December 18, 2012 by History in a Hurry
The American republic has devolved into an empire; the Bill of Rights is being trashed; our country is bankrupt; personal liberty and prosperity are on a steady march backward.
Meanwhile, politicians from both parties, whose policies have caused our country’s lamentable condition, lie about all of this. The mainstream media fixate on celebrities and superficialities. Most schools favor social engineering over informing young minds and helping to preserve liberty.
Escape the government-media matrix for a few minutes each day. Bring the kids, and join me as we examine topics that you can’t afford to ignore if you care about freedom.
You will learn about the proper role of government and the importance of civil liberties, free markets, sound money, and a just foreign policy in a free society. You will encounter thinkers, writers and commentators from across the political spectrum, who will explain recent events and our country’s most significant challenges.
“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people,” Founding Father John Adams wrote in 1765. This site is my small offering toward promoting that general knowledge.
Include your kids by having them read brief history lessons written by two little mice I know named July and August (for Julius and Augustus Caesar).
The mice will write the History Just for Kids blog, sharing morsels about historical events and books they have read. They will introduce young readers to Sargon (the first Sumerian dictator), Confucius, and President Martin Van Buren, among other figures. They hope their short summaries will have your kids begging to go to the library to read more.
Despite the doom and gloom in the news, this site is rooted in optimism. I know many of the issues facing our nation are unsettling. But I think that if enough citizens inform themselves and demand a Constitutional government, they will effect change.
I hope you will use the site to educate and equip yourself, your family and your friends, so that We the People can find a way to restore the American republic in the years to come.
I will post eclectic, pertinent snippets that should each take 5 to 10 minutes to consume. I hope you will return often to see what I’ve come up with, and I hope the site will whet your appetite for further study.