Glenn suggested a marvelous idea that I think is something every single American family should participate in . . . establishing a Freedom Library.
Our nation is rife with people determined to destroy the reputation of our founding fathers, wanting to re-write or completely toss out the U.S. Constitution, toss our republic way of government out the window and usher in socialism or communism and so much more. I could literally go on for hours about what is going on in this nation.
But Glenn suggested we start collecting books about our Founding Father and the establishment of America. I would strongly suggest not purchasing any written by a decidedly left-wing liberal. Anything written and published by the Department of Education prior to the Clinton era. In case you didn't know, the Clinton's ordered a re-write of American history to show the "true" America. A lot of falsehood were then perpetuated as truth and have now been taught to a generation of Americans as truth.
A few books I would recommend to start with would be:
Let me explain why I believe this is such a good idea. Education, first and primarily, should take place in the home. Here is why:
Yesterday, a college student called the Glenn Beck Show and explained about a Sociology class he was being forced to take before he graduated. The professor is a socialist and proud of it! Her lessons revolved around comments like, "We must move away from capitalism and toward . . ." she went on to describe socialism with actually calling it such.
What is socialism you ask? In socialism God is taken out of the human equation and is replaced by the state. Merriam Webster Dictionary defines it as:
1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
One of my favorite quotes by Joseph Smith is this: "Knowledge does away with darkness, suspense, and doubt; for these cannot exist where knowledge is . . . In knowledge there is power."
And lest you think I am over-reacting, let me share the 45 Rules of American Communism, defined as,
1 a: a theory advocating elimination of private property b: a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed
2 capitalized a: a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics b: a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production c: a final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably d: communist systems collectively
1st Goal ∙ U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. Check!
2nd Goal ∙ U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. Check!
3rd Goal ∙ Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. Check!
4th Goal ∙ Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. Check!
5th Goal ∙ Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet Satellites. Check!
6th Goal ∙ Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. Check!
7th Goal ∙ Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N. Check!
8th Goal ∙ Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9th Goal ∙ Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the U.S. has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress. Check!
10th Goal ∙ Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N. [page 260] Check!
11th Goal ∙ Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12th Goal ∙ Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party. Check!
13th Goal ∙ Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14th Goal ∙ Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent office. Check!
15th Goal ∙ Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. (This is me: Have you listened to Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama and John Edwards lately? Have you listened to Harry Reid and the rest of the Democrat party. They can consider their butts well and truly captured! Mission Accomplished!)
16th Goal ∙ Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. Check! Check! Check!
17th Goal ∙ Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks. Check! Check! Check! (When was the last time you sat down with your children and really listened to what they are being taught? Have you read their textbooks? Do you visit the classroom on a regular basis? Do you attend all parent/teacher conferences? Do you attend school board meetings?)
18th Goal ∙ Gain control of all student newspapers. Oh, freakin' done! Excuse me, Check!
19th Goal ∙ Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack. Check!
20th Goal ∙ Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions. Don't even get me started. CHECK!
21st Goal ∙ Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motion pictures. CHECK!
22nd Goal ∙ Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms." Check!
23rd Goal ∙ Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive meaningless art." Check! But seriously, why?
24th Goal ∙ Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling [page 261] them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press. Check! i.e. Hustler, Playboy, etc.
25th Goal ∙ Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV. Check!
26th Goal ∙ Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy." Check!
27th Goal ∙ Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch." Seriously making all efforts to accomplish this.
28th Goal ∙ Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state." Check!
29th Goal ∙ Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a world-wide basis. Check!
30th Goal ∙ Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man." Check!
31st Goal ∙ Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of "the big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over. Check!
32th Goal ∙ Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture -- education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. Check!
33rd Goal ∙ Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus. In the process of-
34th Goal ∙ Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Check!
35th Goal ∙ Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI. In progress.
36th Goal ∙ Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. Check!
37th Goal ∙ Infiltrate and gain control of big business. Serious inroads.
38th Goal ∙ Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police [page 262] to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat. Check!
39th Goal ∙ Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals. Check!
40th Goal ∙ Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. Check!
41st Goal ∙ Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. Check!
42nd Goal ∙ Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use "united force" to solve economic, political or social problems. Check! (Oh yeah, if you don't remember the 70's, now's the time to do some reading.)
43rd Goal ∙ Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government. Check!
44th Goal ∙ Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45th Goal ∙ Repeal the Connally Reservation so the U.S. cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike. Trying for everything they are worth i.e., Law of the Sea Treaty.
Source: "The Naked Communist", pp 259-262, Author W. Cleon Skousen, Nov. 1961.
I am astonished at the completion of all these goals. I've known the Constitution and American way of life was under attack. I've known that Christianity was under attack. I've known that our freedoms and Constitutional rights are being eroded. I've known that the Left desires the complete destruction of the America our Founding Fathers set up under divine inspiration.
What I did know? How far they'd gotten. Educate your children and your families. Educate yourselves. Become active in your communities. Research all candidates and issues and vote in every election.
Do you wonder how this situation in America came to be? Apathy. It's time to shake it off and do something or this beautiful country you grew up in will be non-existent by the time your children are adults.
There is only one thing standing between America and those who wish to destroy her . . . you and me. I'm in, are you?