VIDEO: Mike Lindell’s $5 Million Challenge

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says he will offer a $5 million reward to any cyber expert, politician or reporter who can disprove his alleged 2020 election data.

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PODCAST: Voter Suppression vs. Election Integrity

Arguably the two biggest issues facing the American people today deals with illegal immigration and voting. Interestingly, I believe the two are related. However, there are sharp differences in interpretation between liberals and conservatives and reflects a deep divide between the two groups.

As to illegal immigration, liberals do not believe in national borders thereby causing the current influx of illegal immigration. It is their hope illegals will be granted citizenship and voting rights, thereby enabling Democrats to remain in power.

On the other hand, conservatives want tighter control at the border, thereby thwarting illegal voting, illegal distribution of benefits, and curb human trafficking and drug importation.

Voting also has two differing perspectives. Liberals claim the new election laws enacted by Republican-led states represent “voter suppression.” They insist the laws are being enacted to prevent minorities from voting. As such, they label these laws as “racist” and akin to “Jim Crow laws.” They use the “Jim Crow” moniker knowing the public has no sense of history and have forgotten it was created by the Democrats, the same people who gave us “Jim Crow” and advocated slavery.

Conservatives, instead, are promoting “election integrity” as a means to promote lawful voting. This can hardly be construed as “voter suppression,” but this is what the Democrats would have us believe. Republicans thereby are creating state laws to promote proper Voter ID, reasonable hours to vote early, and honest absentee voting. To illustrate, there is nothing in the recent Texas state election bills (HB3 and SR1) that could possibly be construed as “voter suppression,” yet this is what Texas Democrats insist it is. Interestingly, the bills begin by claiming they are, “enacted solely to prevent fraud in the electoral process and ensure that all legally cast ballots are counted.” Having read the legislation, I have to agree.

Knowing Republicans have the votes to pass the legislation, Texas Democrats fled the state, and flew to Washington, DC to seek comfort from the Biden administration and Congressional Democrats. As part of this, they want to federalize voting as per House Resolution 1 (H.R.1), the “For the People” Act which is aimed at encouraging more votes, not validating them. As I wrote in March on this subject, “There is nothing in the bill about validating voter identity, verification of signatures, or checking rolls in a uniform manner. This is all about harvesting votes for the Democrats in an unscrupulous manner.”

Let’s be clear about something from the onset, H.R.1 is un-Constitutional as the right to determine voting is a state issue, not federal (see Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution, whereby, “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof;” Aside from the Electoral College, this is also true for the Executive Branch.

I also find it interesting the role the News Media plays in all of this. Most outlets claim this is about “voter suppression,” not “election integrity.” This is obviously being orchestrated by someone behind the scenes. To illustrate, I found two columns with almost identical content:

Techbondhu – by Serilda – July 9th

The bills – House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1 – were filed during the special legislative session called by Gov. Greg Abbott, which started Thursday. Republican leaders vowed to take another pass at approving voting legislation after Texas House Democrats blocked a previous effort in May to pass more voting restrictions.

NPR – by Ashley Lopez – July 12th

The bills – House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1 – were filed during the special legislative session called by Gov. Greg Abbott, which started last week. Republican leaders vowed to take another pass at approving voting legislation after Texas House Democrats blocked a previous effort in May to pass more voting restrictions.

It is as if someone from the left wrote the article first, distributed it to the news media, and allowed them to fine tune it to suit their needs. Not only is this plagiarism, and shows to what length the Left will go, but it demonstrates how the news media works. As an aside, I have also seen this done with “Letters to the Editor,” where the same comments are posted in different newspapers across the USA.

The truth is, this is about manipulating and controlling the vote in order to maintain a tyrannical grasp of power. It has absolutely nothing to do with racism and “Jim Crow,” which is nothing more than a clever subterfuge. What we are witnessing is another test of the U.S. Constitution, to wit, do we accept illegal immigration and voting, or do we not? This will inevitably end up in the Supreme Court.

P.S. – As one friend said to me recently, “You notice Democrats are fine with vaccine cards, but not Voter IDs?” Just saying.

Keep the Faith!

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PODCAST: ‘How To Become A Tyrant’ – Must See TV

I recently watched the new documentary, “How to Become a Tyrant,” on Netflix. It is a six episode series, each running 25-30 minutes in length. The intent is to examine past tyrannical dictators, note their personal attributes and tactics used, and make some conclusions as to becoming a tyrant, thereby providing a text book explanation for such madness.

