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    It amazes me just how ignorant some people can be. I have been able to name US Supreme Court justices since I was in high school... and I am Canadian. I do not understand how people don't get exposed to the information or retain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    These people should be pistol whipped and thrown out of the country.,

    The DNC feeds off of these moron also, we need less of both in this society.
    yeah, the rnc requires mensa membership

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    I can name all the SCOTUS Justices and the president that appointed them even if you ambushed me on the street with the question. Who gives a $#@!? It's completely, 100% irrelevant. We have, realistically, no say in their appointment or decision-making. There's no guarantee that the president we vote for will even pick a justice we want. Even Saint Ronald Reagan of Blessed Memory appointed a liberal justice and liberal presidents have appointed conservative justices.

    This is fluff stuff. I would be more concerned if they couldn't name a single SCOTUS case.
    "We were taught under the old ethic that man's business on this earth was to look out for himself. That was the ethic of the jungle; the ethic of the wild beast. Take care of yourself, no matter what may become of your fellow man. Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality, but by the higher duty I owe to myself."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    I can name all the SCOTUS Justices and the president that appointed them even if you ambushed me on the street with the question. Who gives a $#@!? It's completely, 100% irrelevant. We have, realistically, no say in their appointment or decision-making. There's no guarantee that the president we vote for will even pick a justice we want. Even Saint Ronald Reagan of Blessed Memory appointed a liberal justice and liberal presidents have appointed conservative justices.

    This is fluff stuff. I would be more concerned if they couldn't name a single SCOTUS case.
    They probably can't name a decision. Sarah Palin couldn't. At any rate, isn't it like 3 out of 5 Americans that can't find the US on a map? This is not just about SCOTUS - people don't know basic things that they should know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    That's just sad.

    Yet, many could probably tell you the starting lineup for a pros sports team or the actors in a Hollywood movie.

    Just goes to show how upside-down our values are today.
    Plus name every rap star and their song titles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pickle View Post
    Just saying there are way more important things to be concerned about with regards to voters. Many Americans simply vote the R or D with absolutely no knowledge for example of who the VP Candidate is or the stances of those they vote for...
    I got that pickle but for gods sake adults not knowing the name of even one scotus cmon man, those 9 people control alot of what you do and cant do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaide View Post
    They probably can't name a decision. Sarah Palin couldn't. At any rate, isn't it like 3 out of 5 Americans that can't find the US on a map? This is not just about SCOTUS - people don't know basic things that they should know.
    That's true, but names of SCOTUS members we do not control in any fashion is not one of those things, IMO.
    "We were taught under the old ethic that man's business on this earth was to look out for himself. That was the ethic of the jungle; the ethic of the wild beast. Take care of yourself, no matter what may become of your fellow man. Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality, but by the higher duty I owe to myself."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    I got that pickle but for gods sake adults not knowing the name of even one scotus cmon man, those 9 people control alot of what you do and cant do
    Just saying it's worse than that.
    I find your lack of faith...disturbing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    That's just sad.

    Yet, many could probably tell you the starting lineup for a pros sports team or the actors in a Hollywood movie.

    Just goes to show how upside-down our values are today.
    Most people find politics boring. There's a reason we average a dismal 55% voter turnout (in presidential election years). That's fine. Nobody should be obligated to care about politics. Some people just want to live their lives and do their best to get by.

    Time to stop shaming people for not devouring politics like political junkies like me.
    "We were taught under the old ethic that man's business on this earth was to look out for himself. That was the ethic of the jungle; the ethic of the wild beast. Take care of yourself, no matter what may become of your fellow man. Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality, but by the higher duty I owe to myself."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    We are a representative democracy. Most people don't know their representatives. That is sad.
    We have representatives?
    It is amazing to me the Dems haven't and can't seem to figure out why Trump was elected. Why they lost the middle Blue Voters. Here is one big reason. The BIG TENT PARTY isn't so big anymore. Middle Blue Collar dems are not accepted because they don't agree with the left wing. They are attacked and ridiculed in today's Dem party. One is not allowed to disagree. The whole selling point of the Dem Party was the ability to differ. Not anymore.

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