The American moralist and social critic Russell Kirk (1918-1994) made the case for cultural renewal in his collection of essays, titled Redeeming the Time.

“During the past three decades, the influence has grown of those Americans who would prefer to stride along without any divinely-ordained mission - who believe, indeed, that the American Republic could do famously without bothering about God. The Supreme Court of the United States has tended to side with these militant secularists, correctly styled ‘humanitarians’ by (Orestes) Brownson. Humanitarian liberals, Brownson wrote in his American Republic, are the enemies - if sometimes the unwitting enemies - of true freedom and true order.

“Humanitarians - that is, the folk who take it for granted that human nature and society may be perfected through means purely human - have come to dominate our universities, our schools, our serious press, most of our newspapers, our television and our radio. The thought, and the very vocabulary, of this Republic have fallen under the domination of humanitarian ideology.” (1)

Secularism’s goal is to lay down the law for this millennium by dominating the spiritual, intellectual, educational, economic, and vocational spheres of American culture. As we prepare for the task to regain our goodly and Godly heritage, we will be challenging, countering, and disentangling pagan Secularism from the warp and woof of the once Biblically-based culture. (2)

It stands to reason that there will be no progress in restoring America’s heritage and culture until Secularism’s grip on public education, universities, and academia has been broken. Plato’s two essential questions come to mind: “Who teaches the children, and what do we teach them?”