Day Zero – Representatives And The Civics Test Questions – Principles of American Government

Daily blog: It’s November 28th, and we have members of congress who do not know the three branches of government. One being Alabama’s Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville, a Republican, who said the three branches were the house, the senate, and the executive. And the other, Alexandria Ocasio-Corteother, a Democrat who said the presidency, the senate, and the house. Scary Right and they want to govern you.

I think it’s time to have our representatives pass the same civics test given to all naturalization applicants.

The civics test is an oral test, and the USCIS officer will ask 20 out of the 128 civics test questions. You must answer at least 12 questions correctly to pass the 2020 version of the civics test.

Today we will look over questions 1 through 15 in Section A: Principles of American Government. And I will comment on some in red.

A: Principles of American Government

1. What is the form of government of the United States?

  • Republic
  • Constitution-based federal republic
  • Representative democracy

As you can see, they give three possible answers. But why? The answer should be a Republic. It’s that simple. “to the Republic for which it stands.” Does that ring a bell for anyone? Yes, you could say it was the other two, but why make it hard.

2. What is the supreme law of the land?*

  • (U.S.) Constitution

Correct and why so many socialists want to change it.

3. Name one thing the U.S. Constitution does.

  • Forms the government
  • Defines powers of government
  • Defines the parts of government
  • Protects the rights of the people

It does all of these. And the ‘rights of the people’ are being trampled by governors who need to be held accountable.

4. The U.S. Constitution starts with the words “We the People.” What does “We the People” mean?

  • Self-government
  • Popular sovereignty
  • Consent of the governed
  • People should govern themselves
  • (Example of) social contract

The answers given don’t make sense to me; debate me if you choose, but “We Te People” simply means the United States of America’s citizens.

We are not a social contract.

5. How are changes made to the U.S. Constitution?

  • Amendments
  • The amendment process

6. What does the Bill of Rights protect?

  • (The basic) rights of Americans
  • (The basic) rights of people living in the United States

What the hell are (Basic Rights)? It protects The Rights of all American citizens.

7. How many amendments does the U.S. Constitution have?*

  • Twenty-seven (27)

These amendments are under attack by traitors from within, so we must be vigilant and protect them.

8. Why is the Declaration of Independence important?

  • It says America is free from British control.
  • It says all people are created equal.
  • It identifies inherent rights.
  • It identifies individual freedoms.

9. What founding document said the American colonies were free from Britain?

  • Declaration of Independence

10. Name two important ideas from the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

  • Equality
  • Liberty
  • Social contract
  • Natural rights
  • Limited government
  • Self-government

Here’s that word “Social Contract” again. Social Justice Warriors like to use words like that.

Let’s look at the definition of the words constitution and social contract.

Constitution: the basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group that determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people in it.

Social Contract: an actual or hypothetical agreement among the members of an organized society or between a community and its ruler that defines and limits the rights and duties of each.

See the difference?

11. The words “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” are in what founding document?

  • Declaration of Independence

12. What is the economic system of the United States?

  • Capitalism
  • Free market economy

Correct, but the government bailing out businesses because they are too big to fail should not happen in a free market. The threat of failure keeps things competitive.

13. What is the rule of law?

  • Everyone must follow the law.
  • Leaders must obey the law.
  • Government must obey the law.
  • No one is above the law.

All true, so why have we not seen more arrests. Politicians are routinely breaking the law and seem to be getting away with it.

14. Many documents influenced the U.S. Constitution. Name one.

  • Declaration of Independence
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Federalist Papers
  • Anti-Federalist Papers
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights
  • Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
  • Mayflower Compact
  • Iroquois Great Law of Peace

How many college students know about these documents. Our history has been abandon by the school system.

15. There are three branches of government. Why?

  • So one part does not become too powerful
  • Checks and balances
  • Separation of powers

We need all three branches to start checking each other again. All too often, we a find them in bed with one another.

Tomorrow we will go over questions 16 through 62 in Section B: System of Government.

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