The 5000 Year Leap By W. Cleon Skousen
What is a principle? As defined by the dictionary it is “a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.” In the book The 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen, he defines twenty-eight important principles that our Founding Fathers believed we must follow in order for our nation to succeed. He explains that because we have stayed diligent on keeping these truths, we have been able to progress more in two hundred years than in the last five thousand years. However, these important principles are being ignored by this generation Americans, and unless our nation wakes up, we will lose our liberty.
Skousen states in his book, “Everyone knows that no two human beings are exactly alike in any respect.” This is true. We are all separate with individual worth. With that said, how can we be equal? The Declaration of Independence clearly states, “all men are created equal,” but what does this truly imply? Do we all deserve the same results because we are an equal society? No; but Skousen further explains that we can be “treated as …show more content…
Past President George W. Bush presented the No Child Left Behind Act to help the children in school who were falling behind their classmates. It is understandable to be concerned about the student’s well being and education; however, this is not the way to provide the best results. By creating a system where everyone has to think and learn at the same pace, hinders those who learn at a much faster and higher level. This creates a society of conventional students, rather than imaginative and critical thinkers. Common Core has added to the “equal education” movement by creating a curriculum so simple it makes the students over think and feel stupid. They are unable to solve problems because it is so far below their thinking