U.S. Constitution

A Republic – Without Morality?

September 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

It is amazing how many Americans expect government leaders to be moral – how sickened Americans are when they are lied to by politicians – and yet how NAIVE so many Americans are to expect moral leaders when so many Americans reject the very recipe necessary to achieve moral governance in a Republic.  The Founding Fathers were explicit about the fact that the only way to maintain a free Republic was to maintain virtue and [Read More ... ]

A Republic – Can We Keep It?

September 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

September 17 is Constitution Day, and as required by federal law, all public school teachers – regardless of the subject they are trained to teach – must teach their students about the U.S. Constitution. I teach American History and Civics.  I spend a lot of time talking with my students about the Constitution, but my Constitution Day assignment might appear very basic (and not very different from last year’s [Read More ... ]

Constitution Day Assignment

September 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

Being a teacher who seeks to uphold and defend both the spirit and the letter of U.S. Constitutional law, I put together the video below in order to present to my students the core nature of our Constitution from the Founding Fathers’ point of view.  I also sought to overcome obstacles imposed by the 12 years of left-leaning public schooling most of my students have already endured.  As such, I intentionally used quotes from John [Read More ... ]