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Introduction

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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.


Oberlin College Student and Professor (Wolin was an Oberlin College Grad and later taught briefly there.)


“The system is now totally corrupt and  broken...”

Read the first chapter of Democracy Incorporated : Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism, Read More >>

Civics is the study of how we govern ourselves.

Civics is the study of how we govern ourselves.

 

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

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"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.

Enrollments in High School Government Classes: Are We Short-Changing Both Citizenship and Political Science Training? Richard G. Niemi and Julia SmithVol. 34, No. 2 (Jun., 2001), pp. 281-287

Enrollments in High School Government Classes: Are We Short-Changing Both Citizenship and Political Science Training?
Richard G. Niemi and Julia SmithVol. 34, No. 2 (Jun., 2001), pp. 281-287


To renew our promise of self-governance, we must educate our young people to play leadership roles in running this country.

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