Dear CCTA Members and Friends, A new CCTA class using the book, The 5,000 Year Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen will be given from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturdays beginning on February 20th. The classes will be given in the home of Mary and Bob Griswold at 4807 Delft Drive in New Bern (really Carolina Colours).
Mary will conduct the class using the book, playing part of an associated video during each class, and encouraging discussion of each segment among participants. The 5,000 Year Leap looks at our founding history, how and why our constitutional government was designed as it is, the 28 principles of liberty that were taken into account in its design, and it makes the point that we need to get back to basics. (Yes. That book was ahead of its time. Every time I read it, I wish it were “required reading” for every American.) The 5,000 foot altitude look at the premise of the title of The 5,000 Year Leap is that for roughly 5,000 years, most humans lived very primitively and were subservient to some form of “ruling class.” They discovered how to use fire and had the benefit of constructing wheels, but that was about it. Then our country was formed on the hitherto unheard of premise that the purpose of government was to protect the God-given rights of its citizens, and what happened? In about 200 years, we went from that situation to traveling to the moon. Having the right to keep the fruits of one’s labors protected unleashed the greatest spirit of innovation and prosperity the world has ever seen. The cost for taking the class is $10 per person, and that is just to cover the books and other materials. Other than that, it is a free course. If you would like to take the course (or think you might want to), please email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you’re coming.