In the film, they examine Germany’s Adolph Hitler, Russia’s Joseph Stalin, Uganda’s Idi Amin, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, North Korea’s Kim family, as well as other tyrants from around the world; e.g., Fidel CastroMao Tse-tung, and others.

Not only is it an excellent history lesson, but it provides insight as to what is happening today in this country.

Their “Tyrant’s Playbook” makes some rather astute observations with six key points:

1. How to seize power – here, the producers describe how tyrants ascend to power. Most come from obscurity, such as Adolf Hitler who was but a corporal in the German Army during World War I. Key to their rise was portraying themselves as one of the people. Hitler, Stalin, and Mao were particularly good at this. Interestingly though, the tyrants had no respect for human life, which is why they were so effective in snuffing it out.

To become a tyrant, one must possess an inflated ego whereby you, alone, can solve your country’s problems. It thereby becomes important to develop a catchy message the public understands and can embrace. With Hitler, it was his book, “Mein Kampf.” In China, Mao’s “Little Red Book,” contained quotations from his speeches and writings. Likewise, Muammar Gaddafi had his “The Green Book.”

It also helps to rise to power during a difficult time, such as a financial calamity, like The Great Depression, war, poverty and disease. People are looking to be saved and will be receptive to anyone with a proposed solution, thus greasing the rails for rising to power.

Most of the tyrants also possessed a military background, thereby using soldiers to achieve domination. Such training also came in handy in terms of tactical warfare within their own country.

2. Crush your rivals – either through legal or illegal means, it doesn’t matter. Rivals would suddenly disappear or be falsely accused of traitorous activity.

3. Reign through terror – this requires the person to be totally ruthless. To implement this, public executions send a clear message to the populace that the tyrant is not to be trifled with. Joseph Stalin’s purges of the government and military was also effective, whereby hundreds of thousands of people were executed and another million sent to prisons and labor camps.

Key to the tyrant here is controlling the law, that the only interpretation that matters is the dictator’s.

4. Control the truth – this is very important to developing a culture of confusion. If you can control the source, content and distribution of information, you control the actions and decisions of the people.

Not only is it necessary for the state to control communications, such as publishing, TV, movies and the Internet, but the news as well. This is why the masses are prohibited from accessing the press in other countries.

Another key point in this area is altering history to suit your agenda. Most, if not all, of the tyrants in the film understood the necessity of this. And, Yes, propaganda was of strategic importance. To illustrate, North Korea’s Kim Jong-il (father of Kim Jong-un), came to power not through military means, but as Propaganda Minister.

5. Reinventing the country into the utopia you always wanted – this section was particularly interesting as we saw tyrants implement several tactics aimed at changing the culture of the land. For example:

  • Supplant religion with something else, such as Stalinism.
  • Replace the flag.
  • Suppress civil liberties, such as freedom of speech, religion, and access to firearms.
  • Crush protests, but let your supporters run amok.
  • Reorient people (change their values).
  • Indoctrinate the youth.

In this area, tyrants also tend to think big and implement massive and expensive construction projects, such as Hitler’s rebuilding of Berlin and the Autobahn, Stalin’s subways and dam projects, and Gaddafi’s massive irrigation system for the desert.

6. Seek immortality – to do so, you need a succession plan, something few tyrants actually prepare. The best example of this is in North Korea, with the Kims ruling for over 70 years (Kim Il-sungKim Jong-ilKim Jong-un).

One of the key points to maintaining power is requiring isolation. North Koreans are taught to take pride in being self-sufficient. By doing so, traveling outside of the country and communicating with the outside world is simply not necessary and, therefore, is prohibited.

Another trick is to export your revolution, such as Germany, Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, and Libya, who assisted other countries and political factions with weapons and funding.

Aside from North Korea, most tyrants do not hold on to power. Even Russia fell and was opened to the West, but outsiders still look at Russian President Vladimir Putin suspiciously. As an aside, to-date Putin has served for 22 years (Stalin was 25 years); if he has his way, Putin will be able to serve until 2036, marking 37 years as leader).

