Historical Importance of History

There is a pitched battle of historical proportions taking place in our country. Those who want to revise history to reflect culture today, and those who want to preserve its integrity.

President Wilson once said, A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, will not remember who we are today, and what we are trying to do. He was obviously interested in preserving our history.

Another man shortly before that said, “Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily persuaded.”

That man was Karl Marx, the father of communism. He also understood the importance of history . . . and the importance of revising and destroying history.

You can take both Wilson’s quote and Marx’s quote and summarize them both in a quote by Abe Lincoln. He said, the philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next.

So when we stop teaching the truth, we will stop governing with the truth or justice as absolutes . . . and then we truly will have forgotten who we are as a nation. This is Nina May for the Renaissance Women.