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    fyi Should the Constitution be taught more thoroughly?

    It never ceases to amaze me how many people don't know the constitution, and what it stands for. Do you believe it should be more aggressively taught in schools?

    -- (For example; taught each year, rather than just the 1-2 it's taught in now.)
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    Re: Should the Constitution be taught more thoroughly?

    Yes, it should be taught thoroughly, but the reason it isn't anymore is most likely because our society tends to place less importance in the individual these days, and focuses on group-think and social values rather than knowledge.

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    Re: Should the Constitution be taught more thoroughly?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yes, it should be taught thoroughly, but the reason it isn't anymore is most likely because our society tends to place less importance in the individual these days, and focuses on group-think and social values rather than knowledge.

    Ahh, excellent point. I assume you are referring to groups such as Unions?

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    Re: Should the Constitution be taught more thoroughly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    It never ceases to amaze me how many people don't know the constitution, and what it stands for. Do you believe it should be more aggressively taught in schools?

    -- (For example; taught each year, rather than just the 1-2 it's taught in now.)
    Not only should it be taught more thoroughly but the intentions of those who wrote it should be taught as well.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: Should the Constitution be taught more thoroughly?

    Only if the people teaching it actually know what the Constitution itself stands for: restricting government power. I'd be surprised if schools actually taught a "power to the people" approach to the Constitution under the permission of school boards.

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    Re: Should the Constitution be taught more thoroughly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Ahh, excellent point. I assume you are referring to groups such as Unions?
    No, not unions. Group-think is more along the lines of social and psychological conditioning for the purpose of creating a like-minded group (similar to religious indoctrination).

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    Re: Should the Constitution be taught more thoroughly?

    Yes, certainly. The Constitution refuses to learn that it's a living document, and it should be punished for insisting on being Amended before allowing changes.

    We have to teach that Constitution a lesson.

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    Re: Should the Constitution be taught more thoroughly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Only if the people teaching it actually know what the Constitution itself stands for: restricting government power. I'd be surprised if schools actually taught a "power to the people" approach to the Constitution under the permission of school boards.
    Yeah, the elastic clause and supremacy clause are intended to restrict government power...

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    Re: Should the Constitution be taught more thoroughly?

    The schools are too dumbed down now to teach the Constitution.

    The nation the Constitution represents is a nation of men seeking to make their own way without dependence on others. It's totally inappropriate to try to present that ideal to minds of children cast in the mis-shapen molds of socialism, dependency, and whiny-ness.

    I'd say it's too late.

    But if the Constitution was going to be taught, it's going to have to start with teaching the kids that it's not only okay to be independent, but necessary if they want to grow up to be men.


    Better start by making dodge ball a gym class REQUIREMENT.

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    Re: Should the Constitution be taught more thoroughly?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    Yeah, the elastic clause and supremacy clause are intended to restrict government power...
    The supremacy clause is just common sense. The elastic clause has been stretched way beyond what was originally intended.

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