A Return To The Constitution (Part 4)

Arnn says that there is evidence that Reagan is not only forgotten but rather completely ignored. He gives an example by way of an interview which Secretary of Education Spellings gave to Human Events:

There is evidence that he is in fact not forgotten, but rather ignored. Secretary Spellings recently gave an interesting interview to Human Events reporter Terence Jeffrey. She was candid and intelligent in the interview, for one thing disarmingly ready to admit the failures of her policies so far, even while defending them and predicting their long-term success. She favors school choice and works to get it implemented, if so far without much success. She has tough words for the education union that is such a dreaded political obstacle to reform. But toward the end of the interview she was asked a pair of questions that she found difficult.

Mr. Jeffrey asked her if she could “point to language in the Constitution that authorized the federal government to have a Department of Education.” Her reply shows that she knew the bearing of the inquiry: “I think we had come to an understanding, at least, of the reality of Washington and the flat world, if you will, that the Department of Education was not going to be abolished, and we were going to invest in our nation’s neediest students.”

Mr. Jeffrey persisted: “It is one thing to say that the political reality is we are not going to abolish the federal Department of Education, but can you seriously point to where the Framers actually intended the Constitution to authorize a Department of Education?”

The Secretary replied: “I can’t point to it one way or the other. I’m not a constitutional scholar, but I’ll look into it for you, Terry.” Mr. Jeffrey reports that he did not get his answer.

This is Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, sworn to uphold the Constitution in the exercise of her office.

It is remarkable that the Secretary of Education, who is supposed to uphold the Constitution as a part of her office, did not know where the framers actually intended the constitution to authorize a Department of Education. For those who are uninformed, it does not specify anywhere that a Department of Education be formed. In fact, education is not meant to be in the hands of government officials but rather left to the parents. As Neal Boortz mentioned back in 2006 on his radio show:

There is no greater long-term threat to our continued prosperity, economic liberty, freedom, and quality of life in the United States than that presented by teachers unions. And that includes Islamic terrorists.

A couple of years ago after hearing how education had changed from when I graduated high school in 1993, I had made mention on an OTNN/TB-TV aftershow that given how much the education had changed I would not have graduated now. That was confirmed after reading one of my roommates’ children’s schoolbooks and seeing the Common Core principles at work. Common Core is another way for the Communists to take over America. In fact, the 10th plank of the Communist Manifesto reads as follows:

10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.

People are being taxed to support what we call ‘public’ schools, which train the young to work for the communal debt system. We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based “Education” .

Also, the 17th goal of communism (as said by W. Cleon Skousen in his book The Naked Communist) reads as follows:

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

If this, coupled with what Secretary Spellings said to Terence Jeffery of Human Events, does not wake you up to seeing what is happening in America and why we need to get back to the Constitution, then I do not know what will.

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