Instruction in the Principles of Freedom: Whose Job?

Back to school…

“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” So said John Adams, Founding Father and 2nd president of the United States. We owe much to the fact that Adams was himself a student of the principles of freedom. He firmly believed that the only way to preserve and protect our American heritage of freedom was to train the next generation in the ways of liberty.

Predating so-called “public schools” as we know them today, Adams had to have been at least partially and perhaps mainly referring to the role of parents in this education and instruction of their children in the principles of freedom…

Read/listen to the rest of this week’s radio commentary here.


One comment on “Instruction in the Principles of Freedom: Whose Job?

  1. ericskelton says:

    Awesome Amy and Amen. I believe Dt 6:6-7, 11:19 and Eph 6:4 make it clear that it is the parents responsibility to teach their children. Today, the public indoctrination system that handles at least 90% of all children teaches them the Bible is wrong. It lifts up as fact that our world is millions of years old and this stands in direct opposition to the written account in Genesis. So which is authoritative? Is the Bible accurate and authoritative? John Adams understood God’s law and the necessity to teach it to his children. For it was his son that said, “Duty is ours, results are God’s.” John taught his son well.

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