1. Generation tomorrow will be better than the generation today
2. Education is an indication of social mobility in the United States.
3. Average income grew by 6% from 2009 to 2012.
a. The top 1%-the rich, took all of the income growth during this time.
Payment of public officals
a. Can look up Missouris in blue book
b. Presidents get paid 199,000 for life, first ladys get 20,000
Are corporations people?
a. Tillman, 1907
a.i. Corp. cannot give money directly to federal candidates
a.ii. If you are
a. Gerrymandering- when redistricting goes wrong, making the lines of the district
so that one of the parties win every year.
b. Every 10 years there is a census
c. All districts should be:
I. The Iraq War, 2003-2011
a. Why did the U.S. invade?
b. WMDs and probabilities versus possibilities
II. The Military Industrial Complex and
a. Where did the term originate? What is behind the phrase?
b. Econ., pol., spiritual corruption
1. Farm Bill: The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
a. 94 out of 100 people that live in rural areas are not farmers.
b. Only 1 in 3 farmers gets a subside
b.i. If you grow corn, grains, wheat, cotton, rice, peanuts, or soybeans you get
1. As you map out an area, a universal free education has to be in one area.-1776, look up
2. Every teacher had minimal standards to be a teacher in Mass.
a. Horace Mann was the first secretary of education
b. The last state to have mandatory educatio
Taxes & The Federal Budget
I. The U.S. Economy in perspective
a. Fiscal Year- October 1st- September 30th
b. The US is only 4.5% of the worlds people but controls 20% of the economy.
II. Taxes and
a. Income taxes, payroll taxes, corporate taxes, etc. what
Article III & Article II of the Constitution
Class Outline for Sept. 12, 2013
The U.S. Constitutions seven articles and 27 amendments(total lenth=81,000+words)
a. People talk often about the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1 thru 10-563 words), but what abo
Divided We Stand?
Partisanships affect on policies
Class Outline for Sept. 5, 2013
I. Divided we stand? How does the The Madisonian Model apply TODAY in a time of Freedom of Screech?
a. Federalist #10 and factious spirits
Complaints are everywhere heard
Functional or Dysfunctional Government?
Class Outline for Sept. 3, 2013
Achieving Martin Luther Kings Dream
a. What examples of government functionality or dysfunction are evident in the civil rights movement circa 1963?
b. See http:/www.youtube.c
FROM THE UNETHICAL TO THE CRIMINAL
FEDERAL CAMPAIGNS IN AMERICA
Legal, ethical and/or moral whats the difference?
o Pushpolls- who can you have a win by default
The Dirty Republican Primary of 2000
Between George W. Bush and John McCain
o Raising dou
Civil liberties and civil rights whats the difference?
o Civil liberties are the ends.
Cannot be promised in all circumstances
Protect life, liberty, and property
o Civil rights are the means to the ends.
Necessary to get to those ends
The 1st Amendment and
o Religion- 32% are Christian
The actual 1st amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or
abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the righ
Class Outline for August 28, 2013
I. American Political Ideologies: What is the proper role and scope of government?
a. John Stuart Mills On Freedom as a case study
1. Tyranny of the Majority
2. The Harm Principle-use this as a tool to evaluate a law.
Class Outline: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I. The iY Generation and
a. Why is there so much student debt?
b. What are the parameters of the 2013 Student Loan Law?
b.i. Lower state support
b.ii. Great recession
b.iii. Staying in school longer
c. What does an