America’s greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
The idea for which this nation stands will not survive if the highest goal free man can set themselves is an amiable mediocrity. Excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life.
It’s a staggering transition for high school students that found they could study five hours a week and make As and Bs.
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.