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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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It's always better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission... actually though, don't beg for forgiveness, you're in the right.

The Dept. of Education in

The Dept. of Education in Washington removed the historical teaching of the US Constitution and our Founding Fathers from kindergarten thru College in the mid 1980s

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a credit to your nation

a credit to your nation

A teacher teaching education in school is

Grounds to be fired. Only in the Zionist Rothschild controled Bizarro world.


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Thank you amc1953!

I had a conversation just a few years ago with people in a small town, near the town I grew up in.

I met them at a rally at the Capital in Austin, and several of them were public school teachers and I was invited to come visit and help with an effort to plant trees and 'hang out' for the weekend.

They were telling me how they 'teach' outside the state curriculum. I asked how they got away with it.

Their reply was they had the community behind them, and KNEW HOW TO PLACATE the State forms and questions.

It is a small Texas Town.

Local Communities trump Tyranny. Ideas are bulletproof.

Thank you!


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Bump, and thank you for your service

I don't recall a single class on the Constitution when I was in high school.

I never had a civics class, either.

Somehow, in my mid-20's deep (at the time, for me - but nothing compared to the kids these days) in student loan debt, working a job I hated to pay it off, the thought popped into my mind - from where, I don't know - but pop it did:

What does it mean that America is a free country?

I'd heard that all my life. I think I was about 26-27 when that though popped in there, somehow, and switched on a light. What does it mean?

What was I free to do?

I never got a good answer, but thankfully, I liked to read, and this book for me marked a turning point:

The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age

How did I find it, I can't remember. There was a Borders on the first floor of my office building where I liked to browse at lunch, and after work. Somehow I stumbled across it. And that, really, I think was the start of my journey.

The Ron Paul Revolution - that was another big stop along the journey. But the journey continues.

Thank God. Thank Glorious God for the transformative power of the Universe!

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You did a wonderful thing, Mr. Math Teacher, amc1953. You do a wonderful thing. You have no idea how far your influence will travel. Thank you, not only for what you did today, on Constitution day, but for sharing it with us. Not only did you inspire your students today, no doubt. But you inspired us here. Of course I can only speak for myself, so let me tell you. You inspired me.

Thank you.

He's the man.

I had a civics class in 7th grade

The teacher is still there teaching 8th grade civics. Now he actually requires all his students memorize the Constitution. There are videos on youtube with his students reciting it. He also is the lead in the "Liberty Bill" project that aimed at putting an abridged Constitution on the back of the $1 bill. Ron Paul supported the bill. This may be the reason I have such an interest in educating youth about Ron Paul and the Constitution. The cool thing is I talked with him recently and he is very willing to put a copy of "Meet Ron Paul" in his school library and a copy for his classroom. We have talked about me doing a guest speaker spot sometime this year. I applaud any teacher who is willing to teach this very important subject.


Get your Ron Paul biography for kids here... http://lionsofliberty.com/meetronpaul/

Thank you so much Mr.

Thank you so much Mr. Nystrom. I discovered Ron Paul when I watched the republican debates in 2011. I thought that Ron Paul made a lot of sense and started reading everything I could find about him. That search led me to your site and I have learned so very much here. I am ashamed to say, I was one of the sheeple before then. Now I have seen the light.

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I agree and I don't recall a single class on it either. This is

a criminal omission in our education. When I read the 5000 Year Leap I really understood how much of our real history is simply left out. Upon studying it myself I found it to be fascinating. Thank you amc1953 for teaching the Constitution to your class today, and I hope you will continue to introduce it's concepts into your teaching!


I was born in '53 and freedom and the Constitution was

taught in my school, though I don't recall a formal Civics class.

I hated history in high school, because it WASN'T REAL, though I didn't realize it at the time and just thought it was boring.

Honest History is way more fascinating than anything on TV, including the 'History Channel' LOL

I liken the internet to the printing press and the reformation. Let's use it while we have it, and prepare for if it goes away.

