Welcome back to Common Sense Civics and Citizenship. Thank you for spending a few moments of your valuable time here. My goal is to teach American civics and citizenship with a view of the U.S. Constitution in mind. Seems like many treat the Constitution as too hard to understand or old-fashioned. Here, we treat it as it is – “The Supreme Law of the Land.” Since the Constitution is foundational to our government, I believe it is every generation’s duty to learn it and preserve it. It is with these goals in mind that I wrote today’s articles in this newsletter. So, let’s begin with “The Times They Are a Changin.'”
The generation that collectively thumbed a nose at the values of their upbringing now leads the effort to structurally change our nation.
“The times they are a-changin’,” so crooned folk singer Bob Dylan in the sixties. His generation of baby boomers is now grandparents. Today, they lead corporations and our government.
Yes, I know. Not everyone was a sixties hippy or war protestor. Many who read this page served our country bravely. Other baby boomers supported our country’s traditions and values by hard work and raised their families to love God and country just as their parents and grandparents had done. However, many from that generation didn’t live to see adulthood. They died by drug overdose or by war.
Now we have the residual effects of a generation that was divided about America when they were young…. and the hits just keep on comin’, as they say. Countless articles and podcasts warn of the effort underway to divide America, change America, rearrange America. The generation who coined the saying “Never trust anyone over 30” now wants Americans to trust them with a complete overhaul of our Constitution, society, and American values and traditions.
The solution does not lie in handing over our country to those who were disenchanted with it in their teens and never grew up or gave up. The key lies in teaching American values to our children and grandchildren. I often read the admonition to take that responsibility as our own and not leave our children to the government to raise. Traditions, morals, and values are the cornerstone of a healthy society.
We need to learn our rights by studying the Constitution. You don’t know what rights you have if you never learned your rights in the first place. We frequently discuss Constitutional issues here on this page. I invite you to join us. “Like” and “follow” this page. You can take an online Constitution course. Request one to be taught in your neighborhood or local organization.
Change up the news you read. Get better informed than you are now. Don’t leave it up to the people in government to inform you or take care of you. It may seem overwhelming, but it is your life, your country, and your future. And you are worth it. Your family is worth it. It’s never too late.
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