This is a Congresswoman. She writes laws for the rest of us. How old is the Constitution? She has no clue. Worse, she does not know she has no clue.
She also just breezes right over the fact that she gets our entire system of government wrong- we are not a democracy. We are legally and historically a Constitutional Republic . But almost nobody understands that distinction any more- and that is by design.
This is the same congresswoman who apparently has confused Vietnam with North and South Korea, and thinks that Neil Armstrong landed on Mars and planted a flag there.
Worse, people vote for ignorant lawmakers like this to go to D.C. and tell the rest of us what’s best for us.
Here is a report card on US Civics by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free… it expects what never was and never will be.”
Doomed and ignorant, according to these test results. If nobody even knows what form of government we have or the most basics of how it operates, then no wonder few people care about protecting it:
- Fewer than half of all Americans can name all three branches of government, a minimal requirement for understanding America’s constitutional system.
Elected officials fared even worse on the test.