On the last day of 2019, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, “we have come to take democracy for granted, and civic education has fallen by the wayside”. In a prescient warning, Roberts wrote that the constitution “leaves no place for mob violence”.
Following the post-election assault on our democratic institutions and the siege on the U.S. Capitol by a violent mob, we can no longer set aside the need for vigorous civics education.
Our founders understood, as Thomas Jefferson famously said, “an educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people”.
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