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    Default How does one teach students about the constitution

    While Trump is president?


    How much of what he does is opposite from what we're taught the constitution demands?
    How do we form a mutiny? Our new captain is navigating poorly.

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    Default Re: How does one teach students about the constitution

    fart
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    Show them how handcuffs work

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    Point by point? What would their world be without each Article?

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    Default Re: How does one teach students about the constitution

    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    While Trump is president ?

    Have all the networks run "Schoolhouse Rock " all day / every day ?

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    rTump does not have a clue. Read Woodwards books to start.
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    Um, I suppose it depends what interpretation/bowlderised/edited version is picked by what ever school board in whatever state picks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    While Trump is president?
    How does one not?
    Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.

    -- James Madison, Federalist 55

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    Trump doesn't need to know anything he's there to distract while the true deep state does it's dirty work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osborne Russell View Post
    How does one not?
    Document says one thing. Trump does another. No consequences.

    That makes the constitution a bunch of meaningless words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    Document says one thing. Trump does another. No consequences.

    That makes the constitution a bunch of meaningless words.
    That is how it has always been.

    I will again say that HUD practiced discrimination in lending that led to segregated neighborhoods and schools. From before the mid '80s until the Supreme Court told the Obama administration it was unconstitutional. (A District Court had said the same in the mod '80s and the government essentially ignored that.)

    Obama went to the Supreme Court and argued for discrimination and segregation. Harm to tens of millions and no consequences.

    Yes. The Constitution is a bunch of meaningless words. We have a government of men and we are not good men.
    Life is complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    Document says one thing. Trump does another. No consequences.

    That makes the constitution a bunch of meaningless words.
    No, that makes the SFBIC a perfect object lesson.

    'Children, your parents elected a Fascist President, and he stands a good chance of plunging the whole Earth into an authoritarian hellscape that humanity won't emerge from until well after you are dead.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    That is how it has always been.
    Pack up and get out.

    This country is too good for you.
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    With a wry smile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john smith View Post
    document says one thing. Trump does another. No consequences.

    That makes the constitution a bunch of meaningless words.
    wrong
    Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.

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    Okay, now that we've cleared that up ....
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    Default Re: How does one teach students about the constitution

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    The U.S. Constitution is the law of the land. Unfortunately in 2020 the top law enforcement officer of the land is either ignorant of the law or chooses to ignore the law.

    So in the absence of a responsible Executive, Legislature and Judiciary in 2020 is the U.S. Constitution merely a bunch of meaningless words?

    If tree falls in the forest and no creature is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
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