‘Antiquated methods’ not at fault for nation’s bad report card

The Department of Education just released results of the quadrennial National Assessment of Educational Progress tests in U.S. history, civics and geography given in 2018 to thousands of American eighth-graders: “Grade 8 Students’ NAEP Scores Decline in Geography and U.S. History; Results in Civics Unchanged Since 2014.”

Something is very, very wrong! America has never in its history quarantined healthy people. Quarantines were designed to separate those with diseases/illnesses from individuals without those conditions.

I was saddened when watching Monday’s City Council meeting, where the fate of this community’s pool season was all but decided. Especially the lack of information that was shared and the small amount of time spent on this issue was troubling to me.

Thoughts on the current crisis

I have been president here [at Hillsdale College] for 20 years, and during that time we have had 9/11, the 2008 financial crisis, and now this. So we are pretty well prepared for whatever comes.

	Today’s Americans and those of yesteryear

Dr. Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a military historian and a professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno. He has written two articles relevant to today’s society. Last October he published “Members of Previous Generations Now Seem Like Giants,” and he recently wrote “Is America a Roaring Giant or Crying Baby?”

Revolt of the plain folks

So the city was filled with the confusion ... Now some cried one thing, some another, for the assembly was in confusion, and most of them did not know why they had come together.” -- The Acts of the Apostles, 19:29-32, Revised Standard Version.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Clear Creek Baptist Church in Kempner recently hosted a three-day creation science conference with presenter Dr. Joseph Kezele. Kezele has summarized some of his most popular messages for the Dispatch Record to reprint. His final installment follows.

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Connecting dots can -- sometimes -- be a matter of life and death. Or, as we shall see, connecting dots can be a matter of both personal and national health. One of the three pillars of a great nation is to have widespread individual good health throughout the land.

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