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    These young people have grown up in a country where abortion rights is settled law to everyone but bout 20% of America. It's no surprise that the non political youth of America don't know about Roe v Wade. Nor do they need to. It's settled law. Now let's cut those surgical abortions in half in the next five years. Advocate for the morning after pill.
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    We kind of learn about this in school, landmark cases such as those are drilled into those taking AP Government.
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    @Synthesis And that's exactly where it belongs. In government classes. Or ancient history classes. Ya know I don't like surgical abortions as birth control. Regardless of whether it is a human or not it is a living organism with some formation, a heartbeat and a pulse. I'm not in favor overturning Roe V. Wade but the morning after pill removes a speck of tissue invisible to the human eye with no formation, no heartbeat/pulse. To me that's highly preferable.
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    @jessejaymes These cases are important to know! With your logic we don't need history because it happened in the past! We go back to Dred Scott and Marbury vs Madison! The point I'm making has nothing to do with at portion or the morning after pill, but about the value of knowing these things.
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    @Synthesis Well maybe. I'm 66 and nothing I learned in govt class turned out to be of value. Not much of my poly sci degree turned out to be of value. Govt is corrupt and for every "landmark decision" you can pretty much figure out who was in the majority on the Supreme court at the time. If it's important to you then I say good. I just it's time we worry about the present since we never seem to learn from the past.
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    @jessejaymes We all have agendas in life, the big misunderstanding is,--------Mine should always have priority.-----:}
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    Less than half of them know what the Revolutionary War was about.
    More than half know nothing of what the Civil War with about

    and the biggest problem is they know all about the Kardashians
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    @MadAmerican But, of course,' bang, bang kill em all in seconds', Hollywood actors want no part at all for the influences they make on impressionable teens
    or the mentally ill. They want zero responsibility, and yet they are the first and loudest
    ranting for gun control. I rarely go to the movies anymore, I can not stand Hollywood.
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    @mimi57 As the saying goes, "Where are the parents?" Actors don't have to remain quiet any more than you do. It's the parents' job to give their kids perspective and the tools to make sound decisions, no one else's. The problem is that most parents don't do that; many actively discourage their kids learning anything that isn't job-oriented. Any parent who says their kid doesn't need to know something because "they won't use it later" should be tased. The end-goal of education is not to know the state capitals but to stimulate thinking through problems and a desire to know things like RvW, which fuels social issues.
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    Let's take another poll. How many Politix members can give details of Marbury v Madison? Or Lawrence v Texas? Loving v Virginia? Brown v Board of Education?
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    Judicial reveiw; Criminal sanctions for homosexual acts unconstitutional; unconstitutional to criminalize Unmarried couples co-; segragation by race in public schools illegal.

    I know I got three right, how did I do on loving v virginia?
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    Without looking them up? Not sure about Marbury v Madison but I think it was a long time ago and had something to do with executive vs judicial something or other. Lawrence v Texas was the case that struck down sodomy laws. Loving v Virginia had to do with interracial marriage. Brown v Board of Education was about desegretating public schools. How'd I do?
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    @Denizen_Kate Tolerably well. ;) Marbury v Madison was the seminal 19th case before the Supreme Court that set the Court's power to determine the constitutionality of laws passed by Congress. It led inevitably to both Roe v Wade and Gore v Bush.

    Well, can't win 'em all. ;)
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    @PoliticalSpice Loving was about miscegenation, a despicable notion that was used to justify laws against inter-racial marriages. It has parallels with the marriage equality struggle today.
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    Proof again that the young people who are a part of Obama's cult have no idea about any real issues involving the future of the country. It is just "the thing" to support the first black president who everybody else is talking about.
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    The general apathy and misinformation of America's youth towards current events and recent history, as well as their lack of knowledge regarding landmark historical points is NOT an "Obama cult" problem. I mean, I don't like him at ALL, but he doesn't get credit for this screw-up
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    Abortion is a non-issue, merely a distraction to keep people excited about corrupt politics. People will always get abortions no matter what laws there are, and the one usually getting them are the ones that should have them instead of bringing more parasites into this already overcrowded world.
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    "Most Americans_____ don't know_____". You could fill in the blanks of that statement or a variation of that statement thousands of different ways. And sad to say, it would all be true.
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    Kinda a like this:

    Most Americans -- who go on Politix to complain obama violates the constitution -- don't know -- what the constitution says.
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    @PoliticalSpice the constatution is simple to read and on face value, not that hard to understand. The problems comes into play with the perceived intent ,by agenda minded individuals
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    @marine1 I know this, but you will not beleive how many people on this very site have told me something is or is not in the constitution, and when I asked them to tell mE where it said that would ignored the question, and continue to insist i was wrong, and when i told them to read it would not bother, and continue to insist i was wrong and when i would then go so far as to cite to them the article and section, or amendment proving my point would not explain how there position compared with the constitution even then, but would still insist i was wrong...
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    I told one of mine once that he sounded like he was recorded @ 33 and played @ 45. Then I had to explain it to him. Remind you of anything????
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    They may not know about Roe v. Wade but they will know how to put a condom on a banana, and homosexual sex prevents pregnancy.
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    Is this really surprising?

    I have a theory that English majors will become commodities ten years from now, because the average minor in America either cannot spell, write coherent sentences, or both. Communication has dumbed itself down so much that I fear that the "caveman" syndrome will be next. "Me happy! Want food! Me thirsty!" And so on and so forth.

    In relationship to this topic, I am hard pressed to find a younger person who really cares. That also does not help. Ask a kid who the first man on the moon was. If they get it right the first time, give them a damn cookie.
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    The public school system has an agenda. It requires redistribution. Every student needs to be equal. Equally unchallenged, equally bored, equally pushed through each grade, equally handed a diploma. Talk about sad and pathetic. Roe vs wade probably doesnt fit into the global warming, michelle obama eat healthy agenda. Those 2 issues alone probably require most of the school day.
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    They don't have to know what it's about. They've been taught that the "A" word is bad and that abortion is irresponsible and instead it's OK to have a baby at 15 and let Mom and Dad raise it or live on welfare.
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    Am I supposed to be surprised that many people of my generation and younger are morons? I interact with my generation and younger on a daily basis. It's no surprise. Even now that we're adults, if it isn't on Youtube, Facebook, or *insert reality tv show here* then it isn't worth knowing. And future generations will only get worse.
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    i don't know. maybe you're hanging out with the wrong kids...the kids i interact with today are very well educated and aware. just the same as in past generations. some will make the effort to be educated and they will be the successful ones...
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