“Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.” – George Bernard Shaw
Of all the enemies who have ever menaced the United States of America, her biggest threat at all times is an insufficient number of citizens who are disposed to virtue and brimming with moral character. The preeminent threat to American security is found within her borders, and the most efficient way to neutralize this threat is found in the quality of the educational system.
Competent teachers in excellent schools produce dynamic citizens. The ideal citizen is one who assumes personal moral responsibility and who discharges his civic duties while contributing positively to the society in which he is privileged to function. The ideal citizen is at once humble, dignified, magnanimous and prolific. The ideal citizen is as willing to assume responsibility as he is to make good use of privilege.
“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw