The Life Left to Me Provides Insufficient Time to Repent of my Sin Against Charlotte Iserbyt
Paulie and I visited with Maine heroine Charlotte Iserbyt late Wednesday afternoon. We spent an hour with her in her lovely cottage overlooking the sparkling confluence of the mighty Kennebec and Eastern Rivers.
I’ve known of Charlotte my entire political and ministry career. Everybody who is anybody from my generation knows Charlotte Iserbyt. She has earned international renown for her work in the education field.
Jesus Christ taught us that a prophet is without honor in his own home town. At 91 years old Charlotte is a living example of that truth.
The Work That Made her Famous
From the Foreword of her book — Charlotte Iserbyt is to be greatly commended for having put together the most formidable and practical compilation of documentation describing the “deliberate dumbing down” of American children by their education system. Anyone interested in the truth will be shocked by the way American social engineers have systematically gone about destroying the intellect of millions of American children for the purpose of leading the American people into a socialist world government controlled by behavioral and social scientists.
Click on the book image for a free PDF download of the book
The colorful flowers in her lap arrived while we were visiting. They are a Christmas gift from her son, Sam.
While leader of the Christian Civic League of Maine I was told by many men who should have known better to steer clear of Charlotte. I was given a copy of her book early in my career. As far as I know it remains in the League library at 70 Sewall Street in Augusta. I regret never having taken the time to read the seven hundred page work.
I must repent of taking to heart the advice of the men who should have known better. I did this when I wielded political power as leader of the institution known to many as the “Conscience of Maine.” I repent of not doing my homework. I repent of not making up my own mind based on the evidence.
I will never regret publishing her work on the front page of what may have been the last printed copy of The Record. I did this late in my time at the League, after Maine crossed into the new millennium.
I downloaded the PDF of her book. I am reading it now.
She opens quoting the late, great Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn from a speech in 1973, “Coexistence on this tightly knit earth should be viewed as an existence not only without wars… but also without [the government] telling us how to live, what to say, what to think, what to know, and what not to know.”
A timeless thought made poignant by Charlotte’s very much alive ninety one year old witness in our collapsing empire.
I am sorry Charlotte.