In this last year Arizona has decided to make it mandatory for American senior high school kids to be able to pass the same civics test as an immigrant applying for U.S. citizenship does. If they cannot pass it, they cannot graduate the grade. For those who think that the mandate is a little extreme, it might be noted that an 8th grade U.S. student in 1945 had to know more about our government than our average present day graduating college student does. Riding along with the Arizona ruling, South Carolina has made Civics a mandatory course for all seniors looking to graduate. Imagine, a senior in high school who actually knows the three branches of government and who plays what part in each or even (and maybe) the difference between the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. Who can imagine what our young ones will learn when each state takes it's educational system back from the politically correct government run bureaucratic dumbing down of our present day students? Think of the possibilities: Math, History, and Geography might even be a part of school again. hmmmm...maybe even recess and Gym might come back to help solve the obesity problem. Yeah, I know that asking the students to know the Pledge of Allegiance and honoring the flag is a bit much on the wish list but...........who knows?