If Americans truly cherish their freedom, then education needs to be the number one priority for all Americans.
Why education? Simply go on the street and ask; "How many Americans can identify the author of this sentence and where it is from?"
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Where did the knowledge for such a tremendously advanced thought in the 18th century come from? As for the statement, "That ALL men are created equal..." is the philosophy of which great English thinker?
Here is his original quote; "All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions."
So who was this grand philosopher? It was John Locke born August 29th 1632. John Locke is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of Empiricism during the Enlightenment and he is known as the "Father of Classical Liberalism." His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. Locke was the first to define the self through a continuity of consciousness. He postulated that, at birth, the mind was a blank slate or tabula rasa. Contrary to Cartesian philosophy based on pre-existing concepts, he maintained that we are born without innate ideas, and that knowledge is instead determined only by experience derived from sense perception.
His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected through Jefferson in the United States Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson the man
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) was the third of ten children. He was born on April 13, 1743 in a half story farmhouse in Shadwell, not far from Charlottesville in the British Colony of Virginia.was the third of ten children.
An Act for establishing religious Freedom.
Whereas, Almighty God hath created the mind free;