Today’s newspapers and TV stations didn’t shout out any “Pearl Harbor Day” specials. That’s the good news. The bad news is that so few of our younger citizens know what Dec. 7 stands for or what occurred on that date 71 years ago. To most people, Pearl Harbor would conjure up images of a Florida condominium community or a marina somewhere in Miami. American history going back 25 years or more is considered ancient, useless and uninteresting to our buckling school systems. There is much more interesting information for our kids to learn about, such as the West’s imperial conquest of Latin America, South America and Africa, as well as the brutal treatment of the Third World by Christians and Jews.
We are becoming a nation embarrassed by what this country stands for. Michelle Obama only recently mustered up some pride in her country. Our leaders are frantically reaching out to the United Nations for leadership to change our Constitution. Obama’s decision to join the U.N.’s Human Rights Council presents our judiciary with problems. Just what laws are supreme in this country, our Constitution or international law? We are moving away from our Founding Fathers’ ideals for this country. We are straying from our roots, getting wooed by the laws, mores and morals of those who have no idea what America’s freedoms stand for. Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Libya and Kuwait sit alongside us as members of the Human Rights Council. Will this group one day decide to condemn this country for what it claims are violations to our Muslim community? Are our laws being eroded by the waves of international pressure?
Unless more patriotic Americans take a stand to stiff-arm leaders who wish us to emulate and blend in with the likes of most of our planet’s nations regarding freedom of speech, religion and thought, we will lose what so many of our citizens have died for since the creation of this great nation. Our educational system has the prime responsibility to keep the spotlight on the greatness of this country, what we stand for, fight for and why we were created. We have to rekindle the images of our past leaders and make certain that our kids know of their sacrifices and contributions to our history. To fail in this endeavor would be national suicide, and it would heap shame on our fallen warriors.