The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday concerns the fact that no nation can remain free unless the citizens are well informed. The United States of America is in serious trouble today because low information voters put a man in the White House that does not have the necessary leadership skills. He is the most incompetent President this nation has had in many years – even worse than Jimmy Carter!
The only way the US will come out of this situation successfully and regain its place as a world leader is for the American citizens to gain knowledge about the reasons why the Framers wrote the Constitution as they did and how the free enterprise system works.
FreedomWorks University has some on line courses that will give you the knowledge to help take back our country. Through these classes you can be better prepared to defend the freedom principles we hold dear. One of the facts that you will learn is “why the U.S. Government would not have `defaulted’ despite what the pundits said about the need to raise the debt ceiling.” You will learn “why the Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights to protect us from abuses like the NSA spying program.” You will also learn “why government programs like ObamaCare are doomed to fail.” You will learn too “why you have the power to save America and preserve liberty for future generations.” I encourage you to go to the above web site and take one or more of the lessons.
The courses are completely free and include the following: 1) History 101 Judge Napolitano’s “Founding the American Republic,”
2) Economics 101 Understand Economics, 3) Economics 102 A Guide to Economic Policy, 4) Issues 101 Activist Involvement: Common Core, 5) Issues 102 Protecting Your Civil Liberties, Activism 101 Mastering Activism with FreedomConnector.
President Thomas Jefferson understood the importance of an informed citizenry and left several quotes about it.
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
“I feel … an ardent desire to see knowledge so disseminated through the mass of mankind that it may, at length, reach even the extremes of society: beggars and kings.”
“Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.”
“Whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, the people, if well informed, may be relied on to set them to rights.”
“It is an axiom in my mind that our liberty can never be safe but in the hands of the people themselves, and that, too, of the people with a certain degree of instruction. This is the business of the state to effect, and on a general plan.”