A Nation Founded by Geniuses, but Run by Idiots

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally you might live in a nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government you might live in a nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt  you might live in a nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat you might live in a nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.


If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched you might live in a nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more  you might live in a nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is cute, but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable you might live in a nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones you might live in a nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working through 99 weeks of unemployment checks without any requirement to prove they sought but couldn’t find work you might live in a nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor buys iPhones, wall-sized plasma do-it-all TVs and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage you might live in a nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

~Author unknown

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One Response to A Nation Founded by Geniuses, but Run by Idiots

  1. Jane K. says:

    BRAVO!

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