This is true. Unfortunatley a lot of English school children and their parents, if asked about the Magna Carta would think you are refering to a new pop group. They have little interest or understanding of what is going on in their name.<quoted text>
Yes, I agree. But the Founders of the United States had the 'benefit' of both their experience, and that of those who'd preceded them.
The problem overall however, is that the people are themselves not very well informed, if only because the paradigm of most all government is such that they —the people— are intentionally cutout of the big picture, being kept ignorant of what's actually being done in their own names.
It's the reason I keep saying that the paradigm of government MUST change, such that elected/appointed members of government shall NOT have ANY authority to make law, period.
It's the only way for the people to be FULLY connected to what's going on, and being done in their names.
I suspect your view is the same as mine, but Perhaps you would relate your opinion on Mr Obama's desire for the UK to remain in the EU. A desire for a one world goverment methinks, with control removed from all peoples.