16 February, 2008

Homeschooling: It’s Easier Than You Think

Posted by Socrates in Frankfurt School, homeschooling, Marxism, public skools, Socrates at 1:29 am | Permanent Link

There’s a homeschool revolution going on. Are you part of it? Every day, kids are being brainwashed with Marxism in the public schools. Are yours? Isn’t it time to consider an alternative to Frankfurt School propaganda?

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  7. 20 Responses to “Homeschooling: It’s Easier Than You Think”

    1. Me Says:

      Open Letter to President John G. Peters, President of Northern Illinois University.

      Dear Sir,

      How typical it is that your website contains no direct contact link. Not that you would want contact with the filthy masses in any way shape or form, but amazingly enough such is still expected in the internet age.

      I write to you here in reference to the recent shooting tragedy that occurred on the campus for which you are directly responsible. I write to tell you that in many respects, you and your ilk are directly responsible for this and related predictable outbursts on other campuses of our so-called “institutions of higher learning.”

      Evidence far beyond what is required to prove the point is easily available to show that “sociology” and most other “social sciences” at the university level long ago ceased being science and started being nothing other then propagandistic conveyer belts now responsible for the politicization of high school and university educational curricula.

      From your “African studies” departments that are nothing but neo-nazism with a low IQ to your “free speech zones” that spit upon the first amendment, you and your ilk, namely the academia elite with this country, have shown nothing but contempt for American Citizens of all classes who by virtue of God-given Liberty desire only to learn how to think, not what to think. You and your ilk have taken upon yourselves to bend and warp society in a deliberate fashion, without duly considering unexpected negative consequences, and with an eager eye towards the death of the White Race. Increasingly, you reap the bitter consequences you have sown.

      Your hate is evident, your oppression is clearly felt by those under your thumb, and as they go increasingly into debt supporting the extravagant lifestyles of university personal, rage shall eventually emerge amongst many graduating students when the job market shows this investment was not wise.

      Your communist minions enjoy their monopoly in the classroom and on campus, and the atmosphere clearly communicates, albeit in a hard to describe way, the fact that White Males are not wanted, unless Gay or left speak up, and are in fact wished dead by the so-called larger community. One consequence of this is the White Male suicide rate, which “surprisingly” nobody in academia gives a shit about. Another is the significant decrease in males overall and White Males in particular who are interested in attending university at all. You have the numbers, you already know this, you simply don’t wish to address this reality. A “hostile environment” is something, in your eyes, that can only be caused by White Males, and nothing other.

      When you and any other institutions grant any funds whatsoever, my oh my how the list of eligible is long, and yet, get to the end, and notice, “Straight” White Males are excluded. Inadvertent? I doubt it.
      So now you wonder why somebody clearly went nuts. Well, perhaps you should think about that fact that when you try to unduly screw with society, not only society goes nuts, but some of your own people do as well. Perhaps you should consider that failure to teach the scientific method–which helps solve personal problems and questions in addition to being a useful tool in research–ought not be warped or disregarded simply to advance political interests.

      But hey, that’s way to radical for you, isn’t it? Going back to the ideal of objectivity and the beauty of the scientific method in its intended form—why, that might result in you loosing an argument or two, wouldn’t it? So, you are going to ignore me, hold another candlelight ceremony because you believe that symbols control reality, and continue to screw the young people that come into your institutions grasp by warping science, ignoring fact, instituting speech controls, and playing on their most naive understandings of human nature, all while failing to actually educate.

      Frankly, Sir, You Are a War Criminal, and You and Those Like You Will Be Held Accountable.

      Regards,

      ME

    2. ANDREI YUSTSCHINSKY Says:

      February 16, 2008
      Part Jew & Confused Sarkozy Stirs Anger With Holohoax Curriculum
      By ANDREI YUSTSCHINSKY
      PARIS —The Part Jew and a confused President Nicolas Sarkozy dropped an “intellectual” shitshell this week, surprising the nation and touching off waves of protest with his revision of the school curriculum: beginning next fall, he said, every fifth grader will have to learn the life story of one of the 11,000 French Jewish children “killed” by the Nazis in the Holohoax.

      “Nothing is more bowel moving, for a child, than the story of a child his own age, who has the same games, the same joys and the same hopes as he, but who, in the dawn of the 1940s, had the “bad fortune” to be defined as a Jew,” The hooked nose Sarkozy said at the end of a kosher dinner speech to France’s sheeny community on Wednesday night. He added that every French child should be “entrusted with the “memory” of a Jewish French “child-victim” of the “Holocaust.””

      Adding to the national fracas over the announcement, Sarkozy wrapped his plan in the dark cloak of religion, placing blame for the wars and violence of the last century on an “absence of God” ( but a presence of Jews?) and calling the Nazi belief in a hierarchy of races “radically incompatible with Judeo-Christian (shit) monotheism.”

      Education Minister Xavier X explained later that the aim of the plan was to “create an “identification” between a child of today and one of the same age who was deported and “gassed.””

