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The Seven Deadly Sins of Public Education











By R.C. Murray
August 28, 2010

“We tried to warn other, but to no avail. Our only hope is in the soon coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” -Phyllis Harmon Higginbotham, 1974 Textbook Protester

Here's The Plan: "A bunch of unelected elitists are going to make you an offer you can't refuse – a free education for your children via public schools that will be run under the auspices of local governments, administered by state governments but actually controlled by the federal government. But don't get too excited by the word "free" because you're going to be paying for it with your taxes and most especially your children, who will be forcibly taken from your home if you refuse to comply, and/or you will be jailed for violating truancy laws written to enforce the new compulsory education law.

After about 100 years of conditioning parents and kids to the drill of leaving the home early in the morning for five days of reading, writing and arithmetic, The Plan goes into its second phase – full scale indoctrination and deliberate dumbing down. Reading, writing and math skills will be de-emphasized more and more. Science will be more theory than actual science, and historical figures like our founding fathers will fade away. Textbooks will no longer include traditional family values like truth, honesty and respect for others; instead, textbooks will instill doubt in American work ethics, patriotism and faith in the Christian God. Your kids will be de-programmed of those values taught at home and church and re-programmed with the Fundamentals of HumanismSocialism, Darwinism and Moral Relativism."

That's been the plan for over 150 years, and with few exceptions, everything has gone according to plan. One exception was the 1974 Textbook Wars that took place in Kanawha County, West Virginia. Karl C. Priest, a retired public school teacher and veteran of the 1974 Textbook Wars, has exposed The Plan by painstakingly documenting school board battles, protest skirmishes and the gory details of the war the Left declared against Bible-believing Christian a long time ago in his new book, “Protester Voices: The 1974 Textbook Tea Party.” I wish I had had this book for reference material when I sat down to write about my own experiences as a teacher in the public school system, “Legally STUPiD: Why Johnny doesn’t have to read.” “Protester Voices” is a wealth of information with eye witness testimony of those who first drew a line in the sand and told the humanist-socialist devils intent on taking over this country, “You can’t have my child!”

Until the early 1970’s, most Americans were naïvely unaware of the sinister plan of those that founded public schools, including Horace Mann, the Unitarian (a.k.a., neo-Gnostic), and John Dewey, the atheist-socialist. If you mentioned it to them, they’d shrug their shoulders and wonder what these folks had to do with their kids learning communication and math skills and gaining knowledge in science, history, geography or even sports.

Then one day a newly elected board member of the Kanawha County Board of Education, Alice Moore, questioned the routine method by which board members were expected to vote on new textbooks that had been recommended by a few select teachers but had not been read by board members. Moore thought since she was being asked to approve the books, she ought to know what was in them. She managed to delay the vote to approve the purchase of the books until she had time to read a few of the books.

Moore, now affectionately referred to as “The Lady,” discovered several books containing profanity with graphic sexual content, where traditional American values were ridiculed and supplanted with humanist values that taught children to first doubt then question then reject their Judeo-Christian heritage. Over 300 books were eventually identified as objectionable, some $500,000 worth of books, which ended up being stored in a warehouse because more than three-quarters of the parents opted not to let their children read them.


Do you think the other board members cared about these subversive books? When Moore tried to get one of the teachers involved in selecting the books to read aloud from one of them, the suddenly pious, religious heathen refused. She didn’t want to be heard or recorded using that kind of language in public. Not only did the other board members and superintendant oppose Moore’s suggestion to not pay for the offensive books, she and the tens of thousands of Christian parents, grandparents, business men, plumbers, construction workers, ministers and coal miners were mocked by the news media as ignorant, uneducated and – you know they have to use the race card – racists.

Isn’t that the same thing the news media is saying about the millions of Americans now participating in Tea Parties? The Left was scared of real Americans then, and they’re still scared of us now.

“Both newspapers and television media found themselves in the awkward position of supporting literature for children in school that they would not or could not legally print in their papers or read over the airways,” Moore says in Priest’s book, page 202.

Priest very carefully records board meeting after board meeting, protest after protest, especially the cruel, oppressive measures taken by the school personnel, pseudo-Christian ministers, local police and sheriffs deputies, local judges – even the IRS that harassed, slandered, threatened, arrested and in every way possible attempted to ruin the lives of those who dared questioned the authority of government school officials.

Is it a crime for parents to expect they have a right to decide what is being taught to their children? The 1974 Textbook Wars invariably proved to parents the state thinks it owns their children, which caused thousands then tens of thousands of parents to remove their children from the public school system, in West Virginia and across the country.

Approximately 15 percent of American school children are now in private or Christian schools or home schools. That number should be three times that, if all Christian parents would obey God’s Word. As Priest explains, most Christian parents convince themselves that 2-3 hours of Bible on Sunday and maybe an hour on Wednesday night will compensate for 6 hours a day, five days a week of humanist indoctrination. He compares their line of thinking to saying their kids can remain healthy by feeding them candy five days a week then a salad on Sunday.

Priest now serves as the West Virginia State Coordinator for Exodus Mandate, an organization founded by retired Army chaplain, Ray Moore, in 1997, which promotes Christian schools and home schooling. Public schools cannot be reformed. Let them keep their filthy textbooks and their fancy brick buildings that you pay for with your tax money. Let all that go, but don’t let them have your children!

“Reforming government schools is like teaching a pig to dance,” Priest says, sort of philosophically on page 333. “You only get dirty and the pig gets mad.”

There’s lots of symbolism in that statement, but most public school grads don’t get it, thanks to their lack of reading skills. I highly recommend this book to every Christian parent and anyone concerned about the quality of education their children aren’t getting in public schools.

“Our goal must be complete educational independence,” says Priest (page 334). “Our consummate concern must be to protect our children. We must rescue our children” (page 336).

I couldn’t agree more. If we at least save our children, it won’t matter when the country falls, as so many of us expect it will. We’ll at least have a new generation capable of starting over.

I’d like to be wrong about the near future I’ve depicted in my new book, “Prole Nation,” but the evidence compiled in Priest’s book proves our prole-producing public schools have amassed a constituency base too large to overcome by electing a few conservatives at any level of government.

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Government is not the answer anyway; government is the problem. Jesus is the answer, but he’s not welcome in government schools. For that reason alone his children shouldn’t be there either.

Do you believe your children are government property? If not, take them out of Big Brother’s hands today – right now – read “Protester Voices” then contact to see what you can do to help save other children from public schools.

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R.C. Murray is a disabled veteran and former public school teacher. He left a good job as a technical writer for a satellite manufacturer in order to teach high school English, only to immediately be told he could not expect, much less require his students to read their literature assignments. After four years of fighting The System and having a stroke then a mini-stroke, he decided he was safer in the airborne infantry and returned to being a technical writer for a military contractor.

He has also dedicated the rest of his life to exhorting parents about what�s really going on in their local public school, the one they think is a good school. R.C. Murray is the author of two books, Golden Knights: History of the U.S. Army Parachute Team and most recently, Legally STUPiD: Why Johnny doesn�t have to read.











A bunch of unelected elitists are going to make you an offer you can't refuse – a free education for your children via public schools that will be run under the auspices of local governments, administered by state governments but actually controlled by the federal government.