My Ideal Job

I want to sell a product that was widely available in the United States 300 years ago.

In fact, the government made consumption of this product compulsory.

My product is like a Measles Vaccination. The government requires all parents to compel their children to consume this product. The government said consumption of this product was "necessary for good government and the happiness of mankind." The government used to promote Brand A, which in some respects is similar to my brand. Over time, Lobbyists for Brand B have pressured government to compel consumption of Brand B. Court decisions shortly after I was born banned Brand A. Immediately, crime increased, the economy began to tank, and during my lifetime, the government of the United States has killed, crippled, or made homeless tens of millions of innocent non-combatant civilians around the world -- mostly non-white -- in an effort to prop up transnational corporations whose profits were said to be "in the national interest."

Some will say I just committed the logical fallacy of "post hoc ergo propter hoc" -- that since America started heading over a cliff after my product was banned, the banning of my product caused our national decline. But America's Founders would agree with me. They said consumption of my product was "necessary for good government and the happiness of mankind," and they would agree that banning my product contributed to our nation's downfall.

But today's government self-consciously ignores America's Founders on this issue. They compel American consumers to purchase the brand favored by today's government, banning my brand (the one endorsed by America's Founders).

I am passionately opposed to government compulsory consumption laws, even if the government required consumption of my brand. On religious grounds, I believe people should be free to consume or not consume any brand of their choice or no brand at all. Opposing coercion through threats of force makes me a "pacifist." Opposing even government coercion of every kind makes me an "anarchist."

This makes it much more difficult for me to sell my product: people have already been forced to pay for my competitor's product. Numerous studies have shown that Brand A helps people more than Brand B. A large percentage of Americans are realizing that they have been harmed, and their children are being harmed by my competitor's product, but they say they "can't afford" to buy my product, even if they agree it might be better.

In 2010-11, Americans spent $632 billion on this stuff. In 2013, parents purchased the government's brand of my stuff for 50.1 million children. Parents will buy other competitors' brands for 5.2 million more.

In my opinion, anyone born after 1957 was harmed by the government's subsidized brand. I guarantee that if they buy my stuff, they will experience

“the most profound, beneficial, massive, and lasting
personal transformation
of your entire life”

Any intelligent and ethical person -- especially those living 300 years ago -- would say that the United States has now become the enemy of humanity. That's a shocking statement -- unless you know the facts. America's Founders -- those who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution -- would say that "our" government has become a "tyanny" which must be abolished. (Those are the words they used in the Declaration of Independence. They said we not only have the "right" to abolish tyranny, but a "duty" to do so. They would say Americans today are not real Americans.)

America's Founders were correct to say that "tyranny" was evil, and ought not to exist. But they were wrong to take up arms and start killing the Red Coats. The Bible says to pay your taxes. The Bible says "Thou shalt not kill." America's Founders knew this. America's "War for Independence" against Britain was a terrible mistake.

So how do we get rid of tyranny? How do we protect our society from tyrants and from "taxation without representation?"

America's Founders knew the answer to this question. They had a product which they knew was "necessary for good government and the happiness of mankind." They were wrong to use government compulsion to force people to consume this product, but they were correct in their belief that this product was what made America the most prosperous and most admired nation on earth. And they would be shocked to see that the United States has banned this product, and now America has become bankrupt and despised.

My Family History with This Product

I'm not interested in selling this product just to get rich.

Initially, all I want is enough clients to help me pay the rent, and keep my credit cards current. About $2500/mo would make be very, very happy right now.

But I have to admit, I would like to put the government out of business and create a $631 billion empire selling my product to tens of millions of people. If not more.

My mother was a Distributor of this stuff for 30 years. My first job after college was in the Distribution of this stuff. I got involved with other parents who were consuming a form of Brand A, even though it was illegal in California at the time. I went to court on numerous occasions with parents who were charged with contributing to the delinquency of their minor children for refusing to consume the Government's approved brand of stuff, and consuming an illegal brand. Their kids were demonstrably better off than kids who were compelled to consume the government's brand. So I began studying law to become an attorney to defend such parents against government's compulsory consumption laws.

