Sadly, it was the only civics education that most of our youth of that era ever got, what with public schools being more concerned about self-esteem than about education.
Sadder still, Schoolhouse Rock died off in 1999.
Sadder still, our public schools are still ladling out self-esteem by the bucketloads, and still ignoring education.
Where once Schoolhouse Rock filled a void, so YouTube does today.
Today's civics lesson from that remarkable venue: "Can the Government Make Entrepreneurs Do Useless Things For No Reason?":
Short answer: Only if We the People let it.
Here's to YouTube. Let freedom ring.