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One has to wonder if people are interested in the truth because what you hear in the media and what the truth is are two fundamentally different things. Let’s start with these two examples when it comes to what it means to be a Constitutional republic that was founded on an acknowledgment and belief in God.
First, we hear incessantly about our democracy and that we must do everything we can to save our democracy. But that is a false talking point, America was never founded on being a democracy. Our Founders wrote extensively about the volatility and dangers of democracy and created a system to guard against them. The electoral college, state election of Senators, and two senators per state were all ways and means to minimize the dangers of democracy. Plus, democracy was only capable of governing a small land mass; the Founders knew America in 1787 was already too big for pure democracy.
The truth is that we are a republic which is a fundamentally different thing to learn about than a democracy.
Second, we, as 13 independent states and one union were formed and founded on the understanding that there is a God. Not a God of religion, even though our Founding generation were mostly Christian, but a God of nature. A God that exists before religion, that created the plants, animals, air, water, and people, and that made us all equal in His image with a soul that is uniquely ours.
How can one study the Declaration of Independence and not study what the Founders meant by the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God? How can one study these things and not understand that the justification and authority of our Independence came from a fundamental belief in God?
The answer is that they cannot. They can gloss over it, schools have, they can ignore it, we’ve done that too, but that doesn’t make any of this less true. Furthermore, teaching these facts does not mean you are “picking sides” but rather that you are picking the truth. These truths are vital to our Founding, to understanding what it means to be an American, and to the duties we owe to ourselves and to each other.
So the question then to the independent thinkers is why ignore these truths? Why embrace the lies about them? Because seeking the truth, and not just nuance for nuance’s sake, is the true marker of independent free-thinking. One worthy end of education is standing with and knowing the truth despite the whirlwind of propaganda.
Plus, these are also good truths. They make us more human and they make our society and government function better. It is our job as those who are willing and capable of knowing and speaking the truth to do so clearly and succinctly. The truth is all we have, but it’s also all we need.
Hi all! Excited to be here. My name is Gary Vesper and I am a former High School history and home school academy government teacher turned educational entrepreneur. I built my own course and virtual classroom to teach High School students a better, more human story of our Founding Principles. If you have a High School student I’d love to teach them! You can check it out at www.PreservingFreedomUSA.comPublished in