A recent poll asked Americans the question, "From which country did America gain its independence?" An astounding 26% of all respondents could not accurately answer this question! Has our educational system become so terribly inept that the most basic tenets of our history are unknown to over a quarter or more of our citizens, depending upon the basic history question asked?
In that same light, Jay Leno does an excellent job of pointing out the absurdity in the lack of knowledge of people regarding basic historical facts of their country. And to think that these people still probably vote! (Any guesses which party for which they vote?) In Jay's video below, he interviewed a college professor that could not answer these basic U.S. History questions.
We seriously need to change things right now in our schools. No wonder we have lost our soul as a nation when a significant percentage of our people don't even know anything on even the most elementary terms as to our founding or early history as a country. We need a lot more folks like Grandpa in the video and a whole lot less like the college professor.