My Saturday was busy. My Sunday will be even busier. I can’t wait until Monday. Tuesday — and I’m boasting here — I meet MacG for lunch.
I was talking to my kids about market forces and came up with this one: “The market is busy grappling with today’s problems, while the government is imposing yesterday’s solutions.”
Conversations with the kids, this time about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, also provided a good opening for explaining that the Founders, who were engaged in a revolution against their own government, which had become tyrannical, drafted the Second Amendment to ensure that Americans would have the same protections should their own government become tyrannical (as happened in Germany) or is unable to protect them against foreign invaders (as happened in Poland).
Here is, for me, an important question: How do you teach your kids to appreciate fundamental Constitutional principles? Simply reciting them doesn’t resonate with children, especially with children raised in Leftist public schools. At least, that’s the case with my children. I need to anchor the principles to some grand historical narrative or to something that touches very closely on their lives today. Then they both appreciate and remember the rare freedoms we have in America.
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