From the last answer, I find your hauteur even more hypocritical and extreme. After all, there is a rumor that you yourself have never seen an episode of Seinfeld, The West Wing, or The Sopranos and an even graver report that you haven't watched a Super Bowl since 1975. So how can you claim to be well-informed enough to preach about, much less combat ignorance? How can you even call yourself an American?
As far as being informed, most of CooperToons information is directly from books. Remember them? Those funny non-electronic devicies with the white flappy things in the middle?
As for the other question, you'll have to take that up with George Washington and his buddies. They wrote the rules, not me.