Skip to comments.You Won’t Believe What These Americans Think We Celebrate on Independence Day (Video)
Posted on 07/04/2014 10:58:20 AM PDT by montag813
Radio show host Edward Woodson, took to the streets of South Florida to ask its citizens what we celebrate on the 4th of July.
We need to seriously examine what we teach our kids in schools, and immigrants in the so-called civics tests they are required to take before becoming U.S. citizens.
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If you wonder how Obama was elected twice, wonder no more.
American History isn’t taught in public school. Or if it is, it’s been distorted by communist teachers.
Take a lefty to Dinesh D’Souza’s movie. It explodes the leftist mythos, a mythos built on lies.
My fav “I don’t subscribe to the government.” How do I get some of that?
These clips don’t mean a thing unless the full picture is presented. For all we know, the interviewer asked 100 people, and got only a few stupid answers. Then only the few stupid answers were aired.
I don’t doubt that many Americans are weak in their knowledge of US history. But these clips are edited more for shock value than anything else.
These are mostly Obama’s people. The only one who answered it correctly was a middle-aged white guy. Not surprised.
There is a lot of giggling going on in that horrible video display of our rotten public school system
The scary one is the self described Muslim who ‘doesn’t subscribe to celebrating our independence’ and knows exactly what it is and when it originated
He either swore allegiance to the flag or what is he doing here
Laura ingraham is more right than she probably knows
Wrongo. Every adult citizen in this country is required to know. The muslim knew. Everyone celebrating should know
If I’m wrong, then imagine if he had done his job and asked the appropriate next question that should’ve been asked
Do you vote?
This is easily believed
Half the population are stupid to the core, government public schools have brain washed the past two or so generations. Liberal media told them for decades now that men humping each other is something to be proud of while the same government imported half the third world here and continue to do so.
All while the same government now rides shotgun, escorting freight trains full of illegals and others from who knows where. Government has made American citizenship all but pointless.
The American population is being incrementally replaced by an ignorant low wage population who are quite happy with token government freebies, who never question the ruling class who controls them.
WELCOME to government schools dumbing down our children. This is what America gets. Since the 1960-early mid 1970s, when the commies started taking over the school systems, lead by the communist Dimocrats. If the Dims in D.C. watched these videos, they would be jumping up and down screaming mission accomplished. Their kids are sent to rich private schools, while the hood teaches stupidity to kids. Lord help this nation. It has gone down the drain and there is no way to stop the swirling of the toilet.
You have got to be shi$$ing me. Did you leave off your sarc notation. If not, you graduated in the same schools as these ignorant people. I can understand some of the apparent foreigners in the video but if you were born here and do not know that essential bit of US history, this country is doomed.
Correct. They don’t teach history. They have totally turned it into chapterbooks of leftist indoctrination.
Anybody besides me getting the feeling that we’re living in the movie “Idiocracy”?
Things are worse than I thought.
Well 100 is supposed to be the mean on an IQ test which means that 1/2 are below that number. What’s even scarier is that anything below 70 is considered mentally retarded (I’m using the clinical word here so don’t jump me for the recent PC crud associated with the word).
Some sources have 50% of the population with an IQ between 90-109. With only about 10% of the population are over 120, and a normal distribution would indicate that 10% are below 80. Ouch.
The stupidest people are obviously 0bama voters.
Independence from France. Russia.
These people have the same vote as me. Sad.
You completely missed the point of my post. I’m not saying that Americans know their history as well as they should. Because they don’t. I’m saying something else entirely.
Let’s suppose you watch a man-in-the-street interview video. And the question is: Who did America fight in WW II?
And let’s suppose 9 of the 10 people in the video said “England.” Can we then assume that 90% of the population thinks our enemy in WW II was England? No we can’t. In fact, we can’t assume anything at all here.
All you need to know is that the DEMOCRATS (in the form of the Teachers’ Unions) have had control of the schools for years and years .. try 50 years.
But, some districts, like those in Murrieta and Temecula, have a higher standard .. according to my family who’s children attend those schools.
So .. can anybody figure out why the aforementioned cities were chosen ..?? Much too nice a community; schools are better, etc. Can’t have that ..!!!!!!
Oh yeah .. it’s a HUGE Christian community.
I'm not fan of corrupt unions (and trust me, teacher unions are corrupt). But this is not a union problem at all. It is a central administrator problem.
A number of years ago, a major public school district close to where I live dropped their civics requirement. Imagine that, learning about how the US government works was no longer mandatory! Instead, students could choose from a list of options: US civics, or world cultures, or black studies, or Latino studies (I'm sure you can see what's happening here).
This was entirely the history supervisor's decision. Almost every history teacher was outraged, and many of them filed complaints. It didn't matter. The supervisor stuck with his decision. The School Board (and the voters) did nothing.
Unless the respondents were chosen randomly, the sample is not representative. It’s entertainment, not research.
I dont doubt that many Americans are weak in their knowledge of US history. But these clips are edited more for shock value than anything else.
Unless the respondents were chosen randomly, the sample is not representative. Its entertainment, not research.
Thank you! And let me add something else. Often these types of videos are done for more sinister reasons: to make a group of people look evil or stupid.
The liberal media is particularly good at this. They'll goad a few conservatives into saying something inappropriate. Then the lib's will say: "look! Conservatives want to take away your right to clean air (or whatever)."
I want Common Core. I just want to be in charge of writing it.
That’s why it’s important to call out the media, when they use such tactics — regardless of whose ox is being gored. It’s better to make a stand for the principle of honest journalism, than to resign ourselves to fighting endless rearguard actions against it.
Or so I've heard.
Excuse me .. the Administrators are MEMBERS OF THE UNIONS.
The NEA has been very aggressive in putting through all those class changes you were talking about. This is why the youth of today do not know American History; unless they are home schooled, or they go to a Christian or Charter school.
The unions are aggressively supporting Common Core, to further dumb-down our children.
And .. ALL TEACHERS (whether functioning administratively or not), are members of Teacher’s unions.
Why do you think that no teacher ever gets fired ..?? On occasion, there is an administrator who will do the right thing; but it’s more likely the union will pressure the school to keep a terrible teacher.
No, they are not. The administrators supervise union members, and they determine what's being taught. But the administrators most certainly are not union members. No more than a GM vice president would be an auto workers union member.
The NEA has been very aggressive in putting through all those class changes you were talking about.
Now you're getting somewhere. The NEA leadership is more than just corrupt. They are big-government socialists. Remember, we are talking about the union leadership here, the folks that sit in fancy offices all day and do no real teaching. Sure, there are some crazy ultra-lib teachers. But many more are either conservatives, or JFK-type democrats. Yet the NEA leadership keeps getting re-elected. I really do suspect voter fraud, although it could be just plain old apathy.
its more likely the union will pressure the school to keep a terrible teacher.
Well, that's the job of the union. Just as it's your lawyer's job to defend you, regardless. The problem is that most administrators are lazy, and are cowards. They don't want to bother with a lawsuit, so they take the easy way out.
And, yes, that bothers me. I don't want to have to work next to a bad teacher. Because I end up doing my job, and his job.
Well .. maybe they don’t have to pay dues .. but they do take orders from the unions. I’ve seen it happen time and time again; especially in grammar schools.