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A Republic If You Can Keep It

The story goes that Benjamin Franklin was approached by a woman as he left the Constitutional Convention (1, 2). She asked, “What have you given us?” Franklin is said to have replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” This exchange was common knowledge 50 years or so ago, as commonly taught to schoolchildren as […] Continue reading

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Government Schools Produce Ignorance As Revealed By Jaywalking July 4

Recently, we’ve run a series of posts responding to a misleading article in the July 4 edition of the Lincoln Journal Star. One of those posts was entitled Is Ignorance Bliss? No. Ignorance is Ignorance. It addressed the problems inherent in our education system – people don’t know history anymore. For at least the past […] Continue reading

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