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The Citadel Will Require All Cadets to Take
Class on the Constitution

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 8/7/2020 7:16:42 AM

The Citadel, a military academy in South Carolina, has announced that it will require all students to take a course on the United States Constitution. The decision comes in the aftermath of discussions by state lawmakers to enforce a decades-old law that requires public institutions to teach a course on the Constitution. According to a report by Campus Reform, The Citadel, a military academy in South Carolina, announced this summer that it will introduce a mandatory course on the U.S. Constitution. State lawmakers are preparing to vote on the REACH Act, a bill that would require public high schools and universities to offer a course on the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence,

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Should be required nationwide!!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rob_NC 8/7/2020 7:53:14 AM (No. 502358)
Comprehension reading classes would help also... Not just for the Constitution...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 8/7/2020 7:59:23 AM (No. 502367)
Why is this the exception - - and not the norm? It's way past time to get the government - - at all levels - - out of education. No more government owned, operated, or subsidized schools - - EVER!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40 8/7/2020 8:16:28 AM (No. 502388)
So do the top ten Law Schools. What's the result? What is taught as the Constitution is critical.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: petrichor 8/7/2020 8:23:04 AM (No. 502399)
It would be very confusing to our elementary level children, considering what they are being taught in our schools today.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clinger 8/7/2020 8:27:27 AM (No. 502405)
I sure hope that they teach the history of the times so that the meaning is irrefutable. This requires a deep study of the writings of the founders, Federalist papers and such. For instance there will be no mistake what the 2nd amendment is for: “The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” —Samuel Adams “No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms.” —Thomas Jefferson "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government "----Thomas Jefferson "I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers." - George Mason "Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of."----- James Madison
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Reply 6 - Posted by: padiva 8/7/2020 8:46:27 AM (No. 502426)
Should there be a required high school class called 'Adulting'? bank accounts/loans/credit cards mortgages insurances budgeting how to apply for a job/interview etc
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jasmine 8/7/2020 8:47:05 AM (No. 502429)
The Citadel was my son's first choice for his undergrad degree. It is a SC public school. Graduates may choose to enter the military, or not. Attending The Citadel was one of the best things he ever did for himself.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/7/2020 8:55:38 AM (No. 502445)
The US Dept. of Edu. must believe that China doesn't shove the little Red Book down their student's throats.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: red1066 8/7/2020 9:10:31 AM (No. 502461)
I'm surprised a class on the Constitution wasn't already required at the Citadel.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: HotRod 8/7/2020 9:40:40 AM (No. 502500)
All military academies, as well as colleges and universities, should require a course on the Constitution in order to be accredited. The Constitution is so much more important than many courses being taught now.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: worried 8/7/2020 9:42:45 AM (No. 502503)
Back in the olden days, when I was a kid, we used to have a course called "Civics". It was the study of government and how it works. We learned about the Constitution there. But what happened? It was replaced with something called "social studies", which allowed the teacher to pretty much determine what he/she taught, so the government got short shrift. Along with geography and it seems, U.S. history. When I was in high school, that history was a required subject. What happened?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: clayusmcret 8/7/2020 10:03:08 AM (No. 502531)
If they don't start the first week of each class by requiring every student to actually read the Constitution, they're wasting their time. Otherwise, the teachers will merely cherry pick the parts they like and ignore the rest.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 8/7/2020 10:03:37 AM (No. 502532)
#6 is spot on. America's kids now go through twelve years of "education" and enter the world being ignorant of what it takes to get through daily life unless their parents had the wisdom to pass on to them. A portion are subsequently subjected to four years of college which serves only to make matters worse. That's why we see twenty-somethings in hopeless debt, no job, living in the basement and protesting as useless idiots for the Left. I thank God I had two great parents and attended a school system that actually taught something besides the proper installation of a condom on a banana.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: rochow 8/7/2020 11:34:03 AM (No. 502627)
Let's make it mandatory in every High School and college again!!!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 8/7/2020 12:12:10 PM (No. 502661)
The Constitution should be taught in public school starting in the 1st grade and continued every year thereafter.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 8/7/2020 1:50:15 PM (No. 502759)
Nationwide, indeed....... Class on the Constitution should be a requirement for high school graduation in all fifty states.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 8/7/2020 2:09:29 PM (No. 502799)
I had to pass a Civics class and test on the Constitution in order to graduate. How times have changed, and not for the better.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: heartlandconservative 8/7/2020 4:30:14 PM (No. 502912)
OK, which Constitution are we gonna teach? The progressive/marxist version of the last 100 years, or the supreme court version of the last 200 years? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Goose 8/8/2020 6:24:03 AM (No. 503230)
Wow. An idea so crazy, it just might work!
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