Ne’s in 7th grade, going through Civics class and his homework last night and last week * #banhomework) was about the influences of the Constitution and it really is a complicated bunch of factors. One of last night’s questions was:
Which documents influenced the colonists’ views of government? and there’s this:
Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, Common Sense
But… that’s the colonists, not the founders, a difference I hope they clear up but probably won’t.
Also last night was the distinctions between.Federalism, Confederalism, Oligarchy, Communism, Parlimentary and a few others.
Last week’s homework I learned a few things I forgot about. Machiavlli, Locke, Hobbes, and Montesquieu.
It’s a complicated mix. We have a little of each of these things.
Confederalism is the direction the USA is moving towards at present I think, just not for the best of reasons.
It’s for money funnelling purposes and I’m seeing it all over, even locally in our school system. Makes me cringe.