US colleges—and law schools!—teach us not to know our constitutional rights
From my friend Mark Adams, in
In case anyone questions Mr. Gatto’s conclusion, please note that a very large study has found that this indoctrination in propaganda was very successful as it showed that people scored worse on a test on American History and Civics as they attained higher levels of education. It also showed that the group with the worst score were elected officials, most of whom have Juris Doctor, a.k.a. law, degrees. See http://www.americancivicliteracy.org/2011/major_findings_finding2.html and http://www.americancivicliteracy.org/2011/additional_finding.html
As a graduate of a top tier law school, I can attest to the fact that law school is designed to cover up the theft of our Constitutional rights while also imparting the belief in attorneys that they know the law better than those lay people. For example, attorneys are trained to regurgitate that judges can enter summary judgment in civil cases when no amendment has empowered the judiciary to ignore the Seventh Amendment’s mandate that the right to trial by jury shall be preserved when the value in controversy exceeds $20.
For some good examples showing how attorneys cannot even comprehend that the rule purportedly allowing summary judgment is unconstitutional, see how some judicial candidates handle this question at http://youtu.be/8cJUsAsViF8
Note that most of them don’t even know what the standard for granting summary judgment is even though all attorneys are required to read the rules and get tested on them in the Bar exam. For those who haven’t had the misfortune of dealing with our civil “justice” system, the summary judgment rule states “summary judgment shall be rendered forthwith if the pleadings and summary judgment evidence on file show that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact and that the moving party is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law.”
Anyway, John Gatto’s book is very interesting and it can be downloaded at https://archive.org/details/TheUndergroundHistoryOfAmericanEducation_758/page/n1
Mark A. Adams JD/MBA
P.S. Not all attorneys are ludicrously ignorant of the Constitution, just most of them.