Some of America's "leaders" are idiots. This statement is, of course, my humble opinion. In support of it, I offer you this.
Elected representatives in Georgia and Texas are spending time and using goverment materials to spread the word that evolution is a Jewish conspiracy. According to them, so is the notion that the earth revolves around the sun.
We don't need to fret, though. This is just the last gasp of a dying breed ( I hope). The future is scary, but perhaps computers will be able to sort out truth from fiction better without the prejudices and bigotry of idiots.
(With thanks to Angelo for the Shift Happens video.)