I read with interest the article by William J. Lederer. I also read with interest his book back in 1961 when I was a young mother of 21. I loved that book, but thought it was fantasy. I didn't believe that the American people could be that 'stupid' and not question everything.
Where do our citizens go to school? I started school the day after the Japanese signed the surrender documents aboard the USS "Mighty Mo". I remember my Dad telling me that education is to 'teach us to learn.' Education is a life-long vocation, your first and primary vocation. Without this, you can never really do anything with your life. We need a new way in this country, and it has to start with the education of the young. Or, maybe, it has to start with the education of 'US' in order to educate our young.
My grandson was homeschooled. He is in the University, now, but I can see how the culture we live in keeps getting him off track about what is important. As long as we put 'money' before everything of true value, we will remain a nation of sheep. TV, Twitter, etc. are buying our young with glitter, glitz, gloss and gross stupidity. While we are watching the ball under the glass, the media and the politics steal our values and our brains.
FDR was president when I was born; Obama is president now. We've come a long way, but we have a long way to go. The Library of Congress is on the web (www.loc.gov). I spend a lot of time reading the letters and documents of the founding fathers. Read Washington's farewell address to the nation.
Enough rambling. Remember the young men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, and take the day to resolve to not give it away. Jacqi414
Posted by jacqi414 on Monday, May 28, 2012.