Laugh of the day: Feds Admit "Government must obey the law. No one is above the law."
By Martin Hill
May 20, 2015


In celebration of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, the U.S. Federal government has reminded the public of their rights under the U.S. Constitution.

USCIS posted a notice that read, in part, "Did you know that "Memorial Day" can be found in several places on the naturalization test? ...For Memorial Day, we want to highlight some of the resources USCIS offers for learners and teachers that are related to this important day. USCIS has educational materials to help you learn about the United States and prepare for the naturalization process. Here are several products that refer to Memorial Day: 100 Civics Questions and Answers with MP3 Audio: This is the official list of civics questions and answers for the naturalization test in MP3 audio format."

Top among the gems is this one:

12. What is the “rule of law”? Question 12 Audio (330KB MP3)

  • Everyone must follow the law.
  • Leaders must obey the law.
  • Government must obey the law.
  • No one is above the law.
  • Here is the audio of this question provided by the U.S. federal government, available in CD and MP3 form. The computer lady voice makes it sound even more quaint, don't you think? :-)
    She could almost be a libertarian.

    Here are more of my favorites.

    6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?* Question 6 Audio (314KB MP3)

  • speech
  • religion
  • assembly
  • press
  • petition the government

    14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful? Question 14 Audio (239KB MP3)

  • checks and balances
  • separation of powers

    37. What does the judicial branch do? Question 37 Audio (350KB MP3)

  • reviews laws
  • explains laws
  • resolves disputes (disagreements)
  • decides if a law goes against the Constitution

    41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government? Question 41 Audio (409KB MP3)
  • to print money
  • to declare war
  • to create an army
  • to make treaties

    42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states? Question 42 Audio (486KB MP3)

  • provide schooling and education
  • provide protection (police)
  • provide safety (fire departments)
  • give a driver’s license
  • approve zoning and land use

    51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States? Question 51 Audio (438KB MP3)

  • freedom of expression
  • freedom of speech
  • freedom of assembly
  • freedom to petition the government
  • freedom of worship
  • the right to bear arms

    55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy? Question 55 Audio (682KB MP3)
  • vote
  • join a political party
  • help with a campaign
  • join a civic group
  • join a community group
  • give an elected official your opinion on an issue
  • call Senators and Representatives
  • publicly support or oppose an issue or policy
  • run for office
  • write to a newspaper

    74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War. Question 74 Audio (274KB MP3)

  • slavery
  • economic reasons
  • states’ rights

    75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?* Question 75 Audio (360KB MP3)

  • freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation)
  • saved (or preserved) the Union
  • led the United States during the Civil War

    83. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States? Question 83 Audio (204KB MP3)

  • Communism 84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination? Question 84 Audio (173KB MP3)
  • civil rights (movement)

    85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?* Question 85 Audio (241KB MP3)

  • fought for civil rights
  • worked for equality for all Americans

    86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States? Question 86 Audio (231KB MP3)

  • Terrorists attacked the United States.

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