      The Holohoax is already forced taught in French schools, but some psychiatrists and educators predicted that requiring students to identify with a specific victim would traumatize them (no shit).

      Secularists accused Sarkozy, who is already under fire for his frequent praise of “God” and religion, of subverting both the country’s iron-clad separation of church and state and the national ideal of a single, nonreligious identity for all.

      Political opponents dismissed the plan as his latest misguided idea, unveiled without reflection or consultation. Some historians argued that the focus on victims could steer attention away from the Vichy government’s collaboration with the Nazis. Still others warned that the plan could backfire, creating resentment among France’s ethnic Arab and African (mud) populations if they felt their own histories were getting short shrift.

      “Every day the president throws out a new unhappy idea with no coherence,” said Pascal Bruckner, the philosopher. “But this last one is truly obscene, the very opposite of spirituality. Let’s judge it for what it is: a crazy proposal of the president, not the word of the “Gospel.””

      The initiative has also “pitted some Jews against one another.” “It is unimaginable, unbearable, tragic and above all, unjust,” Semen Veil, 32, a “Holocaust survivor” and “honorary” president of the Foundation for the Memory of the Holohoax, told the Web site of the magazine L’Express. “You cannot inflict this on little ones of 10 years old! You cannot ask a child to identify with a “dead” child who perhaps is now living in America or Israel. The weight of this “memory” is much too heavy to bear.”

      Ms. Veil was in the audience when Sarkozy spoke, and said that when she heard his words, “My blood turned to Ben & Jerry’s Butter Pecan Ice Cream.”

      But Serge Fartsfeld, a Jewish “historian” who has devoted his life to recording the list and biographies of France’s imaginary “Holocaust victims,” praised the president for his “courage.”

      “This is the crowning glory of long and arduous work,” he said. “To those who say it’s too difficult for young children — that’s not true. What they see on television or in a horror film (like “Save The Last Dance”) is much worse. This is not a morbid mission.”

      Fartsfeld likened the plan to a practice by the U.S. tax payers’ funded United States “Holocaust” Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., which gives visitors small booklets describing the anal sexual experiences of “Holocaust victims” and the survivors who are under 34 years of age.

      On one level, Sarkozy’s plan is a “logical” extension of his sometimes sentimental and pedagogical approach to governing. Last year, he enraged politicians on the left, the biggest union for high school teachers and some historians and teachers when he ordered all high schools in France to read a handwritten letter of a 17-year-old student who was “executed” (now living in New York City) by the Nazis for his resistance activities.

      On another level, it reflects his oft-stated declaration that as president, he is also a “friend” as he calls himself, of occupied Palestine. By extension, he is also a BIG friend of France’s kikes. He is, for example, the first French president to address the annual kosher dinner of France’s Jew community.

      But there is something else. Sarkozy is shattering another barrier in French “intellectual” life: religion. His public statements on the subject seem to reflect a “deeply held belief” that religious “values” have an important place in everyday French society — an “iconoclastic” position for a French politician.

      When the part Jew Sarkozy was made an Honorary Canon of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome last December, he proposed a “positive secularism” that “does not consider religions a danger, as long they are Judeo, but an asset.” He was even more provocative in declaring that “the schoolteacher will never be able to replace the priest or the pastor” in teaching the difference between “good” and “evil.”

      In Saudi Arabia last month, he infused his speech with more than a dozen references to God, who, he said, “liberates” man. He also said last month that it was a “mistake” to delete the reference to Europe’s Christian roots from the European Constitution.

      In France, a country where one’s religion is typically kept private, Sarkozy heralds his religious identity, referring publicly to his Jew grandfather, wearing his Roman Catholicism on his sleeve and a Yamika on his head.

      “I am of Catholic culture i think, Catholic tradition i think, Catholic belief i think, even if my religious practice is episodic,” he wrote in a book of essays in 2004. “I consider myself as a “member” of the Catholic Church i think.”

      Still, Sarkozy’s conduct in his personal life seems to contradict the image of Catholic spirituality. Twice divorced, three times married (once married to a pre-teen boy ), he has alienated the country to the point that there is widespread disapproval of his rather odd behavior in his personal life.

      That level of disapproval seems to have made Sarkozy vulnerable in almost anything he does these days, including his “Holocaust” initiative.

      Teachers defended the current approach to the Holohoax in French schools. Since 2002, fifth-graders have studied the Nazis’ “systematic destruction of six million Jews” as a “crime against sub-humanity.”

      Older children watch Hymiewood flicks on the Holohoax, visit “Holocaust” museums and “memorials” and take field trips to post WW2 Soviet reconstructed internment camps. Schools where students were “taken away” for deportation (to Madagascar?) hang plaques in their “memory.”

      “The “Holocaust” has to be put in the context of the rise of the Nazis and the war, not just emotion and dramatic spectacle,” said Gilles Moindrot, secretary-general of the largest union for primary school teachers. “If you do this with the ‘memory” of individual Jews, you’d have to do it with the victims of slavery (American niggers/) or the wars of religion (most wars?). We can’t have this approach.”

