Conservapedia:Andy Schlafly on Eagle Forum Live/segment 18

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Caller: Chris.

Transcription: Phyllis in normal text. Andy in bold text. Caller in green.


Hello Chris, welcome.

Hi, how are y'all doing today?

Okay.

Hey, I just wanted to make a quick comment. This is our second year homeschooling my daughter and our first homeschooling my son, and one of the comments that Andy made about teachers learning... um. My daughter wanted to learn about the Civil War, so I said, "Ok, I'll help teach you about the Civil War. I learned as much about the Civil war, I think, in trying to teach her, than she did. [laughter]

It was a great experience. I mean, I know a lot about the Civil War, at least, so I thought... but... we really gained... um... you know, we talk about it all the time and things, because that's... you know... the Civil War is such a seminal change in our history. And I look and tell her things, look at how things are now... that started because of the Civil War.

The other thing I wanted to mention is that I found it amazing when I was talking to some friends of ours that I was teaching my daughter the Civil War, and they're African-American, and I had mentioned that my daughter was a little dismayed when I said when we were going to start teaching the Civil war and we're going to start learning about the causes and that one of the causes was the Three-Fifths Compromise, and they didn't have any idea what I was talking about.

Well, that's right. A lot of people just don't know any American history.

That's right. And of course, the Three-Fifths Compromise is in the US Constitution, but that is so true about learning the material when you teach yourself and there are times when I'm having a stressful day, I get on Conservapedia and I start to learn and write about history, or any other topic and it's such a, a calming experience. It's so rewarding and satisfying and all the adults out there should consider being more of a teacher and more of a learner, because it is such a relaxing and rewarding experience.

And there are some good courses also on Eagle Forum University, which would be good for any adults.

That's right, we have a lot of courses there, as well.