THE U.S. CONSTITUTION AND THE FOUNDING OF A NATION
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."
“... whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that, whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them right.”
Although Thomas Jefferson usually gets the credit, quotes like the ones above were spoken or written by many people.
Among the individuals who founded the United States of America, it was virtually unanimous that the key requirement for the new nation's success would be the level of awareness that common citizens would have about their government.
So, here we are two and a half centuries later. How are we doing?
The survey below was created by UNA-Orlando members to measure our own level of awareness and that of our friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. By providing your answers to the questions below, you will help determine whether we are fulfilling our duties as "a well-informed citizenry" that can be relied upon to serve as "the cornerstone of democracy." Or, it might determine that we are destined to sink into tyranny as Jefferson and others had warned would happen if We the People were to remain uneducated, uninformed, and unaware.
After you have answered the questions yourself, even more helpful would be if you encouraged others to do the same.
DO NOT USE ANY SOURCES OTHER THAN YOUR OWN CURRENT KNOWLEDGE... NO CHEATING!