Thought, was published in the American Political Science review, 78 (1984).
The researchers isolated 3,154 quotes by the Founders over that period of time and identified the source of those quotes. The researchers found that 34 percent of the Founders quotes came directly out of the Bible. Baron Charles de Montesquieu, a French legal philosopher, was quoted 8.3 percent of the time. Sir William Blackstone, a renowned English jurist who’s commentaries on the laws of England were highly accepted in America, was next at 7.9 percent of the Founders quotes, and John Locke, an English philosopher, was fourth with 2.9 percent.
Amazingly, three fourths of the biblical citations in the 1760 to 1805 sample sermons (one of the most popular forms of political writing secular during those years) and only nine percent of all citations came from secular literature. It is a reflection of the powerful role of the Bible upon the thinking of the Founding Fathers. Equally powerful is the evidence of moral, ethical, economic, political, family, educational, and military decline of America as the percentage of secular and amoral pronouncements increased while Biblically influenced references dramatically decreased along with the recognition of our unalienable God given rights. Don’t miss the powerful role of The Edwards Notebook commentary on the www.theexceptionalconservativeshow.com daily and weekends on the Captains America Third Watch show hosted by Matt Bruce where I am a regular contributor Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:06 AM and Saturdays at 4:06 AM emanating nationwide from flagship WGUL AM 860 The Answer Tampa, Fla. And worldwide www.am860theanswer.com. The Edwards Notebook is listener supported and your partnering with us is most appreciated. Go to theronedwards.com