Friday, January 14, 2011

Maybe The Scariest Poll Ever,..

...especially if you're an American citizen who is also a person of faith:

Elected Officials Flunk Constitution Quiz

The part I find the most alarming is in this result:

"Just 15 percent answered correctly that the phrase "wall of separation" appears in Thomas Jefferson's letters -- not in the U.S. Constitution -- compared with 19 percent of the general public."

The "wall of separation" is what most people nowadays refer to as the separation of church and state.  As I have informed countless students in myriad classrooms, it's not in the Constitution.  Now, I expect students, who have participated in strongly programmed school curricula, not to know much about American historical fact, but I do wish those who put themselves before the public as representatives worthy of support and votes knew this.

By all means, folks, read this document in public as often as you want and please listen to the words.