March 03, 2006

Land Of The Free Or Home Of The Homer?

First Amendment: More people know about the Simpsons than their freedoms

In a contest between Americans' knowledge of "The Simpsons" and what they know about the First Amendment, Bart and Homer win hands down.

About one in four Americans can name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment — freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition for redress of grievances. But more than half of Americans can name at least two members of the fictional cartoon family, according to a survey.

The study by the new McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum found that 22 percent of Americans could name all five Simpson family members, compared with just one in 1,000 people who could name all five First Amendment freedoms.
We the People.

Land of the free and home of the brave.

United States Constitution

The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States.