New citizenship test
“Immigrant rights” groups are protesting as US unveils new citizenship test. It will be less fact-based and more concept-based. The new test will be “tried out on volunteers”. Here are a few sample questions:
- Why does the United States have three branches of government?
- Name two rights that are only for US citizens
- Name two cabinet-level positions
- Name one important idea found in the Declaration of Independence
- What does the Constitution do?
Just as a lark, I’d like to see all candidates for public office pass this test before being allowed on the ballot. Oh, and all immigrants applying for citizenship, too.