It’s an age old story, and Texas schoolbooks have it right — After a long life of being floated down a river in a basket, raised by someone else, receiving the Ten Commandments, and parting the Red Sea, Moses knew he had just one more thing to do.
The Biblical hero decided he would get in a small boat and traverse the treacherous waters of the Atlantic, live for thousands more years off berries, corn, and apple juice, then when the time was right he would sign the Declaration of Independence, lead in the revolution against England, and then write the United States Constitution. Moses knew the United States would need to live by ancient values that had nothing to do with modern-day society. He knew modern men wouldn’t know how to craft laws that encouraged freedom, prevented unlawful search and seizure, and even a representative democracy.
It’s still unclear why he at first encouraged slavery after looking at his past when he led hundreds of thousands out of Egypt away from that very thing, but maybe he had a change of heart on his thousands of years voyage.
After Moses worked hand-in-glove with Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin he looked to becoming the first U.S. President. However, after a series of deliberations with several other founders, he resigned to the fact that George Washington would, in fact, be a far superior leader for the modern generation to go into the future.
Kudos to Texas for finally having the courage to tell the story of Moses and the courageous journey he went on to bring the United States their revolution and rules of law. This story has been hidden in the shadows for centuries because in his final moments on earth, Moses wrote that he wanted to stay humble, and he insisted that men like Benjamin Franklin be seen as the first Americans.
The light has now been shown though, and from now on the truth about All-American Moses will be available through textbooks approved by Texas for generations to come.