By the time I passed the California Bar Exam, laws against consuming brands not subsidized by the government had been relaxed. But by this time I had also become convinced that all government coercion was wrong. Technically this made me an "anarchist," and a federal court in Los Angeles ruled that I could not be given a license to practice law, even though I was completely qualified. My case was argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco by a team of attorneys who helped me "pro bono publico" (that is, free for me, "for the good of the public"). My Dream Team included the current Dean of the Law School at the University of California,  Irvine, two of the authors of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, passed by Congress during the Clinton Administration, and a former California State Supreme Court Justice. They lost. The United States Supreme Court would not hear my appeal. So I am not a lawyer. I would like a job selling my product.

After passing the Bar Exam, I moved in with a couple of other anarchists who rented a 12-room house in a bad part of town and put the word on the street than anyone who was a homeless victim of the government-compelled product could stay in my extra rooms until they saved up first- and last-month's rent on a place of their own. I had an average of 19 homeless people in my home 24-7, for the better part of a decade, until my father got lung cancer. After being his caregiver, I moved to Missouri to take care of my mother, who had been crippled by a virulent case of pneumonia and some strange blood disease. Then our home was destroyed by a tornado. My mother was taken by helicopter to a regional hospital, and returned to my care on a feeding tube. For the last three years of her life, I was her full-time caregiver, and except when she was admitted to the hospital, I never got more than 90 minutes of sleep at a time, as I was required to turn her over in bed every three hours, plus tend to the feeding tube pump and her other needs. Her funeral was yesterday (May 3, 2015).

During these years, I have had no income, and have burned through several credit cards. I want to sell my product, and since I repudiate all government coercion, I need to make my product marketable. I need copy that "sizzles."

I want to sell my product to people high school age and older who realize that their government-compelled consumption of my competitor's product has stunted their moral and intellectual growth.

I have incorporated my business as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization so that I can raise tax-deductible donations and provide "scholarships" for those who cannot afford to buy the government's compelled brand and my brand as well.

What is My Product?

I put the marijuana leaf at the top just to confuse you.

My product is the public school curriculum of 300 years ago. My ideal job would be teaching Americans in 2015 what Americans were taught in the colonial American one-room schoolhouse of 1776 and before.

Not "the 3 R's" -- anyone can learn "the 3 R's" in places like The Khan Academy online, if you never learned them. Also the Ron Paul Curriculum.

Rather, I want to specialize in teaching the three core "worldview" subjects which America's Founders believed were "necessary for good government and the happiness of mankind." These three subjects were banned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

I don't want to sell junk food, get-rich quick schemes, porn, or anything useless or exploitative. How could anyone be more satisfied than selling something America's Founders believed was "necessary for good government and the happiness of mankind?"

The Hidden History of Public Schools

Public schools were originally created to teach the Bible. Public schools were the product of "The Protestant Reformation" and its banner of "Sola Scriptura." Protestants believed the Catholic priests were trying to hide the Bible from laymen, because if laymen were to read the Bible, they would see that they don't need priests, they only need Jesus. So "public schools" were created to teach the Bible to everyone.

But I am conscientiously opposed to all government compulsion and coercion.   I want to sell this. I want to use persuasion only.

One of the first public school laws in America is known today as "The Old Deluder Satan Act" because it began with these words:

It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues, that so that at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be clouded and corrupted with love and false glosses of saint-seeming deceivers; and to the end that learning may not be buried in the grave of our forefathers, in church and commonwealth the Lord assisting our endeavors. It is therefore ordered that every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to fifty households shall forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read, whose wages shall be paid either by the parents or masters of such children, or by the inhabitants in general....
"The Old Deluder Satan Act," Massachusetts, 1647

The 1636 rules of Harvard University required:

Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17.3) and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let every one seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of Him (Prov. 2, 3). Every one shall so exercise himself in reading the Scriptures twice a day that he shall be ready to give such an account of his proficiency therein

That's what I want to teach. Read the Bible twice a day. Get a Harvard education like Samuel Adams.

