“The American Dream is a term that is often used but also often misunderstood. It isn't really about becoming rich or famous. It is about things much simpler and more fundamental than that."
---Marco Rubio (American Politician)
Education in the United States has nearly rotted to the core because we have allowed it to rot. As a nation, we’ve largely forsaken the principles that hold us together: that we are guaranteed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These are our God-given rights. And guaranteeing the pursuit of happiness does not imply that we have a right to have all our fantasies fulfilled.
Our world turned toward hell after Adam & Eve took a bite out of the apple, and the evil that stained the Earth after the original sin has largely consumed the spirit and purpose of the American educational system. We are no longer focused on forming young minds to set their ambitions high and think for themselves. Instead, we lead them astray by focusing on feelings and telling students what to think.
Our schools have largely become breeding grounds for the seven deadly sins largely because we have banished our divine Creator from our classrooms and replaced Him with a slew of demigods. What we refer to today as diversity, equity and inclusion are nothing new. They are simply Marxist slogans rebranded for two generations largely ignorant of world history and lacking guidance.
Hate runs rampant in their lesson plans. Courses and materials derived from Critical Race Theory are a good example. It is an envious premise that produces nothing but jealousy, contempt and mistrust. The unholy doctrine ignores a universal truth: that no one has a choice over the circumstances of their birth.
Some people are born into wealth and luxury, and some into abject poverty. Similarly, some are born into abusive homes and others into nurturing environments. No matter, we are all equal in the eyes of our divine Creator at birth. What we decide to do with the time we are afforded here on Earth, and what we accomplish with that time are what truly matter.
No other nation on Earth affords its citizenry the guaranteed liberties and freedoms that we are afforded under The Bill of Rights and the United States Constitution. With the blessings of our divine Creator, every one of us is free to employ our God-given talents to their very limits.
There is no secret that our nation is presently divided against itself, and you can place much of the blame for this on our school systems. Teachers and administrators who develop and promote false doctrines like Critical Race Theory are a cancer within our nation and the whole of Western civilization. Rather than equip our children with necessary survival skills, they prepare our lambs for slaughter.
Much of the root of our nation’s current sickness can be traced to a 1947 U.S. Supreme Court decision: Everson v. The Board of Education set precedent that the establishment clause of our First Amendment applies not only to the federal government, but also at the state and local levels as well. This case paved the way for decisions like Engel v. Vitale in 1962.
That case ruled that organized prayer in our public schools is unlawful and effectively shut God out of the classrooms. Our Supreme Court rendered unto Cesar a sovereign right afforded every citizen by our divine Creator: freedom of expression. The standards and curriculum within the public schools have eroded since that point.
Abject lies are told to our children within our public schools every single day by heretical teachers. Take for instance the myth of gender identity: a belief that our divine Creator could mistakenly assign a soul to the wrong body at birth; and that our lustful sexual urges are genetic.
Another example is the egalitarian theory of social justice: an envious and deliberate attempt to bind people to their immutable characteristics; and blind them to the truth about the power of faith, hard work and perseverance.
These heretics divide our nation and blind us to the truth: that the Marxists behind all this have unholy spiritual agenda. They are attempting to corrode young minds with distorted narratives about the origins and history of our Constitutional Republic and the whole Western civilization much like the Book of Timothy 2 describes:
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
The 1619 Project is one such myth. This drivel wrathfully focuses on the ills of American slavery to sow racial division for political ends. It ignores our nation’s virtues, fails to mention that slavery was and still is a world-wide occurrence, and bends the facts.
The Marxists pushing this propaganda are covetous. They sow seeds of division and pull the wool over the eyes of our children with one hand, so they can steal the fruits of our labor with the other. And sadly, some school districts throughout the United States have already injected this treasonous venom into their daily lesson plans.
Parents deserve much of the blame for allowing this evil to propagate. We allowed Congress to dump our children into the hands of organized labor in 1979 under the Carter Administration; and they have been progressively poisoning their minds ever since.
Rather than equipping our flock to become productive members of society and think for themselves, the U.S. Department of Education instead prepares lamb for wolves. Specifically, money lenders that fund the rising costs of college tuition and a corporatocracy that profits from the wages of sin.
Our nation’s founders drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights with a Biblical framework. Judeo-Christian values birthed our rights, and the Ten Commandments established our rule of law. Nearing the end of the Cold War, we largely began to ignore this fact. Consequently, we have allowed lustful, gluttonous and prideful agendas to eat into the roots of educational institutions.
To be clear, the rot we speak of goes beyond our public k12 schools. Most of our nation’s colleges and university are past the moral tipping point. This is especially true at the Ivy’s. In general, developing discipline, character and integrity are no longer paramount concerns for the faculty and administrators at these elite schools. Instead, they horde grant money, act much like country club resorts, and wave the middle finger at the God written into their charters.
Take Harvard University for example. America’s oldest academic institution once rooted in Puritan beliefs had the audacity to hand the reigns of their chapel over to an avowed atheist earlier this year. When asked of his philosophy, Chaplain President Greg Epstein pridefully boasted: “We don’t look to a god for answers…We are each other’s answers.”
Princeton University’s response to last year’s nation-wide riots provides another example. Following the George Floyd incident, University President Christopher Eisgruber issued a gluttonous and prideful statement condemning his own institution as racist to students, alumni and faculty. In his letter, Eisgruber also wrathfully convicted the officers involved in the incident prior to their jury trial.
The fact that a man chartered with leading one of our nation’s top universities is willing to cast stones at the students and faculty he claims to shepherd bares true testimony to how sick and perverted our schools have become. It belies the need to gut our entire education system and build again from scratch. For our nation to flourish once again, this is a strategic imperative.
Author: Erik Gagnon - Managing Partner, Chi Rho Consulting