Nov 30th, 2006 by ravi
Give us your indoctrinated, your brainwashed…

The latest howler from our beloved government: a revised citizenship test:

BBC | US unveils new citizenship test

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Mr Gonzalez says those who want to become US citizens should not be allowed to do so by simply rattling off historical facts they have memorised but should show a passion for the country of which they are becoming an integral part. The new questions will require those taking the exam to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the American political system and its history.

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They are going to test this new quiz on immigrant volunteers. What I would really like is for them to test it on some “real” citizens.

Here are some of the new questions:

Why does the United States have three branches of government?
Name two rights that are only for US citizens
Name two cabinet-level positions
Name one important idea found in the Declaration of Independence
What does the Constitution do?

I know! I know!!

1. So that the loot can be shared equally among the rich and powerful
2. Bigotry and Ignorance
3. Token black person, Secretary of Torture
4. Separate and Equal
5. Gather dust?

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  • light says:

    That’s great. I think that many Americans would fail this new test and even the old test too.

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