The 1690 Connecticut law declared:

This [legislature] observing that... there are many persons unable to read the English tongue and thereby incapable to read the holy Word of God or the good laws of this colony... it is ordered that all parents and masters shall cause their respective children and servants, as they are capable, to be taught to read distinctly the English tongue.

You were denied this kind of Bible-centered Education. In the early 1960's, the U.S. Supreme Court banned the Bible* from public schools, along with voluntary prayer. One of the Justices who concurred in this secularization was honest enough to admit that removing religion from public schools was directly contrary to the intentions of America's Founders. He said:

Religion was once deemed to be a function of the public school system. The Northwest Ordinance, which antedated the First Amendment, provided in Article III that
"Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged."

Many territories, when they applied for admission to the union. repeated those words verbatim in their state constitutions. Nebraska in 1875 was the last state to copy these words into their constitution.

The Government today prevents students from being taught the Bible, "religion, morality, and knowledge." Every single person who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution would say that secular schools are a threat to "good government and the happiness of mankind," and a government that imposes secularism on the people should be "abolished," just as they abolished the British government over the colonies for offenses far less serious.

Samuel Adams, the "Anti-Federalist," did not always agree with his cousin John Adams, the "Federalist." Sam wrote:

Let divines and philosophers, statesmen and patriots, unite their endeavors to renovate the age, by impressing the minds of men with the importance of educating their little boys and girls, of inculcating in the minds of youth the fear and love of the Deity . . . and, in subordination to these great principles, the love of their country. . . . In short, of leading them in the study and practice of the exalted virtues of the Christian system.

1790 Letter to John Adams,
who wrote back: "You and I agree."
Four Letters: Being an Interesting Correspondence Between Those Eminently Distinguished Characters, John Adams, Late President of the United States; and Samuel Adams, Late Governor of Massachusetts. On the Important Subject of Government
(Boston: Adams and Rhoades, 1802) pp. 9-10

This is the product I want to provide. I want to help you compensate for what the federal government denied you as a little boy or girl.

If America's Founding Fathers could travel through time, what would they say is America's Most Pressing Problem?

I think they would say it is the fact that America is no longer a nation "Under God," but is an atheistic nation ("secular" sounds so much nicer than "atheistic"). The nation that once sent missionaries and Bibles around the world is now the world's greatest exporter of weapons and pornography.

And the root of this problem is a national system of compulsory atheistic education for all children 5-17 years of age. America's Founders would be horrified, outraged, apoplectic. Princeton professor Archibald Hodge saw the trend back in 1887, and sounded this alarm:

. . . I am as sure as I am of Christ's reign that a comprehensive and centralized system of national education, separated from religion, as is now commonly proposed, will prove the most appalling enginery for the propagation of anti-Christian and atheistic unbelief, and of anti-social nihilistic ethics, individual, social and political, which this sin-rent world has ever seen.[1]

He was right. If our Godly and virtuous ancestors could see schools and culture today, they would be screaming: "What are you doing about this!?!?"

What are you doing about this? Of course, you are paying for this propagation of atheism and immorality. Are you doing as much to stop it or counter it as the danger warrants?

Then you are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Have you taken your own kids out of public schools? Terrific. But you yourself are still a victim of serious educational malpractice. You were denied a Biblical worldview through twelve long years of mis-education..

I want to provide you with an internet-based home-study program which will remedy the effects of educational malpractice. As an adult, you can achieve a complete Christian worldview education in just one year, 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening.

