Monday, January 31, 2005

The children are the future

CNN -- Freedom of What?

I found this article via Slashdot today, and its quite worrisome.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The way many high school students see it, government censorship of newspapers may not be a bad thing, and flag burning is hardly protected free speech.


Yet, when told of the exact text of the First Amendment, more than one in three high school students said it goes "too far" in the rights it guarantees. Only half of the students said newspapers should be allowed to publish freely without government approval of stories.
In a time where many of us see civil liberties being eroded by the current administration and majority party, one can't help but think of the warning: Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

Spin'ster, teaching that civics class is becoming increasingly more pressing everyday.