Every country has written great pages and dark pages in History. For the United States, slavery and the Civil War that brought an end to it were definitely some of the darkest pages. And we must never forget.
History is not supposed to make you feel good or bad. History is your best defense against ignorance. Every time you learn about History, you are improving your defense and you are increasing your chances to have a bright future. When you know your History, you are less likely to get manipulated and to get lied to. Educated citizens are essential if we want a healthy democracy. Democracy can be hijacked and replaced by a dictatorship anytime anywhere if we close our eyes and we forget about our History. Don’t ever take anything for granted, keep learning.
-Les Elder (Facebook)
As I have written and said many times, it seems that our Education system has either gone stupid on its own or it has deliberately been driven stupid by those that do not want our young’uns to know what many of us took for granted that they were learning. All I have to say is for you to start asking Civics or History questions of them – and then decide for yourself.
Note: The quote in the featured image is not attributed to Les Elder. That belongs to Steve, from GraniteGrok.com