This documentary provides invaluable lessons. We see many elements from the list in America today, such as:

  1. Crush your rivals – either through legal or illegal means, it doesn’t matter.
  2. Controlling the law, that the only interpretation that matters is the dictator’s.
  3. Controlling the truth, particularly through the media.
  4. Altering history.
  5. Supplant religion with something else, such as Socialism.
  6. Replace the flag.
  7. Suppress civil liberties, such as freedom of speech, religion, and access to firearms.
  8. Crush protests, but let your supporters run amok; e.g., Antifa and BLM.
  9. Reorient people (change their values). Enforce Political Correctness.
  10. Indoctrination of youth.

The big question here is who is the tyrant in this country? The film suggests it is only one person, but today this could very well be an organized and determined political party who wants total control and create a new Utopia.

Yes, this film was very much an eye opener and worth a look. I highly recommend it for everybody, particularly youth.

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VIDEO: Vaccination Passport — The Road to a Totalitarian State.

This new Glazov Gang episode features Reggie Littlejohn, the founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers.

Reggie discusses Vaccination Passport – The Road to a Totalitarian State, revealing the new gateway to mass surveillance and a “national enemies” register.

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SHOCKING VIDEO: Castro claimed his government was for ‘social justice’ and denied he was a Communist — Sound Familiar?

Fidel Castro denied he was a Communist before he gained power. Castor said that his government was for “social justice.”

Does this sound familiar. The Democrats deny they are Communists while at the same time imposing more regulation, taxes, denying civil liberties and imposing restrictions on each and every American using the Covid pandemic as the excuse. Democrats have embraced social justice rather than equal protection under the law as outlined in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

If it looks like a Communist, walks like a Communist and talks like a Communist, then it is a Communist.

The Heritage Foundation in a report titled “Social Justice: Not What You Think It Is” wrote:

For its proponents, “social justice” is usually undefined. Originally a Catholic term, first used about 1840 for a new kind of virtue (or habit) necessary for post-agrarian societies, the term has been bent by secular “progressive” thinkers to mean uniform state distribution of society’s advantages and disadvantages. Social justice is really the capacity to organize with others to accomplish ends that benefit the whole community. If people are to live free of state control, they must possess this new virtue of cooperation and association. This is one of the great skills of Americans and, ultimately, the best defense against statism.

Melissa Tate a Zimbabwean political commentator and analyst based in the United States of America tweeted the following about Castro:

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PODCAST: California’s ‘Ethnic Studies’ Gold Rush!

GUESTS AND TOPICS:

KENNY XU

Kenny Xu president of Color Us United, commentary writer for The Federalist, The Washington Examiner, The Daily Signal, and Quillette. Xu has spoken on the consequences of the Harvard case and its identity politics ideology in front of groups as diverse as the nationally renowned Pacific Legal Foundation to the Boston Rally for Education Rights to the all-Black Connecticut Parents Union. His commentary has propelled him to interviews with NPR and features in the New York Times Magazine. His new book is “An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy.”

TOPIC: California’s ‘Ethnic Studies’ Gold Rush!

E. RAY MOORE, TH.M.

E. Ray Moore, Th.M., is an Army Reserve Chaplain (Lt.Col. Ret.), and veteran of the Gulf War I which he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He is president of the Board of Directors of Frontline Ministries, Inc., a Columbia, South Carolina, based ministry that focuses on promoting spiritual renewal in society and the church. He is director of the Exodus Mandate Project, The nation’s leading advocate of a mass exodus of Christian children from the government schools. He is chairman of the Christian Education Initiative (CEI), www.Christedu.org and www.publicschoolexit.com. Additionally, he has served as a campaign consultant or staff for several major political campaigns, including former Vice-President Dan Quayle’s first Senate race in 1980, former Congressman Mark Siljander’s first Congressional race in 1981 and Pat Robertson’s Presidential Campaign.

TOPIC: Conservatives Need to Abandon the Idea of Reforming Our Public Schools. It’s time to pull our kids out of Public Schools!

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VIDEO: What to Say and Do if Biden Vaccine ‘Strike Force’ Comes Knocking At Your Door

What do you do when they come for you? Watch this to find out. Anti-Strike Force Jab Guidance by Jeffrey Prather:

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Trump: ‘We Will Take Back that Glorious White House’

Trump states, “We Will Take Back that Glorious White House.”

