First Amendment Ignorance
A recent Associated Press survey shows most Americans know more about the FOX television show The Simpsons than they do about the First Amendment to the Constitution.
Is it any wonder, then, that we find ourselves being ruled by a class of political elites who exhibit a disregard of Constitutional authority that ranges from casual indifference to blatant disdain? Apparently it's just too difficult for us to pay close enough attention to hold our representatives accountable to the framework established by our forefathers.
Speaking of forefathers, Thomas Jefferson said something about this very situation: "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."