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EDUCATION: A route to sanity

| December 6, 2020 1:00 AM

Robert Curry said, “When America knew itself, we were the common sense nation.”

Thomas Jefferson said, “All of us are “endowed with a sense of right and wrong.” “The moral sense,” he said, “is given to all human beings.” “State a moral case to a ploughman and a professor,” Jefferson predicted, and the ploughman “will decide it as well, and often better” because he has “not been led astray by artificial rules.”

Focusing on the professor Jefferson alluded to; are they leading our students astray?

John Dewey is recognized as the father of modern education and an architect of the Humanist Manifesto. His public schools replaced Christianity with collective humanism. Disagreeing with the “Artificial rules” comes at a cost. Debate is threatening for these elite educators, scientists and politicians; buoyed by media support, free thought is censored.

Common sense has been replaced by “Cancel culture” and “Identity politics.” “No man is an Island” wrote poet John Donne. These humanist educators, who dominate our institutions, by some estimates 10 to one, mandate keeping dissenters on islands.

What can be done? It is said, “If you want to change the world for good, be moral yourself.” That will influence our sphere, but the bigger picture in America however, demands we come together to restore to our great nation, not only the practice, but the protection of common sense. Let’s start by doing critical thinking about what is being taught to our children.

BOB HOLLIDAY

Post Falls