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Our Last Chance to Protect First Freedoms? (It’s Not the Economy, Stupid!)

Seawolf Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 3:41 PM
I distinctly remember that about 7th grade we had all ten of the bill of rights hanging around the room on posters that looked like scrolls unrolled. We had to learn each one and why the framers, especially Jefferson, insisted upon them and what each one actually meant..the first and second especially. I am sure other old timers remember as well..Do we still teach the American values as they did back in the 40's and 50's? I doubt it, now the framers are just old dead white guys who held slaves ergo they and their words and sacrifices are moot. This must stop and our uniquely American way of doing things re-instated, it's what made us great ...those that don't like it are FREE..to leave.
prondeau Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 5:37 PM
If by American values you mean safe sexual exploration, diversity, tolerance, and political correctness, we teach that in spades.
Matt in N.C. Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 6:24 PM
The same schools that all but force sexual exploration even on small children also forbid hugging and hand-holding even among small children. The same schools that all but force acceptance of Islam also forbid obviously syncretistic or secular expressions associated with Christianity, such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The same schools that expel children for drawing or writing relatives who bear arms under their post-Columbine zero-tolerance policies have armed security personnel patrolling their halls. This is not mere hypocrisy. It is insanity.
Matt in N.C. Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 6:24 PM
. . .writing ABOUT relatives who bear arms. . .

Sorry. I tend to leave out words when I try to type fast.
Kim D Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 7:22 PM
Me too. S I try to reread and edit before I post. Still make mistakes.
Let me commit political heresy in this presidential election year: It’s not the economy, stupid! Our first freedoms—those freedoms enumerated in the First Amendment—are being recklessly discarded by the ruling class in favor of government ideology. It seems that America’s citizenry has become so numb to outrageous political acts that even trampling our constitutional rights barely raises an eyebrow.

If we remember back to when schools actually taught such things, the linchpin of the American Constitution is the Bill of Rights. Those were the rights the founding fathers of this great nation felt were necessary to spell out in the...