Bill Aims to Emphasize Founding Documents in Ohio Schools

Mark Bautista
Sep 14, 2011 at 10:36 AM
 

George Washington said that "The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon." But just take a glance at the city that shares his name, and you'll see just the opposite:  Most politicians have no reservations when it comes to abandoning this critical document.

Sadly, this is also reflected in our schools. The youth of America spend very little time learning about our founding documents and the role that they played and continue to play in shaping our republic. However, Ohio Senate Bill 165, The Founding of America Documents Bill, aims to change that.

This bill was presented before Ohio legislators with the goal of emphasizing the Declaration of Indepence, the Northwest Ordinance, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers in Ohio schools, mainly for high schools. These documents are critical in understanding our nation's past and how it should be operated presently.

The Founding of America Documents Bill passed in the Ohio Senate on July 13, 2011. It may be counted as a victory for proponents of liberty and adherence to the Constitution everywhere. Young Ohioans will be well educated regarding our nation's most important documents, and perhaps contribute to a society that better emphasizes their importance. 

Maybe some Washington politicans would change their unconstitutional policies if they were to return to high school for this particular lesson. One can only dream, I guess. 

While I don't approve of the government mandating what my children learn, I do approve of a more dedicated approach to the founding documents.  It's sad to see how many children (and adults, for that matter) don't understand the foundation upon which our country was build.

 

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Absolutely. But we might as well make the best of our current position.

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