There is a profound difference between indoctrination and civic instruction, and I venture to say that given the current state of civics and the political environment of this country, we are now witnessing the prevalence of indoctrination over civic knowledge.
And, if you feel very strongly about your position, you can communicate that in a way that politicians will definitely understand
It Only Takes 285 People to "Repeal and Replace" Donald Trump (And Other "Magic Numbers" for The Next 4 Years)
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I am Generation X. Now in my 40s, I view the world very differently than when I was a 20-something college student. In fact
As a journalist for thirty years, I am embarrassed to admit this, but I can't name the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. No, nor the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Interior, Education, Energy, Transportation, Treasury, Labor, or the head of the EPA. Shame on me.
Citizens belonging to a country have a responsibility to be good stewards with the authority they have in civic engagement: this includes the power of individual suffrage. But if that vote cannot be cast in good conscience, it shouldn't be conferred to a candidate at all.
We don't have to wait to see whom we elect to the highest offices in the land to start to fix many problems in this country. As a former citizen-soldier, it's clear to me that a more universal sense of service would make us better citizens of a better nation.
In Bethel v. Fraser (1986), the Court upheld the authority of a school to punish a high school student who gave a sexually
It's undeniable that the anger that stalks the landscape has roots in real despair. But the tone of this election, the bullying, the lack of civility is punishing not only ourselves but, it turns out, our kids.
I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.