Teach Children To Love America, Not Hate It

Teach Children To Love America, Not Hate It

We endure a steady stream of propaganda from local news papers all the way up to “main stream” media decrying how bad America has been in the past and how bad it is today.  Yet, we see a never ending stream of immigrants from nations all over the world coming to America for two reasons.  One is to have a better life than the nation they hail from; the other is to turn America into a nation similar to the waste land they come from.

Howard Zinn's fantasy of how America isn't worthy

Opinion replaces fact.

In our schools we have seen accurate text books replaced by such dubious works are Howard Zinn’s “A people’s history of the United States”, a book that is much more opinion than fact.  Touted as the “#1 selling history book in America”, we ought to be asking what did it replace?  Does the book accurately record our history and why we have grown to love “America”?  Authors such as David Barton and Dr. Kenyn Cureton treat history much more as fact.  Teaching “living history” is about as ridiculous as teaching about a “living Constitution”.  Foundations of society are intended to be the support structure upon which civil government is built.

But let’s go back to the early 1800’s and see how things changed to get us where we are today.  We used to have “Common Schools”, basically replaced by the public [government] school system we have today.  Historian Mark Edward Deforrest described the Common Schools in this way, “a large role in assimilating and educating the offspring of the immigrants then moving into the United States from Europe. The schools did not simply educate students in the basics of the English language or the Three Rs. Rather, the schools were actively involved in promoting the values and beliefs that were considered part and parcel of the American experience.” 

We hear of school children marching and carrying the flag of Mexico and we wonder why those children come home from school spewing hatred for the nation the provides such abundance to them.  We can trace the issue back to the indoctrination system that has become the public school system and programs that teach division and separation, hate for the host culture and much more.

As a nation we borrow money from other nations to give it to those who we define a poor, many of whom by the standards of other nations are wealthy.  Little thought is given to the people who work to ensure that everyone gets an equal opportunity at living the American dream.  Equal opportunity does not mean equal outcomes, but when school children are taught that there is only social injustice, the seeds of hate and envy are sewn.

The day before his death on January 6, 1919, Pres. Teddy Roosevelt, on of the “great progressives of the day” wrote to the president of the American Defense society, “We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does so in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us he shall be treated on an exact equality with every one else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.”

So get involved with raising up our children in the way that they should go, and what they should know, so that they do not forget when they become older.  Pros. Roosevelt, also opined, “To sit at home, read one’s favorite paper, and scoff at the misdeeds of the men who do things is easy, but it is markedly ineffective.  It is what evil men count upon the good men’s doing.”

Volunteer opportunities are out there, opportunities to teach our children about the real history and the reason America is a light unto the world, a beacon of hope.  But we first have to know why it is such ourselves.

This post was written by

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *