By Tammy Derouin
History is a never ending supply of information. Dates of historical events are important, however, it's the story which leads to the events and its aftermath which are the most telling. Recording the facts as they take place helps to keep the story or timeline of events accurate. Accurate facts regarding our past allows us to make the best decisions for our future. There will always be different perspectives. Tyranny and enslavement to one is power and control to another.
How a ruling individual or system of government treats the people of their territory or country is also very telling. The system of government which is in place, along with the social and economic components, reveal a lot of what can be expected. Governments which try to assume absolute power by tightening their grip on the people, lose in the long run. Either the government eventually fails or the fear and false propaganda which has been instilled upon the people, prevents true success for their country as a whole. People who live in fear of their government do not get to experience the life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as those of us who are blessed to live in a society which values freedom.
When the people of the colonies declared to the world that they were severing ties with the established governing body, they took the time to show just cause for their actions by listing grievance after grievance. They wanted the world to know why it was time to declare independence. The ruling power called it a rebellion with those involved labeled as traitors. Those breaking ties, stood up to the throne and considered their actions necessary. It was the only way they would be able to live free and independent. History would call several of those revolutionary thinking individuals, founding fathers.
The history of the United States is truly remarkable. It's a national crime that our public, tax-payer funded, government controlled schools no longer teach much history. But then again, they know what they are doing. If the population doesn't learn the what's and why's about the United States; why we are so exceptional and what we, as a nation have accomplished, the population can and will be manipulated. The ruling party will determine what is truth and will use the press to peddle the desired reality. The schools have become indoctrination mills; another extension for pushing a political agenda.
The ability to think independently and debate different points of view are being discouraged. Free speech zones have been popping up on campuses. The thought of differing opinions are far too stressful for those who have fallen victim to the bubble wrap doctrine; protection to the point of dependency. They have been given a false sense of reality by the political party which wants to control them. If they can't think for themselves, they need someone who is all to willing to think and make decisions for them. It's a vicious circle.
People, students, actually think they should be protected from words and opinions. The United States is a free speech zone. Unless you are calling for violence or harm, you have the right to your beliefs and opinions. This indoctrination process is teaching that free speech is only acceptable if it supports the accepted political agenda. What happens when their individual thoughts and beliefs differ from the party they've supported? Interestingly, if you know history, you know the answer. I'm sure you could stand on a corner in North Korea, China or any other communist country and proclaim endlessly about the greatness of their nations tyrannical leaders. Try saying anything negative or in opposition of the party line and see where it lands you.
The political party which has its claws in our schools, teaching our children, of all levels, creates enslavement through their big government ideologies by creating dependency. One only hast to look at the large urban cities throughout the United States for plenty of examples. Cities which were once thriving and successful are now economic disasters. Take a look at the political party which has been in control and their failed policies which have and continue to destroy the lives of those they claim they work for and represent.
When someone or some entity decides to tamper with historical facts, the question should be why. What's the motive? What's the desired goal and how do those tampering with reality benefit from changing facts? The same should be asked when evidence begins to reveal that inaccurate information has been used and pushed to promoted a political agenda. Accuracy and true facts, not the desired truth for a political movement, are critical to the survival of our free and independent country.
“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”