I have noticed that when I visit some on my more Right wing blogs that they have different interpretation to some aspect of American history than I had been taught….I have often wonder what’s up with that?
Thomas Jefferson knew that education is vital to a functioning Democratic Republic. Conservatives have other ideas.
Sure, the war on education helps Republican lawmakers destroy unions and slash government spending, but it’s our history of progressive change that makes Conservatives hate accurate depictions of our past.
Just think about Social Security, The New Deal, freeing the slaves, or child labor laws… all represent great turning points in our nation that progressives made possible. The fact is, our entire history – from our revolution to healthcare reform – is filled with progressive accomplishments, and it’s hard to sell the Conservative brand to people who know that history.