And then, something really odd happened, mostly because I think that we do not have a civics literacy test before people can vote in this country. People who could not even spell the word "vote," or say it in English, put a committed socialist idealogue in the White House, name is Barack Hussein Obama.I have an idea. Let's form two experimental groups, one consisting of Latino immigrants (who are, you know, required to pass a goddamn civics test before obtaining the right to vote) and the other of Teabagging aficionados. Let's see who does better on a "civics literacy test."
It is a common source of humor in my line of work that foreign-born students, many of whom are brand new to the U.S. and not all of whom have terrific facility with English yet, routinely beat the pants off of American-born and -educated students in college-level American government courses. Pitor from Kraków routinely tells me a lot more about the 4th Amendment than Peter from Knoxville. And he does so in sentences featuring punctuation.