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    THEY SHOULD KNOW BETTER The CS Monitor has posted an editorial with some supposedly good news:

    The poll’s findings dispel a widespread myth among the intelligentsia that Americans are ignorant of the Constitution and would throw away the Bill of Rights if left to their own devices, says Deborah Wadsworth, president of the group Public Agenda that conducted the poll of 1,520 citizens.

    Unfortunately, it’s not quite as simple as that.

    Just how ignorant are Americans of their Constitution and Bill of Rights?

    Not very, according to a poll that found two-thirds of Americans say it is “absolutely essential” to have detailed knowledge of the nation’s constitutional rights and freedoms.

    OK- so 2/3 believe it’s important to know what is in the Constitution. How many of them actually do know? The CS Monitor is completely silent on this rather crucial point.

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