Tag Archive: Thomas Jefferson

Jul 24

July 4th: Celebration of Agitation

Are you an agitator? You know, one of those people who won’t leave well enough alone, who’s always questioning authority and trying to stir things up. If so, the Powers That Be detest you — you … you … “agitator!” They spit the term out as a pejorative to brand anyone who dares to challenge …

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Apr 01

American History bill: Aiming for a more inclusive curriculum

National studies reveal that American universities falter at civic education, having forgotten Jefferson’s warning that any country expecting to be both “ignorant and free” expects “what never was and never will be.” Happily, Texas, since 1955, has required collegiate courses in American history. Unhappily, this requirement is not always followed. To correct this through clarifying …

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Jul 30

Park service makes (up) history

By Gary Hardaway During a visit to Yellowstone National Park a few weeks ago, my wife and I viewed an educational film concerning national park history. Yellowstone was the first to be established, signed into existence by President Ulysses Grant in 1872. Today there are 397 park areas reaching from Maine to Hawaii to Alaska. …

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