Which type of school education can be compared in an analogy of an ageless question, a 3000-year-old wisdom verse, a 2500-year-old philosophical observation, a 30-year-old study, and a 3-day old Chicago Tribune published opinion?
The Chicago Tribune article titled: About Civic Education: reports a Princeton Professor warning in this following statement.
“An American bereft (deprived) of citizens who understand our nations ideals and institutions and the conditions of their vitality is an America well on its way to oblivion.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate all the above verses and reports to a wearisome study to present an analogy to the ageless conundrum question: “What came first, the chicken or the egg?”.
King Solomon – 3000 Years Ago
Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. (Ecclesiastes 12:12)
Socrates – 2374 Years Ago
“Socrates’s point is that voting in an election is a skill, not a random intuition. And like any skill, it needs to be taught systematically to people. Letting the citizenry vote without an education is as irresponsible as putting them in charge of a trireme sailing to Samos in a storm.”
“Democracy then soon degenerates into tyranny. In tyranny, chaos reigns. There is no discipline. Democracy was taken over by the longing of freedom. In tyranny, stability through power must be maintained and along comes a person that experiences absolute power. The individual soon transforms in a tyrant and comes closest to be fully lawless. He can murder and plunder at will.” (Aristotle Politics)
Educating for Moral Character and Civic Duty – 30 Years Ago
“Thus, when it comes to education, the left will call for access to education for the underprivileged often seeing political controversies as a matter of oppressed vs. oppressor. The right, on the other hand, will see the removal of character and citizenship from educational policy as a threat to the wellbeing of institutions that uphold social order, such as the family, religious communities, service organizations or corporations. “
What’s My Point?
If we consider that the same issue of the warnings of books that “wearies the body” and then consider the same warnings about not teaching Democrat civics lessons to our children, one has to wonder if we human mortals are fools to keep reading warnings or advice from previous generations and continue repeating the same follies we have been warned about for thousands of years.
My point is if we continue to teach only civics and not teach morality, the question can be compared to the chicken or egg conundrum. Or is it possible for a Democracy to survive without having both or either a chicken or an egg?
Or to question the wisdom of folly of question why is a Democrat Republic is government making it illegal to teach children both religious morality and civics because both the chicken and the egg are necessities in life.
In My Opinion
We Americans need to wise up and realize that Government Education is a failure based on the studies and warnings ever since the Greeks in history experimented with the experiment of Democracy.
And why we just cannot manage to understand that any citizen lacking moral character because they have never been educated in Christian religious morality same as the founders of the USA Democrat Republic were taught to believe when they wrote the Constitution were?
Same as we know both the chicken and the egg are both needed to produce nutrition will result to nourish our bodies, we need both Spiritual morality and civic educations to nourish both our minds and bodies if we want our Democrat Republic to survive rather than die.
Or in other words, as King Solomon observed we mortals are somehow doomed either because of our DNA or some other evil force driving us to ignore the wisdom and love teachings in the Bible in this verse warning.
For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered; the days have already come when both have been forgotten. Like the fool, the wise too must die! (Ecclesiastes 2:16)
And whether it is a person or a Democrat Republic that dies makes no difference to hope if one either dies according to this verse.
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten. (Ecclesiastes 9:5)
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Is it wise or foolish for parents to demand school choice or school vouchers be approved by their legislators now that the 2020 Supreme Court has ruled that the States Blaine Amendment are unconstitutional?
When will we wise up and quit studying books of advice about educations who still cannot understand which came first the chicken or the egg when both are needed, same teaching children to govern in a Democrat Republic that both morality and civic lessons taught to nourish our minds and bodies.?
Will teaching wisdom and love in the Bible help prevent us or reduce having us to read “wearisome news reports” from continuing to report the same of repeat follies in our Nation that have been reported in previous generations since the beginning of time?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
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