WATCH: President Donald Trump FULL SPEECH at CPAC 2021 in Dallas, TX 7-11-21

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VIDEO: America Under Attack! Biden Turning USA Into Giant Sanctuary for Illegals

Apprehensions of illegal aliens are skyrocketing along our southern flank. Worse, most of these illegals are not being deported; they are being allowed to infiltrate this Republic and are not subjected to our rule of law. This is war, folks. This is a battle against, not the illegals, but the Biden clan which is destroying the very fabric of our culture. Graham Ledger speaks with the president of the national Border Patrol Union, Art Del Cueto about attempting to stop illegals from attacking our country while the President is aiding and abetting their assault on our sovereignty.

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Video of child ripping American flag from yard and tossing it as adult looks on goes viral

The next terrible horror film series: “Children of Karen.”

America is being demonized by the left in our schools, in the mainstream media, on social media, and in popular culture. This is the result. A generation of American children who hate America. If this continues, America cannot survive.

Video of child ripping flab from yard and tossing it as adult looks on goes viral

The video has been viewed nearly 1 million times

By Fox News, July 10, 2021

A video of a child pulling an American flag from a person’s front yard and throwing it on the ground has gone viral on social media.

Children are being raised to desecrate the flag,” a Twitter user commented on the video, which has been viewed nearly 1 million times since being posted Friday.

The video has no audio and shows an unidentified young boy on a scooter with an adult woman on a bike riding down a residential street.

The boy passes a small American flag in a front yard and attempts to pull it from the ground. He misses on his first attempt, but gets off of his scooter and then successfully rips the flag from the yard and throws it on the ground.

He and the woman then resume riding down the street. It appears the woman gives no pushback on the boy for pulling the flag.

The video comes amid a nationwide heated debate on the implementation of critical race theory curriculum in classrooms around the country, which some parents and lawmakers argue teaches children to “hate American exceptionalism.”

The perception of the American flag as a divisive symbol has also spread to mainstream culture, with singer Macy Gray saying the flag should be updated because the current one is “tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect,” while a Black Lives Matter chapter in Utah called the flag “a symbol of hatred.”

“When we Black Americans see this flag we know the person flying it is not safe to be around,” a July 4 Facebook post from Utah’s BLM chapter reads. “When we see this flag we know the person flying it is a racist. When we see this flag we know that the person flying it lives in a different America than we do. When we see this flag, we question your intelligence. We know to avoid you. It is a symbol of hatred.”

A New York Times editorial board member also said last month during a segment on MSNBC that she was “disturbed” to see American flags during a trip on Long Island – a comment the New York Times defended.

“I was on Long Island this weekend visiting a really dear friend, and I was really disturbed. I saw, you know, dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with [expletives] against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and, in some cases, just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing … Essentially, the message was clear … This is my country. This is not your country. I own this,” Mara Gay said.

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Vaccine Mutations: Devastating Side-effects Crippling, Mutilating All Americans

Listen to the real-life, heart-breaking stories of innocent Americans, many of whom volunteered for the early vaccine trials in December 2020 and January 2021, tell their stories of devastating side-effects from the so-called Covid vaccines. These people are suffering daily, life-crippling events and their stories are being ignored by the Biden team and cast-aside by the mainstream media. Graham Ledger speaks with Dr. Bryan Ardis about how even folks who did NOT get the so-called vaccine are in danger of being affected by fallout from these shots.

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VIDEO: When the Biden Administration Knocks on Your Door

When the Biden Administration [Obama 3]  knocks on your door!  Watch to end:

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VIDEO: President Trump Holds Major Press Conference on Lawsuit Against Facebook, Twitter, et. al.

Historic.

LIVE: Trump Holds ‘Major Press Conference’

By The Wiz, July 7, 2021

Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States, will host what he has dubbed as a “major press conference” from his New Jersey golf course today.

The event is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM ET.

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Earlier today, Axios reported Trump would announce a class action lawsuits against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

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PODCAST: Two Olympians Berry & McLaughlin – One Hates the Flag, One loves God!

GUESTS AND TOPICS:

KEVIN FOBBS

Kevin Fobbs is Chairman of the American Christian Civil Rights Movement, Managing Partner of Ascension Entertainment Productions, and director of RTL Productions. He is producer of the Holocaust-themed movie drama “Never Again,” collaborator on the 2018 police documentary “Bleeding Blue,” and many other productions. His written work has appeared in the New York Times, The Detroit News, The Michigan Chronicle, Clash Daily, Renew America, Daily Surge, Communities Digital News (CDN) among others. Kevin is a co-author of “Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count – Police Are Minutes and several other books. His latest book is, Shut Yo’ Mouth!: How the Left Plays the Race Card to Silence Conservatives and How to Stop It co-authored with Susan Swift.

