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    In my American Civics class, we senior students had to take a long-ass test at the end of the semester on the American government and the Constitution.  We could miss no more than five questions out of fifty.  If we missed six, we failed the test.  We got one chance to retake it, and if we failed a second time, we weren't allowed to graduate.

    I sweated blood on that test.  I missed TWO questions - one about the 4th Amendment, the other on the Electoral College.

    What confuses me is that none of these people are high school students.  Even if they were, they supposedly have access to Google or a local library.  Why, then, do they persist in making errors that only a rushed-for-time, overstressed teenager would make in writing the absolutely, positively, future-making term paper at the end of their last semester of high school?

    Hope is a good thing--maybe the best of things--and no good thing ever dies.

    by Gemina13 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 04:12:45 PM PST

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