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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them”

Downplaying Personal Achievements by Celebrating His Greatness

It’s never too late to show your allegiance to Brother O with a custom-made Mount Doom original. Be the first graduate in your Hood to possess the One’s ring inscribed in Mordorthe Black Speech, the soul language of all the servants of Mordor.

On page 22 under the heading of New Designs, Jostens’ catalog offers students two class ring options for Barack Obama, 44th President. 

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National Memory Loss: High School Students Can’t Name First U.S. President

What do high school students know about civics? The answer is not much if they attend school in Oklahoma.

Only 23 percent of the state’s future guardians of freedom and liberty knew that George Washington was the country’s first President.

To observe Constitution Day, a thousand mush-filled skulls were given ten questions taken from a U.S. citizenship exam. Candidates for citizenship must answer correctly six out of ten to become a citizen.

About 92 percent of those who take the citizenship test pass it the first time; however, barely 3 percent of Oklahoma’s students passed it.

Brandon Dutcher, spokesman for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, the organization that commissioned the survey, pointed out that civic ignorance is not Oklahoma’s alone. Dutcher said that students in Arizona also exhibited a similar preponderance of civic ignorance.

The following is a list of the questions and the percentage of students who gave correct answers:

 

        Question              Percentage of Students Who Answered Correctly

 

What is the supreme law of the land?      28
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?      26
What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?      27
How many justices are there on the Supreme Court?      10
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?       14
What ocean is on the east coast of the United States?      61
What are the two major political parities in the United States?      43
We elect a U.S. senator for how many years?      11
Who was the first President of the United States?      23
Who is in charge of the executive branch?      29

 

“A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.”— Robert Heinlein

I.M. Kane

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