Education, Communication, & The U.S. Constitution

How does the U.S. Constitution shape methods of human communication?

Previously, I wrote about morality as understood in Civics and Sociology and how morality is largely a consent-based tool of communication.

For the U.S. Constitution to be an effective set of principles to direct society, the people who live within its vicinity must be a moral and educated people, according to its Founders.

When persons are selective about who and what they consentually give their focus to, or in some cases exclusionary, we get into a side discussion about the placement of education in a society that… must be moral.


The U.S. Constitution protects the privacy of its citizens most transparently in Amendment Fourteen, as the implied protection of privacy in the First, Third, Forth, Fifth and Ninth Amendments needed additional clarity for those who are not fans of the concept. 

What does privacy have to do with morality or education?  To put it simply, privacy decides where and to whom the distribution of knowledge goes.  In a harmonious society this is recognizable as having respect for value as well as for responsibilities to be managed based on capabilities.  Is everyone prepared in the exact same way to maintain all responsibilities in each moment to be had?  No–and that’s natural. It’s as natural as each birth story being its own unique experience, and yes, as natural as each life story is unreplicable.  Even the most fact-driven, emotion-dismissing individuals are one-of-a-kind precious snowflakes.

The United States is far from harmonious this century.  There are many great stories that could alleviate ignorance if told, or if listened to with open ears.  And what happens when trust in the fellow person is this divided?  A lot of “collateral damage and loss,” to say it morbidly.


I have to make part two of this discussion more of a personal pledge and a call for others to take this pledge:  In order for the United States to be home to moral people, we all must become better teachers of the experiences, knowledge, and wisdom we carry.  Otherwise, we leave the ignorant as ignorant and unable.

How are we going to have agreed-upon-conditions again? I believe quality education is the start.

What is quality education?  It would require real honest time spent among community members to discuss their needs with each other.  It would require vulnerability and humility on all sides.

Disharmony, fragmentation within a community causes difficulties in forming effective learning environments. Discrepancies in established agreements result as unclear distinctions for value in knowledge.

To bring this back to Linguistics and Civics, we cannot participate in Civics properly if we do not consent to the vulnerable nature of learning: which is the same as effective communication.  This is my snowflake statement.

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