Skip to comments.'What Does FDR Stand For?' Americans Bungle Basic Presidential History (VIDEO)
Posted on 01/12/2012 7:55:39 AM PST by JesseWatters
'Factor' producer surveying the folks about presidential politics and leadership. Most of them have a hard time even identifying past U.S. presidents, let alone remembering their policies and accomplishments.
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Okay, I’m game...
For Destroying the Republic?
The NEA has done an excellent job of destroying the study of history, all the better to fool kids into thinking that history is the diversity crap they teach now. No nation can survive without knowing its own history.
Thats describes the younger generation to a T....clueless about everything exc their self absorbed tiny microcosm seen thru a cell phone.
something about Dennis Rodman?
You said it. The public education system produces morons. They know about recycling, global warming, and “Johnny has Two Daddies” but lack basic knowledge of history, literature or mathematics. The ignorant are easier to enslave than the educated.
Our future Chinese overlords will have an large pool of ignorant, unskilled labor to draw upon.
That problem was later solved in 1951 ... in the Twenty Second Amendment to the US Constitution.
He is doesn’t stand for anything ..he is dead.
Disgusting and frightening.
Forever Democrat Rule.
He was a crooked politician, not a god. Fame is fleeting and most crumble into the dust of history. Some, by their words or deeds rise to prominence in the historical recognition of man. Roosevelt didn't make the cut.
It will take a revolution, but limiting the franchise to people who meet some standard of knowledge and responsibility is becoming a very attractive idea. Citizenship and franchise based on national service (military) as espoused in the polemical side of Robert Heinlein's writings (plus bringing back public flogging and the noose) are making more and more sense.
Not much...[polio joke self censored].
Every time I see one of those "man in the street" quizes, I wonder what the real success rate is. If 9 out of 10 people recognized the presidents it wouldn't make for interesting TV, so you edit it to focus on the ones who miss.
Whether a person agrees with FDR’s policies or whether they honor him or not is beside the point. How is a man who was president for 12 years, through the Great Depression and the Second World War, and whose policies still impact us, relegated to historical obscurity? That can happen only if the study and knowledge of history itself has been allowed to crumble into dust. The root of the problem lies with the schools, the young heads full of mush, and parents who don’t see to it that their children are properly educated and don’t cultivate the innate curiosity about things that most children have and a lot of children, unfortunately, lose. My guess is that those ignorant of who FDR was don’t even have the level of interest and curiosity necessary to ask, “Hey. Who is this guy on the dime?”
clueless about everything exc their self absorbed tiny microcosm seen thru a cell phone.
And, their facebook pages.
AND, Kim Kardashian’s bra size!!!/s;)
AND, Kim Kardashians bra size!!!/s;)
Forgot about that - and Lady GaGa’s latest red carpet outfit and what about Snookie - you forgot Snookie!!!!
Newscaster George Putnam once said that he knew something was wrong when he asked an adolescent the name of the first president—and the reply was, “was it Jefferson?” Years later, he told of hearing from young people that Dwight Eisenhower was president during the seventeenth century.
A few years ago, Sean Hannity sent out his girl reporter to do a man-in-the-street quiz as to what we celebrate on July 4. No one came even close to getting the right answer. The quiz was apparently conducted live and not edited. At the end, the reporter herself admitted that she really didn't know what the holiday was about and took a guess that it was to celebrate the conclusion of WWI.
They should get credit if they answered "Stephen Foster's birthday" or "Calvin Coolidge's birthday."