Imagine a child whose parents own a restaurant. The Parents -- decent and loving people -- keep the child out of public school so the child can wait on tables and do other chores in the family business. The child developed a friendly disposition toward the customers. The parents are non-schoolers, not home schoolers. The child is not involved in any systematic, government-approved curriculum during these years. There was a government study done years ago which compiled evidence that such a child would be able to learn "the 3 R's" (reading, writing, and arithmetic) in just a few months at age 12 and be far better able to relate to adults than a child who had been in a classroom full of age-segregated kids (only a few months younger or older), wasting many years and not adequately learning the 3 R's. (These days, American public school students score far behind many other nations in international academic competitions.)

The key here is being loved by one's parents and being a servant of others. Academic subjects can be picked up in a few months over the internet.

But there is no similar one-stop shop for a Biblical Worldview curriculum such as existed in the colonial American one-room schoolhouse.

Twelve years of colonial American worldview education, daily covering "religion, morality, and knowledge" can be covered in just 12 months by reading through the entire Bible and four other works which are among the most important works in the history of western civilization, listening to audio lessons on the commute to work and back home in the evening, 20 minutes each way. Then each week attend a live Q&A webinar for laser coaching and clarification.

That's the job I want.

How about a bird's-eye view of these five works that I would like to teach in "Colonial American One-Room Schoolhouse 2.0"

You will read Five of the Most Important Works in the History of America

  1. The Bible - Most important book in the history of the human race
  2. The Westminster Catechism - behind the Bible, the most widely-circulated document in America in 1776.
    • taught in every classroom in America
  3. The Wealth of Nations - the superiority of Capitalism vs. Socialism
  4. The Myth of "the Separation of Church and State" - America was created as a Christian nation
    • Documents from a U.S. Supreme Court case in 1892
  5. "Novus Ordo Seclorum" - The Myth of "the Second Coming of Christ"
    • The Christian case for optimism about the future of "American Exceptionalism."

Let's look at those five works in a little more detail

The Bible

The Bible is the most important book in the history of the human race.
  • No other book has inspired the building of more hospitals, schools, universities, or orphanages.
  • No other book explains the origin of reason and why humans are more glorious than animals.
  • No other book has inspired more lasting works of art.
  • No other book has raised the standard of living of more people.
  • No other book has influenced more codes of law in more Western nations.
  • No other book from any other world religion (Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam) even makes the claim that its every word was breathed out by a personal God (who is not Himself part of the Creation), through human instruments He created to perfectly write the words God intended them to write for our benefit.
  • No other book has made a greater contribution to the building of "Western Civilization."
  • No other book has inspired more symphonies, oratorios, cantatas, or other enduring musical works.
  • No other book has brought more liberty, prosperity, and virtue to the world.
  • No other book has caused more of its most faithful readers to be arrested and executed.
    Like Jesus.
  • Maybe that's why we shouldn't be surprised that . . .

The United States Federal Government has made it illegal
for public school teachers to teach children the Bible
the way Jesus and the authors of the Bible would teach it.

If fact, since the Declaration of Independence ( America's "birth certificate" ) was based on the Bible, the Federal Government prohibits public school teachers from teaching students
that the Declaration of Independence is really true.
(Students can only be taught that a bunch of dead, white males used to believe it was true.)

More on why I want to teach the Bible.

The Westminster Standards

America's Founders said that "religion and morality" were "necessary for good government and the happiness of mankind." A good summary of "religion and morality" is found in the Catechisms and Confession of Faith drafted in Westminster in the 1640's.

B.B. Warfield, professor at Princeton in the late 1800's, wrote of the Westminster Standards,

[T]hey are the final crystallization of the elements of evangelical religion, after the conflicts of sixteen hundred years. . . . [T]hey are the richest and most precise and best guarded statement ever penned of all that enters into evangelical religion. . . .[1]