Note how much of American History schools teach about the time between 'The Mayflower Landing', and 1776. Almost NONE, but that was the true Revolution, and it happened between the peoples ears.

Thanks for suggesting the 5000 Year Leap, I'll look into it.

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Yes, you are absolutely right base, the time between the May-

flower landing and 1776 was the true Revolution and it is incredible. I was introduced to the 5000 Year Leap through a Constitution course that I took, and though I'd heard of it, I'd never read it. It's not a very big book, but really opened my eyes. I think you will enjoy it!


Want to see something strange?

I had to pass a "Constitution" test to even be eligible to go to High School. So out of curiosity I just did a search For "Constitution test to go to high school". Check it out,all I got was a whole page of this: ... 20East%20Butler%20High%20School.%20I%20then%20attended%20Nebraska ... 20forward%20to%20helping%20coach%20the%20High%20School%20Volleyball%20team%2C%20Junior%20High%20Basketball%20team%2C%20and%20Elementary%20Basketball%20team.%20Go%20Panthers%21%20Feel%20free%20to%20stop ...

... %27s%20and%20projects%20throughout%20the%20states%20and%20abroad%2E%20%20Tina%20is%20the%20Singer%2Fsongwriter%20you%20go%20to%20when%20you ... %E2%80%99t%20until%20high%20school%20where%20I%20decided%20to%20pursue%20a%20career%20in%20music%2E%20All%20through%20high%20school%20I%20did ...

... -SIZE%3A%2010pt%22%3E%26nbsp%3BThe%20Early%20Connections%20Preschool%20Program%20provides%20young%20children%20with%20a%20high ... %20parents/guardians%20and%20the%20child%26rsquo%3Bs%20home%20school.%20%26nbsp%3BParents/guardians%20are%20instructed%20to%20go%20to%20their%20home%20school ...

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.


I was curious, so I had to check it out. Out of 20 top links 16 were like you described. I have never had search results like that before.

I remember...

There was a lot of talk about the constitution test a couple of years ago. Folks were talking about bringing it back into middle school as a requirement to advance to high school. What we saw in that search may have been a "censoring" of those ideas? Truly strange.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Thank You

I'm extremely happy that there are true Teachers willing to do this, I hope your actions inspire others to do the same.

The first of my ancestors arrived in 1687, Indentured to serve another for 4 years, we fought in the Revolutionary war, Civil war, WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, and Served during Desert Shield/Storm, Now my Family and I serve The "Revolution"


What a great thing to do! Nice to hear about actual teaching going on instead of brain washing. After you teach them the constitution, then maybe they'll be ready for the next step... Larken Rose, "I'm allowed to rob you!" : http://youtu.be/ngpsJKQR_ZE

Original poster keep rocking out

but keep a lower profile, great job, but stay low.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

I hear ya. I felt really good

I hear ya. I felt really good about my day's work though. I could not resist telling you all about it.

Bravo! Bravo!!

Thank you for sharing this. This made my day, to know at least one teacher is actually "Teaching" and not brain washing. THANK YOU!!!!!! I haven't seen one news story in the MSM that talked about Constitution Day.

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"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

Constitution Day... Unconstitutional.

One of the finest examples of irony: government law forces public schools to teach the Constitution on Constitution Day or lose federal funding.

Unconstitutional funding used to enforce an unconstitutional law, all in the name of celebrating the Constitution.

(I am a high school history teacher and really admire a math teacher putting aside a day to talk about social studies. Keep up the great work.)

Thank You Very Much, SIR /MADAM.

I would nominate you for teacher of the month if I was in your state.


Thank you for your service Sir!

We salute you! Teach on!

God Bless You

You did good.

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Thank you and that's the best

Thank you and that's the best thing I've heard all day :)

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

Best thing I've read all month!

Thanks for doing the right thing!

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Thank you AMC

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