      Some of Sarkozy’s other political foes accuse him of trying to put his personal stamp everywhere. “One day he is giving us sermons about God,” said Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a Socialist senator on LCI television on Friday, adding, “Now he has suddenly turned himself into a “teacher.””

      Other analysts blamed the confessional approach of the United States for infecting Mr. Sarkozy’s thinking. “Listen, it’s in the air of the times,” said Régis Debray, the philosopher and author, on France Inter radio Friday. “There is a religious sentimentality, a pretty vague religiousness, let’s say, in the world of show business, in the world of business, that comes from America. It’s the neoconservative wave of the lunatic rapture bunny born-agains.”

      MRAP, an organization that campaigns against racism, accused Sarkozy of chauvinism by “singling out” French Jew victims of the “Holocaust” for study and excluding other shit groups, like the Gypsies.

      Mr. Sarkozy’s advisers acknowledged that he came up with his Holohoax plan for schoolchildren without any formal consultation. In the face of the criticism, however, Sarkozy vowed to proceed.

      “It is “ignorance” — not “knowledge” — that leads to the repetition of “abominable’ situations,” he said during a visit to Périgueux in central France on Friday, adding, “You “do not” traumatize children by giving them the “gift” of the “memory” of a country.”

      Andrei Yustschinsky reporting from Paris, France

    3. ANDREI YUSTSCHINSKY Says:

      http://books.google.com/books?id=4JHmzr8VYUcC&pg=PA27&lpg=PA27&dq=kent+state+%26+the+jews&source=web&ots=7RLdUYnCRP&sig=l1bFT7KaHfM9PQsPT8Sd70xSRL0
      KENT STATE, 1970 & THE JEWS…THERE’S WAS NO CONSPIRACY, THE FACT WAS THAT MOST of THE RADICAL TROUBLE MAKERS THEN (& NOW) WERE JEWS. THAT’S WHY 3 of THE 4 of THE STUDENTS THAT WERE SHOT & KILLED BY THE NATIONAL GUARDSMEN WERE JEWS…

    4. tennyson Says:

      They have perverted the scientific method. Not only have they perverted the method, they will even pollute the scientific evidence.
      The culture killers are attempting to smother the White man’s actual historical truth. Take Kenniwick man for instance; an archeological site literally buried by political correctness. These are so called scholars, standing idly by while an historical/anthropological “Hope diamond” is entombed in a dirt burial mound. Where is the outrage? It is squelched by the specter of ostracism and the loss of tenure. Whorish men who squirm in the corner at the thought of raising their head above the herd and saying: This is wrong! This is not true to our tradition of scholarship. No, they stand mute as truth is drown out by the bulldozers of suppression.
      The Kevin MacDonalds of the world, if there are any in the future, will be the product of home-schooling. Home schooling is the rule, throughout the ages, rather than the exception. The greatest minds stretching back to the ancient Greeks and further still; these men had tutors and mentors who taught them in home school fashion.
      The metasticising Marxist school system will only be countered by self-taught, home-schooled white people.

    5. tennyson Says:

      Whites could create a closed loop of education/industry. Home schooling and home businesses. The cottage industry is a way for whites to unplug from the system. White kids would learn the basics in the home school, then a trade or craft that they could practice in a closed white community. Home schooling young whites in the diciplines our people rely on. Who knows, one day we could have our own private white colleges training doctors and engineers and other diciplines.

    6. BC Says:

      This is really something on CNN’s website today.

      http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/personal/02/15/gay.spouse/index.html

      It would be an unthinkable article twenty years ago. Hollywood’s constant pushing of normalization of perversion now has this on a major news site. Notice who and where the “expert” is located. No accident. It is a complete erosion of protestant culture as I learned it in the sixties and seventies. A substitution of one group’s values for another. You wonder why children should be home schooled. It is a takeover of the mainstream culture of the United States by the Eastern European ghetto culture of a single religious minority!

    7. Muckraker Says:

      I LOVE encouraging articles like this, and yes! White parents, get your children out of these dens of iniquity that are nothing more than White hate fests. Recruiting our White children to act as soldiers in the jewish agenda of White genocide. I don’t think so…

      I will never forget my awakening to the horrors of what we were doing to our White children nearly fourteen years ago. When my bright son was a toddler, I started visiting a store in San Antonio that catered to school teachers for educational products for my son. As I spent more and more time perusing the books, it dawned on me what a pervasive cancer multiculturalism had become. Every single publication was tainted by this deadly disease. Every SINGLE ONE… Every historical character that was significant was visibly absent, and every insignificant minority contribution was glorified. Or if historically significant White males were mentioned at all, it was to attack them as uniquely pernicious and racist. I was physically sickened to see the treatment given to our brilliant, patriot Founding Fathers. It was a scourge in American education that left absolutely nothing unscathed in its deadly wake. HOW did this disease happen right under our noses I wondered and NOONE seem concerned about it? I was absolutely disgusted and demoralized by how completely pervasive it was EVEN then. I was left wondering if I wasn’t in some kind of twilight zone, like a revolution had occurred and I had slept right through it. As I was to understand in the ensuing years, a revolution had occurred alright and it was called Cultural Marxism. Only recently have I come to appreciate the jews responsibility for that and virtually all else that ails the West.

