Trump Fails 6th Grade Civics Test in Public
Trump and his supporters and followers apparently have no idea or clue re the rationale for and the impetus behind The American Revolution.
What is being taught in ‘fly over country’?
So called ‘strict construction’ conservatives have been paralyzed and silenced by the abject lunacy of their ‘great white hope’.
So here’s the question:
Should we require our education establishment to double down on teaching the fundamentals of democratic citizenship and intensify education in American civics and government by raising the bar on proficiency in this area?
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04/14/2020 @ 12:06 pm
I think it’s substantially more important to have a civics knowledge requirement for the Presidency
04/14/2020 @ 9:34 pm
Kosh; That can happen only if the voting public knows enough to require such demonstrable competence In the people they select to run for the presidency….
Trump is where he is because of the ignorance and stupidity of at least 30% of the population, which is his political base…
04/14/2020 @ 12:44 pm
We have gotten away from teaching civics in recent decades, and that fact does play out in the quality and character of our government, of course, Trump wasn’t educated in recent decades, if at all.
Recent incarnations of Republicans have waved the Constitution as a prop, but they loathe government. It should come as no surprise that hostility toward science and expertise, and the embrace of magical thinking finds the process of good government to be its enemy. The idea of a Trump candidacy was a repudiation of government to begin with.
Allow me one small defense of Trump. While he is completely wrong with regard to the powers of the President, I suspect that, in his mind, there is no difference between the powers of the presidency, and the influence of the presidency. I suspect that Trump thinks that he can influence governors such as Florida’s DeSantis, one others like him, and that is the same as powers of the office. He may have even been told this by one of his handlers so that he might deliver the claim with confidence. Not only do I think Trump lacks knowledge of the Constitution, I think he goes further into ignorance by lacking knowledge of the difference between powers and influence as it applies to the office constitutionally. He’s that dumb.
04/14/2020 @ 9:38 pm
“The idea of a Trump candidacy was a repudiation of government to begin with.”
Bitey; You’ve hit the nail squarely on the head….