The Texas Ascendant Campaign Education Lifts High the Star of Texas
Education is creating historic change in Texas
The State of Texas has been investing in education and working to improve the education of its citizens.
We are seeing growth in the arts and in business in Texas, fueled by a better educated population.
We are not seeing better leadership, but that can be fixed by addressing the omission of moral education and by including moral lessons from history, such as found in Plutarch's Lives of the Nobel Greeks and Romans or The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides.
There is no need to let change happen randomly. Recognizing that change driven by education is beneficial, we should nurture this change so it can reach is highest potential. To this end, I propose the Texas Ascendancy Campaign.
The Texas Ascendancy Campaign
The Texas Ascendancy Campaign is a plan for Texas to reach its highest potential. This campaign is made up of projects: the Texas Business and Arts Renaissance (TBAR) and the Texas Leadership Revolution (TLR) are the major projects. Click on the following link to see a diagram illustrating the portions of the Texas Ascendancy Campaign.
The year 2008 ended with the American economy in a meltdown and American foreign affairs at their lowest point since Vietnam because the national leadership controlin both the economic policy and foreign policy of our country has failed.
America and the entire world need Texas to grow in power and influence and become a counterweight to the establishment. America needs better leadership and it is up to Texas to provide it.
There is money and influence to be found in the arts. We need to focus greater attention on developing business and influence from the arts. This would go beyond the film industry. The publishing industry is weak and Texas can make inroads there. Television is weak. There is a big enough market in Texas to launch a new television network, or a cable network.
The music industry is going through changes and there is always money to be made in change. Texas could get some of that money. We have the talent to grow in Texas, we just need the vision and the leadership.
The U.S. banking industry teetered at the edge of collapse in 2008. America's banking industry is mediocre, incompetent, and corrupt. All America pays the consequences for the failure of the bankers and financiers. Texas needs to become a financial center to rival New York City, providing balance and stability within the banking industry.
The Texas Business and Arts Renaissnce will result in power and influence. America and the entire world desperately need Texas to provide the sound leadership that is missing in our leadership.
TLR: the Texas Leadership Revolution
America needs better leaders and the 12th Man Writ Large project is one example of a program to improve leadership in Texas. Texas as well as America would benefit from the 12th Man Writ Large project.
Maybe not every school district in Texas feels ready to seek greatness. Maybe some districts are struggling with academic skills. The Timeless Way Institute has developed a Community Compact for Education that could help some districts gain the parental support needed as a foundation for successful education.
To make a significant difference in America and the world, Texas leadership needs something lacking in the leadership circles of America: integrity and competence.
Integrity and competence are the keystone and cornerstone of the Texas Leadership Revolution.
We are at the door to greatness. We only need the vision and will power to cross the threshold and begin our journey to greatness.