Most lack basic knowledge to understand current events


When the public hears news of a travel ban proposed by Donald Trump being struck down in whole or in part by the courts, it should recognize the interaction between the executive and judicial branches of government and remember that freedom of religion is protected by the First Amendment. When the public reads about Trump’s campaign…

3 Responses to Most lack basic knowledge to understand current events

  1. Ten Bears September 19, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

    Ten, twelve years ago I was teaching people that maybe logging on to Ashley Madison dot com with their wife’s credit card really wasn’t such a good idea, and was gotten rid of.

    By a religiously racist, misogynous, homophobic, old testament authoritarian, dominionist no doubt Trump voting bigot with half my education and half my experience but none-the-less in a position to get away with harassing and ultimately forcing me to quit the career I had worked fifteen years and invested tens of thousands of dollars in educational expenses to have…

    No sympathy.

  2. Doug in Oakland September 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    Too many citizens view knowledge of civics and the constitution as something that doesn’t involve them, so they feel they needn’t pay any attention to it. Molly Ivins spoke powerfully and eloquently on that subject. She felt that part of the problem was how it was presented in the media. “House bill 4906 was passed out of committee on a party line vote…” and you’re already asleep, whether or not 4906 was important to you. She said she favored more direct language: “You’re being screwed again!”

  3. Nicely-Nicely September 19, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    I’m surprised 3% remembered the right to petition the government. That’s actually impressive.

    We do need to reinstate civics courses in school of course. That is why it won’t happen.

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