Richard Gardiner, in his impressive collection of "Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History, lists many sources which introduce the average Secular Humanist to the now-unknown religious foundations of  American Independence and Government. Among these sources are the Westminster Standards. Gardiner says of them:

indent.gif (90 bytes)The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) In addition to being the decree of Parliament as the standard for Christian doctrine in the British Kingdom, it was adopted as the official statement of belief for the colonies of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Although slightly altered and called by different names, it was the creed of Congregationalist, Baptist, and Presbyterian Churches throughout the English speaking world. Assent to the Westminster Confession was officially required at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. Princeton scholar, Benjamin Warfield wrote: "It was impossible for any body of Christians in the [English] Kingdoms to avoid attending to it." [Link goes to chap.23, "On the Civil Magistrate."]
indent.gif (90 bytes)The Westminster Catechism (1646) Second only to the Bible, the "Shorter Catechism" of the Westminster Confession was the most widely published piece of literature in the pre-revolutionary era in America. It is estimated that some five million copies were available in the colonies. With a total population of only four million people in America at the time of the Revolution, the number is staggering.
indent.gif (90 bytes)The Westminster Catechism was not only a central part of the colonial educational curriculum, learning it was required by law. Each town employed an officer whose duty was to visit homes to hear the children recite the Catechism. The primary schoolbook for children, the New England Primer, included the Catechism.  Daily recitations of it were required at these schools. Their curriculum included memorization of the Westminster Confession and the Westminster Larger Catechism. There was not a person at Independence Hall in 1776 who had not been exposed to it, and most of them had it spoon fed to them before they could walk. [Link to Q. 127 of Larger Catechism; cf. also Q. 129.]


Anarcho-Capitalism and the Wealth of Nations

In 1776, the year the Declaration of Independence was signed, Adam Smith wrote a book that is considered the first treatise on Capitalism. Full title: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations. What causes some nations to be wealthier than others? Freedom, personal responsibility, and morality. Pretty obvious, really; a nation characterized by rampant theft can never become prosperous. When competition turns into vengeance, and life is not respected, civilization crumbles. Subsequent economists have crystallized Smith's thesis:

Capitalism is the social system based on
the rejection of the initiation of force or violence against others.

A nation that is virtuous and free from the initiation of force and threats of violence, is wealthier than a nation which covets, steals, and initiates force against others. "Religion and morality" is the key to a Market freed from tyranny.


The foundation of a prosperous and humane economy is the repudiation of violence. Human beings know how to resolve conflicts without violence, but politicians and defense contractors want us to believe we need government compulsion and threats of violence to maintain "order." But order comes from a commitment to non-aggression. As we read the Bible, we face the requirement to beat our "swords into plowshares." This means pacifism and a Freed Market. You have questions about pacifism? We have answers.


Too many people, when they voice opposition to "capitalism," are actually thinking of "crony-capitalism," fascism, Keynesianism, and other systems of government coercion or favoritism in the Market. That's why I use the phrase "anarcho-capitalism," or "100% Pure Laissez-Faire capitalism." "Laissez-Faire" is French for "Let us work," "Let us conduct our business the way we think is best," or just "Let us alone!" Politicians do not know how to run a profitable business or make an economy thrive. When governments face competition, they drop bombs on innocent consumers. When businesses face competition, they lower prices or raise the quality, or invent something totally new to benefit consumers and raise our standard of living.

That is to say, businesses whose CEO's who are not victims of atheistic educational malpractice do not resort to violence. This is why America's Founders believed that "religion, morality, and knowledge" were "necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind." Good schools create good businesses.

Good schools cannot create "good government." "Government" is force; government is violence; government is theft. "Good government" is a contradiction in terms. In the Gospel of Mark, chapter 10, Jesus discovered His disciples arguing about who is going to be the "greatest" in the Kingdom of God. They didn't understand that Jesus' Kingdom was quite unlike the kingdoms of the world.

But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, "You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. {43} Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. {44} And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. {45} "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."

The word translated "rulers" comes from the Greek word from which we derive our English word "anarchist."

"Lords," "rulers" and "great ones" are "archists."

Jesus clearly says His followers are not to be "archists." They are to be "servants." The biggest government lie in the history of the human race is that "anarchists" are the bad guys, and those who oppose "anarchists" (logically, "archists") are the Good Guys and defenders of civilization.

