The following is from 1913 by Oliver DeMille pg 117
Just consider what Samuel Williams, a Harvard professor in the American founding era, said about the average education of American children in 1794:
All the children are trained up to this kind of knowledge: they are accustomed from the earliest years to read the Holy Scriptures, the periodical publications, newspapers, and political pamphlets; to form some general acquaintance with the laws of their country, the proceedings of the courts of justice, of the general assembly of the state, and of the Congress, etc.
Such a kind of education is common and universal in every part of the state: and nothing would be more dishonorable to the parents, or to the children, then to be without it.
- What does this say about the parents of today's children?
- Why do parents give the duty of teaching their children to a stranger or someone they don't know very well at all?
- Is it because they are told they have to send their children to a public school?
- Are today's parents lazy and don't want to do the work required?
- Are the parents living beyond their means, and send the children to school because both parents work?
- Or were the parents them self were not raised as described above?
There are no easy ways to correct what has been going on. But if we don't start now we shall see the freedom we have been taking for granted for so long, disappear in front of our own eyes.