In many places it is literally not safe physically for youngsters to go to school. And in many schools - and it's becoming almost generally true - it is spiritually unsafe to attend public schools. Look back over the history of education to the turn of the century and the beginning of the educational philosophies, pragmatism and humanism were the early ones, and they branched out into a number of other philosophies which have led us now into a circumstance where our schools are producing the problems that we face. (Charge to the David O. McKay School of Education at BYU, October 9, 1996)
I wonder how President McKay would feel about Common Core which teaches Multicultalism, Social Justice, Homosexuality, Overpopulation, the evironment is diety, the Constitution is an outdated document, the Founders were just evil slave holders and personal liberty is subversive WHILE taking values based classic literature from the curriculum and dumbing math down by two full grades? #stopcommoncore
So it's home again, and home again, America for me! My heart is turning home again, and there I long to be, In the land of youth and freedom beyond the ocean bars, Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars! Henry Van Dyke
I love God, family, friends and country and then in no particular order: painting, art, Jane Austen books and movies, Alexandra Stoddard, Mexican Paper Flowers, holidays, bright colors, ribbons and wrap, Granny Chic, music, poetry, bookclub, being out and about on a pretty day, bouqets of daisies, dancing class with my sweetie, going to lunch with girlfriends, hot pink outfits, happy people, Sun Valley, sunsets over the ponds and stars in the sky... and lots of other things!
We believe. We believe in our destiny as a nation. We believe we have been called to do good, to spread the blessings of liberty and encourage the sense of trust upon which free societies depend. ~Tony Snow
Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks. ~Tony Snow