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My History Teacher Mentioned Ron Paul 3x Today!

First some background:
I'm in an advanced senior history class in high school. My teacher Mr. Clark injects politics into the classroom a lot, mostly cheapshots, but in a funny way.

  • He said Newt Gingrich was "just angry" and "a bomb thrower"
  • He compared Michelle Bachmann to Benito Mussolini
  • He said "Do you see Barack Obama parachuting into other countries to work out deals? No, he gets other tools to do it for him....like Hillary Clinton"

Other times he talks about current events in a much more formal tone, though:

He described the foreign policy debate in the Republican Party as between "more libertarian minded people" (I "coughed" "Ahem...Ron Paul") "Yes, Ron Paul and guys like Rick Perry who want troops back in Iraq." He continued "And how would one describe Ron Paul's foreign policy?" I responded, "Non-interventionist." Mr. Clark agreed.

He's even mentioned some important issues to the liberty movement.

  • "Foreign aid is still a big issue today, especially to Ron Paul"...I held my arms up and said "Woooo!" He continued "Just a little shout out to you"
  • He talked about post WWI German currency reform. A girl in our class asked "What was it backed by?" He responded "Nothing" and started talking about how we went off the gold standard in the 30's. I corrected him and told him the transition off the gold standard wasn't complete until the 70's under Nixon. He agreed.
  • He mentioned how we still have bases around the world and how we are building up our military in Austrialia. I mentioned that we are in over 130 countries and massively building up in Kuwait.

But...I digress. Here's where today comes in:

#1. Today Mr.Clark again mentioned the significance of the Marshall Plan and foreign aid. He continued to say that Ron Paul is the main person bringing the issue up in the current Presidential election.

#2. He mentioned his distaste for the "winner-take-all" type system in the U.S. and wished that representation was more proportional so that multiple parties were represented. He mentioned the Green Party, then the Libertarian Party, then finally how Ron Paul was a libertarian, but was actually running to the Republican Party.

#3. My group in class had to read an article from Pravda (Soviet propaganda newspaper) on post WWII aid to Europe. It mentioned how big business was profiting off of this aid and how poor people would eventually pay for it in higher taxes. Mr. Clark came around and said to me: "Now, doesn't that sound like something Ron Paul would say?" I laughed and responded "Yeah, these communists are making a pretty good case for capitalism!"

Mr. Clark talks negatively a lot about many political figures, but he's never once bashed Ron Paul!

How's that for spreading the message of liberty!!



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Does Mr. Clark happen to teach at Lake Central High School?

If so, I definitely had him for history and he was an awesome guy back then!

Great teacher!

I must say, I am really impressed about Mr. Clark. He seems to be very knowledgeable and has very interesting methods.
I would never expect a US teacher giving students to read "Pravda" especially given anti-science stance in some schools I hear about (creationism vs. evolution as an example).

You know what?

The fact that you are in high school, and you know what is up in so much detail is so encouraging and inspiring, I am speechless.

You are correcting your teacher about the gold standard and Nixon / 1971 lol

whut??!

Do you realize how awesome that is? How encouraging it is to those of us out here that are older and have almost totally lost faith in most of the people of our age?

MAJOR props to you man. Love ya.

I am turning my English

I am turning my English professor on to Ron as well. She had us do a paper on any book that we considered to be a powerful piece. I did my paper on Liberty Defined. She loved my paper and even admitted to me that she just grouped him in with the rest of the Republicans. She claimed that she had no clue what he was about and I peaked her interest with my paper so she ordered it on Amazon the day before we had class. Slowly but surely, folks!

Excellent display of

Excellent display of influence, Sir Ronus Paulius. <---great name!

Remember, guys, in every interaction there is influence. When it comes to politics, influence for RP and freedom.

Way to go, Sir RP!

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Good job. BTW, you {piqued}

Good job.

BTW, you {piqued} her interest ;)

Lesson learned. :)

Lesson learned. :)

If The Voting Age Were 16, As It Should Be

We'd be winning this election for sure.

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

you should print out this

you should print out this thread and hand it to your teacher. if he saw the wonderful responses below, i'm sure it would bring a tear to his eye.

Good Job

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My 10th grade History Teacher

Had this quote hanging right above the chalk board: “By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy – indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self satisfaction”
-William Osler
He would always relate this "apathy" to political involvement.

Then at the end of each exam, the last question was:
Do you believe the end justifies the means, or the means jusify the end?

We learned a lot about the socialist and commy propaganda machines of decades and centuries past. Of course he could never bring up the idea that we have our very own propaganda machine here at home, but the parallels were obvious enough.

In my English class we spent almost an entire semester on 1984, Farenheit 451, and Animal Farm.

I went to a public school, in CALIFORNIA no less.

There is hope out there in the public school system, but like the doc always says, its up to the individual (in this case teachers).