TOPIC: Two Olympians – One Hates the Flag, One loves God!

MARC ANG

Marc Ang is a fresh voice for the conservative movement, focusing on race relations, keeping a check on the media and political establishment. He is the founder and president of Asian Industry B2B. Recently Fox News recognized Marc and his national coalition CFLOE.org for being the org to push the signage of the presidential hate crime bill. Marc has also made recent news for his protests against critical race theory in the Los Alamitos school district on LA times, his protests against DA George Gascon and his op Ed’s have been featured in Washington Examiner, Redstate, Asian Journal, Published Reporter, CNS News and His book “Minority Retort” will be released in late 2021.

TOPIC: The Chinese Communist Party’s Blatant Bottom-Up U.S. Takeover From The Local Government Level!

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PODCAST: My American History Quiz

Sometime ago, I asked my blog readers to take a simple quiz regarding American government and history. I wanted to see just how well we knew some of the basics, such as our governing docs and some historical events. Nothing elaborate, I just wanted to take a pulse of our knowledge in general. 134 brave souls took the quiz for which I give my thanks. I didn’t want the quiz to be complicated which is why I tried to keep it as simple as possible. I could have asked for such things as age and political party affiliation, but I didn’t want to muddy the waters and turn people off.

Out of those who took the test, probably 25 people got a perfect score. I was not surprised by this as I didn’t try to invent a complicated quiz, just something that could give us some fundamental idea of what we know and what we don’t.

The quiz was far from scientific, yet I believe I can draw some conclusions from it based on the input. But first, let’s review the responses to each question. I’ll show both the number of responses and the percentage of the total, followed by my comments.

PLEASE ANSWER ALL 10 QUESTIONS – AMERICAN CITIZENS ONLY

1. Signed in 1620, it is the first governing document of Plymouth Colony as written by the colonists, later known to history as the Pilgrims. It was in essence a social contract in which the settlers consented to follow the document’s rules and regulations for the sake of survival.

22 – 17% – Magna Carta
92 – 69% – Mayflower Compact (CORRECT)
06 – 04% – Pilgrim Declaration
12 – 09% – Plymouth Compact
02 – 01% – Standish Consent and Decree

Comment: I considered this a tricky question as most people are unaware of any American history prior to 1776. I was pleasantly surprised to see how many people got it right. Those that answered “Magna Carta” disappointed me; even though it is an important document that influenced others, it was still developed in England, not America. I consider it significant that people recognized its name though. By the way, the last three, Pilgrim Declaration, Plymouth Compact, and Standish Consent and Degree were figments of my imagination.

2. How many “separate but equal” branches are there in the U.S. Federal Government?

000 – 00% – 1
002 – 01% – 2
131 – 98% – 3 (CORRECT)
001 – 01% – 4
000 – 00% – 50

Comment: People may have gotten other parts of the quiz wrong, but somehow the concept of “three separate but equal branches of government” representing the checks and balances of government has been successfully stamped into our brains. Only three people missed this.

3. What is the following quote from? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

27 – 20% – Bill of Rights
94 – 70% – Declaration of Independence (CORRECT)
06 – 05% – Gettysburg Address
00 – 00% – Oath of Office
07 – 05% – US Constitution

Comment: The lion’s share of answers went correctly to the Declaration of Independence, but I was surprised to see how many people picked the Bill of Rights. As an aside, many of us had to memorize this section of the Declaration in elementary school.

4. Which U.S. President was NOT impeached?

34 – 25% – Bill Clinton
20 – 15% – Andrew Johnson
80 – 60% – Richard Nixon (CORRECT)

Comment: I expected this kind of response to the question. Richard Nixon resigned before impeachment proceedings could begin. The other two were impeached, meaning to hold trial in the Senate, yet were found not guilty. No U.S. President has ever been forcibly removed from office through peaceful means (assassination is another matter altogether).

