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Sun May 2, 2021, 07:03 PM

52. Great story. As a defense attorney myself I use Crawford daily. Tried to engage my

4 adult educated kids, one works for Medtronic, one 4th year med student, one in nursing school, and one works for a publishing house and I couldnít get any of them engaged. I thought your post shows a good example of arguing against the originalist reading of the constitution. Maybe itís me or just my household but they could care less. I told them itís their generation that is to be greatly affected by the imbalance of SCOTUS. My kids went to great k-6th public schools and all Catholic High School expensive HS that was 95% Republican. But my kids grew up with me forcing them to watch Keith Olbermann on MSNBC Special Comments during ďWĒ presidency, so one could say that they were brainwashed by me to be progressives. But they really donít care which is scary. I figure my oldest son who is going to be an orthopedic surgeon will turn to the right because of taxes and tort reform. I know there are many young people who are active progressives but my biggest fear is lack of a basic understanding of how government works or history. When I went to school in the 70ís and 80ís we learned history and civics. Today Iím not so sure how many students really understand how government works. History we once took for granted isnít being taught. Moreover, amount of knowledge available to learn and teach is so vast now itís hard to know what a basic curriculum should look like beyond learning to read, math skills, and internet. My niece teaches 7th graders and said she doesnít teach subjects, teachers teach students how to find the material online. Sorry for the wandering rant from a frustrated Dad.

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