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Ran across a passage written by Flavius Josephus, the Hebrew historian, which jumped out at me as being applicable in America today.

The passage describes the grandchildren of Noah and the dealings of the world’s first super-tyrant, Nimrod. Josephus writes, “He changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning man from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power.”

“He changed the government into tyranny…”

The French author, Alexis De Tocqueville wrote in the 1840s, that America would one day become a benevolent dictatorship, where the people would be cared for from cradle to grave. We are currently seeing the passage of laws that enable the government to ignore our God-given rights; the Patriot Act under the previous president, and the NDAA under the current one.

…seeing no other way of turning man from the fear of God…

It’s not difficult to see how those who believe in God are mocked and marginalized by news commentators as well as smart and witty scientists. Christian groups are being excluded from the use of public school buildings which many other groups are allowed to use at night and on weekends.

Been reading two books lately that both credit the existence of free societies today to the uncommon doctrines of the equality of man before God which were brought to us through our Judeo-Christian heritage. Had the Assyrians succeeded in wiping out the Jews, there could have been no Christianity. Had the Romans succeeded in their attempt to kill all the Christians, there would have been no Enlightenment period that spawned the philosophies upon which our free society is based.

Our self-styled “intelligentsia” sincerely believe they know what’s best for the rest of us (Have you noticed how all tyrants use that line?). But can they see clearly to preserve freedom while fostering dependence on them and their wisdom? I seriously doubt it. Before this is all over, I suspect they will demand we change the basis of our trust and allegiance from God to them. And if we don’t abandon our beliefs in the “fairy tales” of religion and bow down before them, no candy for us.

I suspect that future historians will look back at our day and write, “They changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning man from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on their power.”

I’m goofing around on YouTube and run across a 4-part video by an archeologist from Bosnia (in Southeastern Europe) who has discovered the only ancient pyramid complex ever found in Europe.

These pyramids are all perfectly aligned with each other, have a complex tunnel system connecting them, and they’ve even found a ancient stone map of the whole valley.

The guy is showing how hundreds of thousands of tourists have been visiting their archeological dig. So, I’m wondering…. why am I just hearing about this now? Guess I assumed they’d tell about this on the news at some point. Amazing stuff!

As a lifelong entrepreneur and former public school teacher, I read an article entitled, “Does School Choice Increase the Rate of Youth Entrepreneurship?” with great interest. It validated my gut sense that traditional schooling generates, at most, 4% entrepreneurs in the US.

The professors who published that article used US Census data to determine that a mere 2 to 4% of public school graduates start their own business within 12 years of graduating. No wonder we struggle with unemployment! We have a school system that produces a serious glut of graduates in “employee-mode”.

Personally, I find it horribly ironic and self-defeating that our society, which is based on a free-market economy, settles for an education system that produces 96 – 98% employees, instead of employers.

An education system more suited to a free market economy, in my opinion, ought to be generating a radically greater percentage of entrepreneurs. That way, unemployment would be negligible. Think of it this way… if 80% of our graduates were starting their own businesses, who would they all hire to help them as their businesses grew? The law of supply and demand tells us that employee wages would necessarily rise as the demand for employees did.

In summary, I believe that our free market economy would greatly benefit from having an educational system that generates more entrepreneurs than the mere 2 to 4% ours currently does.

Do you agree? If so, why? If not, why not?