A long-dead dead white male might have explained today's academic intolerance. To wit: "Liberal institutions cease to be liberal as soon as they are attained: later on, there are no worse and no more thorough injurers of freedom than liberal institutions."
The federal government's schools for American Indians are among the worst in the nation despite ongoing reform attempts, proving that federal involvement in education is a bad idea.
The impiety of many of our country's present leaders makes it easy to forget that the United States was once governed by devout men who acknowledged the one true God and their debt to Him in everything. These statesmen were courageously unafraid to give public thanks to God. It is refreshingly edifying to review the role our founders played in establishing Thanksgiving Day.
Even in light of the timely and invaluable aid proffered by the Indians, more than any other consideration it was the tireless and firm faith of the Pilgrims that kept them alive and animated their steadfast resolve to bloom where the Hand of the Almighty God had planted them, no matter how rocky, unknown, and hostile the soil.