Marxist IQ: A crisis-ridden July Fourth (answers)

Marxist IQ: A crisis-ridden July Fourth (answers)


1. The Second Amendment of the Constitution (one of the 10 amendments called the “Bill of Rights”)


c. protected the right of well-regulated public militias to maintain peace.


2. The Supreme Court’s repeal of Roe v. Wade giving states the right to ban abortion also gives back to states the power to reverse previous decisions and policies, establishing a dangerous precedent.  It encourages states under right-wing leadership to do which of the following?


a. Pass loyalty oath legislation for public employees and laws banning membership in the CPUSA and other groups, which was declared unconstitutional by later Supreme Court decisions
b. Revive school segregation, abolished by the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision (1954)
c. Eliminate the protections provided citizens in police custody and at trial by the 1960s Gideon and Miranda decisions
d. All of the above


3. Since the Reagan administration, a conservative-dominated Supreme Court has revived the doctrine of “original intent” (what those who enacted the Constitution would have done in response to today’s decisions). Were this doctrine enforced seriously,


a. universal suffrage would be abolished and the right to vote would be determined by individual wealth.


4. On the question of abortion itself and its relationship to the Constitution, which of the following applies?


b. Abortion and material in the mails advising contraception were common and only criminalized in state and federal law in the late 19th century.


5. Marxists point out which of the following about the Supreme Court?


a. It has always reflected dominant class interests and its decisions have always been political.
b. The Court’s power of judicial review, which is not in the Constitution and which it arrogated for itself, is a power that no other court in the world has.
c. The judicial system must be radically reformed to protect the civil rights and civil liberties of the people.
d. All of the above


Your score:

0 wrong: Theoretician. Write an article! Teach a class!
1 wrong: Developed Marxist. Form a study group, join the party.
2 to 3 wrong: Class-conscious worker – study harder.
4 to 5 wrong: Danger! Deviations possible. Study and then study some more lest you drift into the marsh of opportunism!