By Oscar Y. Harward
Public schools are failing to teach our children responsibility, but are teaching our children irresponsibility in a way to proceed without constructive performance as would be taught in ‘Social Studies’ classes.
Public schools are failing to teach our children values as experienced by our Founding Fathers and would disclose these earlier founders’ wisdoms as inscribed into our US Constitution. Instead, our public schools are barred from teaching the Bible as a more than 2,000 year old history. Public schools are teaching our children as to how our Constitutional freedoms based on Judeo-Christian values may be destroyed.
Freedom of Speech: Public schools are failing to teach our children the importance of the 1st Amendment; ‘Freedom of Speech’, as a method of protest allowing law-abiding citizens to express their lawful views. Instead, local, state, and federal government agencies are teaching our children how to attack law-enforcement officers and others, to practice protest and often leading to vandalism, looting, burning, and rioting throughout communities. Some attacks by community thugs are leading to deaths.
Freedom of Religion: Public schools are failing to teach our children the importance of the 1st Amendment, ‘Freedom of Religion’, as a method of allowing citizens to worship at their choice within any Judeo-Christian House of Worship of choice, but after an erroneous SCOTUS decision; ABINGTON SCHOOL DIST. v. SCHEMPP, (1963). Public schools are teaching our children and instructed to a ‘Freedom from Religion’.
Freedom of the Press: Public schools are failing to teach our children the importance of the 1st Amendment, ‘Freedom of the Press’. Our Founding Fathers wanted to make sure the citizenry would be permitted to know, from inside, what members of government was doing. Many in the ‘Main-stream Medias’ have turned their 2nd Amendment rights from a news reporting view, but into a cheering section in support their own choices of candidates and/or other political positions.
2nd Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Public schools are failing to teach our children the importance of the 2nd Amendment. All schools; public, private, charter, and all other schools should be teaching our children:
- 1. The safety of owning and operating guns.
- 2. Practicing target shooting as a sport.
- 3. Hunting wildlife for food used for (y)our family’s nourishment.
- 4. Guns for protecting yourself and/or your family against a home invasion.
- 5. Guns for protecting against a mutinous government.
Public schools should be teaching our children the importance of owning guns and its safety in protecting Americans how to defend its citizens against terrorist groups or a mutinous government.
Summary: This commentary is only a small measure illustrating how our ‘public educational’ system is failing to teach our children the importance, the freedoms, and the love of a precious nation; the importance in creating and enriching a ‘free and open’ nation under civilized Constitutional law.
Solutions: For America to cultivate its people as a ‘free and open’ nation, changes need to re-claim Judeo-Christian values and place these values back into our laws, our brains and our hearts. As Judeo-Christian values are revealed and implemented, all other fiscal and national security issues will follow, rightly, and leading us to a more prosperous nation.
God Bless America!