Among results that reveal the depth of ignorance among our fellow citizens:
- A majority of Americans do not know that the Bill of Rights is part of the US Constitution. Many more know that alleged child molester Michael Jackson sang Beat It.
- More than one-third of US adults do not know the century in which the American Revolution took place (18th), but 60 percent can correctly identify the number of children on reality-TV show couple Jon and Kate Gosselin's household (eight).
- Half of those surveyed believe the Civil War (1861-65), Emancipation Proclamation (1863), or War of 1812 occurred before the American Revolution (1775-83).
- More than half of those surveyed wrongly attributed the quote, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs" to George Washington, Thomas Paine, or Barack Hussein Obama (the only one of the three who believes the statement). It is, in fact, a quote from Karl Marx, author of The Communist Manifesto.
You can download a copy of the survey report here. And remember to teach your children and grandchildren American history. Government-run schools obviously do not.
Is there ANY wonder why Obama got elected?ReplyDelete
Great point! Ignorance among the electorate leads to bad choices at the ballot box - wouldn't you agree?ReplyDelete
Yes indeed. The saddest part is, that it is the Statist's public schools and the IVY League educations (taught by 60's "progressive" throw back professors)that are RESPONSIBLE for the staggering ignorance we see by the average American. Add to that, the dumbing down of America perpetrated by ENDLESS "reality" programs and day time (AND NOW night time) television soap operas (another Statist tool)used to "hook" the viewer in to more USELESS and repetitive viewing. All of this is DAMNED shame! Our forefathers and those who fought in Normandy & stormed Omaha beach would ROLL over in their graves!ReplyDelete
Interesting point. We'd be hard pressed to believe that any of the men who fought, were wounded or died on D-Day did it so Snoop Dogg could do what he does every day.ReplyDelete
LOL. Sadly Freedom INCLUDES the ability to be STUPID. How do I know that? Look who's in officeReplyDelete
Speaking of resisting Tyranny. The largest attempt to perpetrate HARD Tyranny on the American Citizen in DECADES is going on RIGHT NOW in the Senate behind closed doors as Dirty Harry Reid (and Dingbat Pelosi) trade favors in an attempt to destroy our nation's health care system. Going so far as to FINE AND IMPRISON citizens if they do not purchase "government" approved health insurance. I implore our nation' citizens to turn off the television and turn on your PC go to this site: http://wwww.sbisvcs.com/blog.htm and READ about what's going on in YOUR HOUSE and YOUR SENATE! It is neither HOPE nor CHANGE, it is instead HARD TYRANNY and if you don't know that that is. I suggest you get off the couch and get over to borders or go to amazon.com and purchase Constitutional Attorney Mark Levin's book LIBERTY & TYRANNY. This should be REQUIRED reading for ALL AMERICANS. By the way, for you Liberals...TYRANNY is BAD and LIBERTY is GOOD!ReplyDelete
Excellent - Levin's Liberty and Tyranny is a MUST READ for American citizens!ReplyDelete