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Friday, January 20, 2023

Civics, civility, and the death of a nation

Like many “boomers,” civics,  “the  study of the rights and obligations of citizens in society” was not only part of my formal education at an early age but became ingrained in my home life.  My parents  sought to ensure that their offspring matured into responsible adults capable of supporting themselves without the benefit of government handouts, were capable of giving back and making the world around them a better place to live. Most of us aspired to live the American dream, building upon the sacrifices many of our forefathers and mothers made as immigrants coming to a land of opportunity where hard work and self-sacrifice were considered virtues that all aspired to achieve.

At an early age we were required to cite passages from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, and other seminal documents that defined us as Americans. We knew the branches of our Federal, state, and local governments and the roles and responsibilities of each. A working level of civics was expected of each of us and was one the keys to becoming a responsible adult and ensuring that our Democratic Republic would flourish and become self-sustaining...............To Read More....

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