Oh. This was really, REALLY, good. Thank you, Kent, for putting this out there, and doing it so well, too.
I wish The Declaration were mandatory, required reading in every year, in each grade level.
Additionally, that an entire week were dedicated to the exploration and furthering the comprehension of every child, by writing essays and a group discussions.
And that those essays had to be kept from year to year at least until graduation from college, for the purpose of reflection and to observe growth and evolution in mentality.
History has provided empirical evidence to the conditions and events that precede the rise and fall of civilizations.
I fear we are witnessing the fall of an entire species — homo sapiens — and quite possibly the demise of our planet.
And all of it, is on us.
There is a difference between being a citizen, and being a subject.
We cannot claim we did not know.
We did not ‘want' to ‘know’.
We would rather exist in the pretend of (make)’believe’.
We have forfeited our responsibilities as citizens of the human race for nothing more honorable than petty selfishness and laziness.
“People would rather believe, than know.” — Edward O. Wilson
“Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.”
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”