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In this day of public-school indoctrination and even political correctness infecting the American church, what can lovers of truth and liberty do to counteract the cultural rot impacting our kids?

The uncompromising pastor and musician Bradlee Dean took up that question and built a controversial but resolute ministry sharing the truth of God, freedom and personal responsibility by taking it directly to young people – and the results have been jaw-dropping.

Through his ministry, You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International, Dean has performed in over 335 high schools and colleges in 22 states, equipping the next generation with the Judeo-Christian values that made America great through a unique combination of music and challenging lecture.

Dean, who is also the drummer for the bank Junkyard Prophet, has put together the content of his presentations into a compelling DVD set so parents and pastors can offer the same cutting-edge, myth-blowing teaching to their own students.

Entitled “My War,” this unique documentary encompasses the huge spectrum of issues we face in our society today and takes you back to the foundation of our country, to give understanding and clarity about who our Founders were and their true intentions when they established this Judeo-Christian nation.

Homeschooling families and church youth groups will find Dean’s five-part documentary a perfect way to embolden young Americans to stand up and fight for the future of their nation.

To get an idea of the style and content of “My War,” watch the short clip below addressing some of the values being fed our children in government schools, which use an approach Dean calls “No Child Left Un-indoctrinated”:

Throughout our nation, public education today is failing our children at every level, from kindergarten to college. Test scores are lower than that of many other industrialized countries. Violence erupts at a moments notice. Drugs are pervasive. Children can't read or write when they graduate. Students are not motivated to learn. They are not accountable for their actions. What went wrong? Our education system used to be the best in the world!

The problem stems from 30+ years of liberal, iron-fisted rule over our education system. During that time, many tried and true foundational principles and teaching techniques used for over 200 years that made this country great have been erased. Our educational system has been led down an unproven and harmful path of liberal indoctrination from which it will take at least a generation to recover. There are many problems this politically-correct agenda has caused, including feel-good classes where children learn little or nothing; lowered standards of excellence; social promotions of students from grade to grade even when they don't pass and can't read or write; lack of student discipline; little or no respect for teachers; situational morality; no standard of right and wrong; condoms given to children in schools; unmotivated students; etc.

The list of failed practices and resulting consequences goes on and on. This has been one big experiment for the last 30 years, and the education establishment and the National Education Association (NEA) has reaped what it has sown.

Children are the prize to the winners of the cultural war. Those who control what young people are taught and what they experience will determine the future course for this nation. The last few decades have clearly shown how the predominant value system of an entire culture can be overhauled by those with unlimited access to children.

Abraham Lincoln said, "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next." We see that today, and it will only get worse until our education system is wrested from the liberal establishment so that we can get it back on the right track for our children. The purpose of education is to prepare our children to succeed in life, and we are failing miserably. Their future, and ultimately our country's future, depends on how well and how quickly we remove our failing school system from the incompetence of liberals who have taken a generation captive.


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The organizations below provide excellent information about current issues and how to get involved to help our children:

The National Free-to-Speak Campaign
The National Free to Speak Campaign helps schools become safe places for students to express their religious beliefs, as the U.S. Department of Education has affirmed three times since 1995. Unfortunately, there is still widespread ignorance regarding this particular freedom of expression.

The Campaign is a joint effort of Gateways to Better Education and the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF). Gateways has created a pocket-sized pamphlet entitled Free to Speak. It quotes the U.S. Department of Education statements clarifying seven important religious freedoms on public school campuses. The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) has created a detailed letter and stands ready to send it to school officials you designate.

The goal for the campaign is to impact 5,000 schools and reach 500,000 students, parents, educators, and concerned citizens with practical information clarifying students’ religious liberties. You can help even if you don't have children in school. Get involved!. Make a difference!

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE's core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned Americans about the threats to these rights on our campuses and about the means to preserve them.

FIRE effectively and decisively defends American liberties on behalf of thousands of students and faculty on our nation’s campuses. In case after case, FIRE brings about favorable resolutions for these individuals who continue to be challenged by those willing to deny fundamental rights and liberties within our institutions of higher education. In addition to individual case work, FIRE works nationally to inform the public about the fate of liberty on our campuses.

FIRE is working to protect individual rights through two Programs: the Individual Rights Defense Program and the Individual Rights Education Program. Ultimately, FIRE seeks to end the debilitating fatalism that paralyzes students and faculty by bringing public attention to the issue while providing protection to those who are now helpless in the face of abuses of power on campuses across the nation.

