(Tea Party 247) – It’s become pretty obvious the left intends to radically change the very fundamentals of America and their main strategy in accomplishing this is to usurp the country’s education system, which thus far they have been quite successful in doing. Our universities have long been far-left progressive strongholds but now they have moved into schools K-12 at rapid pace. It’s alarming just how inundated our public education system has become in such a short period of time.
Many of us believe a civil war is on the horizon but this time it won’t be a regional conflict but rather an ideological one. The way in which one side wins will be entirely different than the Civil War which was fought with guns and violence. One college professor believes homeschooling moms have already begun the fight for America’s future.
C. Bradley Thompson, a professor of political science at Clemson University and author of America’s Revolutionary Mind: A Moral History of the American Revolution and the Declaration That Defined It, discussed his concerns on the continuing fracture of American politics and culture in an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joe Pollak.
In his interview he pointed out that currently there are two factions that have formed in America. Conservatives represent one of these factions while far-left progressives represent the other. Thompson says that America is not just a country but an ideology and one that is “associated with the principles of the Declaration of Independence.”
The principles of the Declaration of Independence used to be widely accepted by all Americans despite political leanings. Now, the division in politics seems to boil down to ideological differences in the way in which the two factions view the words of the Declaration of Independence.
“So the question is: What is it, what ideas can Americans rally around?” Thompson asked. “If we cannot rally around these words — we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, among which are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — then we can rally as a nation around no words.”
Thompson went on to say that the sham impeachment of President Trump is really just a symptom of the deeper underlying problem.
“In my view, the problem that we are confronting now in 2019 is that America seems to be hopelessly and ideologically divided, so this show trial that is taking place in Washington, DC, right now, is just sort of the culmination of what I think are much deeper, subterranean ideological divisions that are taking place in this country,” said Thompson. “The problem is, part of the United States — one group in the United States — they seem to despise the principles on which this country was founded, and so we find ourselves in this very difficult position where one part of the nation really hates what this country has always stood for.”
In 21st century America, Democrats clearly hate what America has always stood for. Not only that, they hate anyone who stands for the principles America was built on.
Democrats also seem to hate truth and reality and have found the best way to combat the principles they despise is to literally take over the very meaning of truth which results in confusion and the breaking down of America’s moral fabric. Thompson points this out.
“Those very simple but graceful words in the second paragraph of the Declaration,” he started, “So, just go through them: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident.’ The first thing to say is that in 2019, the intellectual class in the United States doesn’t believe in the concept of truth. In 2016, the word of the year in the Oxford dictionary was ‘post-truth.’ It said that we live in a post-truth society, that is to say, we live in a world where truth is allegedly subjective. Every person effectively has their truth, or every group has their truth, where as the Founding Fathers believed in truth with a capital T, that truth is absolute, certain, permanent, and universal.”
This is where the battle for America really begins. Are we going to allow an entire generation to be educated to believe that truth is subjective and thus so is morality?
“The reigning intellectual and moral orthodoxy of American intellectual life, American universities would be the twin towers of moral relativism and nihilism, and the idea here, and the goal of the left over the last 50 or 60 years has been this long march through the institutions,” noted Thompson. “What they’ve tried to do — and in fact, have done quite successfully — is to take over America’s cultural institutions, particularly education, particularly K through 12 education, and colleges and universities, and that’s where the real battle is. It’s a battle of ideas.”
Thompson goes on to say, “Unfortunately I think, too many libertarians and conservatives and classical liberals invest too much time in politics, whereas John Adams and Thomas Jefferson believed that — what really is the underpinning — the soul of a nation is how we educate our children. That’s the core issue, and so whoever controls the schools, and now also the universities, will control the culture.”
“As Andrew Breitbart once said, politics is downstream from culture, and culture is downstream from the universities, and so if we lose the battle for the universities — and our schools, K through 12 — then we find ourselves in a very difficult position,” Thompson foreshadows.
Thompson remarked, “I, like many other people, do worry about a potential coming civil war. Now, obviously a civil war in 21st century America would be significantly different than the kind we had in 1861, but it would be a different kind of civil war, and it may not involve violence at all, but it might involve the fracturing of America. Now, unlike the 1850s and 1860s, this is not a regional [war]. It’s not north versus south. It’s really ideological, and how we deal with that issue is unclear.”
With this concern comes Thompson’s theory that the way in which children are being educated now will have a profound impact on the result of a future civil war. He believes homeschooling is the best way to combat the pervasiveness of the progressive left’s agenda, which has infested government-run public schools all across the country.
“I do have hope in homeschooling,” Thompson stated. “I think homeschooling is one way in which we can recapture this culture, and I would argue, and have argued, that the leaders of the revolution are America’s homeschooling mothers. They’re the ones at the forefront of this change, and I would strongly encourage people to pull their kids out of government schools and to homeschool their children.”
We join him in that suggestion. If you can, get your children out of the public school system where they are undergoing intense progressive indoctrination. In the Civil War many families were divided as siblings went to fight for opposing sides. We will see the same division should another civil war occur but it will primarily be children splitting from their parents after having been brainwashed by the government education system for years.
The fight has begun, parents. Which side are you on?