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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 01:07 PM

2. This is the reflection of the state of our education system

These young men are earnest and clearly love their country. But they have absolutely no critical thinking abilities. One fellow said that he was in line with every on of Donald Trump's policy positions. But except for a few broad strokes, (Mexican wall, deportation of illegals, etc.), Mr. Trump hasn't articulated any policy positions and certainly none with detailed explanations.

The unending destruction of our public education system has been a Republican goal for decades. Those policies have moved education away from teaching and forcefully towards teaching for the tests. The young gentlemen in the video probably graduated from high school and might be attending colleges. They can speak complete sentences that articulate their views, something that their candidate of choice cannot do. But there's something missing in their brains if they can't see the danger that Mr. Trump represents.

An understanding of history, political science (i.e., social studies), cultures and languages, along with other disciplines, provides a broad education and intellectual skills for making sound judgments in life. The Founding Fathers understood that for democracy to work, the voting public had to be well-informed which is one of the reasons we have a free press. If the public doesn't have the judgmental ability, then they can be manipulated by fear, hatred and disinformation.

Ever since President Reagan killed the Fairness Doctrine, our media has been in a death spiral resulting in "news" that is nothing more than stenography of official press releases. These young men don't have the critical thinking skills to see that.

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