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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

With Liberty and Simpsons for All

According to this article, the "average American" knows more about the Simpsons than about the First Amendment. In a poll, only 1 in 1000 could name all 5 freedoms guaranteed by the bill of rights, but 220 could name all five Simpsons! Wow!!

I'm happy to report that I am that rare American that can name all 5 freedoms guaranteed by the the First Amendment (speech, press, assembly, petition grievences, and the other one, oh yeah, religion), all five cartoon Simpsons (Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie), and all three semi-cartoon Simpsons (Jessica, Ashlee, and Joe). I am also capable of pointing out that due to the First Amendment, The Simpsons is still on the air. Alas, due to the First Amendment, we're still subjected to Jessica and Ashlee Simpson.

Our Civics Lesson for Today: In a democracy, sometimes you have to take the good with the bad.

(No fair asking about the 4th Amendment, ok? I missed that day in Civics....)


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