9/9/05


American Flag flying upside down as signal of DISTRESS

This is a picture of one of the early school 'primers' from which our nation derived its education


GOVERNMENT SCHOOLING

A necessarily brief overview: In the late 1700s some colonial states had 'public' schools, some did not. In Virginia it was the responsibility of the family to find a 'tutor' for their child, quite often a local church minister. Meriwether Lewis had no public schooling. His education came at the hand of a private individual, in his instance, but 1-1/2 years. Lewis' further education was accomplished as he worked for Jefferson and prepared for his "Crew of Discovery."

Clark was, as most of the lads of his time, quite competent with the rifle and woodmanship. Folks now say the times have passed where boys need to be competent with their firearms. The NCA takes violent issue with that notion, our nation still being defended by its volunteer youth and the armies to which they join themselves. Had our sovereign citizens continued with the firearms education, and had gun control not begun with the disarmament of the minority races on this continent, the misuse of guns would not now be an issue. We lay the blood of the dead in schools and crime at the feet of the gun controllers and would give anything to see them taken to court over the matter. Why not sue them at law for their responsibility in this matter of those who owe their death to firearms control and victim disarmament if overweight people and smokers can take retail businesses to the law for their excesses?

In the Colonial north east there were private and public schools. In fact, the famous American Indian we knew as Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea) received his formal education, a quite thorough one, at one such private school. Homeschooling for girls was the norm but not universal. Lincoln, regardless of what we think of him, had an incredible home-school background. Education was either "nil," home-school, privately arranged, or controlled completely by the local school board. The nation grew.

In the midwest, once it was settled, boys came to schools with their guns when they were expected to gather game on the way to and from school. Their instructors, as in the case of Kansas Normal schools, were taught as teachers for 6 months after high school, then went on to teach in the country schools. The education was, again, controlled completely by the local school board or town. There was no such thing as "national standards," a concept so foreign to the Founding Fathers as to probably have incited another duel like that of Burr and Hamilton, should it have happened at that time.

Firearm education was done at home. Firearms were a tool and respected completely as such. The American youth were so accomplished at their use as to be of concern to the foreign enemies we faced. Children did not shoot children or others. Fist-fights, yes, gun misuse was unheard of.

My grandfather was certified by his Missouri town school board as competent to enter the University with the following accomplishments on his certification paper:

Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry (Plane), Geometry (Solid), Physics, U.S. History, General History, English Grammar, English Composition, German (2 terms), Latin I (Grammar), Latin II (Reader), Latin III (Caesar 4 books), Latin IV (Composition), Latin V (Cicero 2 orations),Latin VI (Aenoid and Horace), Lockwoods English, Rhetoric, English Language, Physical Geography, and Civil Government (Civics).

Of course, you say, who needs that kind of education? Actually, WE DO!!! The human brain begs for programming in the formative years. It has been shown that the human brain, abandoned to TV and "outcome based education," manages to disconnect a high percentage of the neural nets it came with by the time the child is 6, should the nets not be challenged at home. This loss continues in school.

The damage done by our modern education system is easily measured by the remedial courses required now in Junior Colleges to retrain human brains wasted by elementary and secondary education. I liken the process to the retraining of a stroke victim. Ask yourself why Junior Colleges need 100 sections of remediation in Math and English for a population of 8000 students NOW, when in 1950 there were NONE? Is that your definition of "progress?" Or is that a measure of the total failure of our system. Then watch Jay Leno and his questions on the street? If it were not so horribly sad, it should be funny, when people do not even know who we fought in the Civil War.

My grandfather's contemporaries were folks like Patton, Eisenhower, Bradley, MacArthur, Robert Goddard, Willard Libby and MILLIONS of folks now unknown except to their genealogically hungry families. These were the folks who prosecuted the First and Second World Wars, developed American Industry, fought 2 wars at once, and, by the way, formulated such engines of industry as Hewlett Packard, IBM, the airplane, &c.

Up to this point, schooling was the sole responsibility of the local school boards. They determined the curriculum, teachers, salaries, facilities. They determined the curriculum by their local needs, and the needs of industry and the outcomes of successful matriculation. They were also in total compliance with the U.S. Constitution, most of the members having a thorough acquaintance with the courses called "Civics, "US Government," &c.

Enter the Bolsheviks and "Progressive Education" in the 1920s and 1930s. Rather than try to cover that, please click on

WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR SCHOOLS?

Quite a number of public schools had indoor and/or outdoor rifle ranges. A number of schools also had rifle teams. I personally obtained my Certified Rifle Instructor "ticket" through the coach of one such school, an industrial arts teacher who was also a master instructor for the NRA. Here is a picture of just one very typical indoor range.

Here is a very typical indoor school range. Shots were trapped, and, in a lot
of cases, re-cycled to re-loaders or lead buyers.

At this point, schools provided a great number of marksmen to the national and international competitions. But the situation was actually perfect for the Bolsheviks that were streaming out of the Universities and into the schools. They had more and more control over the ranges and the curricula. Enter the NEA (originally a professional organization in the early 60s much like the IRE that became the IEEE). The NEA morphed into a Union, merged with the AFT, and took total control of the state legislatures, then Congress, via massive lobbying efforts. Hand in hand, or hand on ear, the NEA and its statists fueled the paranoia about firearms, loaded feminist influence over all education, destroyed the rifle-ranges, and the Patriotic curricula of the schools. I should hope we need not rehearse to you the citations of quotes by the leaders of Marxism about who controls the nations by controlling their children? Or citations by Adolph Hitler to the same end?

