Instead of watching the SOTU tonight, why not download the talking points from the White House and read through everything.
Mostly, it contains bullet point after bullet point after bullet point, so it will not be too difficult to do.
Homework – again, instead of watching, use the time to go through the linked document above and ask the following two questions frequently.
- Where in the U.S. Constitution does it say the federal government is supposed to provide this program? Some are clearly the responsibility of the feds (national security) and others are not (health care and education). For reference, I’ve got the Constitution along with the Bill of Rights and additional Amendments here on the site.
- How much will all of this stuff cost?
That’s it. Move along towards your assignment. I’m going to watch the Last King of Scotland.