Historical Relativism

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The book “Jefferson Lies,” written by David Barton perfectly describes Historical Relativism.

Historical Relativism  rejects absolutes and transcendent principles in history, religion, culture, and law.

Assessments against irrefutable facts or fixed standards are avoided, whether comparing legal systems, political philosophy, or morals.

Hence, students are taught that all forms of governments are good; all religions are profitable; all economic systems are workable; and values are merely personal preferences, with demonstrable differences deemed either inconsequential or simply ignored.

Since individuals are to interpret events for themselves, subjectivity and feelings prevail over objectivity, truth, and facts. Hence, because some individuals personally dislike the fact that specific Virginia laws directly impeded Jefferson from releasing his slaves, as he personally desired to do, they instead accuse him of being an “aggressive and vindictive” racist – a “creepy, brutal hypocrite” who was “a patron saint for white supremacists;” this may be their personal opinion, but it is not supported by objective facts. So, too, do many other accusations made against Jefferson by relativists reflect their own personal views rather than historical reality.


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His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.

It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.

Their teachings have become convoluted and are no longer sensible. Because so many have lost sight of the basic universal truths, they think these values no longer apply. Mention age old values and many people would have no idea what you were talking about.

We cannot keep teaching beliefs that are not based on solid time worn principles that have endured the test of time. The laws of Nature and/ or Nature’s God cannot be denied without serious consequences.

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