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South Carolina to Teach Founding Principles in Public School

“We aren’t teaching American History to our kids”. That’s what former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett shared with me several years ago during a dinner conversation. I’d asked Bennett what was missing in our schools and he was quick with the answer.

Therefore, knowing this…I applaud the state of South Carolina for it’s new bill: the Founding Principles Act. This new state law requires high school’s to teach the United States Constitution, the Federalist Papers and the freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.

Who in America could argue with this? I know someone or some groups will…but I say to them: if you don’t like American history then you are free to leave on the next plane out of this country.

I hope other states are aware of this move by South Carolina.

Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, signed a South Carolina House bill into law that implements the study of U.S. founding documents into the state’s public high schools.

The South Carolina Founding Principles Act requires the study of the United States Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and “the structure of the government and the role of separation of powers and the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights” to be added into statewide social studies programs…

“A major part of forming future citizens capable of self-government is ensuring that they are properly educated in the founding documents of our nation,” Arthur Milikh, associate director for principles and politics at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal in an email. “This was once common sense throughout America, but now we are forced to fight to ensure that even the most basic texts—the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, the Declaration of Independence—are taught.”

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