Proof That America Is Dumb About Politics

April 27, 2014 at 2:55 am Leave a comment

Vox reports

o put this in context, as of December 2013, 91 percent of immigrants who took the full citizenship test passed it by getting six of ten questions correct. (They’re given a list of 100 possible questions and answers to study beforehand.)

POLLS OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SHOW THAT NATIVE-BORN CITIZENS AREN’T EXACTLY “A” STUDENTS IN CIVICS

By contrast, of the 15 people whom the Immigrant Archive Project people interviewed, only one got six out of ten questions correct: that’s a pass rate of less than 7 percent.

Now, it’s possible that the US citizens in the video weren’t representative of the country as a whole. But polls of the American public show that native-born citizens aren’t exactly A students in civics. When USA Today asked ten questions from the citizenship test in a poll in 2012, only 65 percent of Americans got a passing score. The year before that, Newsweek found just 62 percent of Americans could pass their own citizenship test.

Even more embarrassingly, in the video above, the interviewer himself gets one fact wrong. He says that George Washington signed the Declaration of Independence. Washington was busy fighting the Revolutionary War at the time, and wasn’t a signer.

That is shows that Americans are morons are about civics and government.  But perhaps, this means another issue.  That is why we created the Congress that we did because Americans are so dumb about civics that they get sucked into believing the ads pumped out by big money donations.  Better awareness of civics and political issues would make Americans more alert about the issues and perhaps, all of the big money ads would be ignored.

Perhaps, this is why the wealthy do what they do.  They know that the populace is moronic and so they can continue to pump millions and millions of dollars into ads that result in negative policies.  The people that are aware of the issues like myself often feel powerless, because we aware of the problem, but we have little recourse to accept things as they are because we have been disfranchised by big money that allows the low-information voters to make bad decisions in the voting booth.

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