Not Yours to Give | by Davy Crockett
Taken from Free Market Economics: A Basic Reader, compiled by Bettina Bien Greaves (pp. 227-231). Read by Dr. Floy Lilley. http:mises.org David Crockett (1786-1836) was a celebrated 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is referred to in popular culture as Davy Crockett and after the 1950s by the epithet King of the Wild Frontier. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo. Crockett grew up in East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling. After being elected to the rank of colonel in the militia of Lawrence County, Tennessee, he was elected to the Tennessee state legislature in 1821. In 1826, Crockett was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Crockett vehemently opposed many of the policies of President Andrew Jackson, most notably the Indian Removal Act. Crockett's opposition to Jackson's policies led to his defeat in the 1834 elections, prompting his angry departure to Texas shortly thereafter. In early 1836, Crockett took part in the Texas Revolution and was killed at the Battle of the Alamo in March. Crockett became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs. After his death, he continued to be credited with brazen acts of mythical proportion. These led in the 20th century to television and movie portrayals, and he became one of the best-known American folk heroes. (Source: Wikipedia) DISCLAIMER: The Ludwig von Mises Institute has given permission under the Creative Commons license that this audio presentation can be publicly reposted as long as credit is given to the Mises Institute and respective guidelines are followed. More info at: http:creativecommons.orglicensesby3.0us This youtube.com channel, LibertyInOurTime, is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, any of its lecturers or staff members. I have it typed out at: http:mickeywhite.blogspot.com200601humbling-lesson-congressman-davy.html
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FreedomProject Education's Executive Director Alan Scholl discusses the change in direction, leadership, and intent of American Education. Mr. Scholl is currently accepting requests to deliver this speech live in your hometown. Email: email@example.com to inquire.
The collectivist-humanist philosophy has near-total control of federal, state, and local government schools, educators and agencies.
As a result, the traditional Judeo-Christian family-centered philosophy that built America is falling into disuse, faith and practice banned and attacked in schools, rewritten out of textbooks, and rejected and demonized by teachers, administrators, and teachers unions. How did the Bible, once the core of education in America, become "unsuitable?"
Have generations of students been "re-educated" rather than educated by the very institutions that parents have trusted to teach their children? What about massive changes like the so-called "Common Core State Standards?" Merely the latest fad, a cure, or dangerous indoctrination?
The rapid disintegration of American families and society is obvious. Many sense that we are speeding toward total government. Is this an "evolutionary trend" in education— or a sinister agenda? Watch and decide for yourself.
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This video is a shortened version of a presentation with the same title that has been given before over 200 audiences in 26 states by Dr. Duke Pesta, English professor at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and Academic Director, FreedomProject Education (FPEUSA.org).
This video was recorded at the national Council Dinner of The John Birch Society, held in Jacksonville, Florida, May 3, 2014.
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