September 19, 2009

CONSTITUTION DAY FAIL

My government class in high school was a joke.  We just memorized and regurgitated how many representatives there are and how old they have to be to run, and then we watched Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and hoped that somehow we would all learn how this marvelous American experiment works.  FAIL.  Completely.

I was just reading an article about how a Muslim girl is suing Abercrombie and Fitch because they discriminated against her for wearing a headscarf.  In the comments section, a different Muslim girl is arguing that everyone has the Constitutional right to work wherever they want.  She said a size 20 woman has the right to be a runway model.  Quote: "That's the right of an American citizen per our grand Constitution."

Does anyone even read the Constitution anymore?  Apparently everyone's high school government class was as bad as mine.

Posted by: Sarah at 06:59 AM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 Well, I think everyone should have the right to be an airline pilot, especially those who are too dumb to pass either the practical or written test. And I think those who share the attitudes in the thread you mention should be restricted to flying with such pilots.

Posted by: david foster at September 19, 2009 08:17 AM (uWlpq)

2 Same for brain surgeons.  One for those of us who require education and certification, another for those who think everyone has a right to be whatever they want to be. 

Posted by: chuck at September 19, 2009 01:49 PM (bMH2g)

3 I do believe that I would be an astronaut. No,I have no background or training,thanks. Don't need it apparently.

My Civics class was taught by a Mr McKinney. Who was the varsity boys basketball coach. In Indiana,it is a big deal.

Mr McKinney would give us a worksheet on Monday and that same worksheet was the test on Friday. We had the class time to find the information to answer the quiz cum test questions.

It was a joke. I was angry that McKinney spent the whole time diagramming plays on the blackboard.

Some of us did our own version of the class in the back of the room because (IMAGINE!) we were interested.

 We formed our own kitchen cabinet and studied the depts in it. Got into some interesting debates as well.

We were told to pipe down. Ruining his concentration,don't you know.

McKinney did go on to another school after aa few years and won the state championship. So glad that he reached his goals in life. Snort.

Posted by: MaryIndiana at September 20, 2009 01:47 AM (09ovY)

4 Heck, I'd be happy if our elected representatives had the barest inkling of what is in the Constitution and what this country was founded on. Sigh.

Posted by: MargeinMI at September 20, 2009 08:02 AM (gXnOq)

5

"I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results"

 

One of Glenn Beck's 9 principles of his 9/12 project.

Posted by: tim at September 21, 2009 11:22 AM (nno0f)

6 You got to watch "Mr. Smith goes to Washington?"  I didn't get to watch that...in fact, I don't remember who my Gov teacher was...who was yours?  Everything I ever needed to know about Gov I learned from Mr. DeFabbio via history classes...but hey, you got to watch a movie ;-)


Posted by: Matt at September 21, 2009 08:29 PM (wNBv7)

7 Matt -- We also got to watch 12 Angry Men to learn about the judicial system.  Sigh.  I had Mr. Moore, who was a new teacher, straight out of college.  He was kind of a douchebag.

Posted by: Sarah at September 22, 2009 07:17 AM (2Hw+P)

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