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Watch American University students fail to name single U.S. senator
Yahoo ^ | 3-27-14 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 03/28/2014 12:15:37 PM PDT by kingattax

VIDEO AT LINK

Can you name one person currently serving in the United States Senate?

That's what more than a dozen students on the American University campus ― in the nation's capital, no less ― were recently asked by the conservative Media Research Center.

Just one did. The rest struggled mightily.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: americanuniversity; civics; education; tomorrowsleaders
no dummy left behind
1 posted on 03/28/2014 12:15:37 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
This is why we can't have nice things.

/johnny

2 posted on 03/28/2014 12:18:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kingattax

These people are voting.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 12:20:19 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: kingattax

Unless they appear on American Idle, DWTS, or Howie Mandel last stupidity they will never know nor care.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 12:22:18 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: kingattax; All
Given my rants about parents not making sure that their children are being taught the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, this issue doesn't really surprise me. In fact, I wish that I was wrong.

With all due respect to our great, great grandparents, this situation is evidence that they were duped by the Progressive Movement to pressure state lawmakers to ratify the ill-conceived 17th Amendment.

5 posted on 03/28/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Amendment10

Not to mention the one lowering the voting age.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 12:28:51 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: kingattax

This is why we need term limits.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 12:31:56 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: kingattax

Ambush journalism. This is an old trick to make people appear to be ignorant. Run up to them, shove a microphone in their face, and ask an unexpected question while impatiently demanding a response.

If you give them even a few seconds to think of an answer, often they can; but that is not what you want. You want them to fail and look foolish.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

They didn’t seem ambushed by the Frozen song.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 12:40:52 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"Ambush journalism. This is an old trick to make people appear to be ignorant. Run up to them, shove a microphone in their face, and ask an unexpected question while impatiently demanding a response."

So the MSM ask Sarah Palin who the president of Uzbekistan is, and ask Bush to name the chief export of Rwanda. That is NOT the same as asking students to name ONE U.S. Senator.
10 posted on 03/28/2014 12:44:33 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Blackirish

great point !


11 posted on 03/28/2014 12:44:33 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

What difference does it make. We’re entering the age of a de facto dictatorship anyway. The Senate will soon have all the authority of the old Roman Senate; which is to say none.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 12:45:21 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: kingattax

We’re doomed.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 12:47:10 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Isn’t it common knowledge who your Senators are?

If questioned ambush style, I could name both of my US Senators, my congressman, and state legislators.

If such basic knowledge of our government isn’t common knowledge, it should be.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 1:20:00 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: kingattax
NY's Chucky Schumer is probably deeply disappointed ... He figures all that face-time on camera he commandeers should be worth something ...
15 posted on 03/28/2014 1:28:52 PM PDT by mikrofon (Chuck U, Schumer)
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To: Flick Lives
Yep. Its purpose is to rubberstamp whatever Obama wants.

Still, there is Article V. Through our states, we have the peaceful means to do that which Romans did not.

16 posted on 03/28/2014 1:37:46 PM PDT by Jacquerie ( Article V.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I know who the ones here are (refuse to say "mine") but as they are absolutely useless and opposed to all I believe in, they effectively are not my Senators. They certainly do not care what I think.

The EBT crownd and the socialists, now they are well represented.

17 posted on 03/28/2014 1:47:51 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

When I was in high school, both U.S. senators from my state of Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson and William Proxmire, spoke at my school. National politics was discussed in our current events class. Political philosophy was discussed. So most kids could at least name their own state’s senators and local congressman(woman). How many teens/young adults can do that today?


18 posted on 03/28/2014 1:59:30 PM PDT by driftless2
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I agree that this is bogus journo-lism. 90% of the population are not political junkies like Freepers. I would bet that 90% of Freepers couldn’t name their Senators when they were in college or the military. It just wasn’t relevant.

I also would like to see the voting age raised to something like 28 or so because of the general dislike or apathy towards politics at younger ages.

Of course, I’d like to see other limits on voting also, i.e. only land/homeowners.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 2:57:13 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: kingattax

To busy being an activist for causes they know nothing about. Your money mom and dad, is going inthe pockets of professors who are teaching your kids to hate you, your life stlye and your country. Time to rethink higher ed


20 posted on 03/28/2014 4:16:03 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Prudent self-protection would dictate that they should be able to name at least one senator from their own state......


21 posted on 03/28/2014 9:34:40 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: kingattax

no dummy left behind


HAHAHA. Good one.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 9:18:25 AM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: kingattax

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k0he0cqHH20

If you think that is bad, watch the above video. This is an interesting video. A man by the name of Mark Dice goes out in public to see if he can get people to sign fake petitions in regards to things like freedom, rights, nuke war, etc. Watch a few of these and you will see just how “dumbed-down” people really are.

Makes ya wanna cry.


23 posted on 04/01/2014 7:41:14 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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