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    Default "Dumb America"...

    The book The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America is a must read for anyone who desires to fully understand how we came to the place we are now in terms of who is leading this country and the direction in which we are headed.

    Here is a link to reviews of the book...some are very crystalizing:

    http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com.../reactions.htm

    Anyone who listens to Hannity interview common folk on the street (or Dave Letterman/Jay Leno/...anyone for that matter) can readily see/hear how effective the plan was/is/and will be.

    A society that has no fear of God (no moral compass by which to navigate anything), rewards failure, punishes success, elevates twisted theologies in the name of science, murders its own infants by the millions, devalues families, glorifies abominations, and so-on......hardly stands a chance unless an radical change is made. Our educational system is just one more chink in the armor...a huge dent in fact.
    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Gen 1:1 NKJV)... 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. (John 1:1-4NKJV)

    No evolution, no monkey ancestors, no big bang!

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    I am going to check it out. I also believe that we are pussyifying America as well. Kids today are a bunch of ..... Can't spank them, wear helmets when riding bikes and skateboards, play soccer instead of football..........
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    What we need is Voter Reform.

    One person, one vote is no longer good for a healthy & secure America!
    It's such a shame that in the USA, defending Liberty has become such a heroic deed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Booty View Post
    What we need is Voter Reform.

    One person, one vote is no longer good for a healthy & secure America!
    I suggested to a black guy one time in our local tavern that "one should be required to be a property owner before they could vote on issues that Increased taxes". After listening to his light on content dissertation for about an hour about how I was many things not complimentary, I was still not convinced. So I still believe property ownership & responsibility go hand in hand. He was a good guy, worked hard in the youth programs as a volunteer, or he wouldn't have gotten that much time. But on that point he was very dogmatic. It was an interesting listen!!!
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    If wearing helmets while skateboarding or biking will save one child (or adult) from a tramatic brain injury, I'm all for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    I am going to check it out. I also believe that we are pussyifying America as well. Kids today are a bunch of ..... Can't spank them, wear helmets when riding bikes and skateboards, play soccer instead of football..........
    Freaking pussies in child seats, hold em in your lap, that was good enough for me.
    What's the world coming to?

    Most of the time you have pretty good comments. This wasn't one of them. Last time I checked there were no shortage of football players in this country, especially down in your neck of the woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin S View Post
    I suggested to a black guy one time in our local tavern that "one should be required to be a property owner before they could vote on issues that Increased taxes". After listening to his light on content dissertation for about an hour about how I was many things not complimentary, I was still not convinced. So I still believe property ownership & responsibility go hand in hand. He was a good guy, worked hard in the youth programs as a volunteer, or he wouldn't have gotten that much time. But on that point he was very dogmatic. It was an interesting listen!!!
    I do believe we fought a war over taxation without representation, but it was a bunch of White Dudes so it is really not politically correct today Marvin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian breuer View Post
    Freaking pussies in child seats, hold em in your lap, that was good enough for me.
    What's the world coming to?

    Most of the time you have pretty good comments. This wasn't one of them. Last time I checked there were no shortage of football players in this country, especially down in your neck of the woods.
    He is right Corey, when it comes to the helmets it makes sense. My wife sees a bunch of kids in the trauma ICU that are messed up because they didnt wear a helmet.

    BUT....you are spot on with your soccer comment. I am proud to say that not one of my boys has played 1 second of that game. People in my neighborhood know me as the anti-christ of soccer

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    To get back on-topic...

    My children attend a classical Christian curriculum based school. Below is an exerpt from an article written by Dr. Hal Brunson. If you have time read the entire text at this link:

    http://www.christianschooladmin.com/...n/article1.htm


    Originally defined as three distinct academic disciplines- grammar, logic, and rhetoric- we have borrowed these elements of the ancient trivium to create an artificial but effective paradigm for systematic learning at appropriate developmental stages in our students' lives. Thus our Grammar School (grades 1-4) concentrates upon students' mastery of the "nuts and bolts" of learning, the elemental facts of math, science, language, art, music, and history. Our Logic School (grades 5-8) emphasizes clear and rational thinking within the various academic disciplines, epitomized by an actual course in Logic which we teach our eighth-graders. The consummation of our curriculum is our Rhetoric School (grades 9-12), which aims to refine our students' ability to listen and think clearly , and to speak and write eloquently from an informed perspective, whether in math, science, or the humanities.
    Beyond these elemental and structural benefits of a classical education, classical learning also cultivates an appreciation of Western culture. In the last quarter of the twentieth century, ivory-towered leftists have launched an attack against Western culture, not only attempting to de-Westernize the literary canon, but even to undermine the political, religious, and moral foundations which have contributed to the rise and influence of Western culture and the Judeo-Christian ethic which undergirds it. By surveying the classics from the pre-Socratic era to modernity, our students get a sweeping view of Western history, and thus a clear understanding of how we came to be what we are. Such a panoramic vision of history is vital to our students' understanding of the future, especially in view of the political correctness, multi-culturalism, emerging globalism, and anti-Western biases of the "new world order."
    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Gen 1:1 NKJV)... 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. (John 1:1-4NKJV)

    No evolution, no monkey ancestors, no big bang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas D View Post
    If wearing helmets while skateboarding or biking will save one child (or adult) from a tramatic brain injury, I'm all for them.
    Where does that logic stop? A two hour mandatory ladder training course required before buying/using a ladder would save a lot more than one person from serious injury/death. Mandatory cholesterol monitoring would save way more than one person. Outlawing hunting would save lots of human lives from accidental death.

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