We can't deny the enormous amount we have lost as a nation, but we must also see that there is still remnants of that greatness that has survived. That part of our culture must find a new way to expand the power of that ideology. We are living in a post-constitutional era. We have been losing ground for decades, and must realize we need new strategies to have any chance.
We face a tyrannical government that has a powerful media network behind it that reaches more viewers than all other media. They are threats to our liberty the same as any politician, or any force willing to follow unconstitutional orders against innocent American citizens.
Our society is full of people who are extremely ignorant about the Constitution. It's something that affects all levels of our society. It's a problem with our politicians, law enforcement, and military personal just like it is with the rest of us. Most of these people are intelligent, but have never been educated in a meaningful manner on the subject.
A lot of us admittedly have a lot more to learn when it comes to the Constitution, and have taught ourselves almost everything we do know. Most of us can think back to when we had some very ignorant views, or didn't have an opinion on some issues that we see as a very irresponsible position now. I know there are some who have been well educated and/or interested in the Constitution from a very young age, but they are unfortunately an exception to the rule. It's more of a failure of society overall, and an intentional strategy to erode it's meaning by those who oppose it.
We can only do so much now. Some people, across the age spectrum, have been waking up to the truth recently because of recent events. Unfortunately some will never wake up.
I know there is a lot I still need to learn. I know that without taking a personal interest in learning about the Constitution I wouldn't know much of what I do now as well. I think an effort to teach people in a respectable way is something that should be worked at. There are intelligent people out there who are in positions to defend the Constitution, but who know little about it. Many can be reached.
There are many law enforcement members who are not given adequate training with firearms, or the laws they are meant to enforce. They must either teach themselves, or end up like many do in a situation where they look bad. Increased training with firearms, Constitutional training, and a much more in-depth study of the laws they will enforce would be a great example of getting something positive done at one of the many levels of government that need help. Especially when it comes to gun rights, and other situation that could go bad if some LEOs aren't sure about the law.
Starting over from the ashes of our monstrosity of a government, and starting anew is probably the only way we could even have a chance to work everything out on a larger scale. Our education system needs a K-12 in-depth study of our Constitution among other things.
My dad and grandfather began teaching me about the Constitution and our nation’s founding principles when I was six years old.
I was fascinated by it and very appreciative of the rights we enjoy.
Then I had a second grade teacher who was a wonderful and brilliant lady.
She spent months going through the Bill of Rights, and sent a great deal of time talking about the importance and significance of the Second Amendment and an armed populace.
She discussed how we were so unique in that our founders wanted the government to fear us, not the other way around.
I owe a lot to my family and that public school teacher forthe early development of my political ideology.
I was of course raised in a Christian home too, and the values I was raised with are roots that took hold early and survived the trials of college and early adulthood.
My point is that I agree with you. Far too many people don’t have a clue what this country was founded on or why they should even care.
Most politicians don’t want people to know either, which is why kids are not taught these things anymore in public schools.