This week is simple: In the first segment I give a quick update from the founders perspective on the Supreme Court Nomination and the hellacious noises from the Court steps to the main stream media. The last two segments are regarding ‘What’ Sam Adams had to say about voting and how we should vet candidates as well as develop future leaders through morality in education. He said this: “As Piety, Religion and Morality have a happy influence on the minds of men, in their public as well as private transactions, you will not think it unseasonable, although I have frequently done it, to bring to your remembrance the great importance of encouraging our University, town schools, and other seminaries of education, that our children and youth while they are engaged in the pursuit of useful science, may have their minds impressed with a strong sense of the duties they owe to their God, their instructors and each other, so that when they arrive to a state of manhood, and take a part in any public transactions, their hearts having been deeply impressed in the course of their education with the moral feelings—such feelings may continue and have their due weight through the whole of their future lives.”
References for today are the four volumes of Sam Adams writings:
The school shooting in Florida continues to drive the emotional intolerance of everything that is related to sensible governance as intended by the Framers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Worse, the local and state political machines are acting against those that desire to represent the citizenry from a position of core beliefs that are at least Conservative minded and to that which they know, Constitutionally minded. Education has become what Khrushchev predicted and is even under further attack in Ohio from the Governor himself.
On the program this week I am giving a brief on what party leadership can do to subvert the citizenry for the purposes of control and power. I dig into the simple reality that the core issue in education and the tragedies happening with young folks are rooted in taking the basis for morality out of the classroom!
I then take us into an in-depth look and the historical reasoning and debates on the 2nd Amendment. We get to the factual reality of what it means for the Citizenry!
Thoughts Upon The Mode Of Education Proper In A Republic
The tragedy in Las Vegas is more easily assessed by admitting that we have degenerated in our educational system; because of a lack of knowledge, we see the results in our intentional move away from Founders Original Intent. As I began last week to talk about Witherspoon as a Founder and educator, this week I begin to discuss the treatise written by the gent that got Witherspoon to come to Princeton.
I’m not going to be long in the promo. Simply the key words are ‘inculcate’, ‘Liberty’, ‘Patriotism’, ‘Christianity’, ‘constitutionalism’ and ‘Republic’. I’m not going to get into the depth of it this week but… the battle of education in truth is not new; it was a battle even in 1786. Hmmm, maybe that is why we saw constitutionalism degenerate by the early 1800’s! I’m inclined to go with what Benjamin Rush has to say for our Republic.
As much as the national events are important – it is even more critical that we look at what is happening locally. I speak to the most important elected position there is: The Precinct Committee Person. As I get to the discussion of what SACPS is, our students, our Posterity need to understand that local governance is the key to maintaining our Liberties and that the Precinct person is the first elected official to represent the community.
As promised from last week I talk about the more complete introduction of the ‘Samuel Adams Center for Political Science.’ The web site http://sacps.org is in its gestation stages. In the references I’ll give you a bit more but in a quick statement: It is about the youth! Developing leaders through mentorship in Foundational Truths as extrapolated from the writings and life of the ‘Father of the American Revolution.’ Is it interesting that our enemies absolutely understood the historical value of Samuel Adams? Not in a way that he and his Patriot Peers will develop leadership, entrepreneurship and policy concept studies for middle school through grad-school in First Principles of Foundational Political Science. Remember that Saul Alinskey adds Sam Adams into the list of “the great world leaders of change of the past centuries”. With that, hear why SACPS has come to fruition and how you can either participate or contribute. Continue reading →