Constitution Day at Your Local Public School
According to one young lady in his class:
"The lesson being taught in class was that the U.S. kidnaps innocent people and takes them to Cuba, where they are kept indefinitely and tortured."
The young lady's father also shares this with us:
He said his daughter broke into tears when she talked about Brooks mentioning illegal wiretaps and other surveillance directed against innocent people.
The teacher, Mike Brooks, says, "I just wanted to start a discussion."
Just wanted to start a discussion, eh? Not very scrupulous of him to lie to little children just so he can bash his country, is it? All under the guise of 'history' education.
May I share with you what my daughters and I discussed on this Constitution day? We discussed James Madison - the Father of the Constitution - and his big ideas gained from studying history himself. Big ideas of starting a whole new kind of government, a government of the people. Many thousands of people died to secure American victory in the Revolutionary War, they gave their lives so that the Framers could fashion something that was considered radical in its day. The arguments in the heat of a summer in Philadelphia, the debates, the passionate views on how much power the federal government should be allowed. They knew. They knew that the government had to have controls on it so that it would be difficult for it to wield too much power. We talked about how the responsibility for our country rests now on our shoulders - as it does every new generation. We talked about how our federal government is doing things - and continuing to attempt to do things - that are not mandated in the Constitution of the United States of America. Running education was one example that was brought up. Running a massive welfare system was another. We talked about the 3 branches of government: The Legislative, The Executive and the Judicial. The powers divided between those 3 branches were wrought in such a way as to prevent one branch from exercising too much power. Does it work perfectly in practice? Obviously not perfectly, however I have high hopes for the continuation of America and our Constitution. In fact, I will lay my life down for it if necessary. If that is necessary to ensure that my children continue with the freedoms that we enjoy here in America, then that is what will be done. My ancestors did the same for me and it is not something that I take lightly and neither will I ever forget it.
The only thing that worries me is the education of our youth. They're being lied to. They are woefully ignorant of history. Mike Brooks is just one example of what is happening in public education.
We have to get a handle on this. We have to take control of what our children are being taught. It is very worrying to me that several children in Mike Brooks' class brought the letter back signed by their parents.
Source: Chico Enterprise Record, and WND.