LISTEN to this video – U.S. Citizens “DO NOT KNOW CIVICS”
How can our kids fight for America if they don’t have knowledge of how our Government and our Constitution works. If we don’t teach them the basic principles of Civics, America as a Nation will cease to exist.
Academy award winner Richard Dreyfuss believes that:
“We were responsible for the greatest revolution in the history of man’s civilization. We gave to 98% of the human race Freedoms for which they had been lashed for, lost fingers for, or had their heads chopped off for, and we gave it to them for free. And, we are the most revolutionary nation that has ever been and ever will be. We don’t know enough about our Constitution or our history to know why we should be proud of it.” Richard Dreyfuss
“THE RULER AND THE RULED ARE ONE THING – CIVICS TEACHES THE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTRY THAT THEY ARE THE FINAL AUTHORITY TO BE ANSWERED TO – IT TEACHES PRACTICAL POLITICAL POWER – NOT EMPTY WORDS BUT WITH THE FULL POWERS OF THE CONSTITUTION AND LEGAL AUTHORITIES THAT STEM FROM IT.”
The tools that are required to run this representative democracy:
civility, descent, debate, opposing views.
These tool control the WORST OF MAN’S NATURE and We are choosing to trash our birthright if excellence and intelligence, which is available to all, is turned away from.
Untaught, it can reek indescribable damage. Our Republican Democracy depends on this principle: That the people are mature enough emotionally to share space with those whom they disagree. That’s a high expectation that we have of our citizens. So high, in fact, that it’s the very first time in history it was ever asked: We say if we can get here you can rise by merit in your lifetime. No guarantee. But we give you the opportunity to rise and lift your station in life. To start something, fail and start something else. Say what you want, do what you want so long as your fist is not in my face to do it. WE GIVE YOU MOBILITY, FREEDOM and OPPORTUNITY, and we were the first body of people to offer that in 13,000 years of human history.
We were and still are a political miracle and our kids don’t know what the hell I’m talking about because we don’t teach it to them. Because the norm of human existence is so dark and so bloody and so unfair compared to the twinkle of light of intelligence we that are. WE offer fairness. We offer a legal system that said “no one regardless of station or office is above the law.”
The last phrase of the Preamble is a promise: “To secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” What is posterity? it’s You and your kids. And that promise is deliberately unfulfilled right now and that is the reason for America’s decay in every sector of society. Civics untaught is values untaught. And that means that when we wake up in the morning, we don’t know who we are, we don’t why we are who we are and we don’t know the difference between Right and Wrong. If we don’t teach how our government works in a realistic fashion, who runs this country in 30 years? Because nature abhors a vacuum. It will be run by someone who will run it for their own interests and who will be assured that we don’t know enough to stop them.