A frightening amount of Americans could barely look up from their mobile phones this July 4th, with many bizarrely taking to Twitter to wish America a happy 2016th birthday.

Of course, it makes perfect sense. It’s 2016, therefore America has been around for 2016 years, obviously.

America was born on the same day as the baby Jesus.

This alarming development highlights the fact that many Americans simply do not know what The Declaration of Independence is, or why July 4th is celebrated as a national holiday.

This was highlighted once again in excellent fashion by Mark Dice in one of his man on the Street segments:

Dice also found that most Americans don’t know how many stars there are on the flag, or what that represents.

Most seem to think there are 52 stars, seemingly mixing the amount up with the number of playing cards in a deck.

This is all very entertaining for those who do know their history and their facts, we can have a good old belly laugh at the zombies.

However, there is a serious undertone here, highlighted by a recent study that found most top U.S. colleges view teaching students how and why the US was founded as nonessential – even for history majors.

The College Fix reports:

The report, recently published by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, warns that the results are seen in today’s young people, who often show ignorance of historical facts and are willing to give up constitutional freedoms: “Historical illiteracy is the inevitable consequence of lax college requirements, and that ignorance leads to civic disempowerment.”

The report noted that only 23 undergraduate history programs at 76 top universities require any type of U.S. history course.

History courses are being placed on a par with nonsense such as “Hip-Hop Politics and Youth Culture in America” or “Mad Men and Mad Women.”

“Of the 23 programs that do list a requirement for United States history, 11 allow courses so narrow in scope—such as ‘History of Sexualities’ or ‘History of the FBI’—that it takes a leap of the imagination to see these as an adequate fulfillment of an undergraduate history requirement,” the report states.

“A democratic republic cannot thrive without well-informed citizens and leaders. Elite colleges and universities in particular let the nation down when the examples they set devalue the study of United States history,” said ACTA President-elect Dr. Michael Poliakoff in a statement.

Ahhh never mind… USA, USA, USA, USA, 2016 years old yesterday!


Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com

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