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The oath to uphold the Constitution
Please Teach Civics!
“Knowledge of our system of governance and our rights and responsibilities as citizens is not passed along through the gene pool. Each generation of Americans must be taught these basics.” Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor
Margaret Thatcher once said, “European nations were made by history. The United States was made by philosophy. Unique among all nations, the United States knows precisely when and exactly why it was founded.”
Today, that may be changing. Survey after survey shows that Americans have a dismally poor understanding of the founding principles underpinning our nation.
Only one in four Americans can name all three branches of government. Seventy percent don’t know that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Doug Ducey