Liberals need to reacquaint themselves with the Declaration

When the Founding Fathers began the process of escaping the tyranny of the British Government in 1776, they wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence, which included these words: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Today, these core principles are under an assault so intense that America as we know it might soon be on the brink of disappearing. Public education has played an outsized role in bringing our country to this point of crisis.  Over the last 30 years or so, American history has been largely taught in our public schools from the viewpoint of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.  Zinn's writing focuses on telling anecdotes of various people groups who were negatively disadvantaged as the United States grew in size and...(Read Full Post)
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