We are told that an "anarchist" is In reality, it is the archist who:
  • a bomb-throwing
  • assassin
  • who rejects the doctrine of private property,
  • seeks to foment disorder, chaos and riots in order to overthrow the government by force and violence
  • and establish some dreadful political ideal like "the dictatorship of the proletariat," where everyone is his own god and criminals run wild.
  • drops the most bombs
  • assassinates the most people
  • threatens, confiscates, or destroys the most private property
  • destabilizes and overthrows the most governments
  • is the greatest threat to "good government and the happiness of mankind.

This is a "paradigm shift." The most orderly and prosperous society is the one with the greatest liberty, not the most powerful Emperor. But the essential foundation of liberty, prosperity, order and peace is the Bible, and

"Religion, morality, and knowledge are necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, therefore schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged."
[adapted from the Northwest Ordinance of 1787]

Consider the exposition of the 6th Commandment ("Thou shalt not kill") and the 8th Commandment ("Thou shalt not steal") found in the Westminster Larger Catechism. These two commandments alone, if taken seriously, consistently, and faithfully, would rid the world of all governments. When we all stand before "the Supreme Judge of the World," nobody is going to hear, "Oh, you worked for the government? Then all your acts of  theft and murder are excused. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."

Instead of reading Adam Smith's 18th-century work, we'll read a modern version of the same theme, called Healing Our World.

Why do we need to "heal" our world? Since I was born, the U.S. federal government has killed, crippled, or made homeless tens of millions of innocent non-combatant civilians around the world. I would say this makes the United States the most evil entity on the planet and the enemy of mankind. And most Americans, if aware of this, say the price "is worth it" to keep the cost of gas down. Bad government is a reflection of bad education. The worse the education, the larger the  government. The world today is being strangled by the tentacles of immorality, violence, and crony-capitalism. But don't blame "them." We have to blame ourselves if we're going to Heal Our World.

Because of their Biblical education, America's Founding Fathers realized that "the Divine Right of Kings" was not a Biblical doctrine. You have been denied this education by an imperialist regime that can only be described as "the enemy of mankind." You don't see half of what America's Founders saw. If they were here today, they would see not only that the "divine right of kings" is an unChristian concept, but the entire concept of "the nation-state," having been invented by rebels and nowhere commanded or endorsed in the Bible, is a complete failure, leading to the deaths of hundreds of millions of people, enslavement of billions, and the destruction or confiscation of trillions of dollars of property. In the 20th century alone.

The Myth of "the Separation of Church and State"

We are told that teaching the Bible in public schools violates "the separation of church and state."


Which church?

Or as James Madison, the "Father of the Constitution" would say, which "ecclesiastical body."

Today's myth of the "separation of church and state" has nothing to do with denominations of ecclesiastical bodies, or "churches" (which is what the First Amendment is really about). It actually means "the separation of God and Government." It means the government is not obligated to obey God. It means the government now claims to  be  god, instead of being "under God" -- which is where America's Founders intended government to be, not "separate" from God; ignoring God; pretending God does not exist. Because of the modern myth of "separation of church [God] and state,"

The U.S. Federal Government prohibits a school teacher in a government-run school from teaching students that the Declaration of Independence really is true.
  • that there really is a God, and His existence is a "self-evident truth"
  • that our rights really are the product of the intelligent design of our Creator
              (not a gift from the government)
  • that all Americans really are obligated to conform their lives to
              "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God"
  • that one day our actions really must pass judgment with
              "the Supreme Judge of the world"
  • that all Americans really should have "a firm reliance on
              the Protection of Divine Providence."
  • that Americans have a duty -- not just a right
              -- to abolish any government
              that becomes a tyranny. This is a religious duty.
              As Jefferson put it, "Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God."
              Secularists inevitably make the government their god.
All of these foundational propositions violate the modern myth of "separation of church and state." Therefore none of these truths can be taught as truth in a school controlled by the secular government of the United States.

