Our high school aged guys, Josiah and Amos, (the 2 shy ones in the middle) participate in competitive speech and debate with National Christian Forensics & Communications Association. We (I say ‘we’ because it’s a family adventure) travel to competitions in the spring and embrace this all consuming ‘sport’ of the mind.
With ‘good citizenship’ as the goal of education, it’s our ultimate goal that our kids become productive citizens. First, citizens of the Kingdom of God who further His purposes on the earth and enjoy Him for eternity. Next, ones who embrace the high calling of patriotism.
In the midst of it all – we aim that they become good citizens in every arena. When they’re little that means being ‘good’ in public, at grandma’s, in church, around the neighborhood …. it’s not all for naught – those endless days of training. We’re preparing them to make wise choices in the public arena, because …
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Ronald Reagan
Remember, One man CAN make a difference … ALL the difference! Check out primary elections in your state. Texas votes March 2nd – candidates need assistance and love to work with committed young people who know HOW to work. Check your state and county offices for opportunities – they abound. These are great opportunities to raise patriots!
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