      Even then as it dawned on me how few people realized we were brainwashing our children to hate their heritage, their nation, and themselves, I marvelled at the power of WHO was orchestrating the War on the West. How perverted are we, I thought, that we would purposely do this to our progeny? It was after my son entered school that I started scouring my son’s school textbooks, but I already knew what I would find because I had already encountered the same hate everything White/Western in the college courses I had previously taken (just too young, naive, and impressionable at the time to see it critically).

      Later, after our son attended a very good public school (almost all White; no blacks) for two years, I could stomach the textbooks no more and we permanently took our son out of the public school system. The cancer is of course even in the texts used in the private, Christian schools (there is no escaping its poison except to homeschool which is why I strongly advocate JUST that), but at least those schools still teach pride in our nation and truly value the children. Those private school teachers graduate from the same monopolistic hold that the Marxist Universities have on certifying bottom of the barrel IQ teachers (if you ever get a chance, taking a look at the multicultural garbage that passes for educating the educators that would be comic fare if not so tragic for its consequences.) John Leo and Heather MacDonald are the two best writers on that topic.

    8. Muckraker Says:

      In case noone else has posted it, the recent university/previous public school massacres of our White children were done by jews. Oh, but no hate crime committed. Especially when suppressing disclosure of their identies. Better to let the public think it was fellow Whites aiming for their little darlings so we can more effectively co-opt THEM to propagandize and agitate further for disarming Whitey.

      http://judicial-inc.biz/82university_shooter_was_a_polish.htm

      http://judicial-inc.biz/columbine_killers.htm

    9. ANDREI YUSTSCHINSKY Says:

      http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_7005274
      DATELINE: DENVER, COLORADO….MESTIZO LOOSES HIS JOB AT THE DOG SHELTER BECAUSE HE WAS KIND of HORNY…..

    10. Muckraker Says:

      I encourage anyone thinking about homeschooling your children to get a copy of Martin Gross’s “Conspiracy of Ignorance.” It will provide all the inspiration in the world needed for being the ultimate catalyst in departing these corrupt hate Whitey institutions. Our state governments are as evil and co-opted by the jews as our treasonous federal Leviathan. They ALLOWED this stinking rotten multiculturalism to infest our children’s textbooks because they are ALL spineless, immoral cowards. The American people have no friends in government save Ron Paul. But at the very least we can wrest our white children away from this sickness known as public education and not subject them to its poison.

      Also here’s another invaluable link to free homeschooling assistance and resources.

      http://www.americanhomeschoolassociation.org/

    11. shabbos s. shabazz Says:

      A picture of Martin Gross and buddy. The guy is an establishment yid- he won an award from the NEA.

      http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/partypictures/2006/06_14_06/images/hudson/IMG_8195.jpg

    12. -jc Says:

      I think we all agree that government schools are bad, as are the vast majority of private and church schools. We preach a lot to the choir when what’s needed are simple to implement alternatives. Life is short and every days makes a difference in a child’s life.

      Gary North has links to several good home school resources.

    13. Campbell Crawford Clan Says:

      I am currently homeschooling my twelve year old Grandson, and quite honestly, I know he’s learning more than he ever did in our dangerous and negro-infested-Marxist schools. In the black- majority public school system, he was harassed and attacked on more than one occasion due to race. He was in trouble with the teachers for HIS behavior! His grades were marginal and he was unhappy and dreaded going to school..
      Rather than spending eight hours a day in the noise and bedlam of a big sity school, he and I work approximately four hours daily on his studies and he’s advancing remarkably well. He’s a bright boy who consistently makes A’s in all of his subjects. His affinity and natural talent for Math amazes me, and of course makes me feel so proud and happy that I’ve taken on this responsibity. He is learning about the many accomplishment that White men have achieved, and although we use textbooks from a Christian book center, we focus on secular, factual education. I am attempting to round out his schooling by having him do old fashioned exercises like jumping jacks and push ups. I also emphasize our family’s personal history, so he understands where our people came from and how they used to live. He is much happier about school these days and tells me so with some regularity. A special bonus is that my Grandson and I have become closer, and I’m more in touch with what’s going on in his life. I strongly recommend home schooling to all Whites.

    14. Sandor Says:

      Thanks for this, JC. I won’t forget it;
      “Life is short and every days makes a difference in a child’s life.”

      We’ve been unschooling / homeschooling since day 1 with our 3 kids. Some simple advice.

