Study U.S. Constitution

Published 5:06 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

Here is a website for some summer fun. Test your knowledge about our free (as long as we can keep it free) country at

The USA is the only country on the planet with our First and Second Amendment freedoms. It is healthy to understand that we have the Second Amendment to let any potential tyrannical government know we have a right to stop them.

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Call The Cato Institute at 1-800-767-1241 for $1 copies of a booklet called  “The DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE and the CONSTITUTION of the United States of America.” Importantly, it includes the 27 amendments as well. Another source for free copies plus free online courses about America can be found by sending an inquiring email to Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.

A subject currently impacting Isle of Wight County Schools is Critical Race Theory (CRT). At the recent meeting in Windsor with Dr. James Thornton, superintendent, and the newly hired Critical Race Theory mentor for teachers, one of the first (written only allowed) questions submitted asked simply, “Please, give your definition of Critical Race Theory.”

After two hours, that question was never answered, so here is a source for the answer: Search for “Randy Trahan Critical Race Theory Definition” on Youtube. Randy is an esteemed law professor at Louisiana State University and a former adherent to “Critical Theory.” CT is the 1930s Marxism source for CRT and so much more.

Betsy Egan