(National Sentinel) Civics 101: New polling results regarding Americans’ knowledge of the highest court in the land — the U.S. Supreme Court — reveal a stunning failure of American civics education and the ‘mainstream media’ to inform.
According to the C-SPAN/PSB survey, half of the respondents could not name a single major case the SCOTUS had decided while 65 percent said they had no clue that POTUS Donald Trump had nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat.
Broken down by respondents’ identified political party, 62 percent of Democrats and 57 percent of Republicans could not name Kavanaugh — a really surprising figure for Democrats given all of the efforts the far-Left is putting out to stop him from being seated (more on that in a moment).
As The Daily Caller reported, more than half — 52 percent — could not even name a single Supreme Court justice:
A majority of respondents lacked knowledge of a few basic facts about the court. However, the voters overwhelmingly believed the decisions made by the Supreme Court have an impact on their everyday life: 90 percent of Republicans and 92 percent of Democrats thought this.
One of the more telling political revelations from this survey was the number of respondents who believe the U.S. Constitution is a living document and should evolve to recognize new rights versus those who think it should be interpreted exactly how it was written.
While Republicans, 64 percent, and conservatives, 68 percent, remained steadfast in believing the Constitution should be interpreted by its original words and meaning, 80 percent of liberals and 66 percent of Democrats responded that the document should evolve to keep up with the times.
That last statistic is a failure of our modern primary education system, which is dominated by far-Left liberals who abhor the Constitution as it was written. Our founders specifically crafted a document that would stand the test of time because the liberties and freedoms recognized and protected in the Bill of Rights, for certain, are timeless.
As for the fact that even a majority of Democrats are unaware of Kavanaugh, this is a massive failure of the ‘mainstream media. Thanks to fake news and non-stop Trump hate, when the Left-wing media can’t even ‘educate’ Left-wing voters that means most Americans have completely shut out them out and are no longer listening to their voices or reading their stories.
“Two in three American citizens who have an opinion think the U.S. Supreme Court is a partisan political body similar to Congress and those numbers are rising,” Robert Green, principal at PSB, said in a statement.
There’s a good reason for that, actually.
Democratic presidents like Obama pick Supreme Court justices who will serve as Left-wing judicial activists and base their rulings on their political beliefs, not on what the Constitution actually says and what the amendments were designed to accomplish.
The Left constantly politicizes the federal courts, from the lowest district court up to the Supreme Court. They always have and they always will.
Meanwhile, Republican presidents — and especially POTUS Trump — select SCOTUS nominees based on respect for the Constitution’s founding principles and the original intent behind each amendment since. That’s not political, that’s how SCOTUS justices are supposed to make rulings.
Either way, between non-existent primary school civics education to the Left-wing establishment media’s diminishing influence, it’s no wonder the majority of our people have no clue about the most powerful element of the Judicial Branch.
“The easiest way to convey to the public that the Supreme Court takes its responsibilities seriously as a constitutional court would be to permit Americans to view the court oral arguments unfiltered through TV or online,” Green said.