“I give my head my heart and my life to my God and one nation indivisible with justice for all.” – Uncovered classroom chalkboard from 1917
Contractors at a high school in Oklahoma got more than they bargained for when they unearthed lessons on a chalkboard dating back to 1917.
The lessons are a poignant reminder of a bygone era, before activists sought to remove all semblance of God, a love for America, and accurate history from schools. Over time, Americans – perhaps weary of the radical left or ignorant to their own rights – have allowed this usurpation to take place.
In the last 100 years, a deliberate and sustained indoctrination effort has been successfully made by card-carrying communists such as Howard Zinn, likely communist members such as Curtis D. MacDougall, or prominent Ku Klux Klan members and their allies such as FDR-appointed Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black to name a few.
Consider these quotes:
“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence.” – Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833
“No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.” – Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, November 4, 1775
“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue.” – John Witherspoon, The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men, 1776
Read more about the newly discovered chalkboards here.
This post was originally from Broadside News, used with permission.
2 thoughts on “What a 1917 school lesson can teach America”
This is the kind of school I remember as a kid going to a little school in the country, there was only one room that had grades one through four. Every school day our teacher would open his bible and read to us.Those were the days when absolute truth was taught and the truth of history without compromise.Would to God it were so today.