You Might Be a Political Idiot if…

With another election season beginning to churn the soil to seek creepy crawlies and release methane from the composted midden heap our political arena has become. And with the intent of growing a new crop of beautiful and intoxicating poppies for the huddled masses to consume mindlessly, I have found myself overly frustrated and disgusted by the lack of understanding and knowledge of basic American history and policies being thrown around as fodder to feed the fires of ignorance and fear.

After listening to discussions and watching heated arguments of people ranging from 24 years of age to “too old to care,” I have compiled my own list of “You Might Be….”

Now some of these may offend some and make others think. You may or may not agree with me, or you may add to them. This list is by no means a complete list of all things Americans should know before delving into the pool of “Political Rhetoric and debate.” These are just my observations after listening to the sensational political arguments that have plagued our nation for over two years, and have caused even our international friends to wonder about our sanity as a nation.

So with no further ado, let’s begin.

  1. If you cannot recite the Pledge of Allegiance without a cheat sheet, you might be a Political Idiot.
  2. If you don’t know how many colonies comprised the birth of our nation, you might be a Political Idiot.
  3. If you don’t know the name of document The Preamble belongs to, you might be a Political Idiot.
  4. If you can’t recite The Preamble, you might be a Political Idiot.
  5. If you don’t know what The Preamble is, you might be a Political Idiot.
  6. If you don’t know three inalienable rights, endowed by our creator, you might be a Political Idiot.
  7. If you don’t know the name of the document that lists the inalienable rights, endowed by our creator, you might be a Political Idiot.
  8. If you don’t know the year America declared her independence, you might be a Political Idiot.
  9. If you don’t know how many branches of government there are, you might be a Political Idiot.
  10. If you can’t name the branches of government, you might be a Political Idiot.
  11. If you don’t know why the founders of our Country divided the government into as many parts as they did, you might be a Political Idiot.
  12. If you’ve never heard the term “Melting Pot,” in reference to America, you might be a Political Idiot.
  13. If you don’t know the name of the College that elects the President, you might be a Political Idiot.
  14. If you don’t know what document the Amendments, amend, you might be a Political Idiot.
  15. If you are a woman, and don’t know the amendment, or what year it became law, that you have the right to vote, you might be a Political Idiot.
  16. If you know the names of the cast members of more than one “Reality Show” but not at least one name of a member in each governmental branch, you might be a Political Idiot.
  17. If you don’t vote in your local elections, be it for school, city, county or state, you might be a Political Idiot.
  18. If you don’t know the CORRECT way, let alone that there is a CORRECT way to display the American Flag, you might be a Political Idiot.
  19. If you cannot find your home state or the Capital of the United States of America on a map, you might be a Political Idiot.
  20. If you don’t know where your ancestors came from and how they came to America, the Land of Opportunity, you might be a Political Idiot.
  21. If you have not felt compelled, even once, within the last ten years to donate to the American Red Cross or other local charity, you might be a Political Idiot.
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About Supovadea

Single Mom, Certified Rocket Scientist & Aerospace Engineer, Private Pilot, Amazon, Dancer, Writer, Eternal Optimist, Survivor, Dreamer, 2,910 NM ENE of where I belong.
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