Bill Maher gives his New Rules this week and really takes on the dumbing down of America. I have to agree with him. We have dumbed down and it is pitiful. People act and seem to celebrate the fact they know nothing, and act proud of the fact that history means nothing to them.
When I first started this blog that was one of the things I talked about, was what did we know or forget in the years from school. But they don't teach these things in school like they used to. We used to have a full Civics course and had to learn the US Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the State I lived in. That had to be done in 9th grade. If not, you didn't get to move on.
Listen to the facts he recites and to the statistics, it is scary to think we are this dumb, and I mean dumb about our history and our country and it's leaders. But we have let ourselves and our children become this way. We have to take that responsiblity on ourselves and fix this problem.