In a recent column for the Washington Times, Dr. Everett Piper, one of the nation’s most perceptive cultural critics, starkly blames the nation’s educators for the ongoing chaos in our cities.
Here’s an excerpt:
“If the burning cars, destroyed monuments and broken windows in Minneapolis, Seattle and New York haven’t caught your attention, what will? If tearing down statues of Frederick Douglass isn’t a bridge too far, what is?
“Our culture is collapsing right before our eyes, and it is clear where the responsibility lies. Our nation’s educational establishment is to blame.
“If we don’t admit this and admit it now, our country and culture are lost.
“John Adams once wrote, ‘Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.’ He knew that for any nation to survive, it must have a moral and religious glue to bind it together, or it will die for lack of definition.
“It will suffer the fate of the Bolshevik, French or Cultural Revolutions. It will fall for the lies of the likes of Robespierre, Lenin or Mao.
“The American experiment was and is the singular exception to the guillotine and the gulag.
“Because ours was a revolution driven by the Creator rather than the created. It was a revolution grounded in self-evident truths rather than self-righteousness arrogance. It was a fight for liberty rather than license. It was a battle for freedom rather than safety, for principles rather than power.”
What should patriotic Americans do in the face of what amounts to a communist revolution?
Dr. Piper is the author of the national best-seller “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth.”
Everett Piper served as president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University for 17 years, during which time he led his school from relative obscurity to a position of national recognition and influence.
Dr. Piper currently is a contributing columnist for The Washington Times. His commentary on religion, education, leadership and politics is featured in local and national media outlets coast to coast.
Dr. Piper has been a guest on FOX News Special Report, FOX and Friends, FOX Business Channel, FOX The Story with Dana Perino, the Glenn Beck Show, The Factor with Bill O’Reilly, NRA TV, the Dana Loesch Show, The Adam Carolla Show, The Rubin Report with Dave Rubin, the Tucker Carlson Show, The Huckabee Show, and the 700 Club with Pat Robertson.
He has also provided guest commentary for dozens of talk-radio programs and has filled in as guest host for the likes of Michael Medved, Mike Gallagher and Tony Perkins.
Dr. Piper is the 2016 recipient of the Jeane Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom. His viral op-ed, “This Is Not a Day Care, It’s a University,” which became his second book, was featured by NBC Today as one of its Top 10 news stories of 2015.
He is the author of two other books: “The Wrong Side of the Door – Why Ideas Matter” (2009) and “Why I Am A Liberal and Other Conservative Ideas” (2010).
Dr. Piper has been a featured speaker in dozens of venues including the Values Voter Summit, the Council for National Policy, the Young American Foundation, the National Congress for Families, and the inaugural ceremony for the United States Department of Health and Human Service’s and Office of Civil Rights creation of a new division for religious freedom.
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TUESDAY, JULY 28