So what now? The best we can do at NCA is to encourage you to either home school your children, and train them, either yourself or through the NRA, in the proper use of firearms, or send to a private school, even one which still maintains riflery as sport. If you did not know it, riflery is an extremely difficult sport, requiring incredible self control. The benefits to the concentration, much less the satisfaction, of the child are just inestimable in value.

Another tactic of the anti-gunners is to feminize America. The notion that the feminine mind destests fire-arms, violence and the likes, is not totally trivial, nor is it in any way "sexist." The Creator made right and left brains to complement one another in marriage teams. Too much right brain, or, as the oriental arts describe it, Yin, and you have mis-balance. The motherly instinct is incredibly powerful. Because of that, and deliberate feminization of America, there is an enormous amount of momentum in movements like "Million-Mother March." The appeal is made to their mind that guns are "bad." We found an incredible essay that shows just how powerful the effect of "feminization" is on our military in combat. We have included a button below leading to Lt. General West's predicament, described in an incredibly well researched essay entitled "Lt.Col. West and the Feminization of American Culture ."

Several of us have heard lectures by John Taylor Gatto. The man, a former teacher, is the most wonderful anti government-school speaker in America and leaves NO stone un-turned in his systematic analysis of the failings of government schools. We have installed a connection to his site just below. [CJJ - 2005]

Here are some of our groups essays and points about education, home school, readying our children for the savage nation the tyranny portends, and possible ways to locally change things in our schools if we should wish to try. Here also are some links to other sites whose information is truly meritorious in our quest to re-coup our Republic.

C. Joyce II


Homeschooling:
Note - Homeschoolers can use Riflery training as Physical Education
credit!! Our nation depends upon our youth having firearms training.
PLEASE consider the NRA youth training programs. Regardless of
the NCA detestation of NRA politics, their firearms training
programs for youth are without equal.
A GREAT
SITE
FOR LOCATING
HOMESCHOOLING
INFORMATION IN
YOUR STATE


Click here to look at another incredible program for Homeschooling. Note that you can keep your own records or they will do it for you


Here is an incredible resource for you who are already homeschooling. Jon Roland of the Constitution Society has mounted on his web-site a complete copy of an 1854 Textbook "The American Manual:"

AMERICAN MANUAL;

OR, THE THINKER, (PART III., COMPLETE IN ITSELF.)
CONTAINING AN OUTLINE OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF GOVERNMENT;
THE NATURE OF LIBERTY, THE LAW OF NATIONS, A CLEAR EXPLANATION OF
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, AND OF THE DUTIES OF VOTERS,
JURORS, AND CIVIL MAGISTRATES; WITH SYNONYMOUS WORDS APPLIED AND PRACTICALLY
ILLUSTRATED IN SENTENCES, AND THE CENSUS OF 1850.
[It includes a thorough and embarassingly clear explanation of the 2nd Amendment]


This text book even has lessons for your child. You will be dumbfounded how much was expected of the children of 1854, if you were not already aware of it.

Some private school considerations:
(Keep in mind that you have the NRA courses available to add to your child's education - and, you must demand that your child's education include patriotism, morality, and civility):

SCHOOLS FOR
"THE INDIGO CHILD"

NCA MEMBERS, EDUCATORS, DISCUSS GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

It is the belief of the NCA that one of the required programs in all schools MUST BE the proper handling and use of firearms, and that all physical education programs should include firearms competition! Like it or LUMP it!


Needless to say, the Collective does NOT want educated people. They have a NUMBER of progroms to destroy morality, civility, and faith.

Click here to read the most amazing essay on how feminization is eliminating our warriors in this nation

"The destruction
of American
Education"

Then there is the
NEA (National Education Association)

Village Makers Extraordinaire, some samples of THEIR work:

And, of course, the NEA HATES HOMESCHOOLING
and would like to take it over. Talk about mixing
obsequious and vitriolic, read THIS:



North Caucus DAMAGE ASSESSMENT - TIP OF THE ICEBERG VIEW


If you and/or your children have read this far, you might want to go to this site. It offers your kids the opportunity to leave the "Gray Zone" presented us by our paranoid collectivist government. The story is grim, but it portrays exactly what our kids and grandkids are facing today as "No Child is left Behind." As John Gatto says, you'd better pray yours is left behind, and you have, in the RebelFire site, some guidance:
A new site by Aaron Zelman of JPFO specifically directed to the YOUTH of America who will, unfortunately, inherit this mess


IN CONCLUSION

You will all need to really consider HOMESCHOOLING if Congress goes ahead with planned mental screening of all children under age 18. As of this date, Representative Ron Paul's amendment to prohibit use of federal money for that purpose in HB 1402 has failed (6/27/05). That means that the collectivists fully intend to go ahead with this program, and it will result in the drugging of any and all children who do not meet social standards set up by the Federal Government.


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