February 26, 2024

Thank you tannngl from The Pesky Truth blog for alerting me to this Prager U video…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy5u2DIA2c8&w=640&h=360]

“History majors” who don’t know when the declaration of Independence was signed, or when WWII ended, or who our 16th president was, or what political party Abraham Lincoln was in (while standing in front of Lincoln’s statue…)  I commented:

Thomas Sowell: “The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.”

“That is the legacy of leftism in America. The people interviewed on this video should be so ashamed of their ignorance they should volunteer to give up their right to vote – but instead their feelings would probably be hurt at the idea that their opinions aren’t valuable and shouldn’t count because they don’t know anything relevant to making political decisions.”

Potential solutions include removing government control of schools, home schooling, or making sure your children learn directly from you whether their school teaches them anything or not…

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