"Those who have held elective office earn an average score of 44% on the civic literacy test
, which is five percentage points lower than the average score of 49% for those who have never been elected." Neither score bodes well for the state of our nation.
If we are to continue to be a sovereign country, we must understand the rule of law and why each and every word of the founding documents are so important to the defense of our nation and to the continuation of our freedoms.
While copies of the founding documents (Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, Bill of Rights) can be found freely on the internet, the basic understanding of the meaning behind the Founders' and Framers' words appears lost on a great many Americans. Perhaps this is why Google, a private corporation, has been allowed to get away with systematically censoring a great many authors and publications that call for a critical examination of radical Islam, take issue with the unfounded theory of global warming, and more recently, displayed criticism of extreme progressive left political candidates and principles. One can surmise that Google figures that since less than 50% of the people are not going to employ any intelligence in making sense of the founding documents or in trying to understand their relevance in today's world, they don't pose a threat to the utopian world order they are promoting at the expense of the rule of law that has guided our nation for over 200 years.
Sadly, the lack of outrage over this censorship by a private search engine such as Google, which has virtually monopolized access to any information made available over the internet, has not only made it much more difficult to construct a well researched opinion about what is happening around the world and how these events may affect our way of life but it is literally revising our history as it is happening right before our eyes.
This global ideology, which introduced Political Correctness
(uniformity of thought) and has infiltrated our schools, our media, and our legal system and is threatening the future of our culture, is advanced by the fifth column and appears to be winning the hearts and minds of those who believe the propaganda associated with it. Adherents of this Marxist ideology embrace moral relativism and do not take the time to understand the importance of the Judeo/Christian influences on the fundamental values that guide our civilization.
At the same time, our country is fighting a war against those who embrace a radical ideology whose goal is to impose Islamic rule over Infidels, those who doubt or reject the tenets of Islam. There have been three declarations of war against our country since 1996, when Osama Bin Laden declared war
against the United States of America, followed by Al Qaeda's 1998 "Fatwah" of Jihad against America
(Fatwahs can only be issued by an Islamic religious figure) and most recently Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's letter
, "widely interpreted as a peaceful overture" yet "is in fact a declaration of war" as evidenced by the closing salutation, "Peace only unto those who follow the true path."
History reveals that the prophet Mohammad's letters to the Byzantine emperor and the Sassanid emperor "telling them to convert to the true faith of Islam or be conquered" included the same phrase that President Ahmadinejad used to conclude his letter to [President] Bush.
These terrorist groups or sponsors of terrorist groups likely already possess the means to create a nuclear explosion high above the United States that would produce an electromagnetic pulse in our atmosphere strong enough to severely damage all the civilian electrical power sources and electrical equipment on which our society relies.
According to, The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism, "Were one to map terrorism and weapons of mass destruction today, all roads would intersect in Pakistan."
An explosion of this magnitude could set our civilization back hundreds of years. The comforts to which we're accustomed would be gone. It's nearly impossible to conceive what this would do to our present way of life. And that is the idea...
The colonists had begun to settle this country one hundred years before they acquired the wherewithal to declare our independence. Should our country fall to nefarious forces, if our civilization witnesses a nuclear holocaust, we may never again experience life as we know it. The sovereignty of our country depends on the ability to protect our freedoms from without and from within. The continued public apathy and indifference to the encroachment on our protected rights will ultimately erase our liberties with nary a shot being fired.
Nancy Salvato is the President and Director of Constitutional Literacy Program for Basics Project, a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) research and educational project whose mission is to re-introduce the American public to the basic elements of our constitutional heritage while providing non-partisan, fact-based information on relevant socio-political issues important to our country, specifically the threats of aggressive Islamofascism and the American Fifth Column.