My inbox this morning featured another insightful poll from Representative Rehberg, one no doubt designed to illicit a response from his friends in the Tea Party critical of American education, suggesting that American history has been hijacked by radicals:
A knowledge of history – where we came from and how we got here – is at the heart of any national unity. Unfortunately, in some instances, teaching American History and the Constitution has taken a back seat to a politically correct alternative history curriculum.
It’s been 224 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence and in that time our country has faced many challenges. Even now, we are fighting to eradicate terrorism around the world while dealing with economic hardship here at home. Any scholar of history knows that we’ve been here before. We’ve fought wars, suffered through recessions and had disagreements so dire they pit brother against brother on the battlefield. But through it all, our country has prevailed.
That’s why we need to make the teaching of American history a priority in our schools.
I added the bolded part myself. It’s been 224 years since the Declaration? I mean, I’m not an excellent math teacher, but I’m pretty sure it’s been 234 years. I googled it to be sure, and the Turkish consulate agrees with me, so I think I’m right.
It’s like watching Chevy Chase play Gerald Ford with this guy. He’s just such an inept joke that his inane, federally-funded pandering to voters isn’t even accurate.
Well done, Denny!