But this sort of denial bodes ill for our future given that we recently have read that these days American students are less proficient in American history than in any other school subject. And our world ranking in those other subjects are terrible. Further, this isn't a new trend that has suddenly, astonishingly appeared. This problem has been plaguing our education system for a while now. This means that people like Bachmann can say as they damn well please about our history because, by and large, most Americans simply aren't going to know any better.
So I propose an amendment to our Constitution to the powers that be: No one can run for federal office without passing a senior high school level American history test, strictly administered so as to prohibit cheating. You don't pass, you can't run for congress or the presidency, period. Why should a bunch of ignoramus' be allowed to make laws for the nation's future when they don't understand her past or have a fundamentalist Christer revisionist view of it? My guess is most politicians would fail this test. Good! Get those idiots out of our halls of power where there ignorance and stupidity are causing untold troubles and chaos.
Hell, let's add IQ requirements too! If you don't have an IQ above 125, you can't be a member of congress; if your IQ isn't above 140, you can't be president. Hoho! Now we're talking.
Naturally, this idea will never happen because those who own this country and run it like a Southerner's plantation wouldn't meet this criteria nor would their toadies the politicians who they have bought and paid for in bribes in the form of campaign contributions. These powers would rail against any attempt by We the People to ensure we are getting some kind of quality leadership in Washington. They would say we are impeding their rights to