The Mystery Man =====>>>
Are you ready for this? Three-quarters of high school seniors in the great state of Oklahoma, that bastion of progressive thought, that cradle of constitutional expertise, cannot name the first president of the United States. Wait. There's more. And I quote:
A thousand students were given 10 questions drawn from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services item bank. Candidates for U.S. citizenship must answer six questions correctly in order to become citizens.
About 92 percent of the people who take the citizenship test pass on their first try, according to immigration service data. However, Oklahoma students did not fare as well. Only about 3 percent of the students surveyed would have passed the citizenship test. . .'
This survey was commissioned by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (a conservative think tank) in honor of Constitution Day on Thursday--I didn't know about such a day. Did you?
So what do you suppose this worthy council will do about this evidence of gross ignorance right here in the great state? They will not do squat. They will not decry this ignorance. What they will do lick their collective chops about the prospect of another herd of blockheads soon to join the ranks of their parents, siblings, and other adult relatives and friends whenever the times require a mob of screaming, clueless morons to push the right-wing agenda de jour. Like condemning health care reform, or what's sure to become a new cause for the Right: more troops into the Afghanistan hell hole.
Don't think too long about the implications of 75 percent of high school graduates not knowing about George Washington. It will make you crazy.