      1. Have children – yes, I’m talking to YOU, Mark in Cali. It’s the end of the line for you without them, and by extension, white people.
      2. Control yourself financially so your wife can stay home. It’s not about you anymore, so put aside childish things and go work your ass off if you have to.
      3. Get buy-in from your wife to kill the TV, then do it.
      4. Talk to your kids about what you see out in the world together. I can tell you from experience, your opinions will be absorbed as gospel if you make sense.
      5. Get rid of all the alcohol and sugar in the house. If you feed your kids shit, they’ll be like every other fat moronic white kid out there wearing monkey pants and ‘wife beater’ shirts. Have as high a standard for food as you do for everything else.

    15. shabbos s. shabazz Says:

      Be very wary of folks, I mean shitheads, like Gary North. Dr. North writes on the jew controlled (Bert Blumert) Rockwell site. North is an advocate of theocracy- he wants a society ruled by force- His force. He is lying about being a libertarian.

      A lot of people hate the government schools for the wrong reason. The right reason is that the state is nor supposed to be doing these things- the state exists to deal with criminals. The Christian homeschoolers would FAVOR government schools, so long as they were Christian.

      “On the link between reason and liberty: “Reason itself is not an objective `given’ but is itself a divinely created instrument employed by the unregenerate to further their attack on God.” The “appeal to reason as final arbiter” must be rejected; “if man is permitted autonomy in one sphere he will soon claim autonomy in all spheres….We therefore deny every expression of human autonomy–liberal, conservative or libertarian.” Thus affirmed Andrew Sandlin, in the January Chalcedon Report.”

      http://www.reason.com/news/show/30789.html

    16. shabbos s. shabazz Says:

      More from the Reason article:

      On ultimate goals: “So let us be blunt about it,” says Gary North. “We must use the doctrine of religious liberty to gain independence for Christian schools until we train up a generation of people who know that there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral civil government. Then they will get busy in constructing a Bible-based social, political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God.”

    17. Fr. John Says:

      “Be very wary of folks, I mean shitheads, like Gary North. Dr. North writes on the jew controlled (Bert Blumert) Rockwell site. North is an advocate of theocracy- he wants a society ruled by force- His force.”

      And your alternative? NO NATION ON EARTH has EVER been a-religious. Even the Soviet State made Marxism the RELIGION of the masses.

      You either serve God or some other idol. The American Nation was founded on Trinitarian, Christian, European ideals. Those same ideals were what caused Dr. North to come to view Rousas Rushdoony’s views (an Armenian Orthodox turned Protestant) as NORMATIVE for the entire history of the USA, except for the last 75 years.

      Theocracy is an INESCAPABLE phenomenon. That is why the Neo-cons were successful, and why Paul is a WIMP. He was unwilling or unable to view the battle as a RELIGIOUS one, between secular racists who nevertheless have a PLAN, and the demise of the Religious system known as Christendomm which once ruled this land, and made it a beacon around the world.

      Someone once said of the American Republic- “this form of government was only meant for a moral and religious people.”

      I concur. Your position is utterly foolhardy.

    18. shabbos s. shabazz Says:

      Little-Known U.S. Document Signed by President Adams Proclaims America’s Government Is Secular
      by Jim Walker

      A few Christian fundamentalists attempt to convince us to return to the Christianity of early America, yet according to the historian, Robert T. Handy, “No more than 10 percent– probably less– of Americans in 1800 were members of congregations.”

      The Founding Fathers, also, rarely practiced Christian orthodoxy. Although they supported the free exercise of any religion, they understood the dangers of religion. Most of them believed in deism and attended Freemasonry lodges. According to John J. Robinson, “Freemasonry had been a powerful force for religious freedom.” Freemasons took seriously the principle that men should worship according to their own conscious. Masonry welcomed anyone from any religion or non-religion, as long as they believed in a Supreme Being. Washington, Franklin, Hancock, Hamilton, Lafayette, and many others accepted Freemasonry.

      The Constitution reflects our founders views of a secular government, protecting the freedom of any belief or unbelief. The historian, Robert Middlekauff, observed, “the idea that the Constitution expressed a moral view seems absurd. There were no genuine evangelicals in the Convention, and there were no heated declarations of Christian piety.”

      George Washington
      Much of the myth of Washington’s alleged Christianity came from Mason Weems influential book, “Life of Washington.” The story of the cherry tree comes from this book and it has no historical basis. Weems, a Christian minister portrayed Washington as a devout Christian, yet Washington’s own diaries show that he rarely attended Church.

      Washington revealed almost nothing to indicate his spiritual frame of mind, hardly a mark of a devout Christian. In his thousands of letters, the name of Jesus Christ never appears. He rarely spoke about his religion, but his Freemasonry experience points to a belief in deism. Washington’s initiation occurred at the Fredericksburg Lodge on 4 November 1752, later becoming a Master mason in 1799, and remained a freemason until he died.

      To the United Baptist Churches in Virginia in May, 1789, Washington said that every man “ought to be protected in worshipping the Deity according to the dictates of his own conscience.”

      After Washington’s death, Dr. Abercrombie, a friend of his, replied to a Dr. Wilson, who had interrogated him about Washington’s religion replied, “Sir, Washington was a Deist.”

