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Simply Speaking: Youth have no fundamentals

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Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, after whom our neighboring city, Cleburne, is named, was born in County Cork, Ireland. One of two foreign-born men who later became generals in the army of the Confederate States of America, Pat Cleburne is quoted with a most profound statement made during the War for Southern Independence.

"Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy, that our youths will be taught by Northern school teachers; learn from Northern school books their version of the war."

You’d think the truth of that conflict would have risen to the top by now, some 146 years later, but it has not. In fact, the real truth has been, I believe, purposely and further obscured as time goes by, perpetuated by what has become our own Texas and Southern academia, who fit too perfectly into the mold of the former scalawag*.

Why bring this up, Simmons?

For a number of reasons, but to make the point, beyond a shadow of a doubt, General Patrick Cleburne knew precisely of what he spoke.

The repercussions of the South’s eventual surrender are many and varied.

As we have been and continue to discover in today’s mega-Washington government, though the Lincoln Administration really only wanted a continuation of Southern States tax money (tribute) flowing into Washington (which had been cut off with their secession), the forcing of those states back into the Union (after their surrender) also had the dramatic effect of essentially forcing governmental power from each state’s capital, county seat, and "We the People" (North and South), into Washington, DC.

Not what the Founders intended. The bloody sword was used to do what no other would-be tyrant had ever been able to accomplish in America’s history.

The so-called "Reconstruction" period of approximately 12 years simply demonstrated to the Southern States how an occupying army could and would be used, should any future attempt be made toward independence…and back to the precepts of the founders.

To further demonstrate the repercussions of Southern surrender, what’s being taught and, more importantly, what’s not being taught in public (and private) schools and universities brings Cleburne’s prophecy into clear focus.

Our founding forebears never taught or advocated democracy; instead, they warned of its dangers. But today, the word democracy seems on every educator’s lips, not to mention the media and politicians.

How about the fact that only 16 items were given to Washington by the Constitution … and those responsibilities enumerated … with power held by the states and the people to remove those items, should the federal government fail in any one or all of them. I had to discover this through my own studies, as my public education failed to provide this critical civil government factor.

And how about not being taught ultimate power rests in the hands of the states or to the people of those states individual. Read the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution. Or, that we’re a nation of nations (states), not one nation indivisible (read up on the penning of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, DONE BY SOCIALISTS in 1892).

So, our youth is not being given the fundamentals so needed to think critically on all the issues of the day. For the most part, they’re not thinking in that direction at all, which has been the education direction since the 60s, at least, and is a big part of the reason someone like Obama got the votes to occupy the White House.

With all of this in mind, beginning now, those of us who do see our predicament must hold a lot of feet to the fire…which is something we’ve never done, but we must learn how, then do so in a hurry.

The Tea Party is willing, but must enlist others, teaching them as they go on fundamental principles not given in formal "education." We must hold the education establishment responsible, certainly holding their feet to the fire for their failures and lack of courage to stand up to the unions and liberal among their ranks. Perhaps they will have to shift football turf considerations from a major to a minor course in their deliberations. May Yahweh God bless through Yeshua, Christ the King.

*scalawag…a native white Southerner who collaborated with the occupying Union forces during the so-called Reconstruction period (1865 – 1877), often for personal gain.



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