Apparently, Americans don’t know anything about the Constitution.

The study by the new McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum found that 22 percent of Americans could name all five Simpson family members, compared with just one in 1,000 people who could name all five First Amendment freedoms.

The survey found more people could name the three “American Idol” judges than identify three First Amendment rights. They were also more likely to remember popular advertising slogans.

It also showed that people misidentified First Amendment rights. About one in five people thought the right to own a pet was protected, and 38 percent said they believed the right against self-incrimination contained in the Fifth Amendment was a First Amendment right, the survey found.

The five, in case you can’t remember all of them, are freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition.

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  • You mean my right to own a pet is NOT protected by the constitution?!

  • I think we need a constitutional amendment to ensure that jack-booted thugs can’t come along and confiscate your toy poodle, Joe.

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