Looks like americans have no idea how government works

I found this:
It’s a civics quiz.  I took it and got 78% (a few I should have got but didn’t actually pay attention to the question) but I certainly didn’t get 100% and I should have. 
More interesting than the test were the findings of the survey:
Here are some gems:
  • Less than one in five know that the phrase “a wall of separation” between church and state comes from a letter by Thomas Jefferson. Almost half incorrectly believe it can be found in the Constitution.
  • Although Congress has voted twice in the last eight years to approve foreign wars, only 53% know that the power to declare war belongs to Congress. Almost 40% incorrectly believe it belongs to the president.
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    for those that still are under the delusion that global warming is man made

    Prominent Scientist Fired By Gore Says Warming Alarm ‘Mistaken’  
    11 More Scientists Join Senate Report of More Than 650 Dissenters  

    WASHINGTON, DC – Award winning Princeton University Physicist Dr. Will Happer, who was reportedly fired by former Vice President Al Gore in 1993 for failing to adhere to Gore’s scientific views, has now declared man-made global warming fears “mistaken.”

    “I am convinced that the current alarm over carbon dioxide is mistaken,” Happer, who has published over 200 scientific papers, told EPW on December 22, 2008


    junk science

    The National Snow and Ice Data Center predicted that the north pole would be ice free this year.  that didn;t happen so they had to go back to the well and find out why. Arctic sea ice forecasts point to lower-than-average season ahead As it turns out they were throwing away perfectly good data that would have told them that thei prediction was silly.  Why?  well the data didn’t match what they expected it to. "Some people might ask why we don’t simply switch to the EOS AMSR-E sensor. AMSR-E is a newer and more accurate passive microwave sensor. However, we do not use AMSR-E data in our analysis because it is not consistent with our historical data." Satellite sensor errors cause data outage This is junk science.  When your theory predicts X but you get Y, real scientists don’t look for the flaw in Y to get them to X, they look at the flaw in the theory.  If your historical data is flawed- guess what- the data is junk!  It wouldn’t be so bad if governments (like ours) weren’t screwing around with the economic systems around the world to "save the planet"