*Previously Recorded by Phyllis Schlafly // July 4, 2013*
It’s important for parents to monitor what public schools are teaching their children and also what the schools are not teaching. If you want your children to grow up to be patriotic citizens, they must be taught American history as it really happened, not as the liberals wish it had happened. It’s become pretty clear that the liberals would like to wipe out our religions heritage and pretend that we’ve always been a very secular nation. Today’s schools seem to be more concerned with teaching our kids a philosophy of political correctness, diversity, multiculturalism and feminism. One way to teach the truth about our heritage and dispel false myths is to take a trip to Washington, DC and read the many religious inscriptions engraved in stone on our famous monuments. Another way is to honor our nation’s birthday today, the Fourth of July, by reading and rereading the Declaration of Independence.
As you read the Declaration of Independence on this Fourth of July, reflect on the fact that it is America’s great religious document, the official affirmation by the American people of their belief and faith in God. The Declaration affirms God’s existence as a “self-evident” truth that requires no further discussion or debate. The nation created by the great Declaration is God’s country. The rights it defines are God-given. The actions of its signers were God-inspired. Many of the men who signed the Declaration paid for their courage with their lives and fortunes, and that’s why we are able to enjoy our freedom and independence today. The Declaration contains five references to God — God as supreme Lawmaker, God as Creator of all men, God as the Source of all rights, God as the world’s supreme Judge, and God as our Protector on whom we can rely.