You are one fortunate

student. What an interesting class that must be.

The only other place I have seen such honest discussion is in my classroom, where I homeschooled my daughter (now in college) and homeschool my son (10th grade).

:-)

He should add Santorum to the bomb thrower list...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Please please please

Find a way to get the John Taylor Gatto interview done by TragedyAndHope.com entitled "The Ultimate History Lesson" shown in your class. If you can't do that, at least watch it at home and then pass copies out in class. There's a link in my signature. Now that you've been exposed to these ideas, don't hold back!

Oh and one more thing

Top Signature

Hey, vinceb! It's nice to see you in these parts. Just want to say thanks for your top signature. That's mighty nice of you.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

A girl in our class asked

A girl in our class asked "What was it backed by?" He responded "Nothing" and started talking about how we went off the gold standard in the 30's. I corrected him and told him the transition off the gold standard wasn't complete until the 70's under Nixon. He agreed.

Every currency of every country that held dollars as reserves(most if not all) in the world was backed indirectly by gold until 1971. Because even though the gold standard was abolished domestically it still existed internationally at $35/oz (The Bretton Woods system). So since foreign countries held dollar reserves they were essentially holding gold reserves and that's what backed their domestic fiat currencies..

Therefor the whole world was on a gold standard until august 15th 1971.

Lincoln, FDR,

and finally Nixon with the coffin nails.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

and Wilson, who signed the federal Reserve Act in 1913

Later to repent, saying:

""I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."

That Wilson quote has been debunked.

Sorry dude. He was always a tool.

I'm not defending Wilson at all - the Fed was only one of a long

list of his legacy of usurpations of freedoms (WWI, League of Nations, Sedition Act of 1918, Palmer raids, etc.).

Thanks for the alert about the quote - it does appear to have been constructed from his words, but not said at the same time, and with questionable context.

even if its not a quote from FDR

it doesn't mean that this paragraph is not complete truth. The statement itself is 100% correct regardless of who wrote it and when.

and i also agree FDR was a complete tool. Even if he wrote it, it doesn't excuse his actions. You can butcher a thousand men and later repent... it still makes you a murderer. I'm sick and tired of presidents finally "understanding" and speaking out when they are out of office, have no power, and have no influence. When they had all 3 of those, they were too stupid to realize what was happening and went along with it.

Its like our current president. A complete idiot who has no idea how economics/monetary system natural order works. He was lead to believe certain ideas by those people who are in his ear everyday. He should now realize he was not wise enough on the most important issues at hand to be president. He was told he was wise by those who told him what to do. That is not wisdom, thats a donkey... and thats exactly what we have now. A donkey in chief. If the man had any dignity he would resign, but his ego is now 10 steps ahead of himself.

if anyone is wondering what

if anyone is wondering what hope looks or sounds like, it is the young author of this post.

This is a r3volution based on ideas, love and principle and it's battle ground will not be the hills and plateaus of yesteryore. The new trenches of resistance will be dug in classrooms, coffee shops and town halls. I think a lot of us, me included, focus a little too much on Ron Paul sometimes(although its easy to do because he's so flippin cool).

What we can thank the good Dr. for, regardless of what happens in the next few weeks and months, is for injecting the philosophy and passion of liberty into young people like this.

It is with you young man/lady where our hope resides.

"An idea who's time has come can be stopped by no army."

Liberty or Death

my 4 children went to public high school

and all got that baloney "the constitution is a living/elastic document meant to be interpreted by the current generation" -- but they've learned now not to debate the constitution with their ardent Ron Paul supporting parents !

My 6 year old Daughter

is in First Grade and I periodically show her some of the Ron Paul videos and teach her about the constitution. Most public schools will not teach this stuff in their schools or they will teach it wrong. We have to combat this stuff from every angle. And yes I mean combat, like it is war. We have to unplug ourselves and families from the "Matrix", (Main Stream Media or Sewer Stream Media), and spend a little less time worrying about Whitney Houston dying or who won the super bowl and a little more time getting this country back. I personally like football and yes it is a mild distraction and we need that some time to not go completely crazy from all the BS in politics, but we need to stay focused and diligent.

I agree 100%

I agree 100%

I believe it's "Sewer Main Media"

I was listening to AJ the other day when a caller used the term "Sewer Main Media". AJ being AJ, he twisted it slightly into "Sewer Stream Media". I prefer the former. Your mileage may vary.

Former, too. It's catchy.

Former, too. It's a catchy play on words.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Ask him this question, then the student becomes the teacher

Why did the USA "intervene" in Europe during WWI and how did that intervention effect future events, like WWII, the Korean war, the cold war, the Vietnam war and events now happening in the middle east. Then discuss how the world may have been different had the US followed the founders and Dr Pauls advice to have had a non interventionist foreign policy during the Wilson administration.

Awesome!

Awesome!