Americans are not stupid.

Maybe you are, but I’m not.

The US constitution was written when a bunch of guys went away for the weekend to write stuff down. Their model of three branches of government and a bicameral legislature has since been used internationally as a basis for how to draft a strong constitution.

We are home to some of the best public and private universities in the world, and people come from all over the world to study there.

The literacy rate in the United States is tied with those of Finland, Denmark, The United Kingdom, Belgium, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, Switzerland, and other countries that are much more respected.

This isn't true either.

According to 2007 statistics, the average math scores for elementary school kids in the US out-rank other developed countries like Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Australia. So do their science scores.

In terms of education, the US is ranked higher than 12 of the G20 world economies.

Global Education Rankings says that out of 13 countries, the US is number 4 in accessible higher education.

The US ranked seventh in a report on countries who lead the world in technology.

When Americans are calling other Americans dumb, that’s just an example of our hostile culture and the culture’s penchant for making other people look stupid. When Europeans call Americans dumb, that’s just mean.


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