September 20, 2021

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Viewpoint | Lessons for individuals who rioted on Jan. 6

Hyperbolus’s incendiary lies became a plotline in theatrical plays penned by Plato and these days a derivation of his identify, hyperbole, usually means: “exaggerated claims not to be taken actually.” In real existence, Hyperbolus was unsuccessful in his try to get rid of adversaries via hoax. Instead, he was banished not only from business office but also from Athens.

Unheeded, background repeats. Mr. Trump has not been welcomed again to New York Metropolis, which has set on slim ice its profitable deal to lease his skating rinks. Atlantic City recently detonated Mr. Trump’s bankrupted casino. The Trump emblem has been expunged from still other properties. And defendants in the mob insurrection at the Capitol are currently being held accountable for their actions, even if they declare to be influenced by hyperbole and lies.  

Dependent on the report about judges in these riot cases supplying impromptu civics classes to these defendants who claim they were subsequent former president Donald Trump’s orders or “fighting for their country,” it looks the defendants really should be sentenced to go to a civics class and study about our constitutional democracy. I suggest that their last exam be the a person we require all would-be naturalized citizens to just take. It’s painfully evident that several of these individuals really don’t know really a great deal about how our program of govt operates. Probably they should really consider to be as very well informed about the United States as our immigrant citizens.

And then probably the condition instruction departments need to reinstate a strong curriculum that ensures our little ones are well versed in the know-how of the Structure and how the a few branches of authorities are intended to purpose. After all, did not our Founding Fathers think that a effectively-educated voters would be finest positioned to preserve our republic by acting consistently with its ideas? 

Suzi McKeen, Salisbury, Md.