When Will Christians Wake Up To What Public Education Is Really All About?

 

By Al Benson Jr.

Literally for decades now I have watched Christians defend public education in this country and subtly denigrate those among their brethren that dare to pass up the questionable benefits of public schooling and educate their children in a Christian way, either via a Christian school or home schooling.

 Those who have taken the trouble to do some reading and research have discovered that public education in this country has been in the business of trying to blunt and dilute the influence of the Christian faith here literally since day one. This is not a problem that has arisen since the 1960s, which is what many people seem to believe. This is a situation that has been a major part of the public education agenda since the beginning. I realize that lots of folks reading this will not really want to believe that, but again, go back and do the homework. Read Samuel Blumenfeld’s Is Public Education Necessary?  Blumenfeld is an expert in the field of education. Read what he says. Then go from there.

What we see going on in public schools today only corroborates what Blumenfeld and others have written about for the last forty years and more. An article on http://cryandhowl.com  for January 8th of this year noted that: “Jesus isn’t allowed in school, but Islam is…” It went on to note an article in The Christian Science Monitor from July, 2007 which dealt with an elementary school near San Diego, California that made time during the school day for Muslim kids to worship. The article noted: “The school’s policy ‘presumes that Christians are less religious and less inspired to worship and praise the Lord and come together’ says Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute.  He is asking the school district to set up special rooms where Christians can pray, too.” Wonder if that ever happened. Why does the school “assume” that Christians are less prone to want to worship than others? The person who posted this noted: “Can you believe this line of certified b.s.? In my previous post, I noted some Christian kid couldn’t even hand out a Christmas candy cane with a benign little religious saying on it, but schools will set up rooms and special times during the day to accommodate Muslims and their prayer times.” I don’t know who posted this, but whoever it was, they understand what the game is all about and they are protesting. The post continued: “There are so many Christians who are content to go to their little churches on Sunday and maybe a mid-week service and that’s it. I suppose that’s okay, but Christians need to get involved in politics to a certain extent. ‘Oh, I’m not interested in politics’ you’ll hear them say. Well, they’d better get interested because politics and who we elect to make laws, has a direct effect on our freedom to worship as we choose. One doesn’t have to be into politics to a fault, but…folks, get involved enough so that after Sunday service and IHop and the football game you can make a difference by getting informed and making wise choices. Until Christians do, collectively, the ‘Jesus isn’t allowed in school’ bunch will continue and will get much worse…” This person is most likely trying to reach the same “Don’t worry, the Lord’s in control (so I don’t have to do anything)” bunch that I have been trying to reach. I hope they have more success than I have.

A recent article on http://americanvision.org  noted a essay written by an Al Mohler on the problems facing public schools today and the article noted how Mr. Mohler seemed to gloss over some of the history of the public education movement. The article’s author, Joel McDurmon, stated, quite accurately that: “His (Mohler’s) reasoning is that public schools used to be okay because they were locally controlled. Again, this begs the question of whether, from a Scriptural point of view, public schools ever should have been an option for Christians. And this causes problems with his subsequent narrative. It ignores the history previous to the period he highlights, it neglects important facts about the very period he presents essentially as a golden age of public schools, and it simply gets some of its facts wrong. For example, Mohler writes, ‘The earliest public schools in the United Stated were community-bases and parent-controlled. Parents and fellow citizens within a community would establish a school and hire a schoolmaster.  The community would establish the curriculum…’ These are very broad, sweeping generalizations that do not represent the majority of the early public school movement, or do not represent it in all its humanistic glory.”

And Mr. McDurmon continues: “Let’s just be honest to start with: socialism is socialism, and statism is statism, no matter how small or large a scale on which you operate them. Public schools are and always have been based on civil government coercion, forced taxation of property, and redistribution of wealth.  These principles are unbiblical whether they are nationally controlled or locally controlled—Washington-based or community-based. Further, from day one the public schools were designed to be centers of humanistic indoctrination…” He noted the early Unitarian influence, which is seldom, if at all, discussed or even mentioned. He mentioned the teachers union, the National Education Association, which goes all the way back to 1857. That’s right, 1857, not 1957! How many Christian folks even have a clue about any of this? Those that continue to talks about how good the schools were back in the “good old days” mostly do not know what they are talking about. They may be sincere. I don’t doubt their sincerity, but they are sincerely wrong. Someone who studies the history of the public school movement realizes that there never were any “good old days.” It was humanism and socialism since day one, as Mr. McDurmon has so aptly noted.

