Disgusted with Trump vs. Clinton? Blame America’s Civic Education

What has this Nation come to when the two major presidential candidates attack each other on a personal level? Can't they discuss national security, ISIS, education, jobs/economy, etc? Maybe they are just appealing to the large masses of the public who don't pay any attention to what is going on in our world. That's it!

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: https://bit.ly/2dVYX34