Don’t know much about History… (Part 2)

 

In my last post I attempted to demonstrate how there is a creeping lack of knowledge affecting our younger generations.  I showed you the studies that indicated younger people did not know the fundamentals when it pertained to the United States.  There were statistics that reported a surprising number of students who did not know what we celebrated on the 4th of July, what the three branches of government are and how many colonies we originally established in the US.

 I told you that this lack of knowledge will continue to contribute to the trampling on our rights and liberties.  Freedoms that our founding fathers fought so hard to establish.  In the words of Edmund Burke, ‘Those who do not know history are destined to repeat it.’ 

 In light of the dismal statistics, I wanted to give you just a glimpse of how those rights can be whittled away at without more than a hint of complaint.   It’s a simple formula; remove important information from education as to change history, create distractions and diversions to draw attention away from the right being altered, and completely annihilate the other side’s credibility as to detract from rebuttal and objection.

 National Anthem Banned From High School Hockey Games

The organization overseeing the hockey teams claim it’s because of the expensive ice rental time.  Is shaving 2 minutes off the clock going to save that much money?

 Media ‘gun control’ proponents argue there’s no longer any need to fear NRA

The National Rifle Association has lost political clout and is no longer an impediment to passing “gun control” legislation.

 California Senator Diane Feinstein is rumored to be going after the assault rifle. She not only wants them banned, but she would like them removed from each home that owns one. 

 The turning over of our sovereignty to the U.N. is something that every awake and aware American should be watching very diligently.  The U.N. is a master at sneaking their agendas in with subtle mandates, cleverly cloaking their true intention.

 I would recommend reading this whole article, but here are some highlights…

 Beating Election Depression Through Constructive Action: Three Urgent Arenas

Just hours after President Obama was re-elected, the U.S. backed a U.N. call to renew debate over a draft Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

Section III, Paragraphs 7 and 8 of the Programme of Action[ATT] mandate that if a member state cannot get rid of privately-owned small arms legislatively, then the control of “customs, police, intelligence, and arms control” will be placed under the power of a board of UN bureaucrats operating out of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs.

 Did you catch that?  The U.N. ultimately wants all guns accounted for so they can eventually remove them from everyone. 

 Then there is the law of the Sea Treaty, which the U.N. proclaims would subordinate U.S. naval and drilling operations beyond 200 miles of our coast to a newly established U.N. bureaucracy.’  This all means that, in essence, we would turn our control over to other countries to control us. 

 There is also the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Sound innocuous, but it is definitely not.  It declares that children have the right to be happy and fulfilled, but they also have the right to comprehensive sex education, in which all topics are discussed, in every school (which would include private).  It also contains language stating that members not force or even take, their children into church, that there should be no guns in the house, and children cannot be grounded if it becomes a danger to their psyche.   The Rights of the Child would be monitored by government.  (For more information, go to parentalrights.org)

 There are more issues in the article.  I urge you to read it for yourself.  Then do as I did; take the Resolution or the Treaty and look that up to see what it’s really about and then take action with your individual Congressperson. 

 Google: ‘Government surveillance is on the rise’

The U.S. government asked for access to 7969 people’s private email accounts in the first half of 2012. 

 And finally:

 Average 68 new regulations per day from Obama administration

Giving substantial power to departments and agencies with unelected officials that can dramatically alter commerce through rules and regulations instead of legislated and debated laws is a dangerous road to walk down for America.  These officials and ‘rule makers’ will never face an election, nor have to deal with public opinion.  They are simply allowed to do whatever they want with the freedoms of the people as they see fit while facing little resistance.

 There are more issues on the table than these.  I just chose a few to highlight what is going on all around us.  If you’re ignorant of history, you will miss the similarities when they rise to the surface. 

 Take for example the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  On its face, it sounds decent; guidelines for helping your child become the best person he or she can be; reminders. 

 However, here is one of the proclamations:

The child shall be protected from practices which may foster racial, religious and any other form of discrimination. He shall be brought up in a spirit of understanding, tolerance, friendship among peoples, peace and universal brotherhood, and in full consciousness that his energy and talents should be devoted to the service of his fellow men.

 Sounds okay until you realize that it means as a parent you cannot decide if your child should go to church, or have an exclusive theology. 

 After reading all this gloomy information, what is there to do?

 Well, for starters you can educate yourself.  If you don’t remember anything from your Civics books, give yourself a refresher.  There are books, websites, computer programs, all designed to educate you about whatever you want to learn.  Just be sure and do your due diligence and cross-check information often.

 Read the news!  You have an obligation to preserve this country.  Sure, she’s had her blows over the years, but the next generation can have freedom as well if we can resist forces opposed to our great nation.  When you read the news, read it in light of the liberties this country was founded upon.

 Talk to others in your circle.  This information is great for you to know, but it won’t do any good outside of that if you don’t tell other people.  Encourage them to do some research on their own as well.

 I have an additional plan for myself.  As a writer, I’ve decided to embark on a historical journey and write about the things that have been left out of our children’s history books.  Using an informal survey, I found that no one I talked to had heard of the Black Robed Regiment.  Look up the information for yourself; they were an integral part of this nation’s history. 

 I believe others are educated in any subject when you make it interesting and relevant.  My way of doing that is a book.  What’s yours?

  When all the nation had finished passing over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, “Take twelve men from the people, from each tribe a man, and command them, saying, ‘Take twelve stones from here out of the midst of the Jordan, from the very place where the priests’ feet stood firmly, and bring them over with you and lay them down in the place where you lodge tonight.’” Then Joshua called the twelve men from the people of Israel, whom he had appointed, a man from each tribe. And Joshua said to them, “Pass on before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of the Jordan, and take up each of you a stone upon his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the people of Israel, that this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’ then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the people of Israel a memorial forever.” – Joshua 4.1-7