God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood. May we never forget the details of 911.
No one should have more interest in the education of children, than should the parents of their children. In our nation, there is a great deal of discussion that is going on that relates to our country and its governing processes. In order for parents to be able to teach their children about the formation of our nation, and the government that represents its citizens, those parents need to have an understanding of such facts, themselves.
The thirteen colonies, which became the original thirteen states of the United States Of America declared their independence from the tyrannical government of Great Britain. The Declaration Of Independence states, in detail, the reasons for their exit from the oppressive British government. There are people in the United States Of America which say that those colonies were wrong in starting a nation that was abased on Divine Providence but, the case is made very clearly as to the reasons for declaring the United States Of America to be free from Great Britain, and its design being Divinely inspired and and established.
The Bill of Rights was written to establish individual rights of America’s citizens from the government that they had established, and was not a document that gave certain rights to the citizens of our country, “from our government.” The Bill of Rights came as a result of the horrible experiences that the writers of our Constitution had suffered at the hands of Great Britain. It was from those experiences of government overreach that the Bill of Rights, being the first ten amendments to our Constitution, was added to our Constitution. Stated again, the Bill of Rights provides freedoms for the citizens of the United States of America, “from the government” of the United States of America.
As a child, I was taught Civics, which explained the formation of our country. During the Carter administration, the Department of Education was established, which made education a political matter. Since then, Civics is no longer taught, without putting a presidential political spin on the subject of the greatness of our country, or lack thereof. Cursive writing and sentence diagramming are gone. The “Three Rs” of education (reading, writing, arithmetic) have suffered greatly, as have other subjects of instruction. Instead, with a liberal president’s cabinet, our children can be expected to receive an education that reflects a mindset of homosexuality and abortion on demand, with no emphasis being placed on the colonial formation of the United States of America, with the resulting greatness of the greatest nation that has ever been formed in our world.
The constitution of the United States of America is not a “living and breathing document,” to be changed “at whim.” There are steps that allow for changes to be made. The Supreme Court’s mission is to interpret the Constitution in cases that are brought before it, and is not to create laws. Prospective Supreme Court candidates should be judged on whether they have shown a history of interpreting the Constitution, as opposed to making judicial decisions that are based on their own personal opinions.
Consider the words of Max McLean in the following video on the Declaration Of Independence. Children need to know the facts of the forming of our country. It is up to parents to ensure that their children receive correct teaching on this subject.
The Declaration of Independence (as read by Max McLean)
Consider the Bill of Rights, which are the rights of citizens to protect us from our government.
THE BILL OF RIGHTS – FULL TEXT
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
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.
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
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.
Consider the Supreme Court, and its mission of interpreting the Constitution.
As the final arbiter of the law, the Court is charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution.
Consider the following video which explains the makeup of our government.
How to Understand the 3 Branches of Government
Consider how the President of the United States is elected. The first thirteen states elected a president of those thirteen states; each state had a say in this process. No one state could be the sole determining state in this election process. The Electoral College prevents elections from being hacked and stolen. In the Presidential elections of 1992 and 1996, Bill Clinton did not receive a majority of the popular vote in either of those elections. It was the Electoral College vote that decided the winner in each of those elections. The constitution was found to be sound in its design and purpose.
Do You Understand the Electoral College?
By the way, “I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”
A final word, I am proud to be an American, and proud to be:
United States Air Force Retired
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