Diogenes: I guess it's somewhat impressive they even tried to teach it.I never had a civics class, per se. Whatever they attempted to formally teach was kind of rolled up into history and social studies classes.
kbronsito: that would explain this:In 1997, Scott supported posting the Ten Commandments outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow. The county council then unanimously approved the display and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Shortly after, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State sued. After an initial court ruling said the display was unconstitutional, the council settled to avoid accruing more legal fees. Regarding the costs of the suit, Scott said, "Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal (of displaying the Commandments) is worth it."
Diogenes: I guess it's somewhat impressive they even tried to teach it.
bdub77: Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz would like a word. (Among others.)
Dust: I think it's interesting how proud he is of his constant failures in school, seeing as he pointed out two other classes.It would be too easy to point to the letter next to his state and regard this as some sort of obvious sign.
Bf+: FTFA: "They call you biignorant because you can't speak in any language."Wow.
Ned Stark: I should run for Senate. Sounds easy.
Monkeyhouse Zendo: When I was in High School you had to take a senior level "Government" class in order to graduate. Nothing but the structure, history, and operation of US Federal and California State government. I can't believe we graduate kids from high school now without even a basic understanding if how our government works.
Somacandra: FTFA: Scott wasn't doing well in high school until a small business owner befriended him and taught him that he would have to work hard to succeed rather than rely help from the government.What the hell does that have to do with getting good grades or not? Plenty of people make good grades and don't get jack shiat done in their lives.
Somacandra: FTFA: Scott said the Senate should have a broader conversation on school choice and charter schools. "Parents need more choices so their kids will have a chance," Scott said. "Whatever can improve our education system should be on the table for discussion."Is this guy a liberal plant or something? Why would you tell people your views on education after admitting you flunked your own studies? How is this person supposed to be credible?
Craptastic: What kind of person would vote for a guy who is an avowed dumbass?OH!Quelle surprise!
Somacandra: How is this person supposed to be credible?
Jake Havechek: For you whippersnappers:Civics = History(world or American), and/or Social Studies classesThe term "social studies" came into vogue in the 70s, but pretty much anything that falls into those two categories is what used to known as "Civics"./get off my lawn.
The Green Manalishi: He used his story of growing up a single-parent household in South Carolina to explain his personal and political beliefs. Scott wasn't doing well in high school until a small business owner befriended him and taught him that he would have to work hard to succeed rather than rely help from the government....and this makes me really want to vote for him. I only vote for candidates who hate civics and government.
Pants full of macaroni!!: Craptastic: What kind of person would vote for a guy who is an avowed dumbass?OH!Quelle surprise!No one wants to vote for someone who's smarter than they are.Explains a lot./Idiocracy is inevitable, no matter what Randall Munroe says.
dywed88: Craptastic: What kind of person would vote for a guy who is an avowed dumbass?OH!Quelle surprise!The idea is, "I was a lazy bumpkin failing these classes who was that way because of my non-"traditional" family. Then I met a swell small business owner (the greatest people in the world) who taught me the value of hard work and I buckled down and made it all the way to the Senate"Of course, your mileage may vary.
Aquapope: And this retard serves on an Education committee, too. If he got a dishonorable discharge he'd be on the Armed Services committee.
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