Originally Posted by polishshooter
Actually, PS and I agree on the only thing that REALLY matters...Studying History MATTERS and should be MANDATED by LAW. Not "SOCIAL STUDIES," but HISTORY. And SERIOUS study, not read a textbook for 40 weeks and take a test on dates....if that happened, we would ALL be smarter, better informed, better citizens....but hell, we can't even be sure kids today know how to READ when they come out of public High School, much LESS comprehend!
Amen to that, Polish! I could not agree with you more. Wait! What am I saying? That's twice I've agreed with Polish recently! It could get to be a habit; maybe I should enter a rehab clinic to regain my perspective!
Seriously, you truly are right on that one, Polish. History is the sum total of all that we are as human beings--both good and bad. How can anyone claim to be an educated person without an understanding of his or her historical foundation? That's like trying to build a house from the shingles down instead of from the foundation up. Human accomplishment does not work like a light switch that may be turned on or off at will. EVERYTHING that is today has a historical foundation and it could not exist without that foundation.