I remember when I was in Civic class, we had to learn about The Constitution. To some it wasn’t that important to them. (Obviously, they weren’t aware they would be using it more frequently than anything else in life.) To others, it became not only necessary, but it should be cemented in their minds wherever they go in life.
According to ConstitutionFacts, you would be shocked to read how many people truly know the Three Branches of Government. (Ok, maybe to you all here…not so.)
I believe that this is one of the many issues that face America on a daily basis.
According to the site:
Blockquote Knowledge of the Bill of Rights remains high, other areas of Constitution knowledge are much less consistent. In particular, many of the questions that were answered correctly least often concerned the powers of the federal government. The fewest people were able to answer question #9 correctly, “What kind of laws can Congress make?” The correct answer is: “Any laws that are necessary and proper for executing the powers of the federal government.” This answer comes directly from Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. The final clause of that section says that Congress has the power “to make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.” This clause is sometimes called the “elastic clause” because it gives Congress the flexibility to make laws not described specifically in the Constitution.
Makes you wonder why we have a “Constitution Crisis”. Huh?