Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 2 Share on Twitter 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

Failure to Communicate

By       Message Richard Girard       (Page 1 of 4 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   4 comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; , Add Tags  (less...)
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

Author 149
Become a Fan
  (43 fans)
- Advertisement -

Thomas Jefferson

Failure to Communicate

By Richard Girard

- Advertisement -

"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."

Sir Claus Moser, Warden of Wadham College, Oxford. L ondon Daily Telegraph; August 21, 1990.

"It is an axiom in political science that unless a people are educated and enlightened it is idle to expect the continuance of civil liberty or the capacity for self-government."

- Advertisement -

Texas Declaration of Independence, March 2, 1836.

" What we've got here is a failure to communicate."

--The Captain (Strother Martin), Cool Hand Luke, 1968.

It is not the American education system that has failed us.

It is we who have failed the American education system.

In my July 2, 2012 OpEdNews article, " Aiding the Evolution ," I pointed out what I believe is the basis for our failure, and its root cause [words in italics have been added for amplification and clarification]:

- Advertisement -

"All of the anti-Government conservatives and libertarians consistently forget the profound but obvious truths expressed by two of our greatest Presidents about government.

The first of these was expressed by our fourth President, James Madison, in The Federalist Papers, No. 47, December 1788, "What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."

The second of these was part of a speech by our twenty-sixth President, Theodore Roosevelt, given on September 9, 1902, in Asheville North Carolina, "The government is us; we are the government, you and I."

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

Richard Girard is an increasingly radical representative of the disabled and disenfranchised members of America's downtrodden, who suffers from bipolar disorder (type II or type III, the professionals do not agree). He has put together a team to (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Great Enemy of the Truth

Into a Thousand Pieces

The Communist Takeover of America

The Judgment of History; Or Why the Breaking of the Oligarchs Avenges President Kennedy's Assassination--Part One

Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense

Social Capitalism