It would seem, also, that many of the public school teachers around the country are aware of this. An article on http://www.humanevents.com  for October 17th, 2013 and written by Larry Elder gave some interesting statistics. Mr. Elder observed: “About 11 percent of all parents—nationwide, rural and urban—send their children to private schools. The numbers are much higher in urban areas. One study found that in Philadelphia a staggering 44 percent of public school teachers send their kids to private schools. In Cincinnati and Chicago, 41 and 39 percent of public school teachers, respectively, pay for a private school education for their children. In Rochester, New York, its 38 percent. In Baltimore it’s 35 percent, San Francisco is 34 percent…” You get the idea. These public school teachers have sense enough not to trust their own kids to the system they work in.

I recall, years ago now, when I worked for a Christian home schooling program in Illinois. One day a public school teacher, from New York somewhere, I think it was, called up and wanted information about the home schooling program we had. In talking to her I sought to ascertain why she was interested in home schooling seeing that she was a public school teacher. I never forgot her answer. She said something like “I work here every day. No way do I want my daughter going to school here.” I thought “what a resounding vote of confidence for the public school system from one of its own.” Folks, when even the public school teachers don’t want their kids “educated” in the system they work for you know there is something wrong.

Mr. Elder noted that Obama ended up sending his kids to a private school. He brought up Obama’s comment about education being “the civil rights issue of our time. Yet his opposition to K-12 education vouchers guarantees that many of America’s kids will sit in the back of the bus.” And that’s just fine with Obama. If the kids all go to miserable public schools and never learn anything, then they don’t have enough knowledge to ask any questions about the direction the country is going in, they just accept the Marxist agenda because they’ve never been taught anything else.

Those who advocate for “reform” of the public school system don’t have a clue as to what it’s all about. If the system was bad from day one, what do you “reform” it back to??? That’s one no one has been able to yet answer for me. When I bring the question up someone usually replies by telling me how good it was when they went. They simply don’t get it. The only difference between when they went to school and now is that the degree of humanism and socialism back then was not as blatantly apparent then as it is now—but it was still there—and the fact that they so staunchly defend public education proves that it was there and they just didn’t recognize it.

If you can’t reform or improve something, especially if it has always been questionable then you have but one option—you separate from it and seek out a Christian alternative. If you are concerned about the future of your children and their children then this is what you need to do. Christian children do need a Christian education, not humanist indoctrination. In fact they need an education that will teach them how to identify humanist indoctrination when they hear it and how to oppose it.

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6 thoughts on “When Will Christians Wake Up To What Public Education Is Really All About?

  1. The strategy for executing a successful coup d’état include taking control of major national infrastructure establishments. The major establishments which must be taken over include the national news media, the national judicial system, local, state and national education systems, including K-12, college and university systems.

    Society too must be controlled because you want the people to respond to your direction and controls. Religion too must be eliminated because coup perpetrators can’t control all of the people if they believe and follow others direction and philosophy. Groups of people, such as minorities and others, must be turned against each other to allow coup perpetrators to manipulate and control these groups separately and ultimately collectively… And so on…

    All of this activity takes detailed planning and implementation to have any hope of succeeding. Of course these coup perpetrators know that they have little chance of succeeding if they suddenly launch their coup d’état. That’s how coups were implemented generations ago…no longer. Now the coup implementation is slow and sure so as not to raise red flags, pun intended, which might tip of the nation’s people about what is really going on in their nation and about to happen to them and their nation. Today learned coup perpetrators go slow and easy so as not to tip off the populace.

    We have many examples of revolutions and coup d’état from which we can draw parallels with what is and has been occurring in our own country…the United States of America.

    For example, the Russian revolution of 1917 was a typical armed revolt driven by revolutionary perpetrators. The revolutionary perpetrators used rhetoric, propaganda, diversions and promises to the lower class populace in order to incite them into armed action against the Czar of Russia even though these people, mostly pesants, had few firearms.

    On the other hand there was the NAZI coup d’état led by Adolph Hitler in Germany in the 1930s. Hitler employed the internal strategy to take over the German government by slowly gaining and then consolidating control of the people and infrastructure of Germany. The NAZI used many of the tactics discussed at the beginning of my comment. They first used deception, lies and propaganda to take over the German news media, i.e. radio and newspapers, then began a campaign to control and indoctrinate, i.e. “brainwash” Germany’s children. Then adults were intimidated into spying on their neighbors, workers and families. …And so on…

    The point of this is to get to the long running coup d’état going on in the United States of America which many of our people still today do not believe is real…

    Back in the early 1800s some colonists, then citizens of the U.S.A. who we call liberals progressives and socialists today, of which many had preferred to remain under the control of the Great Britain monarchical government continued quietly to resist the new individualized, independent and freedom of the new United States of America.

    Then in the 1850s the effort of liberal Americans was accelerated by succeeding crops of liberal Americans.

