The GOP has been trying to dumb down America for years now: cutting funds to public education, demanding creationism in schools, re-writing history to gloss over the warts.
One can only hope that enough educated Americans will step up and do the right thing: that is, keep the wanna-be fascist dictator Donald Trump out of the White House, but with those unverifiable electronic voting machines all over the country....who is in control of them now?
The editorial below appeared in The New Zealand Herald in July 2015 and is, to my mind, the truth. And it does not speak well of America.
The greatest threat to America? Republicans
...The takeover of American conservatism by evangelical Christianity, Fox News and a handful of shadowy billionaires has transformed the Republicans into the party of willful ignorance: doctrinal purity is more valued than intelligence; tolerance has been supplanted by persecutory moralising; paranoia has replaced realism.
There is more to the editorial here.