Long live the Federalist Papers,
Constitution, and the Rule of Law!
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>comments= I would like to compliment you on your eloquent defense of the American system in the face of the mindlessly Nihilistic "questions" posed by Erin. However, as a product of the American education system, I must sympathize with the person on some points. He/she is merely parroting the cynical anti-American rhetoric that we are immersed in for our times as students. I am currently a senior in high school, and my history teacher is a card-carrying member of the Communist party who uses his position as a soap-box from which he extols the virues of the former Soviet Union, Khruschev, and even Stalin and Mao. He constantly supports Fidel Castro, complaining bitterly instead about the unjustness of the blockade that has been imposed on them by the US for so long. It is understandable, therefore, why many students in the US today are being indoctrinated towards anti-American feelings, especially in the face of an increasingly socialist stance by our "leaders" in government, (e.g. the proponents of the welfare state, and of increasing federal power at the expense of state and local autonomy). Those who run the public education system in our country are overwhelmingly "liberal" in orientation, and thus it serves their vested interests to fill the minds of their students with propaganda. It is heartening, therefore, when I find that old-school Federalism and the American system still have their defenders, as well. Thanks!
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Thank you for the compliment! I agree with you in that many of the education elites in the United States today are inordinately liberal and often have a political agenda in their teaching. However, not all teachers are this way. And I bet there are plenty of teachers who hold strong political views and yet are not dogmatic nor do they foist their views onto their students. I consider myself this way, at any rate. I am a moderate conservative if I had to label myself, and don't forget that I am as much a fixture of the "American educational system" as any other teacher.
Thank you again for the comment about "old fashion Federalism," as I find that a true compliment! Those were indeed fertile and heroic intellectual times during the forming of the Constitution, etc. and nothing of that caliber has emerged out of the United States lately, I regret to say. "The Federalist Papers" sits near my bed and it makes often and pleasurable reading. The thought is of the highest order and the prose is of an elegance that people no longer possess!
Good luck with your studies and in your obviously bright future in college.
Very Truly Yours,
P.S. You can check out the following URL if you have the time and would like to read more about exactly what I think about the "American education establishment at:
I think you will like some of what I have to say. :-)
P.P.S. I don't think "Erin" is a native English-speaker. Look closely at her prose.