The Real Culprits

The lights in the theater came on, but the spectators sat still in shocked silence, stunned by the revelations they saw in Dinesh D'Souza's documentary, 2016: Obama's America.  As we shuffled toward the exit, an elderly man next to me said shakily, "God help us!"  But I wondered whether any of these people, who were exposed, for the first time, to their president's outlandish biography, asked themselves, "Why didn't we know?"  Why indeed? President James Madison: "Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives." (1822, James Madison to W. T. Barry, 4 Aug. 1822) An even more ominous warning by Benjamin Franklin: "A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins." Today's America is hardly a "nation of well-informed men."  But are Americans really...(Read Full Article)

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