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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Educated Enjoy Freedom

Douglas V. Gibbs
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Why do I teach the U.S. Constitution?

At the center of the human condition is the reality that we are all in this thing called life together. In an orderly society we have choices. In a tyrannical society our choices do not belong to us, but to a ruling class that mandates our lives for us through governmental decree. If we are not educated, and we do not participate in civics, we shall be ruled over. Or, we can prosper through our hard work in a system of liberty. Without education, liberty cannot be maintained. We must be dedicated to recognize that individual liberty and commitment to community are both necessary forces in the shaping of our free American society; and to understand that equality is not about where we are at the finish line of life, but about the opportunities and freedoms we have available to us at the starting line, and during our journey, and how we use those opportunities through our own personal decisions. – Douglas V. Gibbs

Booker T. Washington – “I shall not allow man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.”

Frederick Douglass – “Without education he lives within the narrow, dark and grimy walls of ignorance. Education, on the other hand, means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free. To deny education to any people is one of the greatest crimes against human nature. It is easy to deny them the means of freedom and the rightful pursuit of happiness and to defeat the very end of their being.”

James Madison – “A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.”

George Washington – “A primary object…should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing…than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?”

To be uneducated is to remain in slavery...

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