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Why Are So Many Americans so Ignorant?

It may be hard to believe, but apparently a lot of Americans don’t even know what the 4th of July is all about. A new Marist poll found a lot of people are fuzzy about the reason why we celebrate Independence Day. According to the poll, only 58 percent of Americans know the United States declared its independence in 1776. Twenty-six percent were unsure and 16 percent said another date. The poll also found that one in four Americans don’t know from which country we declared our independence. It found that while 76 percent correctly said Great Britain, 19 percent were unsure and five percent said a different country.

That’s just absurdly idiotic. Truly. You people who don’t know the simplest facts of American history, please get out of the country. We really don’t need your sort here.

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Written by Jim

July 4, 2011 at 07:15

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  1. Oh no – please keep them there. You bore them and raised them and educated them and they don’t belong anywhere else. Who can blame them for not knowing America declared independence from Great Britain when they’re still in bed together over war making and it seems there is more American infatuation with the British Royal family than British? Besides, the fourth of July is not just about American independence and patriotism. It’s the first day of Maori Language week: te wiki o te reo Māori, which this year we celebrate with “Manaakitanga” … oh dear … it’s all about Kiwi hospitality. NO!! We don’t want them there. They don’t know Maori – a national prerequisite… It’s also my nephew Oliver’s birthday but I’ve got so many I can’t remember how old he is – about 16 I think. :)

    steph

    July 4, 2011 at 10:13

  2. “You people who don’t know the simplest facts of American history, please get out of the country. We really don’t need your sort here.”

    Are you asking Sarah “Paul Revere” Palin to leave the country, Jim? I might agree that it is a good start.

    Bob Schillaci

    July 4, 2011 at 16:59


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