When History Is Not Worth Repeating

In some public schools in Northern Virginia the children have a very interesting view of history.

Some think, the sun never set on the British Empire because the British Empire is in the East and the sun sets in the West.

Karl Marx became one of the Marx brothers.

Handel was half German half Italian and half English. He was very large.

Voltaire invented electricity.

The Constitution of the United States was adopted to secure domestic hostility.

Benjamin Franklin said “a horse divided against itself cannot stand.”

Even though these are some humorous responses to history questions, the one thing that many young 13 year-old-girls have learned, and practice on campus, was taught to them by the leader of the free world.

The peer pressure for young girls is to emulate Monica Lewinsky’s performance on the President, and their excuse is, that the President does it.

So we might think it is funny that kids get a few facts wrong on a history test, but no one is laughing when these same kids are prostituting themselves because parents have decided that character doesn’t count and history is only important when it is revised.