Enduring Lessons on Life and Citizenship
After raising his own family and teaching kids of all ages for over 40 years, Professor Larry shares some of his wisdom about what kids REALLY need to know about life and citizenship.
In this series I will share with you what I’ve found in talking about citizenship with students, and how “good citizens” must understand more than just how many senators each state has or how long a president’s term is.
All, and I repeat, all criticisms of the electoral college emanate from a fundamental misunderstanding of the United States as it was founded. It comes down to this: the USA is not a democracy. We are a constitutional republic.
Back in the 1960s, a third party candidate named George Wallace, former Alabama governor, was famous for saying “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the two political parties.” Well, for the most part he was right. And that’s a factor of the American political structure.