Amer­ica was not founded as a land of “con­sen­sus.” It was founded as a land of free­dom, based on lim­ited gov­ern­ment and the rule of law, not men. It was founded as a con­sti­tu­tional repub­lic, not a democ­racy.

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are go­ing to be made at this U.N. con­ven­tion that will af­fect the lives of ev­ery man, woman and child on the planet — and we will take some sig­nif­i­cant steps to­ward global gov­er­nance.

So be very wary when peo­ple cite “con­sen­sus” as a rea­son for do­ing any­thing. It’s a trick. It’s po­lit­i­cal sleight of hand. It’s a con game — much like “man­made, cat­a­strophic cli­mate change.” Nei­ther one is real — and it wouldn’t mat­ter if they tell you there’s a “con­sen­sus” among sci­en­tists on the sub­ject.

Is that true? No. If it were true, would it be jus­ti­fi­ca­tion to teach chil­dren it is an es­tab­lished fact? No.

Af­ter all, sci­en­tists have been wrong in the past. There was a “con­sen­sus” once among sci­en­tists that the world was flat. There was a “con­sen­sus” once among sci­en­tists that bleed­ing ail­ing pa­tients would cure them of var­i­ous ill­nesses. There was

For in­stance, ev­ery pub­li­copin­ion sur­vey ever done in Amer­ica on the sub­ject of cre­ation shows vast ma­jori­ties be­lieve God cre­ated the world. But try us­ing “con­sen­sus” as a jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for teach­ing that in a pub­lic school. Also, vast ma­jori­ties of Amer­i­cans sup­port prayer in pub­lic schools, even 50 years af­ter it was sup­pos­edly banned by two Supreme Court de­ci­sions. But try us­ing “con-

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