By Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan
“A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. And a people who mean to be their own Governors must arm themselves with the Power that knowledge gives” — James Madison, 1822
America has a rich history of liberty, hard work, and innovation. It’s that culture that has led it to become one of the most powerful nations ever to have existed on this planet.
But with the good comes the bad, and there are also a lot of stupid people out there.
Case in point: The following video shows Mark Dice along the beaches of southern California asking passers-by their thoughts on July 4th, why we celebrate, who we fought, and in what year we declared our independence.
The responses coming from adult Americans are simply astounding.
If you’re wondering how it is possible that these people, clearly educated in American schools with English as their first language, could possibly be so dense we direct your attention the video below, where high school graduates were asked similar questions moments after they received their diplomas.
If you (or your kids) had any trouble with these questions we urge you to watch some American History documentaries, perhaps starting with America: The Story Of Us (available on DVDand streaming).
You can also check out an incredibly insightful documentary coming from a more non-traditional view of American history.
A True History of The United States:
If you are like many others and wondering why our freedoms are being limited, restricted and in some cases, completely eliminated, consider the following quote attributed to Thomas Jefferson:
“An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people”
The obvious lack of an educated citizenry in this country is likely the single most important contributing factor to the overt tyranny being implemented across this once free nation.
This article was originally published on SHTFPlan.