When NEWSWEEK recently asked 1,000 U.S. citizens to take America’s official citizenship test, 29 percent couldn’t name the vice president. Seventy-three percent couldn’t correctly say why we fought the Cold War. Forty-four percent were unable to define the Bill of Rights. And 6 percent couldn’t even circle Independence Day on a calendar. – Newsweek
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Fewer than half of all Americans can name all three branches of government, a minimal requirement for understanding America’s constitutional system. — Intercollegiate Studies Institute
This is a serious problem, for which I have three solutions:*
- For young people, my U.S. History Chant, a series of 45 jump rope verses that incorporate all the most important elements of our history and unique form of government;
- For older folks, my American Exceptionalism public service campaign, a series of ads that remind us of the blessings we enjoy as American citizens, and the obligation we have to protect them and pass them on to our children; and
- For all citizens old enough to exercise the franchise, my politically incorrect, but absolutely necessary voter’s test.
You got a better idea? Let’s hear it, and fast — or we’ll be subject to the Moron Majority forever.
*Decent schools free of radical socialist change agents masquerading as teachers would help, but let’s be realistic.