But lies are only... lies.
This from Debbie Schlussell:
A new Pew Research poll, "U.S. Religious Landscape Survey," about the number of Muslims in the U.S. isn't getting much MSM coverage... natch.
Debbie points out that "Since 9/11, Muslims and their propaganda groups have repeatedly touted that their legions include 6-7 million Americans. In the past few years, they've invented a new number: 9 million."
The truth, according to actually research?... 1.8 million, or a minuscule .06-percent of U.S. residents out of 300,000,000 worship Allah. For contrast there are three times as many Jews--1.7-percent or 5.1 million (granted, most American Jews are secular and vote that way).
So why is this numerical propaganda important...? because it gives great resonance to how repugnant and dangerous it is that this tiny tail is wagging one huge dog. (BTW: The 1.8 million includes Muslim illegal aliens--of which there are far more than the conventional wisdom admits).
"Sadly, far too many Christians (and liberals dominant among my fellow co-religionists) are giving in to the ceaseless demands and forays of Islam in America," said Schlussell.
Game, set, match.
Based on the cold, hard numbers, anyone who denies that America is a Christian nation is an idiot.
This fact is our profound strength; as Schlussell said, "Wherever there is a strong, dominant Christian presence, Islam is thwarted."
Another study out today finds that among 1,200 17-year-olds surveyed in the U.S.
•43% knew the Civil War was fought between 1850 and 1900.
•52% could identify the theme of 1984.
•51% knew that the controversy surrounding Sen. Joseph McCarthy focused on communism.
In all, students earned a C in history and an F in literature, though the survey suggests students do well on topics schools cover. For instance, 88% knew the bombing of Pearl Harbor led the USA into World War II, and 97% could identify Martin Luther King Jr. as author of the "I Have a Dream" speech.
Fewer (77%) knew Uncle Tom's Cabin helped end slavery a century earlier.
This is what comes of of a nation of government schools "teaching to the test".
Chester Finn of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute--education think tank, answers the "why?"
"School has emphasized Martin Luther King, and everybody teaches it, and people are learning it," says Finn. "What a better thing it would be if people also had the Civil War part and the civil rights part, and the Harriet Tubman part and the Uncle Tom's Cabin part."
In other words, heads full of mush can pick the "right" answers but they possess no historical or cultural context or perspective.
In short, the ability to identify one black man and one of his speeches doesn't mean a damned thing.
Pew asserts that "Thus failure to identify the books or historical events associated with them. The nation's current focus on improving basic reading and math skills in elementary school might only make matters worse, giving short shrift to the humanities, even if children can read and do math.
Some may be tempted to shrug at : "43% knew the Civil War was fought between 1850 and 1900."
But what that indicates to me is that the inability to come within 10 to 40 years of Ft. Sumter indicates a student has no historical tether. That the start of one of the most pivotal points in our history--the war that remains our most costly--cannot be fixed in the mind of someone who will soon be allowed to vote is a grievous deficit.
If they haven't "a clue" then what will four years of leftist indoctrination do to them?
Here the answer from the Denver Post.
"A team of University of Denver law students has stepped up to the big leagues early, arguing in federal court against government limits on prisoners' free speech.
"The students are representing Mark Jordan (a murderer) an inm ate at "Supermax," the ultra-high-security federal prison in Florence, where many of the nation's most dangerous criminals are held, such as Sept. 11 terrorism conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski."
From faithful reader Hap Arnold: