High Price of Ignorance

We pay a high price for ignorance in this country – I have often wondered if we could “afford the note”. Now I surmise that we can’t even afford the interest.

 

US officials flunk test of American history, economics, civics

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US elected officials scored abysmally on a test measuring their civic knowledge, with an average grade of just 44 percent, the group that organized the exam said Thursday.

– Full Story here:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081120/od_afp/ushistoryeducationoffbeat

 

 

Perhaps one of the reasons why so many of our legislators are eager to change much about the basic foundation of our country is that   They know so little about it ! – Apparently, they know little about how precious our liberties  and rights are.

 

Heck, it seems that many that run our government don’t have the slightest appreciation for just how unique the United States is among all the histories of the world. And, what an anomaly it is for a country to extend such freedoms to its citizens without the arbitrary and capricious control and abuse of a governing elite.

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