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I taught the Constitution to high school students all day today.

The Constitution was signed September 17, 1787.

Today is Constitution Day, and any school that takes federal money is supposed to teach about the Constitution today.

I am a high school math teacher but I did not ask anyone's permission. I just taught the Constitution all day in every class. I printed out a copy of the Constitution for all my students to look at so they would know I was not twisting it's meaning. I spent a little extra time on the fact that only congress can declare war, the 2nd Amendment and the Fourth Amendment.

I also pointed out that the federal government really has no authority to regulate education and only does so through bribery.

Somehow the conversation drifted to the Federal Reserve and the gold standard a few times. My students were woefully ignorant about the Constitution and their government. I hope I enlightened a few of them and spurred their interest in defending the Constitution.




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parents should teach their

parents should teach their children about liberty. it's the parents that are usually idiots.

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Yes, but the parents did not learn about it either. It has not

been taught for several generations. We are having to remedy that now.

Debbie

Some more news I did not

Some more news I did not share with you yesterday. My wife is the gifted and talented teacher at the elementary school. I couple of weeks ago I mentioned that her students were going to be our future leaders and should really know a lot about the constitution. She has a lot of freedom to design her own curriculum. She taught the constitution to her gifted students all last week. She does not have any strong political views like I do, but thought it was a good idea. She said her students knew nothing about the constitution at the beginning of the week but are quite knowledgeable now.

Thank you, amc1953.

Thank you, amc1953.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

The Constitution is an Anti-Freedom Document

It gave more power to central authorities.

you are actually right. The

you are actually right. The articles of confederation was much better written for liberty. And the constitution was for a centralized government. Ron Paul is also for the articles..But he knows how far we have strayed even from the constitution...so was just trying to start out there.

"and the truth shall make you free"
John 8:32

most ignorant and stupid

most ignorant and stupid comment award goes to...

The constitution is an sacred

The constitution is a sacred document and if followed to the letter would make the citizens of the USA the most free and prosperous society on earth.

interesting comment for this site

given that it claims to be "dedicated to restoring Constitutional government". ROFL.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

I gave a Constitution booklet yesterday to my

Probation Officer that I must see for a year due to a 1st offense DUI with no explanation except it was Constitution Day. I highlighted inside the 6th Article, 2ND Section implying the supreme law of the land is the US Constitution/Bill of Rights and that no state/county shall contradict it. I will let you know how my second meeting goes in the future.

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"
GANDHI

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

It's your duty to learn and enforce the constitution as

American citizens. We should start removing those congressmen that vote for tyrant laws.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s-zHrNPfkQ

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed

Reddit

Before anyone upvotes the story on Reddit like I almost did, take note; the Reddit story is about this being a bad thing.

While I do agree that teachers should stay on their actual subject, the ideas of most of the comments on the Reddit post are that the teacher was pushing his politics on the students.

Since when did teaching what the Constitution actually says become politics? I guess when someone is of the mindset that they want to twist it into something else, the people they see as wanting it to be followed as originally intended become their political enemies.

Anyways, good job math teacher! One day not doing math in order for maybe even one kid to go home and question what the Constitution has been twisted into is worth it.

"Do right and risk the consequences”
― Sam Houston

I had the students read the

I had the students read the 2nd and 4th amendments word for word out of the constitution. One student ask if it was legal for the cops to have the drug dogs sniff their back packs. I told her to read the 4th amendment again and decide for herself. She said I don't think it is. I did not say anything that was not a cold hard fact.

It is sad that people have

It is sad that people have this mind-set. Their empire of lies rests on the future generations not understand the constitution and the bill of rights. So even a little bit of truth is going to ring alarm bells among the sheeple.

Remember how they think that Krugman is always right since he is officially an economist whereas Ron Paul was mostly wrong because economics was not his business :(

Hell, who could be more right on the Fed, gold-standard and economic policy than Ron Paul. It takes enormous conscious effort to be sane in a sea of stupidity.

After reading the part about

After reading the part about the states only using gold and silver for money, one student ask why we use paper money. Another spoke up and said that we were on the gold standard. I said, actually we have not been on the gold standard since 1971. MY students were shocked. They thought we were still on the gold standard. There is no need to twist the truth to educate the students. The truth works just fine.

And they call police/military officers hero's?

Today sir, you are my hero. A true patriot when so few seem to care, the impact you made today might just spawn the next Ron Paul.

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an

Thank you. :-)

Would you think about writing some posts about what it's like to be an American teacher? I would love to hear about it.

I can tell you this much. I

I can tell you this much. I had a Chinese foreign exchange student in my ap calculus class a couple of years ago. If he was the typical Chinese student we are in big trouble. It was like having a college professor in class. The other students were like kindergarten students compared to him. When the other students ask him how he figured out a problem, he would just say, Its common knowledge.

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Bravo!

Hope you're in the Union

or you may be looking for a new job. Course the Union would probably want you gone too.

I live in a conservative

I live in a conservative state so I think the risk is minimal. I am in the union though, mainly so that I will have a lawyer on my side in case of any job related issues and because it provides one million dollars of insurance in case I am sued by a students family. I am not as anti union as Ron Paul and most people on this site. Most school districts are run in a very tyrannical way and teachers need all the protection they can get.If you dare speak out against injustice you are labeled a troublemaker. My former principle told me I was a problem after I pointed out he was violating state law. I replied, during WW2 when the Nazis were marching the jews toward the gas chamber,if any of them would have spoken up against what was happening they would have been labeled a problem prisoner. He said " this meeting is over"

;-)))

Ty Teacher!!!!keep up the good work!
Remember this old saying about Education!
Any person that lets his enemies educate their childern, is a Fool!!!
what have we done for the last 40 years!!!!??? Foolish

LOL

This is Awesome! Math Teacher teaching about The Constitution.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

One of my students ask me if

One of my students ask me if I was certified to teach the constitution. I told him that I happened to be extremely well qualified to teach the constitution because I study it on a regular basis.

Thank you

we will all enjoy the fruits of one of the seeds you planted yesterday. In a similar effort I provided pocket constitutions to the entire class in both of my children's 3rd grade classes. It was the first class that touched the subject.

I need to to do this again in high school. Good work Sir!

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You Are An Honorable Person

I admire you efforts to pass the values of human Liberties to the youth. I wish more people would do what you did. Thank you.

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awesome

a real education in a govt school!

are you Tom?

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

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“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

thank you for your service to our country

I would put a ribbon on my car in your honor.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

A big HIGH FIVE to you amc...

...from me.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul