The most glaring “you can’t make this stuff up” moment just shook the Wisconsin Capitol. Sometimes the silly muse of irony creates a “do as I say – not as I do” scene that not even Shakespeare or Moliere could hope to duplicate. A character appears espousing platitudes of the evil of lewd clothing, but when he turns around his bare butt is showing. It was moment like that.
The character is, I kid you not, Jimmy Boy. That is what James Eming (pictured in graphic below) a Republican from Rusk County prefers to be called. Jimmy Boy is the brains behind mandatory civics test to be passed by students in order to graduate.
Jimmy Boy is speaking at a late night session of Joint Finance Committee at 1:30 a.m. espousing the importance of understanding the workings of democracy. You know, the government of the people who are able to get to meetings as 1:30 in the morning? Yeah that kind of democracy.
“It’s something that I’m just very passionate about, that we as Americans, as part of our heritage, this is who we are,” Edming said.Legislature’s civics graduation requirement fails Civics 101
Yes, Jimmy Boy, it has become part of our heritage in Wisconsin for you and the other “boys” to ram through legislation in the wee hours of the morning. And what about the finer details of civics as pertained to the GOP legislative rule making? Is there a question on test about greasing the skids or confabulation of the process?
According to legislative records, Edming introduced his bill on May 4. Only two days later, it was given a public hearing before the Assembly’s Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations. Democrats asked why it wasn’t before the education committee and the chair, Rep. Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), said it was the prerogative of Speaker Robin Vos to decide what committee handled bills.
You may pass the test but you failed the lab. You just shoved through a bill with limited public input because you are so passionate about civics, democracy, and the American way. HA ha ha. Your butt is showing.
Take the Test – 100 Questions of Passionate (early a.m.) Patriotism
The test is derived from an oral exam administered to applicants for citizenship. The United States Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS) Administrator will ask up to ten questions from the list of 100 and the applicant answers them orally. The test to be administered to students in order to graduate will be formatted in multiple choice and 60 of the 100 must be correct to get a sheep skin.
Just for fun
For the fun of it, lets take a few of the questions and add more truthful and correct answers than the ones provided as politically correct.
What is the supreme law of the land?
New Your Stock exchange
What does the Constitution do?
sets up the government
defines the government
protects basic rights of Americans
allows the wealthy to control government
3.The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
We the People
We the People who attend legislative sessions in the wee hours of the morning
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
subversion to stupidity
pursuit of happiness
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
checks and balances
separation of powers
You are invited to provide more truthful answers to the questions above, or to any other questions on the pdf page of all 100 questions linked above. You can do this anytime and will not be limited to doing so in the wee hours of the morning. How democratic!