Looking around the area. Instead of just educating our children in the 3 R’s, various school boards are promoting “equity” and trying to turn them into Social Justice Warriors. Fortunately, parents are fighting back, and the Prince William County School Board is keeping a low profile, No plans follow Loudoun in limiting access to School Board meetings (potomaclocal.com).
Is The Constitution A Racist Document?
Is the Constitution a racist document? No! Yet some people think it is. Why? Well, I have a theory I would like to share with you. What qualifies me? Why should you listen?
- I am a Baby Boomer, one who was educated in various schools all around the country. I belong to that generation famous for the Sex Revolution and not trusting anyone over thirty. So, I know what it is like to succumb to propaganda and escape it.
- I did not form my theory in isolation or form it abruptly. The process took decades of observation and thought. Nevertheless, my theory is not complicated. Nor does it require anyone to take me on faith. You can see the same things, and you can form your own conclusions.
Where do we begin? By studying the Constitution? No. Instead, lets consider the definition of the generation gap.
Definition of generation gap
: the differences in opinions, values, etc., between younger people and older peopleGeneration Gap | Definition of Generation Gap by Merriam-Webster
Why would the opinions, values, etc., between younger people and older people be significantly different? Does it make sense for children to disagree with their parents and other elders? Not really.
- Older people have more experience than younger people. In part, we gain wisdom from experience, and it does not take much experience to realize that.
- Older people instruct younger people. That instruction includes all kinds of things. In particular, however, to impart their values to them, older people instruct younger people .
- Parents and children usually love each other.
Given that younger people have good reasons to respect the opinions and values of their elders, why would the generation gap amount to anything? Look around, and we can find various excuses. Most relate to the fact that each generation has different experiences related to such things as war, economic calamity, epidemics, social changes like the civil rights movement, technological changes, religious movements, and so forth. Language can also separate generations. Our young people are famous for inventing their own words. Moreover, young people are famous for being rebellious. Still, we have to ask why young people would want to be rebellious. Where is this motivation coming from?
Consider something we often overlook. Because our government has a virtual monopoly on education, we have a difficult time keeping people with awful ideas from teaching our children. Instead of parents deciding who gets paid for teaching their children, politicians decide, and like it or not, as voters we don’t do a good job of electing our leaders. Hence politicians pick the people who choose:
- What our children are taught,
- The instructional material our children use.
- The method of instruction used to teach our children.
- The instructors who teach our children.
Unfortunately, as we have seen graphically demonstrated here of late, politicians do not do a good job of keeping those with radical interests from gaining control over the education of our children.
So, what is the real problem, the most likely cause of the generation gap. As parents we Americans don’t make enough effort to keep radicals from teaching our children lies. If we let people who hate the Constitution teach our children, why should we surprised if our children think the Constitution is a racist document? If our children are being taught by radicals, why should we be surprised when our children come home with radical ideas?
Is the Constitution a racist document? Is it even rational to believe our Constitution is racist? Not if we have any appreciation of history.
Slavery is an age-old institution. For the most part people have always accepted slavery as a fact of life. Our ancestors just prefered being slave owners instead of slaves. After studying their Bibles, however, Christians in the United Kingdom and the United States fought to end slavery, and their fight to end slavery took a long period of time.
When was our Constitution written? Our Constitution was written when Americans were still divided over slavery. Because many Americans had little use for slavery, they wanted it to end. Others, however, still supported slavery. Therefore, in order to bring all thirteen of the original states into the union, the framers of the Constitution had to find a compromise. Hence, the Constitution did two things.
- Limited the voting power of slave states. Slaves were counted as three-fifth of a person in the census (The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription | National Archives, Article 1, Section 2).
- Allowed the Federal Government to end the importation of slaves in 1808 (The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription | National Archives, Article 1, Section 9).
Ironically, those who call the Constitution racist point to limiting the voting power of the slave states in the House of Representatives as racist. In particular, when slaves were not allowed to vote, they are offended by the fact that slaves were counted as only three-fifths of a person. Why aren’t they offended by the fact that they were counted at all? Sadly, the young people who think the Constitution racist were just not properly taught American history.