Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Those who DON’T LEARN HISTORY have little choice.
As we celebrate America’s Birthday and Independence I want every leader of every level to reflect for a moment and ask yourself “have I actually searched beyond what I was intentionally taught to discover the truth?”
Now I am not necessarily claiming a conspiracy theory, but as an American Veteran, I know I am still discovering things about my country’s history which I did not learn in school and did not stumble across in daily life.
As I have spoken with friends who are naturalized citizens, I realize how few people born in America could have passed the citizenship test.
I travel with a team to teach leadership and democracy to leaders in other nations. There are a few people on the team who are former political leaders of enormous stature. There are historians, professors and religious leaders. I learn from them EVERY TIME!!
It is true, leaders are readers. If you don’t learn history, how could you ever learn from history?
Celebrate July 4th with gusto! Have a family picnic, go fishing, camping, imbibing or how ever you choose to celebrate, just remember those who sacrificed EVERYTHING for you to have the privilege and get to know the WHY behind their sacrifice.
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Learn More Here From Historian David Barton:
Here is a free history lesson about women and African Americans in our founding history.