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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

You’d think a bill like this would breeze through SC Legislature ...

I’ve been watching the Senate all afternoon. They have been stuck on Bill S. 35 that would require all high school and college students to read the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Federalist Papers.  

Arguments over what classes are required, school funding, black history, college course in tailgating and studying the devil, accreditation, and even the relevance of those founding documents have kept the debate going since around 3:00 PM and at 5:55 PM they finally voted. 
Black Senators have been demanding African American history be required for all students. The Emancipation Proclamation has been pushed for inclusion again.  

It has been brought up that the founding documents have been required in education since 1962, but ignored.  

One would think that having our schools teach about the founding documents of our country would be something that should fly through the SC Legislature, especially when all those Republicans like to wrap themselves in the flag. It seems like Democrats want to hold this bill up, or block it, amend it, etc. They were filibustering, or as close to it as possible while getting in a dig at Trump while they were at it.  

The bill does not affect our rights or property, so it might be best to work on passing another bill. BUT... I see the bill as necessary to having informed electorates in the future. If people do not know their rights, they will not know when they are violated. 

The bill passed 29 to 7. It will likely be a mess in the House.  

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