5. What is the following quote from? “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,…”>

04 – 03% – Bill of Rights
32 – 24% – Declaration of Independence
02 – 01% – Gettysburg Address
00 – 00% – Oath of Office
96 – 72% – US Constitution (CORRECT)

Comment: Most people got this correct, but notice how many confused it for the Declaration of Independence. This particular quote is from the Preamble of the Constitution. Like the Declaration, many of us had to memorize this in grade school, but I don’t think they do so anymore.

6. What U.S. President served as commander-in-chief during World War I?

11 – 08% – Calvin Coolidge
07 – 05% – Warren Harding
18 – 13% – Theodore Roosevelt
03 – 03% – William Howard Taft
95 – 71% – Woodrow Wilson (CORRECT)

Comment: I expected this question to be a little tougher as a lot of us have forgotten the events of nearly 100 years ago. Baby boomers may still be familiar with World War II, but I thought they would surely have problems with the first war, “The War to end all Wars.” I wasn’t surprised that Teddy Roosevelt captured the number of responses that he did simply because of his strong name recognition. By the way, William Howard Taft was the only President who also became Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (and the first to throw out a baseball on opening day).

7. What is the following quote from? “…and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

001 – 01% – Bill of Rights
000 – 00% – Declaration of Independence
000 – 00% – Gettysburg Address
127 – 95% – Oath of Office (CORRECT)
006 – 04% – US Constitution

Comment: I was flabbergasted that anyone got this wrong. The six who answered “US Constitution” should have read the question more carefully.

8. What is the following quote from? “…that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

005 – 04% – Bill of Rights
002 – 01% – Declaration of Independence
122 – 91% – Gettysburg Address (CORRECT)
000 – 00% – Oath of Office
005 – 04% – US Constitution

Comment: I was pleased to see most people remembered Lincoln’s speech. Interestingly, Lincoln was not the keynote speaker that day and, because of this, his words were almost overlooked by reporters in attendance. Thank God somebody was paying attention.

9. It stated that further efforts by European countries to colonize land or interfere with states in the Americas would be viewed as acts of aggression requiring U.S. intervention. It asserted that the Western Hemisphere was not to be further colonized by European countries but that the United States would neither interfere with existing European colonies nor meddle in the internal concerns of European countries.

009 – 07% – Emancipation Proclamation
002 – 01% – Kansas-Nebraska Act
000 – 00% – Kennedy Doctrine
116 – 87% – Monroe Doctrine (CORRECT)
007 – 05% – NATO Accord2

Comment: I was pleasantly surprised by this one as I had assumed many people had forgotten about the Monroe doctrine, an important document which, to this day, is still in effect. I wonder if those who answered “Emancipation Proclamation” really understood the significance of that document. Probably not.

10. Which U.S. President was NOT directly involved with the Vietnam War?

81 – 60% – Dwight Eisenhower (CORRECT)
49 – 27% – Gerald Ford
01 – 01% – Lyndon Johnson
03 – 02% – John Kennedy
00 – 00% – Richard Nixon

Comment: This was perhaps my most controversial question as some of you argued that Eisenhower sent advisers to Viet Nam. True, but we send advisors to a lot of places. Viet Nam was Kennedy’s “line in the sand” to stop the proliferation of Communism. As to Ford, he inherited the Paris Peace talks from Nixon following his resignation and was in charge when we finally pulled out in 1975. Interestingly, I find younger people have no clue about this war whatsoever.

Conclusion

A few things occurred to me as I was compiling the results. First, the Gettysburg Address is better known than the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. The Gettysburg Address is a moving speech but it certainly doesn’t bear the significance of our governing documents.

Second, it seemed to me that a lot of people cannot distinguish between the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. They view them as synonymous documents. For what it’s worth, the Declaration was used to sever Britain’s authority over its American colonies. The U.S. Constitution specifies how the government is to operate. The Bill of Rights is an attachment to the Constitution and specifies the basic rights of the citizens, specifically the first ten amendments. It was greatly influenced by such documents as the “Magna Carta.” All three documents, the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, are important reads that all citizens should be familiar with, not just students in grade school.

Finally, here are the number of correct answers versus incorrect answers submitted on the quiz:

1034 – 77% – Correct Answers
0306 – 23% – Incorrect Answers

In most schools, a 77% would represent a “C” which is probably not as bad as we think. Actually, this number is probably higher than the national average as I like to believe my readers are smarter than most.

First published: February 11, 2011

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