Stop a young adult and ask any question about our form of government or our Constitution. I bet you will get either a very wrong answer or a shrug of the shoulders. If you don't know how it is supposed to be if you don't know why it is supposed to be, then you cannot understand when forces wish to abolish this government; or when your actions are counter productive to the public good.
Why does our form of government exist? Didn’t we come together for a specific purpose, did we create a Constitution for a specific purpose; did we create a Constitution for a specific purpose? The answer is yes. And here is why we did what we did. Please do share this with a young person.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
I believe that most education jurisdictions have stopped teaching this. If we don’t and can’t for lack of knowledge understand the reason for the United States of America to exist, we are lost and foundering, susceptible to radical government overthrow or civil breakdown – this appears to be the intent. Break us down and rebuild us as an authoritarian type government.
One look at Berkley and we can see that there is no understanding of the purpose of free speech and the rule of law. Without free speech and the rule of law, it is “Lord of the Flies” played out. (If you have not read this book, it is about the breakdown of society and the breakdown leads to tragedy and the failure to accomplish any of the societal needs. The highlighted link is to a synopsis, if you wish to learn more about “Lord of the Flies”.)
This country rose from the “little country that could” to the world leader it is, principally due to our Constitution. It brought Justice (Rule of Law); domestic Tranquility (peace with a few internal hiccups along the way); common defense (we have not been successfully invaded or taken over); general Welfare (the enumerated powers have served us well); and the Blessings of Liberty (fought for and retained for 228 years since the Constitution was ratified). Open unfiltered free speech, one of those liberties, is currently in danger.
Yet our educators too often don’t teach the Constitution, too many don’t understand the Constitution, and in fact, way too many want it gone. The nature of our college professors and instructors, probably because they have never had to “do”, they just teach, is to see the Constitution as a problem or a document to be ignored or changed by popular opinion using the courts.
Ask your state legislators, why the Constitution is not being taught in middle school, high school, and college? It is pretty clear that forces of the progressive left (maybe now even the facist left) see the Constitution as an impediment to radically changing our form of government to a “I know better than you” and will “tell you how to live” form from the monied establishment.
These forces don’t care that socialism, communism, fascism, have never worked. They use climate change as a means to politically move this world away from free enterprise, individual liberty, justice, and domestic tranquility, all in the name of a faux general welfare. A “we dictate what is your welfare” form of government. The purpose is to have a few self-appointed “I know better than you” in charge and the rest of us as knuckle dragging followers.
The Constitution is the one big impediment to their achieving the “ism” that they want, thus our educators intentionally don’t teach the structure of our government, the rule of law; and civics to the young as we had previously done. I spent many a class involved in both federal and state level civics. Did you? Instead, we keep impressionable minds in the dark about the one powerful document which contains a world class societal plan that simply makes society work in favor of a non-informed voter.
Ask a middle schooler to show you their American History book, then be stunned. Ask to see their Civics book and get a lank stare.
I very recently came across a website affiliated with actor Richard Dryfuss, which seems to capture what I am saying and much much more. It is impressive and much needed, and I suggest you take a look.