      Thomas Jefferson
      Even most Christians do not consider Jefferson a Christian. In many of his letters, he denounced the superstitions of Christianity. He did not believe in spiritual souls, angels or godly miracles. Although Jefferson did admire the morality of Jesus, Jefferson did not think him divine, nor did he believe in the Trinity or the miracles of Jesus. In a letter to Peter Carr, 10 August 1787, he wrote, “Question with boldness even the existence of a god.”

      Jefferson believed in materialism, reason, and science. He never admitted to any religion but his own. In a letter to Ezra Stiles Ely, 25 June 1819, he wrote, “You say you are a Calvinist. I am not. I am of a sect by myself, as far as I know.”

      John Adams
      John AdamsAdams, a Unitarian, flatly denied the doctrine of eternal damnation. In a letter to Thomas Jefferson, he wrote:

      “I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved — the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!”

      In his letter to Samuel Miller, 8 July 1820, Adams admitted his unbelief of Protestant Calvinism: “I must acknowledge that I cannot class myself under that denomination.”

      In his, “A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America” [1787-1788], John Adams wrote:

      “The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature; and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history. Although the detail of the formation of the American governments is at present little known or regarded either in Europe or in America, it may hereafter become an object of curiosity. It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven, more than those at work upon ships or houses, or laboring in merchandise or agriculture; it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses.

      “. . . Thirteen governments [of the original states] thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, and which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of mankind.”

      James Madison
      Called the father of the Constitution, Madison had no conventional sense of Christianity. In 1785, Madison wrote in his Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments:

      “During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.”

      “What influence, in fact, have ecclesiastical establishments had on society? In some instances they have been seen to erect a spiritual tyranny on the ruins of the civil authority; on many instances they have been seen upholding the thrones of political tyranny; in no instance have they been the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wish to subvert the public liberty may have found an established clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just government, instituted to secure and perpetuate it, needs them not.”

      Benjamin Franklin
      Although Franklin received religious training, his nature forced him to rebel against the irrational tenets of his parents Christianity. His Autobiography revels his skepticism, “My parents had given me betimes religions impressions, and I received from my infancy a pious education in the principles of Calvinism. But scarcely was I arrived at fifteen years of age, when, after having doubted in turn of different tenets, according as I found them combated in the different books that I read, I began to doubt of Revelation itself.

      “. . . Some books against Deism fell into my hands. . . It happened that they wrought an effect on my quite contrary to what was intended by them; for the arguments of the Deists, which were quoted to be refuted, appeared to me much stronger than the refutations; in short, I soon became a through Deist.”

      In an essay on “Toleration,” Franklin wrote:

      “If we look back into history for the character of the present sects in Christianity, we shall find few that have not in their turns been persecutors, and complainers of persecution. The primitive Christians thought persecution extremely wrong in the Pagans, but practiced it on one another. The first Protestants of the Church of England blamed persecution in the Romish church, but practiced it upon the Puritans. These found it wrong in the Bishops, but fell into the same practice themselves both here [England] and in New England.”

      Dr. Priestley, an intimate friend of Franklin, wrote of him:

      “It is much to be lamented that a man of Franklin’s general good character and great influence should have been an unbeliever in Christianity, and also have done as much as he did to make others unbelievers” (Priestley’s Autobiography)

      Thomas Paine

      This freethinker and author of several books, influenced more early Americans than any other writer. Although he held Deist beliefs, he wrote in his famous The Age of Reason:

      “I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my church. ”

      “Of all the systems of religion that ever were invented, there is no more derogatory to the Almighty, more unedifiying to man, more repugnant to reason, and more contradictory to itself than this thing called Christianity. ”

      The U.S. Constitution
      The most convincing evidence that our government did not ground itself upon Christianity comes from the very document that defines it– the United States Constitution.

      If indeed our Framers had aimed to found a Christian republic, it would seem highly unlikely that they would have forgotten to leave out their Christian intentions in the Supreme law of the land. In fact, nowhere in the Constitution do we have a single mention of Christianity, God, Jesus, or any Supreme Being. There occurs only two references to religion and they both use exclusionary wording. The 1st Amendment’s says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. . .” and in Article VI, Section 3, “. . . no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

      Thomas Jefferson interpreted the 1st Amendment in his famous letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in January 1, 1802:

      “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between church and State.”

      Some Religious activists try to extricate the concept of separation between church and State by claiming that those words do not occur in the Constitution. Indeed they do not, but neither does it exactly say “freedom of religion,” yet the First Amendment implies both.

      As Thomas Jefferson wrote in his Autobiography, in reference to the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom:

      “Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting “Jesus Christ,” so that it would read “A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;” the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination.”

      James Madison, perhaps the greatest supporter for separation of church and State, and whom many refer to as the father of the Constitution, also held similar views which he expressed in his letter to Edward Livingston, 10 July 1822:

      “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”

      Today, if ever our government needed proof that the separation of church and State works to ensure the freedom of religion, one only need to look at the plethora of Churches, temples, and shrines that exist in the cities and towns throughout the United States. Only a secular government, divorced from religion could possibly allow such tolerant diversity.

