Think you're smart, do you?
Even though you are reading a blog written by one of Stalin’s stooges who put out the pinko Baltimore Sun, there is a chance that some of you are among those proud Amurricans furious over those illegal immigrants who are swarming into this country to pick vegetables for us.
And as proud native-born Amurricans, you derive much of that pride from knowing so much more about this nation and its greatness than those teeming hordes, etc.
So try this: There is a civic literacy test put out by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute that you can take online. If you are like a majority of your fellow citizens, you won’t do all that well. (Thanks to my colleagues at the Sun blog InsideEd for pointing the test out.) You can also read the institute's dispiriting report on its findings.
If you have not learned some humility after that, have a look at the sorts of questions and answers that are now being required of people seeking naturalized citizenship.
As for me, I’m in this country because a couple of centuries ago some Scottish landlord decided that it was more profitable to have sheep on the land than McIntyres. He was probably right.