There are many people in here smarter than me. There are teachers, lawyers, and doctors I'm sure. I have a question to pose to all of you.
Why do we keep hearing about how people in this country know so little about civics and the constitution and yet there doesn't seem to be a movement to change things on the local level.
I think its high time to push through local education reform to increase credit requirements in civics, citizenship, the U.S. Constitution and The Founding Fathers. Even back in the middle ages when I was in high school we spend a couple of weeks on the first 100 years of our country. That's ridiculous. 1700 to 1800 were the formative years of this country. There should be no less than one full semester on the constitution, its meaning and intentions, and a full semester dedicated to the founding fathers. There should also be at least a full semester spent on civics, government, and the responsibilities that come with citizenship. Of course liberals would fight this because to them the more ingorance the better. If we pushed these ideas the country would change drastically in the next 20 years. For the better I believe.