You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing — that’s what counts.
Sometimes, we know things backwards and forwards…and still don’t fully understand them.
Ah, but that’s life.
Understanding birds is one thing, but reading bits and pieces of Bird Watcher’s Digest won’t prepare you for the real life and times of birds in the wild.
Similarly, reading bits and pieces of the Constitution during “U.S. History” in high school won’t prepare you for the ways it impacts our lives as Americans.
Particularly in this day and age, learning about what our government is based on (and how it shapes our rights and freedoms) is paramount to fulfilling our duties as citizens.
I think one of the first presidents, Benjamin Franklin, who said it best:
Verily, I was never a President…and you would know that if you read more about U.S. History!
Franklin was hands down one of the most impactful ambassadors America has ever had…but he was the humorous uncle of the family of Founding Fathers.
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin was not allowed to write the Declaration of Independence, but Jefferson was chosen instead?
When they were deciding who should write the Declaration of Independence, they partially chose Jefferson over the significantly more qualified and respected Franklin, as some feared Franklin would embed subtle humor and satire in it that wouldn’t be recognized until it was too late to change.
– Today I Found Out
Solid facts and critical thinking have always been of the utmost of importance for the foundation of America. Understanding realnews and real facts makes a huge difference in understanding what is happening in our world, and why.
Which is why a quick brush up on the Constitution is pivotal in knowing and understanding the life and times of our great nation!