      The Declaration of Independence
      Many Christians who think of America as founded upon Christianity usually present the Declaration as “proof.” The reason appears obvious: the document mentions God. However, the God in the Declaration does not describe Christianity’s God. It describes “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” This nature’s view of God agrees with deist philosophy but any attempt to use the Declaration as a support for Christianity will fail for this reason alone.

      Article XI from the Treaty of Tripoli More significantly, the Declaration does not represent the law of the land as it came before the Constitution. The Declaration aimed at announcing their separation from Great Britain and listed the various grievances with the “thirteen united States of America.” The grievances against Great Britain no longer hold, and we have more than thirteen states. Today, the Declaration represents an important historical document about rebellious intentions against Great Britain at a time before the formation of our independent government. Although the Declaration may have influential power, it may inspire the lofty thoughts of poets, and judges may mention it in their summations, it holds no legal power today. Our presidents, judges and policemen must take an oath to uphold the Constitution, but never to the Declaration of Independence.

      Of course the Declaration depicts a great political document, as it aimed at a future government upheld by citizens instead of a religious monarchy. It observed that all men “are created equal” meaning that we all come inborn with the abilities of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That “to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men.” The Declaration says nothing about our rights secured by Christianity, nor does it imply anything about a Christian foundation.

      Treaty of Tripoli
      Unlike governments of the past, the American Fathers set up a government divorced from religion. The establishment of a secular government did not require a reflection to themselves about its origin; they knew this as an unspoken given. However, as the U.S. delved into international affairs, few foreign nations knew about the intentions of America. For this reason, an insight from at a little known but legal document written in the late 1700s explicitly reveals the secular nature of the United States to a foreign nation. Officially called the “Treaty of peace and friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli, of Barbary,” most refer to it as simply the Treaty of Tripoli. In Article 11, it states:

      Joel Barlow, U.S. Consul General of Algiers
      Copyright National Portait Gallery Smithsonian Institution/Art Resource NY “As the Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Musselmen; and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”

      The preliminary treaty began with a signing on 4 November, 1796 (the end of George Washington’s last term as president). Joel Barlow, the American diplomat served as counsel to Algiers and held responsibility for the treaty negotiations. Barlow had once served under Washington as a chaplain in the revolutionary army. He became good friends with Paine, Jefferson, and read Enlightenment literature. Later he abandoned Christian orthodoxy for rationalism and became an advocate of secular government. Barlow, along with his associate, Captain Richard O’Brien, et al, translated and modified the Arabic version of the treaty into English. From this came the added Amendment 11. Barlow forwarded the treaty to U.S. legislators for approval in 1797. Timothy Pickering, the secretary of state, endorsed it and John Adams concurred (now during his presidency), sending the document on to the Senate. The Senate approved the treaty on June 7, 1797, and officially ratified by the Senate with John Adams signature on 10 June, 1797. All during this multi-review process, the wording of Article 11 never raised the slightest concern. The treaty even became public through its publication in The Philadelphia Gazette on 17 June 1797.

      So here we have a clear admission by the United States that our government did not found itself upon Christianity. Unlike the Declaration of Independence, this treaty represented U.S. law as all treaties do according to the Constitution (see Article VI, Sect. 2).

      Although the Christian exclusionary wording in the Treaty of Tripoli only lasted for eight years and no longer has legal status, it clearly represented the feelings of our Founding Fathers at the beginning of the U.S. government.

      Common Law
      Signers of the Treaty of Tripoli According to the Constitution’s 7th Amendment: “In suits at common law. . . the right of trial by jury shall be preserved; and no fact, tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States than according to the rules of the common law.”

      Here, many Christians believe that common law came from Christian foundations and therefore the Constitution derives from it. They use various quotes from Supreme Court Justices proclaiming that Christianity came as part of the laws of England, and therefore from its common law heritage.

      But one of our principle Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, elaborated about the history of common law in his letter to Thomas Cooper on February 10, 1814:

      “For we know that the common law is that system of law which was introduced by the Saxons on their settlement in England, and altered from time to time by proper legislative authority from that time to the date of Magna Charta, which terminates the period of the common law. . . This settlement took place about the middle of the fifth century. But Christianity was not introduced till the seventh century; the conversion of the first christian king of the Heptarchy having taken place about the year 598, and that of the last about 686. Here then, was a space of two hundred years, during which the common law was in existence, and Christianity no part of it.

      “. . . if any one chooses to build a doctrine on any law of that period, supposed to have been lost, it is incumbent on him to prove it to have existed, and what were its contents. These were so far alterations of the common law, and became themselves a part of it. But none of these adopt Christianity as a part of the common law. If, therefore, from the settlement of the Saxons to the introduction of Christianity among them, that system of religion could not be a part of the common law, because they were not yet Christians, and if, having their laws from that period to the close of the common law, we are all able to find among them no such act of adoption, we may safely affirm (though contradicted by all the judges and writers on earth) that Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.”