The Federal Government says that teachers in government-operated schools paid for by your taxes cannot "endorse" or "promote" these ideas. Oh, sure, students can be taught that a long time ago some people believed the Declaration of Independence was true, but teachers cannot say The Declaration of Independence really is objectively true, regardless of whether any human being or any government believes it to be true, and that students should stand up and risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor in defense of those unchanging true principles.

Clearly, nobody who signed the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution would agree with this framework.

In 1892 the U.S. Supreme Court emphatically declared that the U.S. was "a Christian nation." The Court made a lengthy review of all the most important "organic" documents in American history. By reading the Court's opinion and the charters it cites, we will show that the modern idea of "separation of church and state" is a destructive myth, and that America was intended be a nation "under God."

Consistent with what we learned under "Anarcho-Capitalism" above, we reject any attempt to use government coercion to promote "the true religion." But more important, we reject government coercion to suppress the Christian values of the Declaration of Independence.

We've been taught to fear the word "Theocracy" as much as we've been taught to fear the word "anarchy."

  • We've been taught to fear "anarchy" because our wise overlords want to keep their job.
  • We've been taught to fear "Theocracy" because atheistic tyrants don't want to be reminded that God is on the Throne, and they are answerable to His Law.

 A truly Biblical, Christian Theocracy is an anarchist Christocracy.

Confidence in the future possibility of “Peace on Earth.”

The doctrine of "the Rapture" was unknown in 1776. It was invented in the early 1800's. Nobody in Christendom had ever heard of it before. This doctrine, and the larger eschatological framework in which it appeared ("dispensational premillennialism") substituted "waiting" for "working," and allowed atheists to secularize America in the years that followed -- while Christians waited for the Rapture.

There is good reason to believe that "Peace on Earth" -- the message of the angels to the shepherds on the first Christmas Day -- is possible. Politically and Economically possible, and Eschatologically inevitable.

Too many Christians have bought into erroneous ideas about things getting worse and worse leading up to "Armageddon" and other apocalyptic nightmares. America's Founders were optimistic and future-oriented and believed they were creating a "Novus Ordo Seclorum" -- the motto on the official U.S. Seal which means "New Order for the Ages." Nobody in 1776 believed in "the Rapture." They believed peace, liberty, and prosperity were possible.

Lawrence Cremin writes about Benjamin Rush who was
a physician who signed the Declaration of Independence:

American Education:
The National Experience, 1783-1876

NY: Harper & Row, 1980, p. 114-15.

For Rush, who was present in the Congress as a representative of Pennsylvania, the events surrounding the creation of the Republic marked nothing less than a turning point in the course of human history. "I was animated constantly," he reflected in later years, "by a belief that I was acting for the benefit of the whole world, and of future ages, by assisting in the formation of new means of political order and general happiness."11
11. The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush, edited by George W. Corner (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1948), p.161.

Christians who believe in "the Rapture" do not believe in "future ages." They believe Christ is going to rapture them "at any moment," and destroy the planet and everything man has worked for. Rapturists do not work "for the benefit of the whole world," nor assist in "the formation of new means of political order and general happiness." As we have mentioned several times, America's Founders believed that teaching children the Bible every day from their earliest years was "necessary for good government and the happiness of mankind." Secular schools and theories of rapture are why we now have bad government and depression, instead of "good government" and "happiness."


A Vision for Humanity

The Curriculum of the colonial American one-room schoolhouse 2.0 will give students a vision for a Christianize world. We are all created in the Image of God, and hard-wired to aspire to the vision described by the Old Testament Prophet Micah 4:1-7:

