Self-governance depends upon our capacity to recognize and apply the evolving requirements of the General Welfare.
Does the General Welfare Clause have any meaning for you?
What did the Confederate States of America say about General Welfare?
Preamble of the Constitution of the Confederate States
We, the people of the Confederate States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent federal government, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Confederate States of America.
What are the reasons some people in our country would prefer that we not understand how to govern ourselves?
A Model for a National Civics Education Program
"Democracy needs to be reborn in each generation and education is its midwife."
John Dewey, 20th Century Education Theorist
For three generations, we have devalued the Civics Education of our children, robbing them of their self-governing wisdom.
To renew our promise of self-governance, we must educate our young people to play leadership roles in running this country.