Video is courtesy of D. James Kennedy Ministries, www.djkm.org
Guest essay by Jerry Newcombe
Recently a survey of Americans found an abysmal lack of knowledge of our history and some of the basics of American civics. The pollsters concluded: “A waning knowledge of American history may be one of the greatest educational challenges facing the U.S.”
I once interviewed the late Mel and Norma Gabler of Longview, Texas, who reviewed textbooks from a Christian and conservative perspective. They told me of an old textbook that dedicated seven pages to Marilyn Monroe, but only a few sentences to George Washington. Our young people today know more about the trivia of today’s celebrities than they do the men and women who sacrificed everything to bequeath our freedoms to us.