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In some cases the questions seem to relate to memorizing trivia.

More meaningful questions might relate to why checks and balances such as formal congressional declarations of war have gone away.

 

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine-why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

 

Why did the federal government divide adults into groups of first & second class citizens via the The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984?

 

Why are 18 year old men required to register for selective service while women of the same age opt out?

 

Why do elected officials, school principals & halftime sports announcers tell us that The Troops are fighting to defend American rights & freedoms?

US foreign policy goals and objectives are mapped out at the very highest levels of government.

Ask yourself- is there someone at the table- in those high level planning sessions- who makes sure that military operations overseas include a mission to protect American rights and freedoms?

Does someone make sure the mission is to defend the constitution?

Is there anyone who verifies that the mission is to protect our physical security?

How does the executive branch of government defend the constitution via US foreign policy?

 

Why are small children forced to memorize a pledge to a symbol- then repeat the pledge every morning at school?

Marriage vows are not repeated daily.

Judges & elected officials do not repeat an oath of office each morning at work.

People in the US Armed Forces do not repeat an oath of enlistment each morning at work.

More here.

 

Are you required to answer questions when stopped by law enforcement officers?

 

Are you required to consent to searches conducted by law enforcement officers?

In a free society- young people would understand these rights prior to graduating from high school.

They would be as well understood as memorizing a pledge to a flag.

 

Learning to use reference materials will give you access to most any subject you are curious about.

 

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