It has been said that the Declaration of Independence is the foundation of our country and that The Constitution is the blueprint or building plan for it. It recalls a popular game where focus, intentionality, and precision are key to ensuring the “structure” does not collapse. In this game, as each block is pulled out and rearranged, the strength of the structure is weakened. Inevitably, the whole thing comes crashing down because even the foundation is altered.
The stability of our country requires focus, intentionality, and precision as well. Each time the governed consent to the rule of an authoritarian leader the structure is weakened. Each time citizens give up their rights or censor themselves from speaking truth, the structure is weakened. And every generation that comes out of our public school system in America without a solid understanding and appreciation of our founding, weakens the stucture.
There are those who believe that our country needs to be gutted and remodeled. We believe that the original “building plans” just need to be revisited, reread, and studied so the structure can be restored to its original design and beauty. Restoration is possible. Our very wise founding fathers ensured that when they drafted those beautiful documents. We can begin by strengthening the building blocks in our own homes with our children and grandchildren. We can continue by getting engaged in our community and government. We can succeed by ensuring the next generation receives quality education NOT indoctrination.
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I no longer teach in the classroom with my elementary and special education degrees, but I still consider myself an educator. I have used my passion for teaching raising my four children who are now young adults, as well as with the children I have volunteered my time with. I am currently using my skills to educate parents in Kentucky about the indoctrination happening in our public schools. I am thankful to have the support of my husband/high school sweetheart on this journey.