    Then in the early 1900s a major effort by liberals to manipulate and control America was elevated to a new high. Liberal law schools began to work toward supplanting individualism in America with their kind of socialism…the individual vs. the group rights…never mind that the American Bill of Rights was written, approved and ratified by the States and their Citizens which was specifically created to ensure the rights of the individual in America. The Bill of Rights does not include all of the rights of individuals but does encompass all individual rights, right we call God-given rights. The 9th and 10th Amendments are default amendments that give all rights not enumerated, or listed, in the Bill of Rights to the State or the People. No “rights” God-given or otherwise was reserved or delegated to the Central Government created by acts of the People. No Central Government existed until after the People created and ratified, in first the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and the Bill of Rights in 1791. The Central Government is restricted to constitutional powers, which are limited, delegated to them by the People. There are also prohibitions against some actions the Central Government cannot involve itself without Amending the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights which required ratification by the People and States of which the exact procedure is embodied in the U.S. Constitution.

    One Roscoe Pound became a major liberal player in the early 1900s in an ongoing and quite effort to supplant individualism with socialism in the U.S.A. His strategy was to go very slowly so as not to tip off the populace who he and his followers knew would rise up and end their assault on the American people’s freedoms. Roscoe Pound became the head of the Harvard Law School and went on to teach socialism in America to successive classes of American lawyers. Some of these socialist trained lawyers began to be appointed and elected to judgeships in America and eventually were appointed to Federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Then in 1803 the U.S. Supreme Court embraced a new court made doctrine that came to be called “Judicial Review”. This court made doctrine gave the U.S. Supreme Court authority and control over the other two branches of the U.S. Government, the Legislative Branch and the Executive Branch. Effectively this court made doctrine of 1803 ushered in a practice of “making law from the bench” or what we call today “Judicial Activism”. The other thing “Judicial Review” did was to nullify the original Founding Fathers’ doctrine of “separation of powers”.
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court, even though no one single justice was elected by the People, rule the United States of America with a hidden but iron fist… Various court decisions are adopted so as to create precedence for occasion when Courts want to, for political or socialist purposed, nullify or ignore constitutional and Bill of Right powers and rights to substitution court created precedence. Such was the case with Roe vs. Wade. There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that allows or empowers the Central or Federal Government of the U.S.A. to take up the issue of “abortion” in America…but they did. Why and how?

    What should have occurred was that the Legislative Branch should never have taken up the issue of “abortion” in the first place. And, the Executive Branch should never have signed the legislative bill, but then and when the U.S. Supreme Court finally got the case they should have refused to see it based on the simple fact that the U.S. Government had no constitutional delegated power to concern itself with abortion. Abortion was and had been a state issue right up through the 1920s and until 1973 and the Roe vs. Wade case based on the facts of the 9th and 10th Amendments:

    Amendment IX
    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

    Amendment X
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

    As our American legal establishment came under assault by socialist law schools and courts the
    coup d’état perpetrators
    infiltrated our news media and education systems and began brainwashing our adult generation and indoctrinating our children into the socialist philosophy. Today, since the brainwashing of our children began, our adults today know little to nothing about the true history…good and bad…about our nation and our leaders. Young adults of today know only what they have been taught and indoctrinated into…socialism and national political slavery where anything goes so long as the socialists win. Only older generations of Americans, which is quickly disappearing know the true history of America and its leaders, which is markedly different than what liberal, progressive, socialist revisionists have relentlessly focused on for many, many decades and generations…

    Today these coup d’état perpetrators are working relentlessly to outlaw religion in the United States of America…and are succeeding to a great extent.

    The only solutions to this dilemma in which we Americans find ourselves is to accept our loss of individualism, independence and freedom and succumb to a one-party Communist Democracy and ultimately to a dictatorial Communist Regime.

    Luring American into the socialist camp with welfare payoffs and other taxpayer funded government payoffs, political bribery, political payoffs, unmet promises every election cycle, election fraud and uncaring vote stealing has resulted in over 50% of the American people supporting the socialism of the Communist Party of America to which Barack Obamas has long been a member. Barack Obama was born into a communist family, fathered by a communist, mentored and tutored by a communist, associated with communists all his life…so why would anyone think he is a benevolent and caring American Christian?

    With this war on America’s independence, freedom, individualism and constitutional guaranteed republican form of government we American patriots have a long road to travel, but travel it we must. If we don’t we will become another communist African or Soviet Union nation and be forced into state slavery for a few narcissistic sociopathic individuals and communist groups.

    • Al,
      I hope the folks that check out this blog spot will read your comments. There is much info there that the average American, thanks to his public school “education” doesn’t even have a clue about.

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