Saturday, February 23, 2013

What makes American unique?

Sarah Hoyt has some interesting ideas about what makes Americans unique. 

It is that we are Ungovernable.  Part of her point is that Americans believe in a heavy dose of self government and don't have a need to find experts to tell them what to do.

I think this is a strong theme in the homeschooling movement.  We don't see a need to ask "the experts" how to raise our children.  And especially once you start to understand that "the experts" don't know all that much and/or are frequently wrong.  (I love Thomas Sowell's Inside American Education.)

As Janine said years ago: "We have a probelm with authority figures."

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