posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 03:01 PM
I would fail just by reading the questions, and to answer these in 1 hour. To answer your question if we're being dumbed down; YES. why?
Here's something that I put 2&2 together awhile ago after reading a post on Rense.com that someone found a 194x 8th grade US History test on the
political system and congressional processes. Anyways, what I realized after I read the test, was, I don't EVER remember getting any in depth courses
in grade school, high school or college that scoured the above subjects throughly. None that I remember were offered, except for some classes that
'touched' on some of the on congressional process(s). The only thing that I remember during the 5th grade was the teacher was reciting the
Gettysburg's Address. There was in NO way any test that I remember of what the normal processes were for passing a bill, making a president, what
powers does the congress actually have OVER the president...ect.
Here's my train of thought: Since the Constitution of the US is our Government, (for without it we wouldn't have a government) wouldn't stand to
reason that, we should be WELL versed in that process ALONE, by the time we hit High School? The school system back in 194x thought it important
enough to have it in the 6th grade!
I dunno about anyone else here on ATS, but, I don't see any major courses offered in grade school, High School (besides political science) that goes
in depth on specifically, the Constitution of the US, presidential powers, congress...ect..
I can stand to be correct........