What a 1917 school lesson can teach America

By: Renee Nal
New Zeal

"I give my head my heart and my life to my God and one nation indivisible with justice for all." - Uncovered classroom chalkboard from 1917

“I give my head my heart and my life to my God and one nation indivisible with justice for all.” – Uncovered classroom chalkboard from 1917

“Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence.” – Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

Contractors at a high school in Oklahoma got more than they bargained for when they unearthed lessons on a chalkboard dating back to 1917.

Oklahoma Chalkboard1

The lessons are a poignant reminder of a bygone era, before anti-American activists sought to remove all semblance of God, a love for America, and accurate history from schools. Over time, Americans – perhaps weary of the radical left or ignorant of their own rights – have let down their guard and sadly allowed this usurpation to take place.

In the last 100 years, a deliberate and sustained indoctrination effort has been successfully made by card-carrying communists such as Howard Zinn, likely communist members such as Curtis D. MacDougall, or prominent Ku Klux Klan members and their allies such as FDR-appointed Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black to name a few.

Oklahoma Chalkboard2

Consider these quotes:

“No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.” – Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, November 4, 1775

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual, and slavery must ensue.” – John Witherspoon, The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men, 1776

Read more about the newly discovered chalkboards here.

This article has been cross-posted at Broadside News.


#VVS15: Jeb Bush earns just 7 votes at Values Voter Summit straw poll

By: Renee Nal
New Zeal

Photo Source: Daily Beast

Photo Source: Daily Beast

Despite support from gazillionaires and annoyingly blatant favoritism from Fox News, Jeb Bush came in twelfth place in the presidential straw poll Saturday at the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington with seven votes. Bush received only two more votes than big “C” communist Bernie Sanders, who actually received five votes.

Ted Cruz won by a landslide, doubling the votes of number two choice neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

The candidates who received less votes than Jeb Bush include Chris Christie (4), Lindsey Graham (4), Joe Biden (1), and Hillary Clinton (1).

The results are hardly surprising, as the Center for Responsive Politics reported that 93% of Bush’s campaign funds are from large donors, while Ted Cruz only receives 58% of his funding from large donors. Small individual contributions are a striking illustration of grassroots support.

Although Jeb Bush enjoys virtually no support from grassroots conservatives, Fox News has consistently propped up the failed candidate. In fact, Dick Morris recently said what many alert Americans already realized:

Let me say one thing that hasn’t been said before on TV but I’m going to say it. Fox News is in the tank for Bush.

Fox News article discussing the Values Voter Summit results further cements Fox’s obvious disdain for constitutional conservative Ted Cruz. The author fails to even mention Jeb Bush’s dismal showing at the Values Voters Summit and clearly seeks to diminish Ted Cruz’s win, saying:

The first-term senator is among the most conservative in the 2016 GOP White House field. However, his polls numbers are among the lowest…

Here is the breakdown of the results:

    1. Ted Cruz 408 votes, or 35%
    2. Ben Carson 204 votes, or 18%
    3. Mike Huckabee 166 votes, or 14%
    4. Marco Rubio 148 votes, or 13%
    5. Donald Trump 56 votes, or 5%
    6. Rick Santorum 47 votes, or 4%
    7. Carly Fiorina 40 votes, or 3%
    8. Bobby Jindal 31 votes, or 3%
    9. Rand Paul 19 votes, or 2%
    10. Write In Candidate 11 votes, or 1%
    11. John Kasich 8 votes, or 1%
    12. Jeb Bush 7 votes, or 1%
    13. Bernie Sanders 5 votes, or 0%
    14. Chris Christie 4 votes, or 0%
    15. Lindsey Graham 4 votes, or 0%
    16. Joe Biden 1 vote, or 0%
    17. Hillary Clinton 1 vote, or 0%
    18. Jim Webb 1 vote, or 0%

This article cross-posted at Broadside News.