Disgusted with Trump vs. Clinton? Blame America’s Civic EducationRecent News — By Online Editor on October 11, 2016 at 5:49 PM
Our friends (Rebecca Burgess, author) at the American Enterprise Institute have some very interesting observations about the electorate’s knowledge of the structure and functions of our republic.
Three-quarters of American adults are unable to name all three branches of American government. About a third can’t even come up with the name of a single branch. Strauss’s article is just the latest entry in a tiny genre noting the decline of basic civic knowledge among American adults and children — and the real world consequences of such ignorance.
Can a republic survive if most of its members are ignorant of the basic structure/functions of government? Do some of the power brokers want voters to be ignorant so they can achieve their objectives whatever they may be? Read more: http://bit.ly/2dVYX34