0126_Introduction to “The Purpose of Education” by Dave Miller, Ph.D_original declarations and purposes of ivy league colleges/universities_what is “secular”? – what is “republican” government?

Donna Jack
August 25, 2016

Monday through Friday last week I was watching three of our grandchildren and then went to a church camp out over the weekend.  Great experiences!   So I’m late on this blog.  Sorry.

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“The Purpose of Education, linked here, and which you can read in blog 0127, presents some history of America that students in our public schools never hear (or if ever, possibly in some classical education schools).

Below you will read declarations and purposes published from the beginnings of Harvard, William and Mary, Yale, Princeton, and Dartmouth.  The author of the article states that  “this listing could be significantly expanded.”

Education in this country did not begin as secular/humanist.  It did not begin without any  regard for God, or denial of His existence.  Did you have a knee-jerk reaction reading those statements?  Have you been thoroughly “conditioned” in school?

Schooling today in our country, and in recent history, has increasingly taught that America was never founded on Christian principles, and that those people who recognized God were very few in number, if they existed at all. Schooling today paints “Christians” and any other people who believe in the God of the Bible — as hateful, ugly, horrible people — worthy of being shut up and isolated or eliminated.  Schools teach that America is no better than any other country – teaching that in fact it is worse — undesirable.  I once heard a student in Jefferson County testify to the school board that, “If everything bad about America were taken out of American History, there would be nothing left.”

Schooling today does not aim to equip students to maintain and defend the “republican form of government” that our nation was designed to be.  Schooling censors out truth, and replaces it with lies meant to create a society made up of individuals who think of themselves as part of a collective — who can be easily manipulated and controlled.  Such a society denies universal truth, says the past is worthless, and at the same time teaches that each person has all truth within themselves.  Such a mixed up society is “secular” — replacing God with man.


Notice definition 3 below acknowledges that school is nonreligious (without God).

Meanings of “secular” [http://www.dictionary.com/browse/secular]

1.  Of or relating to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal: secular interests.

2.  Not pertaining to or connected with religion (opposed to sacred ): secular music.

3.  (of education, a school, etc.) concerned with nonreligious subjects.

There is a good chance you, your children and your grandchildren have been “schooled” under such a system which deliberately attempts to eliminate everything that is not secular – focusing only on the material — not on the spiritual.  Humans consist of both spirit and matter.   The spiritual element is part of our history – part of reality.  Designers of public schooling deny the spirit.

If you don’t believe in God, you will believe in anything.

Without God, everything is permissible.

The truth will set you free.


Note:  “republican” in this context is not referring to a political party.  It is referring to a type of government.

“The Republican Form of government is one in which the powers of sovereignty are vested in the people and are exercised by the people, either directly, or through representatives chosen by the people, to whom those powers are specially delegated. Unlike the democratic form of government, in which the powers of sovereignty are vested in the whole body of free citizens —  individuals [in a republican form of government] retain sovereign prerogatives over their private property rights (absolute ownership) of their person, labor and property.

“The U.S. Constitution guarantees a republican form to the states. (See Art.4,Sec.4)”

“The Republican form is based on the foundation that people are supreme, and governments are instituted to help secure their rights to life, liberty and property. Examples of sovereign prerogatives are the right to defend private property with deadly force, right of locomotion (freedom to travel) upon public roads and waterways, and free exercise of rights and powers.”



You will find the article “The Purpose of Education” in the next blog –  Blog 0127.



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