Kings, queens, emperors, dictators, and large corporations want nothing more than an uneducated population. The illiterate and uneducated are so easy to keep under control. The foundation of a republic like our own is education and the liberal arts. They are called the “liberal arts” because they set people free from a lifetime of oppression and control from above. An educated population votes with both intellect and intelligence.
Here’s a line or two from the Texas GOP’s current platform: “We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills, critical thinking skills, and similar programs.” “War is Peace”, “Freedom is Slavery”, and “Ignorance is Strength” cannot be far behind.