The Common Sense Show
by Dave Hodges
“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth—persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
JOHN F. KENNEDY
People often ask me, “Dave, how do we turn this around and defeat the globalists”? I frequently tell them that there is no turning this around. I have an attorney who is continually writing to me and stating that we need to teach the people the Constitution. “Mr. lawyer, our people cannot even read the Constitution, much less understand it”.
The parents and grandparents have lost this country to a group of vicious and sociopathic bankers because for 3 generations, Americans have failed to turn off their TV sets and allowed the state to educate their children.This article is about why parents need to home school their children in order to keep them out of the clutches of the government. Yes, there are good teachers and great schools still left. However, there are not enough of them. We need to rescue our children from the propaganda of the state, before they are totally taught to love their servitude and educate them in an environment which will honor true knowledge, not blind obedience.
If the Biblical saying (Hosea 4:6) “My people perish from lack of knowledge.” is indeed true, Americans should be placed at the top of the endangered species list. We need to educate our children at home before we lose this generation as well.
Dumb and Dumber
Just how dumb are we? Consider a new report from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute about civic literacy concludes that the average American is too dumb to vote intelligently.
Over 70% of the test takes, including college students and elected officials flunked the 33 multiple choice question test which covered basic civics.
How bad were the results? Consider the fact that 27% of the elected officials surveyed could not name even one right contained in the first amendment. How will we know when the country is placed under martial law? The answer: We won’t! But neither will the majority of our leaders.
Rick Shenkman, author of the book Just How Dumb Are We, found that 87% of American college students could not find Iraq on a map. In fact, Shenkman also found that:
– Only 1 in 5 know that we have 100 United States senators.
-Only 2 out of 5 citizens can name the three branches of the federal government.
-Only 20% of young Americans between the ages 18-34 read a newspaper daily. An amazingly low 11% report surfing Internet news sites.
Among 18- to 24-year-old Americans given maps:
-83 percent cannot find Afghanistan
-76 percent cannot find Saudi Arabia -70 percent cannot find New Jersey
-11 percent cannot find the United States
Only 17% of college graduates understood the contrast between a free market economy and centralized planning. Perhaps this explains why America was not rioting in the streets following the passage of the bail out. I am left wondering what percentage of Americans actually believe that the Federal Reserve is both Federal and has reserves. Soon, nearly 100% of Americans will not be able to find their wallets.
Public or private schools, with class sizes of 30-40 kids, doesn’t inspire creative or critical thinking. If large classeshave to be on the same page, literally, those who learn faster are held back by those who are slower. Rote memorization does not lead to true understanding.
The public educational system has always been used as a tool for indoctrinating kids into whatever the currently accepted belief systems and standards of behavior are considered acceptable by the elite. As I have written about, elementary students in San Bernadino, CA., made their students bow on one knee when they heard the teachers whistle. All across this country, all support of the Second Amendment is eviscerated from most schools (e.g. suspending children for drawing a gun, pointing a finger gun, playing imaginary war games on the playground).
Homeschooling your children can help them avoid the often dangerous and required vaccinations and enforced psychotropic “medications”. There are many concerns of how children cope with the drudgery of forced institutional education by resorting to illegal drugs or prescription drugs obtained illegally.
It takes the schools of today far too many years to teach reading and writing skills along with basic grammar, and math. Most of the problem is due to sheer class size. It should take only a few months to learn each of these basic items for most. Today, about 40% of high school graduates are lacking in those basic literacy skills.
A generation of making dedicated teachers teach the exact same thing, using the exact same methods, has produced an educational cloning factory. This type of education produces a conditioned response in our children, instead of free and independent thinking. It is an excellent propaganda tool.
Robert Kennedy Jr. once stated that, “Americans are over entertained and under informed.” You can help switch that around by exposing your children to texts and videos that are not allowed throughout all the grades of public education. How about teaching children how the Federal Reserve system is ripping them off and has been for a century in which the dollar has slipped in value to less than four cents. How about teaching our children how to balance a checkbook. How about allowing children to pursue what they love, learn real history, engage in a critical analysis the present political leadership and most of all, let’s have them learn what the research says about real contentment and long lasting happiness? Our children need to be challenged in ways that are appealing to them. The establishment is interested in using school as an instrument of indoctrination and teaching that the state is sovereign, not the people.
The state wants to produce children who are smart enough to do their jobs, but not so smart that they question authority. The banker-run state has accomplished their goal in subverting the Constitution and turning us into passive sheep who are incapable of challenging authority. If we hope to mount any resistance against the tyranny which has taken over our country, we need to remove the tyrants incessant voice from the ears of our children. The biggest reason to home school your children is to reintroduce God to the lives of our young in a manner that integrates His perfect word into the daily lives of our children in a manner which is fully engrained into the lives of our children.
Home school children consistently outperform public school, home school your children!
Common Core is exacerbating these issues.
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”