News Flash! Americans Still Dumb
Americans are idiots. Not just a few Americans, but a significant majority of them are embarrassing morons. We have long had anecdotal evidence of this through the Birthers, Truthers, and Sarah Palin supporters, but today brings further proof. From Newsweek:
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.
Six percent of American citizens could not circle Independence Day on a calendar. If you extrapolate the survey results out to the full United States population, that is 18.48 million people who either do not know that July 4th is Independence Day or are entirely unable to read and process a calendar. Hey, but at least we now know who’s been watching Two and Half Men all of these years.