Skip to comments.74% Americans Know What the 4th of July is About, 26 Percent are Clueless
Posted on 07/03/2010 8:21:40 AM PDT by Dallas59
Sorry I posted before the title was fixed.
....I wonder what percentage of these people voted Obama?
24% Strongly Approve OBOZO (Rasmussen 7/2/2010)
Connect the dots....(or better yet, the IDIOTS)
The dumber they can keep citizens the easier to become a dictatorship.
This is a bad poll. We didn’t win anything on July 4, 1776. We were losing the war, and the Founding Fathers put a noose around their necks on July 4, 1776. A lot more than 26% of the people don’t realize the act of bravery that signing that document meant. The simpleton’s explanation that we “won” our independence on this day is an insult to what they really did.
35% of non-white are clueless and 9% of them said some other country. 44% total non-white have no idea what the 4th of July is about.
Part of the strategery of the DNC socialist rats and why they are beholden to the NEA.
Yeah there's nothing that will win votes for conservative principles like obnoxiously shoving politics and ideology in someone's face while they are trying to go about their job.
I wish the “non-white” category were broken down into specifics.
Betcha the hispanic crew thinks we broke away from Mexico.
Notice also that ignorance is more pronounced in the southern states.
As a southerner, I can post that observation w/o brickbats being thrown at me, OK??
As a southerner whose children received excellent public school educations (no teachers’ unions in my state), I can also observe that ignorance can’t truly be blamed on the educational system, which, try as it might, has a monumental job overcoming generational ignorance and complacency. Ignorant parents breed ignorant children.
There are a lot of people in this country — and most aren’t descended from the founding colonists — who just don’t care.
Flame me, but I’m right. And I’m not a racist, just a realist.
The poll doesn’t appear to suggest that we “won” anything on July 4, 1776, just “declared.” It does, however, ask from which country we won independence, which was an historical eventuality looking forward from that date.
Yep, alot of it boils down to simply not caring.
His British mentor, Lord Fairfax, on his deathbed, and hearing of the defeat of the British exclaimed: "My God....What have I done!"
I used to work with a very intelligent woman who had recently graduated from college. Somehow the subject of the American Revolution came up and it became obvious she had no clue as to which country we rebelled against, or when. She was a bit insulted by my reaction as it never occurred to me that anyone in this country wouldn’t know that, and I was shocked by her ignorance. She explained that she simply is not interested in American history. I explained I’m not interested in astronomy but I know what the moon is. Anyway, she’s a huge leftist from the SF Bay area. I suspect most of those completely ignorant about our history are leftist radicals, if they are involved in politics at all.
The ones who said Mexico, or China, are looking towards the future. [/cynic]
You are right, they know nothing of the history of all the infrastructure that they want to destroy.
Well if it weren’t for the revolution we’d all be speaking russian now. ;~D
Interesting chart: Women, non whites and the young are the dumbest....same people who voted for Obama.
“Betcha the hispanic crew thinks we broke away from Mexico.”
Heck, they think they still own us!
“From where do the latter think the U.S. achieved its independence? Among the countries mentioned are France, China, Japan, Mexico, and Spain”
The wording of the poll continues the misperception that we “won” something on July 4. People think that it was the end of the revolution and putting those signatures on the paper was just a matter of formalizing it, like buying a car. They don’t want us to remember that those signatures were an act of High Treason against the most powerful nation on Earth, because our current government thinks a retireee at a Tea Party is a radical bomb-thrower and the lapdog media is more than happy to continue that image, while Big Education downplays the true radicalism of the Founding Fathers.
It would be really funny if it weren’t so sad.
At least Grandpa has a brain, which contradicts my earlier comment.
OMG...that is just frightening. Ignorance is leading this nation into total chaos...and the ‘professor’...who thinks we got our independence in the 1920’s!!! WOW
Eet’s kinda like Cinqo de Mayo, mon, except for gringos.
26% have no clue...roughly the same number of people who still ‘strongly approve’ of Dr. Utopia.
The ones that know best what the 4th of July is about are immigrants that went through the legal immigration process.
Have you ever talked to a legal immigrant on U.S. history? The test they are given to get citizenship is really tough.
In short order we learned that she did not know the meaning of the words “gauge”, “rebar” or “Rottweiler”. She'd never heard of any of those things — but she sure was strident about being a vegetarian!
It's not my fault that you can't describe an event in written form.
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