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Ronald J. Daniels is the president of Johns Hopkins University. 

 

"The impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill have been a crash course on the inner workings of constitutional democracy. As historian and journalist Yoni Appelbaum said recently, impeachment is a constitutional mechanism with the words “break glass in case of emergency” emblazoned on it, raising fundamental questions about the balance of powers and the limits of executive authority.

 

That so many members of the public aren’t prepared to make sense of a constitutional emergency should come as no surprise. We’ve been failing at participating in the daily business of our democracy for years. Political tolerance hit a 20-year low in 2014 (a decline that shows no signs of abating), alarming numbers of young people struggle to distinguish reliable information from misinformation online, and the public’s faith in core democratic institutions — and fellow citizens — is eroding more by the day.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/colleges-must-train-students-for-jobs--and-also-as-citizens/2019/12/29/b8724756-204e-11ea-a153-dce4b94e4249_story.html

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15 minutes ago, leftwinger said:

Ronald J. Daniels is the president of Johns Hopkins University. 

 

"The impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill have been a crash course on the inner workings of constitutional democracy. As historian and journalist Yoni Appelbaum said recently, impeachment is a constitutional mechanism with the words “break glass in case of emergency” emblazoned on it, raising fundamental questions about the balance of powers and the limits of executive authority.

 

That so many members of the public aren’t prepared to make sense of a constitutional emergency should come as no surprise. We’ve been failing at participating in the daily business of our democracy for years. Political tolerance hit a 20-year low in 2014 (a decline that shows no signs of abating), alarming numbers of young people struggle to distinguish reliable information from misinformation online, and the public’s faith in core democratic institutions — and fellow citizens — is eroding more by the day.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/colleges-must-train-students-for-jobs--and-also-as-citizens/2019/12/29/b8724756-204e-11ea-a153-dce4b94e4249_story.html

 

Academic Communist drivel.

 

Your Witch-hunt failed.

 

...and at the same time, exposed the Democrat National Socialist coup attempt behind it.

 

Donald Trump - the Diminished President...

w/ 53% Popularity, and the Best Economy in a Half-a-Century!

 

Ass-douche Self-entitled Adolescent Socialist Malcontents...

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Ha!

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On January 8, 1790, President George Washington delivered to Congress the first State of the Union address in American history. 

 

 

"Knowledge is in every Country the surest basis of public happiness

 

To the security of a free Constitution it contributes in various ways: And by teaching the people themselves to know and to value their own rights; to distinguish between oppression and the necessary exercise of lawful authority;  to discriminate the spirit of liberty from that of licentiousness, cherishing the first"

 

https://www.mountvernon.org/education/primary-sources/state-of-the-union-address

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