It’s time for a civics refresh. For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
A new study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center finds that Americans are woefully misinformed about simple inherent provisions. More than half trust that illegal immigrants have positively no rights under the Constitution.
Three-quarters of Americans can’t name all 3 branches of government. And maybe misfortune of all, over a third can’t name any of the rights guaranteed under the First Amendment, including leisure of speech, press, or religion.
This doesn’t bode good for open education, which began as a means of producing well-informed citizens. But Christians should be the first to insist on good county education, since we mount to remove so much freedom.
In his book, “A Free People’s Suicide,” Os Guinness shows how complicated views of leisure are exclusive with the views of the American founders, and argues that “the ultimate hazard to the American commonwealth will be Americans.”
He also sketches a devise for good county education—a devise to exercise if the Republic is to last.