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Shame on America!

August 27, 2018

Wake-Up America!

Shame on America for not teaching our children and young adults that IT has done more great things for its citizens and the world than any other nation on earth.

Yes, America is a work-in-progress; but our historical and current imperfections must be put in context and in perspective.

Way too many of our children and young adults are pathetically ignorant about America’s stunning accomplishments in just over 242 years. 

A great many of our children and young adults know little-to-nothing about the Revolutionary war,  the War of 1812, our Civil War, the Emancipation of Slaves, WWI, WWII, the Korean War, the Civil Rights revolution of the 1960’s, the Cold War and the Viet Nam War. Also, they know little-to-nothing about the meaning of Memorial Day, the meaning of the Fourth of July and Veteran’s Day. America’s young adults know little-to-nothing about the advantages of Capitalism; or the murderous mass killings, famines and economic failures of Socialists, Communists and Dictatorships…and so much more.

Our government, families, schools and our media have been failing to teach the wonderful things that America has done to improve the lives of countless millions within our borders and billions of people around the world. We have been failing for decades!

Nations that do not teach their children about the good and noble things that their evolving ways-of-life have achieved, the great (even mortal) sacrifices of its past citizens, and the terrible things that our enemies have done (and continue to try to do), will suffer a fate worse than the death of its individual citizens.

They will suffer the death of their cultures and their civilizations.

Wake-Up America! We we are approaching the point of no return.

Now, shame on America for this!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 8/27/18


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