02 March 2006

So ashamed...

Just saw this on Reuters. For the love of Pete people! All you have to do is pay a little attention!

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Most Americans have an easier time naming members of the cartoon Simpson family than listing the five freedoms granted by the nation's founders, a survey by a museum released on Wednesday said.

Here's a hint: one of them is not the right to own and raise pets, an error committed by one in five respondents.

I'm no constitutional scholar but I do know that the constitution doesn't give you the right to have a driver's license or own pets. Sheesh! Here are the real rights granted by the first amendment to the constitution:

  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of the press (See that Bush! That isn'’t in the constitution however.)
  • Right of peaceful assembly
  • Right of petition
  • Freedom of religion -- right to free exercise of religion and prohibition against establishing a state religion (Again, Mr. Bush, pay attention!)
For a refresher course, see Wikipedia.

1 comment:

Eclectchick said...

For the love of Pete? Who IS Pete?