In an America This Ignorant, It’s No Wonder We Struggle to Stay Free

Americans are suffering from a knowledge gap about what American freedom is about, and it’s one of the most important underlying factors in what divides Americans today.

If you are immersed in the 24/7 news cycle, you can’t help but reflect on the wide and wild political divide in America. Just as surely, as a reasonable American, you are asking reasonable questions: Why can’t people just live and let live? What’s with all of the agitation, the mindless street theater and street violence, the harassment of people in restaurants and in their homes? . . .

Today’s collective dementia of so many Americans didn’t just happen out of the blue. The knowledge gap has been growing for generations. Decades of a steady diet of distortions, dishonesty, and government largess, coming from so many of the American elites — academia, media, and political leaders who don’t believe in the merits of the very system that allowed them to flourish — have eroded the faith that Americans have in their own system of governance. . .

This long march through all of the institutions of American life has long since overtaken public education. Basic content knowledge, including broad knowledge of civics, has been withheld from generations of students by our public schools. Instead, students have been fed — both in K-12 and in our universities — a steady diet of increasing resentment for American principles of freedom, tolerance, and constitutional self-governance. The radicalization of American education has been going on for decades.

This cannot be an accident. Those who claim that more government control over our lives will somehow “make us free” — the elites, the ruling classes — are committed to making the rest of us ignorant of what was actually at play in the American Revolution: an awareness that too much power in the hands of too few people is a bad thing. If such knowledge remained common, it would be bad news for the control freaks of the world. This is why they are committed to cultivating ignorance in youth, and then programming them to vote for the ruling class. (Read more from “In an America This Ignorant, It’s No Wonder We Struggle to Stay Free” HERE)

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