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Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« on: September 16, 2017, 10:19:30 AM »


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According to a recent survey published by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, more than a third of Americans are unable to name any of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. Freedom of speech is one of these rights. Yet while knowing this right seems like a simple and obvious matter, only 48 percent of Americans are familiar with it.





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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 10:28:26 AM »
I heard about this yesterday, and I must say, I was shocked to see just how much damage the left has done to our education system.
I might add, with the help of the gop'E. :sneaky:
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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 10:44:26 AM »
Free speech is meaningless unless it tolerates the speech that we hate.

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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2017, 11:10:51 AM »
Free speech is meaningless unless it tolerates the speech that we hate.
I will tell you only one time! You had better use accreditation when posting quotes, or I'll boot your ass once and for all!

By the way, that as a Hyde quote!
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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 11:13:32 AM »
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2017, 11:24:47 AM »
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I warned you about accreditation when posting unattached quotes.
Hey, but here's a shocker, I just usurped your First Amendment privilege for being (SIP), Stupid In Public.
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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 12:35:59 PM »
Troll AKA Ford has left the board for a new AKA again I am sure.

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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2017, 12:41:11 PM »
I warned you about accreditation when posting unattached quotes.
Hey, but here's a shocker, I just usurped your First Amendment privilege for being (SIP), Stupid In Public.


This is not the first time.  He was removed before for this very same thing under another AKA.
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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2017, 12:58:53 PM »

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According to a recent survey published by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, more than a third of Americans are unable to name any of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. Freedom of speech is one of these rights. Yet while knowing this right seems like a simple and obvious matter, only 48 percent of Americans are familiar with it.




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http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/half-americans-dont-know-free-speech-guaranteed-right


...no, only 3% are familiar with the 1st Amendment.   Probably even less understand it is not government that grants a right - the 1st Amendment is a restriction on Government, making it unconstitutional to create law to restrict those freedoms listed.

Education ought to lead to Freedom instead of the bondage of Socialism.
Most Home Schoolers understand and act upon that premise.

That graphic is really distressing to contemplate, this is so BASIC, yet, so easily missed?  :huh:




Moved your post outside of the quote.
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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2017, 02:40:49 PM »

This is not the first time.  He was removed before for this very same thing under another AKA.
That's why I booted him last time.
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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2017, 04:46:42 PM »
Do they even teach the Constitution in HS or College any more?

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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2017, 05:15:14 PM »
Do they even teach the Constitution in HS or College any more?
Apparently not. Here is the actual curriculum for high school, because they quit teaching history in elementary.
Do a quick word search for Bill of Rights, or the Constitution, neither appear anywhere. Though I admit, I only did a cursory exam of the PDF, but what I did find more than apparent, is the push of feminism overwhelmingly.

Check out the blatant hypocrisy of these questions/answers.
You'll find the wartime poster at the link.

47. The poster most directly reflects the
(A) wartime mobilization of United States society
(B) emergence of the United States as a leading world power
(C) expanded access to consumer goods during wartime
(D) wartime repression of civil liberties
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© 2017 The College Board
AP United States History Practice Exam
Section I, Part A
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48. The poster was intended to
(A) persuade women to enlist in the military
(B) promote the ideals of republican motherhood
(C) advocate for the elimination of sex discrimination in employment
(D) convince women that they had an essential role in the war effort
49. Which of the following represents a later example of the change highlighted in the poster?
(A) Feminist calls for equal economic opportunities in the 1970s
(B) The growing feminist protests against United States military engagements abroad
in the 1970s
(C) The increasing inability of the manufacturing sector to create jobs for women in
the 1970s and 1980s
(D) The growing popular consensus about appropriate women’s roles in the 1980s and 1990s


http://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-united-states-history-ced-practice-exam.pdf

At the link below is a search feature, so I typed in "Bill of Rights". Guess what came up? That's right, not one damn reference!

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-united-states-history/exam-practice
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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2017, 05:18:12 PM »
Do they even teach the Constitution in HS or College any more?

No.
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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2017, 05:31:19 PM »
My above post was spurred on by the following article which referenced the AP test, though yet to be released at time of posting, I found it as posted above.

This says it all.

Via the Christian Post:

Americans are only just now waking up to a quiet but devastatingly effective effort to replace the teaching of traditional American history in our high schools with a new, centrally controlled, and sharply left-leaning curriculum.

The College Board, the company that issues the SAT and the various Advanced Placement (AP) exams, has created an elaborate new framework for the AP U.S. History Exam that will effectively force nearly all American high schools, public and private, to transform the way they teach U.S. History.

The traditional emphasis on America’s founders and the principles of constitutional government will soon be jettisoned in favor of a left-leaning emphasis on race, gender, class, ethnicity, etc.

There are serious questions about the legality of the new AP U.S. History Exam, insofar as it may conflict with existing history standards in a number of states. These questions, however, as well as public debate over this massive and tremendously controversial change, have been largely suppressed by the stealthy way in which the College Board has rolled out the new test.

The new AP U.S. History Exam has been issued under the authority of David Coleman, president of the College Board and, not coincidentally, architect of the Common Core. We are witnessing a coordinated, two-pronged effort to effectively federalize all of American K-12 education, while shifting its content sharply to the left.

While the College Board has publicly released a lengthy “framework” for the new AP U.S. History Exam, that framework contains only a few sample questions. Sources tell me, however, that a complete sample exam has been released, although only to certified AP U.S. History teachers. Those teachers have been warned, under penalty of law and the stripping of their AP teaching privileges, not to disclose the content of the new sample AP U.S. History Exam to anyone.

http://thefederalistpapers.org/education-2/the-left-is-secretly-trying-to-change-how-american-history-is-taught-to-high-school-students
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Re: Half of Americans Don’t Know Free Speech is a Guaranteed Right
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2017, 06:33:28 PM »
Why would they when they are afraid to talk for being labeled racist, misogynistic, homophobic etc...

 

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