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"We are on strike, we the men of the mind. We are on strike against self-immolation. We are on strike against the creed of unearned rewards and unrewarded duties."-John Galt

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Vacation Liberty School is COMING UP! Register now!


 
Last year we sponsored the first St. Louis Vacation Liberty School in Chesterfield, MO.  As summer approaches we're making schools and other youth-oriented groups aware of the 2012 week-long, half-day camp. 
 
This summer the program will be held at Westminster Christian Academy on June 18 - 22 from 9:00 am - noon.  Vacation Liberty School (VLS) is organized to follow the model of Vacation Bible School (VBS) in that it is offered for one week in 1/2 day sessions.  However the content of the programs are different and in no way are meant to compete.  While VBS is for younger elementary school age children, VLS has been designed for kids rising into 5th through 8th grades.
 
VBS focuses on the Word of God and things eternal whereas VLS was developed to teach about earthly concerns specific to America and its founding principles.  The principles of freedom and liberty are taught from the perspective of faith, hope and charity.  In short the curriculum covers the following:
  • With freedom and liberty comes responsibility.
  • Importance of private property and families providing for themselves
  • Our rights come from our Creator - not men
  • Natural Law is the basis for our Constitution
  • Equal justice under the law
  • Equal rights, not equal results
  • Charity provides needed help during times of adversity, but should not enable dependency
  • Liberty is a balance between tyranny and anarchy
  • The difference between a republic and a democracy
  • Founding principles of economic freedom 
  • Ultimate responsibility for maintaining liberty lies with the people
The above curriculum is taught by current and newly-retired middle-school teachers in short segments that are interspersed with games and activities that play out these principles. 
  
Registration can be done online at www.stlvls.webs.com or via the mail.