Adam Smith wrote that it takes deliberate untraining to remove a street sweeper’s child’s potential for brilliance.
After the Civil War the minds, ingenuity, and spirits of those dwelling in the only country on earth founded on unbounded liberty began to be imprisoned by central planners and revered “experts” in academia.
Thus arrived the onslaught of collectivism and government monopoly compulsory schooling to prevent an unmanageable social order and to groom people for the emerging industrial economy.
This was especially “necessary” amidst the flood of immigrants and the burgeoning quantity of independent thinkers and entrepreneurs.
The Biblical first principles that catapulted Americans to miraculous prosperity, effective government, and incomparable ingenuity were largely trashed by the time of Woodrow Wilson (a deceived academic like President Obama), who openly described his disapproval of our founding documents.
Progressives, and some Evangelicals, condemn the idea of “self interest” and individualism as militating against the “common good” and “fairness.”
Time to detonate this mind trap and extricate people from complacency about the onslaught of cultural Marxism, fiscal suicide, a parisitical administrative state, and the numbing effect of public schooling, television, main stream media, “intravenous” music streaming, video games, Facebook and artificial forms of recreation.