Summer, 1776. What kind of guts does it take to start a nation that puts The People truly in charge while separating from a king with “a decent respect” as they listed their grievances, one by one. Where does such courage come from? I’ve seen it in the National Archives. I could almost feel the […]
The Colonists Show Us How It’s Done
The colonists were no slackers. We read about their work ethic and strong will to govern themselves this week to prepare for our Independence Day celebration. They didn’t take separation from the mother country lightly. Our Founders even said, “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient […]
Independence Day Prep
Welcome! Thank you for returning to Civics and Citizenship as we take a look at a few ideas to prepare for our Independence Day celebrations. Guarding our liberty is no longer the “elephant in the room” but an action item on the minds of many Americans. Also, how do we prepare the conversations that may […]
How do we guard and keep liberty? We must pass on our history to our posterity through primary source documents. What did historical figures actually say? What did they actually do? Why did they do it? If you only get your knowledge of history from what other people tell you in books and media, you […]
Happy Birthday, America!
I dissolved the political bands of Communism before it connected me. It happened when Nikita Khrushchev banged his shoe on the table and threatened, “Your grandchildren will live under Communism.” He was talking about my posterity. When Nikita Khrushchev said, “We will bury you,” and, “Your grandchildren will live under communism,” I believed he was […]
Is America a Mistake?
Is America one big mistake? As we celebrate Independence Day 2020, many young people are calling on us to wipe our history away. They look at the failings in our Founders’ lives but fail to see their own offenses. Many Americans have never studied the treasure in our founding American documents. Students have been taught […]