posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 09:09 PM
I was out with my roommates little brother today. He is 13 and I mentioned this article to him. His confused laugh of agreement sent off an alarm in
my head so I asked him if he'd ever been taught about the First Amendment, Bill of Rights, or the Constitution even.
He said "we pretty much just watch movies all day in school". I don't know how true that is, or if it is true how widespread it is. He went on to
say that he learned "something" about the Constitution once, but that was a few years ago. The fact that this 13 year old, going into I believe 9th
grade has no knowledge of one of, if not the most important set of ideas in American history left me appalled to say the least.
So, don't knock people for not knowing something they were never taught about. Much less taught the importance of. Or, atleast don't place the blame
[edit on 7/3/2010 by ThaLoccster]