Do millennials know what's in the First Amendment?

Posted by  $  allosaur 3 months, 2 weeks ago to Education
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Hi, um, you wanna me tell ya what's in, um, da First Amendment? You know, me smart enough to get into Columbia so me a-saying, um, duh, hey, dat Constitution thingie is a living organiusm and stuff like dat. Yeah.
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 3 months, 1 week ago
    Unfortunately, it's not just Millenials, but their parents as well. Civics and American History classes no longer spend any time on the Constitution or Bill of Rights other than to note that it is there and was written a long time ago.

    I'd like to think that if more people had actually read and studied the Constitution, there would be fewer socialists and economic Marxists, lower taxes, and an all-around better America.
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  • Posted by  $  exceller 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    Of course not. Not only Millennials, anyone you ask.

    For campus people, it is perfectly acceptable for them to protest, and be violent without ever knowing what they are actually doing.
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 3 months, 1 week ago
    I wish I wouldn't have to get on Twitter to find Campus Reform. I almost never go on Twitter. I don't even remember my password to get on it. I hope they haven't changed their Terms of Service because I don't want to read them all over again.
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  • Posted by malonejr 3 months, 1 week ago
    Greetings All, this is among many of the questions I have to our successors in society. Another is if any of them can read the language of their country or if they merely parrot what they hear on social media. I know for sure that I have yet to find anyone who isn't afraid of READING, among the kids I support in performing my job.
    I am a firm believer that if you are going to express an opinion, that you can support your argument with more than 'Pee-Wee Herman' retorts (and he might be out of date for many of these kids). Instead I see and am confronted by the next generations who fail to interact with their peers without some form of violence or derision (that ME-First attitude). I put forth that my children had to enjoy a couple years of home schooling, where they had to show me that they could think and express themselves both literally and verbally without resorting to an outburst or violence. Also, since we moved around a bit, they had to learn about each states Constitutional Laws and History (I just hope they can pay this forward to their children!).
    Thanks for letting me rant and Have a Good Day!
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    • Posted by starbird56 3 months, 1 week ago
      One of the essays I have my students write is to tell me about their favorite book/author. Most only discuss one they were forced to read in high school.

      “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
      ― Ray Bradbury
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      • Posted by  $  3 months, 1 week ago
        That quote from the writer who wrote Fahrenheit 451, that title referring to an average book burning temp.
        Me dino was an avid reader of Ray Bradbury during the mid-60s. I had read The Martian Chronicles years before the TV miniseries that ran during the 70s.
        Also recall a Ray Bradbury Theater on TV during the late 80s~
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nIqG....
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    • Posted by LibertyBelle 3 months, 1 week ago
      When I was in school, the Declaration of Independence was right in the back of my 7th-grade history book. (That was Virginia History, it was taught as a separate subject from world or United States history, in the 4th and 7th grades). That book left something to be desired; even at the time, I recognized its pro-Confederate bias concerning the Civil War. Others have complained since, I think about the same book, that it ended about somewhere in the 1930's. Even so, however, it contained the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. I got from the Declaration the idea that man's rights were inborn and innate, and did not understand why people thought they were a gift of the State.
      The Constitution is easy to find. That is, I was lucky. My parents bought a World Book Encyclo-
      pedia set (my younger brother also gave me one updated version of it a few years ago). The
      Constitution is in there. Now everyone might not be so lucky to have a set like that, but there are encyclopedias in public libraries, and also, I believe, in school libraries.
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  • Posted by brkssb 3 months, 1 week ago
    Ignorance is bliss. Just look to Venezuela, or worse, the “choice” represented by Sanders vs. Warren. Worse, the buffoon currently in office seems to be among the deficient progeny, hellbent on ushering in the babysitters.
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    • Posted by  $  3 months, 1 week ago
      Methinks the socialists in office, and those who are hopeful candidates to be such, all aspire to be the elite more than equal overlord betters of their created Animal Farm sheeple some day.
      After all, those at the top, always protected by armed security, are never numbered among the starving many in dire need. ..
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  • Posted by freedomforall 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    It's on my iphone. Why do I need to remember it?
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    • Posted by  $  DeangalvinFL 3 months, 2 weeks ago
      Kind of a valid point. One doesn't need to memorize the text to support what it indicates.
      I don't have it memorized, do you?

      Far scarier, to me, is that people don't know what it means nor why it is there in the first place.
      The British government trying to shut up the rebels - "What?" they will say - the amendment has nothing to do with the British, what are you talking about.

      Ask if the amendment prohibits "hate speech" and most people will say, "of course it does, hate speech is bad." Even if you just read them the actual text of the amendment.
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      • Posted by freedomforall 3 months, 2 weeks ago
        The Bill of Rights is extremely important to me. My impression is that many other people don't have the same appreciation of it. Some feel they can interpret what it says without even trying to understand it and without any study of the original context.
        But I'm not prepared to recite the contents on demand.
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  • Posted by  $  mshupe 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    Yes, stupid is legally acceptable, and the personal choice to protest stupidly is that, a personal choice
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    • Posted by  $  3 months, 2 weeks ago
      Yeah, but me dino now feels moved to opine that a course in being stupid while protesting stupid should be a Columbine course worth three credits toward a degree qualifying a professorship of lib indoctrination.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 3 months, 1 week ago
    Why should they know? They are already protected by it whether





















    They don't even know what is in their heads, let alone the 1st Amendment. "What a bunch of bubble-brained boobies" says Dr. Smith, and he was right.
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