The Knowledge Is Power Project
Several years ago, I saw the importance of having a basic level of knowledge regarding our freedoms and how they were attained. But as I conducted seminars, it quickly became obvious that just about the only people interested in listening were those who were already “on board.” As they say, I was “preaching to the choir.”
You see, to preserve our freedom, it takes more than preserving documents and recording our history in books. Thomas Jefferson put it this way: “I know of no safe depositor of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”
If we are to correct the abuses we are seeing to our Constitution, the people themselves must have some basic knowledge of how our freedom was obtained. George Mason, who is known as the father of the Bill of Rights, was referring to understanding our history and the Constitution when he said, “If free people do not examine their liberties and how they were obtained, they risk losing these rights.” So the challenge became clear: How do we get people to examine their liberties and how they were obtained?
The Freedom Quiz is Born
The Freedom Quiz is a simple educational tool that anyone can use! By presenting a simple quiz, a curiosity is created to know the answers – and when people read them, they have knowledge and are empowered to preserve freedom! It can be shared in person, using your cell phone, or on social media.
If you have not done so, please take the Freedom Quiz and become part of a movement to restore the power to be free. If have been wondering what to do, wonder no longer, Now You CAN do something!
Brad Sherman, founder