FIRE Spotlight - Campus Freedom Resource
Offers comprehensive information on the state of liberty on America’s campuses. Use FIRE’s Spotlight to find information about specific academic institutions, which contain relevant links to the research of speech codes, case materials from FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program, media coverage of FIRE’s work, and entries from FIRE’s blog, The Torch.

True Tolerance
Concerned about the pro-homosexual agenda in your child’s public school? It’s sad, but many public schools have, in the name of “tolerance,” stifled free speech and true diversity by silencing students of faith, and those with conservative perspectives. This isn’t true tolerance. True Tolerance means a free and respectful exchange of ideas. The good news is, thanks to, there’s something you can do about it. Make your voice heard—and balance out the bias—by giving your school officials helpful legal facts and social science data.

Campus Freedom Network
The Campus Freedom Network (CFN) is an essential component of the fight to protect individual rights at institutions of higher learning across the country. The CFN provides resources and educational opportunities to students and faculty engaged in advancing individual rights on campus. The goal is to encourage energetic students and faculty members to pressure their administrations to change illiberal and unconstitutional policies. To facilitate this activity, the CFN arranges speeches by FIRE speakers, rewards active students through an incentive program, organizes an annual FIRE summer conference, and bolsters FIRE’s programs with grassroots support. By organizing students and faculty, the CFN strives to change the culture of censorship on college campuses from the inside.

Young America's Foundation
Young America’s Foundation is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of  young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values. As the principal outreach organization of the Conservative Movement, the Foundation introduces thousands of American youth to these principles.  We accomplish our mission by providing essential conferences, seminars, educational materials, internships and speakers to young people across the country.

Accuracy in Academia
Campus reports, current events, politically correct top 10 colleges and more. A nonprofit public service that seeks the reassertion of traditional academic ethics in our universities. Academic freedom is threatened by a progressive ideological orthodoxy, pervasive in the "intellectual" community, which degrades professional standards in teaching and scholarship, and inhibits speech and research which contradict orthodox views.

Campus Watch
Campus Watch is a project of the Middle East Forum, reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America with an aim to improving them. The project mainly addresses five problems: analytical failures, the mixing of politics with scholarship, intolerance of alternative views, apologetics, and the abuse of power over students. Campus Watch fully respects the freedom of speech of those it debates while insisting on its own freedom to comment on their words and deeds.

Citizens for Excellence in Education
Monthly and quarterly newsletters, resources, special features, breaking news and more. The organization helps parents and public school teachers to restore academic excellence and traditional moral values to the public schools. CEE also helps parents rescue their children from public schools to private Christian schools and home schools, and to rescue their children within the public schools.

The Heartland Institute
The Heartland Institute is a national nonprofit research and education organization. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, choice and personal responsibility in health care, market-based approaches to environmental protection, privatization of public services, and deregulation in areas where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies. The website discusses topics such as the basis for public education, the need for reform, how to reform, competition in K-12 education, and school choice.

Family Research Council
The education section highlights public policies that pertain to education, sex education, home-schooling, parental choice in education and religious freedom in public schools. Also find out the strategies used by homosexual activists in schools and how to protect your children from pro-homosexuality propaganda. The organization believes that America must restore decision-making authority over school policy and finance to parents, locally elected school boards and taxpayers, relieving them of the layers of bureaucracy that hinder education renewal.

Eagle Forum
School board candidate questionnaire and articles about current issues. Also features a college section. They want to know if you have a college "horror" story? Problems with a liberal, feminist, or socialist professors? Crazy PC classes offered? Assignments and projects teaching liberalism rather than true academics? Conservative professors mistreated? Do RA's go through "diversity" training? Are affirmative action policies used in admissions or financial aid awards? Also offer general education news for parents and concerned citizens. Stands for the fundamental right of parents to guide the education of their own children. Parents should have the right to choose private schools or home schooling without oppressive government regulation.

Center for Education Reform
This site includes a monthly letter, news alerts, articles, publications, analysis, current events and reform issues (charter schools, school choice, academic standards and curriculum, etc.). CER serves as a clearinghouse for information on innovative reforms in education and works in states and communities across the country to advance the cause of educational excellence by: providing guidance to communities striving to effect change in their local schools, promoting reforms to improve educational accountability, assessment and access, promoting academic standards as the cornerstone of effective education, working to lessen regulations and to restore local control over education, and encouraging greater educational opportunities and choices for teachers and parents.

Students for Academic Freedom
The Students for Academic Freedom Information Center is a clearing house and communications center for a national coalition of student organizations whose goal is to end the political abuse of the university and to restore integrity to the academic mission as a disinterested pursuit of knowledge.

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