(Reid Wilson, Washington Post) Wednesday marked national Constitution Day, the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. But only 36 percent of Americans can actually name the three branches of government the Constitution created.
That’s according to a new survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and it shows a huge percentage of Americans might need to take a civics refresher course.
Only 38 percent of Americans knew the Republican Party controls the U.S. House of Representatives, while 17 percent think Democrats are still in charge. The number of people who knew Republicans were in charge has dropped 17 percent since the last time Annenberg asked, back in 2011, right after Republicans reclaimed control.
My Commentary: And, yet, here the ignorant majority stand – trying hard to convince me that I should blindly trust the government, just like their sorry asses do! Meanwhile, they haven’t even bothered to understand the American government’s “checks and balances,” which were put in place PRECISELY because the State cannot be trusted with authority! LOL!
(Joseph Miller) On Monday, the White House memo used to justify drone attacks on U.S. citizens was released, and it appears to confirm the worst suspicions of its libertarian critics. The Obama administration had sought to keep the memo secret, and now we know why: Because there are no checks and balances; there are no classified courts. Indeed, the memo reveals that the president of the United States ordered the targeting killing of U.S. citizens overseas — in violation of their constitutional right to due process — sans any type of oversight outside of the executive.
The 41-page Department of Justice memorandum outlining the administration’s attempt to justify the killing of U.S. citizens accused of plotting acts of terrorism abroad was released on Monday under order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York. The court did so in response to a Freedom Of Information Act request submitted by both the American Civil Liberties Union and The New York Times.
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The Art of Not Being Governed: I suppose if I worked with this guy I’d hide my face too.
At what point will the “I didn’t join”-ers decide to unjoin?
“You don’t join to say ‘I refuse,’ you don’t join to hide your face, you don’t join to push your ideology, you join to serve. Now quit making signs and get the fuck back to work.”
Rayn: The slave mentality is strong with this one! He apparently takes his military career so very seriously that he has forgotten he swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the US, first and foremost, when he initially enlisted for service.