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Micah's Prophecy


And it will come about in the last days
That the mountain of the House of the LORD
Will be established as the chief of the mountains
And it will be raised above the hills
Christ established His Kingdom at the first Christmas
And the peoples will stream to it.
And many nations will come and say,
"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD
And to the House of the God of Jacob,
It will continue to expand until it covers the globe
That He may teach us about His ways
And that we may walk in His paths."
For from Zion will go forth the Law
Even the Word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Biblical Law will be our standard
And He will judge between many peoples
And render decisions for mighty, distant nations.
Then they will hammer their
swords into plowshares
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation will not lift up sword against nation
And never again will they train for war.
We will pursue God's "shalom"
And each of them will sit under his Family:
Beginning at home
Vine and under his fig tree,
With no one to make them afraid.
For the
LORD of hosts has spoken.
Healing the Environment
Though all the peoples walk
Each in the name of his god,
As for us, we will walk
In the Name of the LORD our God
forever and ever
In that day, saith the LORD,
will I assemble her that halteth,
and I will gather her that is driven out,
and her that I have afflicted;
And I will make her that halted a remnant,
and her that was cast far off a strong nation:
and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion
from henceforth, even for ever.
Beyond the "Rugged Individual"

You won't agree with everything in my curriculum, but you will be a better person for having wrestled with these ideas:

Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other.
Proverbs 27:17



* Did the Supreme Court really "ban the Bible" from public schools?

Public school students can certainly be taught that the Bible exists. But they cannot be taught that it is true, and that it is a "sacred" book because it is the Word of God. In other words, the Court banned the teaching of the Bible as the Bible would be taught by those who wrote it. The Court also banned the Bible as the Supreme Court ruled 150 years earlier it "must" be taught.

An 1844 U.S. Supreme Court case involved a wealthy Frenchman who left a large sum of money in his will to the City of Philadelphia to build a school in which no clergy would teach. (Virtually all schools back then were run by churches or Christian organizations and clergy often taught the classes Mon-Fri.) There was a great controversy over whether the will of this obviously deistic Frenchman should be enforced. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that just because clergy couldn't teach, didn't mean that lay teachers could not continue to teach the Bible as the Word of God in a school administered by the city government. In fact, the Court said -- and the City of Philadelphia enthusiastically agreed -- that teachers "must" teach Christianity and the Bible as a "divine revelation" and a "sacred volume." Here are the words of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1844:

But the objection itself assumes the proposition that Christianity is not to be taught, because ecclesiastics [clergy] are not to be instructors or officers. But this is by no means a necessary or legitimate inference from the premises. Why may not laymen instruct in the general principles of Christianity as well as ecclesiastics. There is no restriction as to the religious opinions of the instructors and officers. They may be, and doubtless, under the auspices of the city government, they will always be, men, not only distinguished for learning and talent, but for piety and elevated virtue, and holy lives and characters. And we cannot overlook the blessings, which such men by their conduct, as well as their instructions, may, nay must impart to their youthful pupils. Why may not the Bible, and especially the New Testament, without note or comment, be read and taught as a divine revelation in the college -- its general precepts expounded, its evidences explained, and its glorious principles of morality inculcated? What is there to prevent a work, not sectarian, upon the general evidences of Christianity, from being read and taught in the college by lay-teachers? Certainly there is nothing in the will, that proscribes such studies. Above all, the testator positively enjoins, "that all the instructors and teachers in the college shall take pains to instil into the minds of the scholars the purest principles of morality, so that on their entrance into active life they may from inclination and habit evince benevolence towards their fellow-creatures, and a love of truth, sobriety, and industry, adopting at the same time such religious tenets as their matured reason may enable them to prefer." Now, it may well be asked, what is there in all this, which is positively enjoined, inconsistent with the spirit or truths of Christianity? Are not these truths all taught by Christianity, although it teaches much more? Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament? Where are benevolence, the love of truth, sobriety, and industry, so powerfully and irresistibly inculcated as in the sacred volume? The testator has not said how these great principles are to be taught, or by whom, except it be by laymen, nor what books are to be used to explain or enforce them. All that we can gather from his language is, that he desired to exclude sectarians and sectarianism from the college, leaving the instructors and officers free to teach the purest morality, the love of truth, sobriety, and industry, by all appropriate means; and of course including the best, the surest, and the most impressive.

There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution which forced the Supreme Court in the early 1960's to repudiate Christianity and remove the Bible "as a divine revelation" from public schools.