How Well Do You Know The Constitution?

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?

Did the Constitution envision a Chief Executive who defended a foreign adversary that attacked our country, a compliant media echosphere, and a political party that was determined to defend said executive contrary to their sworn oath to uphold the law?

I guess you weren’t so fired up before '16 then.

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I think not.

Obama and his Iran-born senior advisor.


My U.S. history teacher Freshman year of college forced the entire class to memorize the Bill of Rights for 30 points because we weren’t doing so well. And I’m glad she did. It’s important to know what your rights are.

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In a way, yes. During the Cold War it was speculated that communists would destroy the country from the inside out. And that’s exactly what’s happening today.

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The US Constitution is not of great length. It can be read in a short while.

When put in standard book type, it takes only 13 pages of print, even when Sections are separated by two blank lines.

The Bill of Rights adds another whopping 2 pages.

No, it doesn’t take much effort to read the entire Constitution and Bill of Rights. However, understanding them requires study…and occasional review.

I highly recommend a book by Robert G. Natelson titled The Original Constitution–What It Actually Said and Meant.

The 15 or so pages I mentioned above are in the back of the book. I suggest reading them FIRST, several times…before reading the book from cover to cover. When reading the Constitution, be aware of which Section you are in at all times. This will make your understanding of the book, and of the Constitution itself…more nearly complete.

:smile::smile::smile: People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. :wink:

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Is this what panic looks like before your side finally gets a taste of what they have been dishing out for the past 10 years? It’s coming.

I think he did an outstanding job describing the Clinton and Obama administrations.


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Well, that has become a bone of contention for the leftists, hasn’t it?

People like you and I, people (well most) on this board are fighting any way we can to preserve the Constitution. Why, when it has lead to the greatest county in (our) history become such a bone of contention for some?

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Because it impedes the change to socialism. They hate the Electoral College because it keeps the liberal cities from running the entire country forever. They hate the Bill of Rights because they want to cancel some of them. They hate that our form of government is a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC, despite the fact that it has survived and prospered for over 200 years.

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

Because socialism is such a shining example of dismal failure throughout history. They literally have history at their feet and what has survived and prospered for 200 years as a compare/contrast.

…but today’s freeloaders think that “this time it will work”. It always “works” for the freeloaders when it first gets cranked off and they start getting piles of money for doing nothing. It’s when the taxes go up…and the rationing begins…and professionals stop wasting their time working for a living…that the money dries up and disappears.

Then it’s Venezuelan anguish, despair and grief for all but the elite.

If you want to destroy a working system, just turn it over to the government.

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Of course they do. Everytime it has been tried it is because “this time it will work!”

Until they realize that the piles of money are going to the politicians and their lives just took a turn for the worse?

Funny how that is ignored and brushed under the rug, isn’t it?

You mean like Obama? NO I don’t think the authors of the Constitution envisioned an anti-American becoming a POTUS.

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Just refresh my memory.
The US Constitution was written when there were slaves, correct?
Did the document guarantee rights for the slaves and their descendants?
Today’s liberals may think it did.
But I don’t think so.

The whole concept of “government” was different then than now.

Civics, Gov’t, and patriotism have apparently been lost to history.

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Did the people who wrote the constitution envision a segment of the country that hated the president so much that they would do anything to over throw this legal government?