"I do not believe there are more than a very limited number of persons, perhaps a hundred who really know what is in the Constitution of the United States."
Dr. John J. Tigert
U. S. Commissioner of Education, October, 1924
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It is exactly 100% right....
 -- monica, hyderabad     
    And why would that be? It's a well circulated and public document. That the power brokers don't want you to know what's in it is a given...but shame on every American who hasn't bothered to learn at least the basics.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    I suspect that most of the recent high school graduates don't even know or care that we have a Constitution. A fair percentage can't read anyway.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    Isn't it odd how this all dumbed-down education started to take place during and after the year 1913 when the Progressives such as Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt got a foothold on the educational system?
     -- Mary - MI     
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    Probably a practical working number? Certainly, those scholars that have studied it, along with any primary / founding discussions thereof only cherry-pick events and statements to support their newest theocratic endeavors. Concepts, legalisms and actions  such as liberty, inalienable rights, individual sovereignty, leaders vs. servants, representatives of rights vs persons have all been nullified by non-existence in conversation and practice. Even the best law schools' (tongue in cheek with bowed shaking head) only study, during the one mere semester, a reduced to a laughable (not haha but rather shame) practical application of stare decisis.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    Said in 1924  may be true.  It was just a few years prior in 1913 that the 16th Amendment gave to the federal government the power to levy income taxes directly upon the citizen and the passage of the Federal Reserve Act which required the income tax as collateral for the debts incurred by the federal government. 

    By 1934 the federal government had been bankrupted by this scheme resulting in the permanent receivership of the US government to the Federal Reserve now reduced to using fiat currency laden with interest-bearing obligations eternally.  The patient is never cured, leaving her with just enough energy to serve the banker's interests, laying claim to all the rest for payment of the nation's debt to the Federal Reserve.

    In 1924, I doubt even 100 people outside of the banking world even knew what was happening to them.  All through a lack of knowledge of the Constitution, the US government has been hijacked.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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