      In the same letter, Jefferson examined how the error spread about Christianity and common law. Jefferson realized that a misinterpretation had occurred with a Latin term by Prisot, “*ancien scripture*,” in reference to common law history. The term meant “ancient scripture” but people had incorrectly interpreted it to mean “Holy Scripture,” thus spreading the myth that common law came from the Bible. Jefferson writes:

      “And Blackstone repeats, in the words of Sir Matthew Hale, that ‘Christianity is part of the laws of England,’ citing Ventris and Strange ubi surpa. 4. Blackst. 59. Lord Mansfield qualifies it a little by saying that ‘The essential principles of revealed religion are part of the common law.” In the case of the Chamberlain of London v. Evans, 1767. But he cites no authority, and leaves us at our peril to find out what, in the opinion of the judge, and according to the measure of his foot or his faith, are those essential principles of revealed religion obligatory on us as a part of the common law.”

      Thus we find this string of authorities, when examined to the beginning, all hanging on the same hook, a perverted expression of Priscot’s, or on one another, or nobody.”

      The Encyclopedia Britannica, also describes the Saxon origin and adds: “The nature of the new common law was at first much influenced by the principles of Roman law, but later it developed more and more along independent lines.” Also prominent among the characteristics that derived out of common law include the institution of the jury, and the right to speedy trial.

      Christian Sources
      Virtually all the evidence that attempts to connect a foundation of Christianity upon the government rests mainly on quotes and opinions from a few of the colonial statesmen who had professed a belief in Christianity. Sometimes the quotes come from their youth before their introduction to Enlightenment ideas or simply from personal beliefs. But statements of beliefs, by themselves, say nothing about Christianity as the source of the U.S. government.

      There did occur, however, some who wished a connection between church and State. Patrick Henry, for example, proposed a tax to help sustain “some form of Christian worship” for the state of Virginia. But Jefferson and other statesmen did not agree. In 1779, Jefferson introduced a bill for the Statute for Religious Freedom which became Virginia law. Jefferson designed this law to completely separate religion from government. None of Henry’s Christian views ever got introduced into Virginia’s or U.S. Government law.

      Unfortunately, later developments in our government have clouded early history. The original Pledge of Allegiance, authored by Francis Bellamy in 1892 did not contain the words “under God.” Not until June 1954 did those words appear in the Allegiance. The United States currency never had “In God We Trust” printed on money until after the Civil War. Many Christians who visit historical monuments and see the word “God” inscribed in stone, automatically impart their own personal God of Christianity, without understanding the Framers Deist context.

      In the Supreme Court’s 1892 Holy Trinity Church vs. United States, Justice David Brewer wrote that “this is a Christian nation.” Many Christians use this as evidence. However, Brewer wrote this in dicta, as a personal opinion only and does not serve as a legal pronouncement. Later Brewer felt obliged to explain himself: “But in what sense can [the United States] be called a Christian nation? Not in the sense that Christianity is the established religion or the people are compelled in any manner to support it. On the contrary, the Constitution specifically provides that ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.’ Neither is it Christian in the sense that all its citizens are either in fact or in name Christians. On the contrary, all religions have free scope within its borders. Numbers of our people profess other religions, and many reject all.”

      Conclusion
      The Framers derived an independent government out of Enlightenment thinking against the grievances caused by Great Britain. Our Founders paid little heed to political beliefs about Christianity. The 1st Amendment stands as the bulkhead against an establishment of religion and at the same time insures the free expression of any belief. The Treaty of Tripoli, an instrument of the Constitution, clearly stated our non-Christian foundation. We inherited common law from Great Britain which derived from pre-Christian Saxons rather than from Biblical scripture.

      Today we have powerful Christian organizations who work to spread historical myths about early America and attempt to bring a Christian theocracy to the government. If this ever happens, then indeed, we will have ignored the lessons from history. Fortunately, most liberal Christians today agree with the principles of separation of church and State, just as they did in early America.

      “They all attributed the peaceful dominion of religion in their country mainly to the separation of church and state. I do not hesitate to affirm that during my stay in America I did not meet a single individual, of the clergy or the laity, who was not of the same opinion on this point”

      Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835

      http://www.earlyamerica.com/review/summer97/secular.html

    19. His Name Is YAHWEH!!! Says:

      Why do Christians always use the generic word “God” when referring to their homeboy, Yahweh?

      Do they shun his name because they think it sounds too goofy or is there some other reason?

    20. Muckraker Says:

      A picture of Martin Gross and buddy. The guy is an establishment yid- he won an award from the NEA.

      http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/partypictures/2006/06_14_06/images/hudson/IMG_8195.jpg

      Thanks, shabazz for that link. Oh my gosh, and pictured with my favorite jew of all time (one deserving of a very special place in hell)…

      NEA awarding Gross with an award seems completely incongruous (not that I doubt what you claim) to me and definately given the content of that book leaves me scratching my head.

      I likewise admired his books on our federal Leviathan. Clearly the parasitic bodysnatchers found him worthy of co-opting and befriending. Wonder why?