Where does the good go

Yes, I am!

Nothing like being told you’re a good American to start off the morning.

Are you a good American? Take test, then return here for the loyalty oath to President Obama, the Democratic Congress and to pray for the retirement of Justices Thomas and Scalia within the year.

I’ll be waiting.

22 Responses to “Yes, I am!”

  1. Yaron Says:


    I took the quiz. I got the one about presidential succession wrong! I’m not a perfect citizen, clearly.

    I thought the question (spoiler alert) that noted that education is not a federal power was interesting. Slight dig at the last two presidents?

  2. Dawn Summers Says:

    haha I got the SAME one wrong! I just answered too fast cause I think i was feeling cocky. :) Good to have you back in the comment section! You were rated one of the top five commenters through the ages. :)

  3. Pearatty Says:

    Well I only got 90%. But in my defense, I got the one about rights guaranteed by the Constitution wrong, because I was skimming, and thought it was what right is *not* guaranteed, and chose happiness without looking at the other answers. And I knew it was 23 or 27 amendments, and could have checked the pocket constitution I carry with me at all times, but chose not to cheat. So I think I should get extra credit for honesty.

    Besides, poll taxes? Succession of the Presidency? Senators’ and Representative’s salaries? C’mon, who cares? And voting at 18 — 18-21 year olds hardly ever vote! As far as I’m concerned, those last four Amendments aren’t worth knowing about anyway.

  4. Dawn Summers Says:

    hahahaah yes! Totally not your fault! That test was um…sexist? Anti-working mom?

  5. Pearatty Says:

    Totally biased against working mothers!!!

  6. Pearatty Says:

    What is interesting, though is how the Constitution seems to get amended in waves, and then goes relatively untouched for decades. I mean, wow, four amendments from 1961-1971, then nothing till 1992, then nothing till 2010 and counting. No wonder hippies from the 60’s have more of a sense of the Constitution as a living document.

  7. Pearatty Says:

    Oh, somehow, my anti-working mother comment didn’t get posted. Yes, the Citizenship quiz is clearly biased against working mothers.

  8. Pearatty Says:

    Huh, weird, there’s my original comment. Sleep deprivation is funny.

  9. Dawn Summers Says:

    What was the amendment in 1992? I am totally old enough that I should remember…

  10. Dawn Summers Says:

    Ok. Looked it up. Lame. I can’t believe they wasted the constitutional amendment process on that crap.

  11. Alceste Says:

    I actually think the process of ratifying the 1992 amendment (the 12th of the original 12 amendments in the original bill of rights) was pretty neat

    (and perhaps old enough to remember should be replaced with too old to remember)

  12. Dawn Summers Says:

    What? 12 amendments in the bill of rights? Is this some jeopardy answer?

  13. Alceste Says:

    12 amendments to the Consitution were intially proposed (by Madison I think) — the ten important one passed immediately — the 11th is obsolete (apportionment of congressman) and the 12th took a very, very long time to pass (the 27th)

  14. Pearatty Says:

    Yeah, that part is kind of cool. I’m guessing that Amendment never would have made it if it hadn’t been one of the original ones — agreed with Dawn that it seems kind of petty to amend the Constitution for.

    On the other hand, this kind of goes to what I was saying above — those of us not old enough to remember the 1961-71 period think of amending the Constitution as something reserved for the super special major rights stuff. But clearly, there have been times when people thought, “hey, let’s just put that in the ‘ol Constitution, and then there’ll be no more arguing about it.”

  15. Pi Says:

    90%. My asian mother would be very sad.

  16. Dawn Summers Says:

    Ooh, what’d u miss?

  17. Petitedov Says:

    100% Booyeah! I guess that’s why I’m an immigrant…need to know more so I won’t be booted out of this country. I will pray for the safety of the President AND for Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas to stay on the S.C. for a loooooong time. Thanks Dawn.

  18. Dawn Summers Says:

    NO, pdov, THAT was NOT the deal!

  19. Gib Says:

    Hey, I got 100% too. This probably means that Dov and I are right about all political matters and everyone should vote for who we tell them to.

  20. Dawn Summers Says:

    Again. I repeat. THAT. WAS. NOT. THE. DEAL. NOT! Now let’s go with the making Scalia and Thomas step down RAGHT NOW!

  21. Petitedov Says:

    I like Gib’s logic. A lot. “Uh oh uh oh uh oh, uh oh uh oh uh oh!”

  22. chsw Says:

    Perfect score here. Then again, I grew up around DC when they actually had civics classes in school and (pardon me while I take my teeth out of the glass) had nuclear attack drills in elementary schools.

    Steph, if you want the justices who think that states can pass constitutionally valid laws which are stupid to retire in favor of justices who will decide anything by what they think is a socially desirable outcome, you are playing with anarchy.

    If I were a SCOTUS justice, I would append to every opinion which I wrote or with which I concurred “Legislatures have the power to pass laws which can be both constitutional and stupid.”


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