The way to establishing a hold upon the people by a tyrannical government [as Joseph Stalin and Mao implemented] is to institutionalize its youth via the educational system, as is evident when US school textbooks were examined as discussed at NRAILA:
Recent news out of Texas has pro-rights parents reaching for their children's backpacks after it was revealed that a popular textbook used to teach high school advanced placement U.S. history courses includes a shocking misinterpretation of the Second Amendment. Published by AMSCO School Publications, Inc., and titled, United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Exam, the 2010 edition of the textbook incorrectly summarizes the Second Amendment as meaning, "The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia." The Canejo Valley School District of Thousand Oaks, Calif., has made a copy of the entire text of the widely-used volume available on its website.
These two misinterpretations, however, were conclusively put to rest by the Supreme Court's 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. Justice Scalia's majority opinion holds that the amendment protects "the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation" and that its use of the phrase bear arms, "in no way connotes participation in a structured military organization."
The official website of the US Senate features a Virtual Reference Desk section concerning the Constitution, explaining the Second Amendment:
"Whether this provision protects the individual's right to own firearms or whether it deals only with the collective right of the people to arm and maintain a militia has long been debated."
This statement was refuted by the US Supreme Court in 2008 and 2010 and provides an interpretation other than what is constitutional, revealing the big government agenda to eventually disallow the Second Amendment.
There are radicals on both sides of the firearm issue as well as the Second Amendment; but the difference between ideology in the traditional two party system is evident in this respect between the Democrat 2012 party platform and the Republican 2012 platform. The alternate problem being that the latter, the GOP establishment do not abide by their political platform, only emphasizing and adhering to it when it is election time.
The Tea Party is a movement, but it should be organized as a beneficial and official political party, replacing the GOP establishment, fervently, and honestly combating the progressive Democrats. The alternate political entity would be the Libertarian and Constitutional Party.
Whatever be the case, the Democrat Party has rooted itself with so much corruption that it is beyond reformation and should be dissolved; whereas the Republican Party, the party of Abraham Lincoln, has not adhered to its political platform and does not insist that its membership comply with the principles of the republican form of government that the founders created with principle and wisdom that made the United States as great as it once was. Our government, both federal and state, require the election of constitutionalists, not politicians whose agenda and purpose is to promote and maintain their political clubs.
Reformation can only be successful if the federal government returns to the principles and the concept of a republic; where economic recovery would truly take place and rights and liberties returned to the people – as Ron Paul advocated during his long tenure in Congress and Ronald Reagan attempted in his two-term tenure as President of the United States.
On matters of education, the federal government should relinquish responsibilities to state governments and return the oversight to the people via the parent-teacher cooperation. The federal government's NEA should be dissolved and reduced to only an entity that sets educational standards that would return the United States back to the top five globally and liaison with state governments on educational issues.Educational institutions have forgotten that their principle reasons for existing is the students.
It is pathetic that the so-called Third World nations are ahead in educational excellence than the United States.
The most stupid thing to do is to continue the same path that repeatedly fails and expecting any change for the better.