Future Guardians

"A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing...than...communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?" George Washington

For me this goes right to the core of my philosophy of education. This week I have listened to the second installment of the webinar, "The Making of America." Our focus this week was on the divine science of politics. I continue to be in awe as I study the roots of our great nation. God's hand truly was in the making of America. We looked in great detail at the Old Testament and how our Founding Fathers modeled the Constitution after God's word. We touched on Israel's desire to be like other nations asking for a king. We continued our study by looking at the Anglo-Saxon form of government and its influence on our Founding Fathers. And finally we looked at the natural laws of economics. Simply put...the freedom to try; the freedom to buy; the freedom to sell; and the freedom to fail.

Ironically, I decided to take this webinar to better prepare myself for teaching American Government this year. Yet I find that the basic virtue and truth of our Founding Fathers is convicting and deserves to be a part of our educational diet. Washington called future generations "guardians of the liberties of the country." What better way to serve as that guardian than to be educated in truth and the principles that began this nation.


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