Schoolhouse Rocks the 4th of July

Now this is nostalgic. I used to watch “Schoolhouse Rock” every Saturday morning. This is where a whole generation learned about manifest destiny (“Elbow Room”), English grammar (“Conjunction Junction”), how a bill becomes a law (“I’m just a bill”), and much more. So I thought what could be more fun this 4th of July than to post Schoolhouse Rock’s videos on the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution.

These videos are suh-weet! Enjoy!

“No More Kings”

“Fireworks”

7 Responses to Schoolhouse Rocks the 4th of July

  1. Daniel July 4, 2008 at 8:41 am #

    Denny,

    I know that this question is a bit off topic, but I was just wondering. Do you think that the American Revolution was a just war?

    I wonder if rebellion against England would have qualified as obedience to Romans 13.

  2. jigawatt July 4, 2008 at 9:43 am #

    Daniel,

    I’d like to jump into this fray with a quote from John MacArthur.

    “Over the past several centuries, people have mistakenly linked democracy and political freedom to Christianity. That’s why many contemporary evangelicals believe the American Revolution was completely justified, both politically and scripturally … But such a position is contrary to the clear teachings and commands of Romans 13:1-7. So the United States was actually born out of a violation of New Testament principles, and any blessings that God has bestowed on America have come in spite of that disobedience by the Founding Fathers. (Why Government Can’t Save You, pages 6-7)”

    I’ve heard that there are some who justify the rebellion by saying that England was in violation of the Magna Carta.

    As for me, it’s hard for me to believe that Paul and Peter (1 Pet 2:13-17) would have told the colonists to revolt when they told people living under governments just as evil (or more so, think: Nero) to submit.

  3. MatthewS July 4, 2008 at 1:29 pm #

    Thanks, Denny. Enjoyed them.

  4. Debbie Kaufman July 4, 2008 at 9:44 pm #

    I love Schoolhouse Rock. I learned as much as my kids did.

  5. Rebecca July 4, 2008 at 11:26 pm #

    What a treat! I made my kids come watch these while I was cooking! Thanks.

  6. David Hamilton July 5, 2008 at 7:58 pm #

    umm…
    in the “Fireworks” video…
    anybody else notice the man in blue chasing the woman in pink across the screen corresponding with the words “pursuit of happiness” (about 1:25)?

    thoughts..?

  7. Paula July 5, 2009 at 2:23 pm #

    David,

    It was the 70’s. There was a lot of “pursuing happiness” going on back then. Don’t take your kids to any PG movies made in the 70’s.

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