Civics 7 part series on the constitution

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by melbo, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  2. Aptus

    Aptus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I came across Badnarik's class about a year ago. It was jaw dropping. He explained everything pretty clear cut and it was pretty enjoyable sitting there watching him for 8 hours. That is something I could rarely say about High School civics.
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Links are dead. I'm going to have to upload my copies... Give me a few days... ;)
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    I watched all the links today, learned an awful lot but, started to question the presentation during the sales pitches during the last two hours; However he uses the example of an amendment ratified in 1992, No one( myself included) had heard of. well I figured that would be an easy one to verify. Much to my surprise:The 27th amendment was ratified without calling a constitutional congress.(?).
    7th Amendment
    The 27th Amendment was originally proposed on September 25, 1789, as an article in the original Bill of Rights. It did not pass the required number of states with the articles we now know as the first ten amendments. It sat, unratified and with no expiration date, in constitutional limbo, for more than 80 years when Ohio ratified it to protest a congressional pay hike; no other states followed Ohio's lead, however. Again it languished, for more than 100 years. In 1978, Wyoming ratified the amendment, but there was again, no follow-up by the remaining states. Then, in the early 1980's, Gregory Watson, an aide to a Texas legislator, took up the proposed amendment's cause. From 1983 to 1992, the requisite number of states ratified the amendment, and it was declared ratified on May 7, 1992 (74,003 days).

    michael badnaricks wikipedia bio:
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