Saving America, Step 1: Stop Re-writing History

Today, Americans have to fight daily to defend their freedoms and Constitutional rights from an overreaching government. People are fighting fiscal insanity in DC with huge annual deficits; a national debt that has now eclipsed $17,200,000,000,000; the NSA monitoring your calls, texts, and emails; the IRS’ targeting of the Tea Party; and last but no means least – Obamacare. All of these issues and many more need to be addressed and overcome if America is to survive as a country. However, I want to highlight a troubling trend that is equally important. It is time America stopped letting history be re-written. Every man, woman, and child in America has a duty and responsibility to ensure the next generation is being taught the real history of America.

Do they know the history of your founding, and what led to the revolution, and how men like Thomas Jefferson and John Adams risked their lives just by signing the Declaration of Independence? Are they told about the people who fought in the revolution and the conditions they had to overcome? (Many regularly went barefoot and shirtless, and many survived without blankets.) Are they told about great heroes like George Washington (who was not only a great general but a humble gentleman)? Or were the Founders just a bunch of men who had false wooden teeth, owned slaves, and are irrelevant in today’s world? Is your Constitution, and how it is a document that affects everyone, being taught in school? Are your kids being taught about being an individual or part of the collective? Are they being told government is the solution, or government is the problem? Are they being taught about World History and the role America plays? We all have a duty to ensure the next generation is not only being taught the history of America, but that they are being taught the TRUTH!

Propaganda is not just in your schools; it is also now on your TV. Today, media companies don’t care about the truth and are doubling down on big government propaganda. Just last week, NBC called Communism in the Soviet Union a “Pivotal Experiment”. We need to ensure everyone knows why this is a huge problem. Is NBC now saying that Communism in Russia, which killed over 50 million people, let people starve to death, tortured countless others, and falsely imprisoned people, is now okay? Also, can you try to imagine how upset and mad you would be if you had family in places like Ukraine during this time, and now 100 years later one of the major networks in America is calling your families’ suffering part of a pivotal experiment? NBC decided to go one step further when Bob Costas delivered a monologue making Vladimir Putin look like a statesman and a peacemaker for taking part in deals with Syria and Iran. Ask yourself one question – who do you think Vladimir has more in common with? General George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, modern-day progressives like Barack Obama, or terrorists like the mullahs of Iran and Bashar Al-Assad? America must understand who their enemy is. However, America also re-writes its own history.

Every few years, educational institutions rank every President in US history. There are two US Presidents who always appear in the top ten. These are men I despise because of the incredible damage they inflicted on individual freedoms.

Woodrow Wilson
America fought a bloody civil war that dealt with the moral question of slavery. However, in the following years, minorities were dealt some major blows. It started with a Supreme Court that coined the phrase “separate but equal” in the case of Plessy v Ferguson. Woodrow Wilson dealt a further blow when he not only supported re-segregation, but called it a benefit. He said “Segregation is not humiliating but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen”.
If that was not bad enough, he also supported the existence of the Ku Klux Klan, who targeted black institutions including schools, churches, and black politicians. He wrote in his book, “The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation … until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the southern country.” It was actions like these that set back civil rights until 1954, when the Supreme Court heard Brown V Board of Education. Can you imagine what civil rights would look like today if Woodrow Wilson was never President? Surely, we can all agree that this is not a man worthy of any admiration (and especially unworthy of being called “The Forgotten President”.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
When people think of FDR, most talk about winning World War II. However, when you take a closer look, you will understand why he deserves no admiration. Yes, he was President when World War II was won; but at what cost? This is a President who reportedly once said in a meeting, “We are not there (Germany) to save the Jews; we are there to stop Germany”. This attitude helps explain some of the actions by America during World War II – they never bombed the tracks of Auschwitz, did very little to help Jewish refugees, and quite simply cared more about Jewish art and culture than the Jewish people. These actions are a disgrace; but like Wilson, FDR also hurt civil rights for many years when he set up internment camps for over 100,000 Americans of Japanese dissent. This was approved by the Supreme Court in the decision Korematsu V United States. Can you imagine being an American citizen and having your rights taken away just because you are at war? Would you surrender your individual rights and be treated like a criminal, just so your country could go to war?

America is the greatest country in the world – but it is not perfect. The truth will set you free, and we all have a role in ensuring the truth about America is not only remembered, but shared with everyone. The American people must spread the truth about their country to not only show future generations what works, but also to ensure that mistakes of the past are not repeated.

* Originally published at Western Journalism

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