Two Thirds of Americans Can't Even Name a Single Supreme

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by the Left Coast Rebel

PRNewswire reports:

EAGAN, Minn., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly two-thirds of Americans cannot name any members of the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com (http://www.findlaw.com), the most popular legal information website. Even as Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan awaits Senate confirmation hearings to replace retiring justice John Paul Stevens, only 35 percent of Americans can name even one member of the nation's highest court.

Clarence Thomas is the most well known justice but could be named by only 19 percent of Americans. Chief Justice John Roberts was named by 16 percent of people. Sonia Sotomayor, the newest justice, could be named by only 15 percent of Americans following a highly visible nomination and confirmation process last year.

Another proof for the need to privatize, the nation's public education system has miserably failed it's most basic responsibility. I wonder how many of these Americans could name the winners of American Idol?

How can we guard liberty when even the most basic civic common knowledge is not so common?

Sean Hannity's Man on the Street, should this even surprise us? 'Free' health care:



July 4th, scary stuff:



via Memeorandum

9 comments:

  1. your'e right..ignorance reigns supreme!

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  2. Who was it that said that nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public?

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  3. The same folks who can't name the governor of their state or their congressional representative scare me more.

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  4. There are Politicians that depend on people like this...

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  5. I met a girl, okay a 20-something woman(but she acted like a girl so I call so) who didn't know a think about the BP oil situtation.

    She was sitting next to a TV in the employeed cafe, just typing away on ther cell.

    Yep, a prime example of the American sheep.

    Which is the way the Progressives like them. Stupid and pliable.

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  6. And that is a surprise? I bet most people don't know who the VP is.

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  7. My God, to think that stupid women is teaching our children. My God, how far have we fallen.

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  8. I can name the VP but only in euphemism..

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