The Importance of History

“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The passage I just read, of course, is from the most well known freedom document in the world –our Declaration of Independence. Now, many of you, as I was reading it, were reciting it with me. That’s because somewhere, most probably as a child, you were taught its importance Read more […]

The Great Education Swindle

In his book, How Do We Know, Leonard Read claims that Napoleon Bonaparte was “more than anyone, responsible for government ‘education’ in the U.S.A.” As a firm believer in “education” (i.e. indoctrination), Napoleon was an early proponent of government-funded schools. Interestingly, Napoleon was less concerned with elementary education and allowed these to be administrated by local municipalities and religious groups. A true centralizer, Napoleon was more interested in secondary education, Read more […]

The War on Halloween

Following in the tradition of redefining and sanitizing holidays, some government schools are setting their anti-celebration sights on Halloween. First it was Thanksgiving, then it was Christmas; it was only a matter of time before Halloween got targeted. A school district superintendent in Illinois states the reason plainly: “There will be no costumes, no candy bags and no parties. Many students cannot afford costumes and there is an economic disparity. We also have students that are unable to Read more […]