March 2010 Archives
Draw from Phyllis' recent column, your own knowledge, and the resources available to you to answer the following questions. Link to column: http://ow.ly/1rikK
1. Where does the United States Constitution authorize Congress to require citizens to purchase medical insurance?
2. How could the passage of Obamacare effect the elections in November?
Because we are a representative democracy (a Republic), do you think representatives should use public polls to guide their votes?
4. How is Obama "fundamentally transforming" the American nation?
5. Why is Obamacare bad for
6. More than 35 states are working to pass "Freedom of Choice" bills and similar measures. Why do you think this is? What implications might this have?
8. Why did the Administration not take a closer look
at the results of
9. Do you think Obama, by way of Obamacare,
is in fact trying to transform
10. What are the implications if Obama is successful?
Is there an effort to pass a Freedom of Choice bill in your state? If so, where is it in the legislative process?
Call your state representative and state senator to express your support for your state to protect your health care freedom. Look up the talking points for this bill and write a follow up letter of support for the Freedom of Choice bill.http://eagleforum.capwiz.com/eagleforum/dbq/officials/
Good clip to watch when you're finished:http://www.youtube.com/watch?
1. What is the definition of "American Exceptionalism?"
2. Why does
3. What are the possible benefits or drawbacks of
4.What would be the possible benefits or drawbacks of the federal government controlling the content printed in public school textbooks?
5. Why do "experts" want to eliminate requirements to know the history behind Independence Day, Christopher Columbus, Thomas Edison, etc. from textbooks?
6. Are there certain groups or people behind eliminating patriotic holidays and American inventors? What might be their motives or intentions?
7. How does leaving out certain historical figures and events affect how students understand history?
8. How might leaving out certain historical fitures and events effect the future of our country?
9. Can you think of examples of how American history has already been?
10. Why might Liberals not like the concept of "American Exceptualism" being taught in history class?
1. If you were writing social studies textbook standards, what are the top 10 American figures you would include, and why?
2. Read a live blogger Jonathan M. Saenz's account of the hearings at the Texas Legislative Update Blog: http://texaslegislativeupdate.wordpress.com/